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Old 03-14-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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I'm back with a new question Until I have a "diagnosis", as I only have a sort of diagnosis (i'll see a specialist, arthritis, on thursday), my GP gave me estrogen to take because at the time we both thought my issues were hormone related. I'm 45, had a hysterectomy, and all my issues seemed to point in that direction.

But, I recently read online that lupus is related to estrogen dominance. So, now I'm wondering if maybe I shouldn't take it?

I do have to say though, that it has cleared my head, cleared my depression and given me some energy.

Any thoughts?

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:31 AM   #2
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Re: Estrogen/ Anyone with thoughts??

I've seemed to have an increase in achiness/arthritic achiness in my hands since taking the estradiol. It wasn't there before. Now, two weeks into taking it and I have an increase in achiness.

Is the estradiol causing it?

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Re: Estrogen

Lolo, that's an excellent question to discuss with your new dr. on Thursday. I believe there are quite a few side effects possible with HRT. Doesn't mean you have any or will get any---just that they're possible.

You could make a brief chronological list of events to take with you: surgery, all meds & when each started (incl. dosage & frequency), when each symptom arose, dates of significant blood findings, etc. Of course, dr. should ask for all such info; if he doesn't, he's remiss! But if you prepare in advance, you'll have time to think & not omit anything.

Let us know how it goes, OK? Best wishes, Vee

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