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Old 10-26-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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Angry estrogen

i'm afraid to try estrogen (doctor wants to perscribe) for my menopause symptoms but due to family history of cancer everyone i know tell me NOT to take them. can anyone out there share their opinion or experience.

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:16 PM   #2
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Re: estrogen

There is bioidentical also.......They recommend progesterone first because it balances out your other hormones.....

 
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Re: estrogen

What kind of cancer runs in your family?

 
Old 03-31-2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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colon,breast,lymphoma.

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Old 04-01-2011, 11:23 AM   #5
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Fena, does your doctor know about your family history? If so, I'd find another doctor ASAP. It doesn't sound like this one is the brightest bulb! You should not be taking estrogen if you have a family history of breast cancer.

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Old 04-03-2011, 07:20 AM   #6
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I sat this past week with my doctor and had a nice long visit about this subject. He told me that the studies show that bioidenticals and prescription hormones are the same when it comes to the risks. He said the studies show that if you take hrt for 1-4yrs and stop you are at no greater risk then you were before you took them. However, after 5 years the risk increases. The only issue I see between the two is one is covered by insurance and one is not. The doctor my doc will send me to if I opt for bio-ids is going to cost in the range of $250-300 a month. I cannot afford that. The other option is acupuncture acupressure that I do believe in, but again not covered by insurance. I will have to decide this week because I am suffering awful hot flashes. I need relief of somekind. i never imagined having hot flashes as my sister and mother did not nor did they take hrt's. Why me? good question.

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Old 04-03-2011, 08:43 AM   #7
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I sat this past week with my doctor and had a nice long visit about this subject. He told me that the studies show that bioidenticals and prescription hormones are the same when it comes to the risks. He said the studies show that if you take hrt for 1-4yrs and stop you are at no greater risk then you were before you took them. However, after 5 years the risk increases. The only issue I see between the two is one is covered by insurance and one is not. The doctor my doc will send me to if I opt for bio-ids is going to cost in the range of $250-300 a month. I cannot afford that. The other option is acupuncture acupressure that I do believe in, but again not covered by insurance. I will have to decide this week because I am suffering awful hot flashes. I need relief of somekind. i never imagined having hot flashes as my sister and mother did not nor did they take hrt's. Why me? good question.

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if you can tolerate soy that helps me with hot flashes i don't get as many
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:43 AM   #8
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Re: estrogen

My doctor says that the natural bio-identical estogen is safe if the rest of your hormones are balanced. I wondered too since my mom's mom died of breast cancer. My mom was on Premarin for years before they knew all this and she's 82 and in good health.

 
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