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Old 08-13-2006, 04:36 AM   #1
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Femhart - does it work for anyone?

and what are the negatives to it? I know my mother went off it after taking provera for years and she loves it.

I am 52 and just recently went off the low does birth control pill, I am now getting headaches upon waking every morning, also get one later in day sometimes, very agitated and grouchy and sometimes a crampy feeling.

I would prefer not to go on Lexapro or an antidepressant - I am taking extra vitamins - like the B vitamins which don't seem to do a thing. Any thoughts??
Is it helpful to get checked to see how much progesterone and estrogen a person has?? My gyno doesn't necessarily believe in that. She is one of those that believes in the natural route more.

 
Old 08-13-2006, 07:34 AM   #2
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Re: Femhart - does it work for anyone?

I have a friend who took Femhart for several years, did well, but stopped due to a family history of breast cancer. She went on bio-identical hormones for several years then found out just recently she has breast cancer, so has had to stop everything. She can't even eat foods high in soy. It's such a guessing game. How are your periods since coming off the BCP? I am 52 also, and will soon be coming off the pill. I worry I will have the return of the heavy long periods again. Good luck with the Femhart if you choose to take it. Ann

 
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:20 AM   #3
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Re: Femhart - does it work for anyone?

I've been on it for about 4 years and love it! Have no problems at all. There are two versions of it...one a low dose. I'm on the regular one. When I first switched to it from BCP, my gyno told me I would probably have some bleeding around period time for the next 2-3 months. Never happened. Never had another period! It has been wonderful! I recommend it highly. I started my periods at age 10 and went on Femhrt at age 56...it was darned well time to quit having periods!

 
Old 08-13-2006, 11:57 AM   #4
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Re: Femhart - does it work for anyone?

I've never taken it, but interesting you bring it up-- a co-worker of mine just told me on Friday she has been on it for six years, and loves it. We didn't get a chance to get into a long discussion though.

I hate to have to ask, LOL, but what is it?

 
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Re: Femhart - does it work for anyone?

It's a hormone replacement therapy (get it - fem (female) hrt????)

 
Old 06-05-2007, 11:37 AM   #6
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Re: Femhart - does it work for anyone?

I was always pretty regular until about two years ago when the doc put me on FEM HRT for hot flashes, (imagine). Then my periods stopped for that time. When I had to go see my doc again, I found out he wasn't on my plan, so I went to another doc who took me off HRT. And guess what? I started bleeding again. So he did an biopsy. (I guess assuming I was post menopausal for two years). Biopsy was negative. Now he wants to do a D&C because I bleed about every four months. Guess I'll find a new doc.

 
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