Janice Barlow: Lessons from hormone therapy

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"The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man and animal." A FOLLOWUP study of the 2002 landmark Women's Health Initiative recently reported that women who took the ...

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Gladiola

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Mar 29, 2008
 
This continues to be a useless information. With life expectancy of ~80 years, declining economy I need to support muself at least for the next 10 yeras. How am I suppose to compete with younger woman for jobs, when I have hot flashes, mood swings and sleepless nights leaving me even more restless, unless I get the HRT. This is not a success story, this is a failure to provide help.
susie t

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Mar 30, 2008
 
And also, be wise to the marketing tactics of HRT-producing companies, which are forever trying to find new openings for their discredited drugs: eg that they are OK if started when women are younger than those in the WHi study, and that they may protect against Alzheimers (news of this in the past few days).
Maggie

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Jun 10, 2008
 
Gladiola wrote:
This continues to be a useless information. With life expectancy of ~80 years, declining economy I need to support muself at least for the next 10 yeras. How am I suppose to compete with younger woman for jobs, when I have hot flashes, mood swings and sleepless nights leaving me even more restless, unless I get the HRT. This is not a success story, this is a failure to provide help.
\ I agree with Gladiola above. Docs are very quick to take one off HRT - and I wonder why so little research has been done into HRT and its addictive effects, for instance? The "recent" WHI study was carried out SIX years ago - surely some further helpful information has been obtained since then? But apparently not!! Here in the UK the gynaecologists and doctors vary SO much in their prescription of HRT.

I hope you receive this message G. I have had to see a gynaecologist privately because the NHS doc took me off HRT abruptly, after 14 years' use, with great benefit. She would NOT let me taper it - and I had a really bad time. I would call it a crash of the immune system. Now the gynae I saw privately is one of the best in the country. So I shall tell you what he has advised me. Firstly, to halve the dose AT MY OWN PACE. Then he will switch me to the no-bleed variety, and as there is no breast cancer in my family (maternal or paternal) and as I am prepared to risk the slight increase risk of heart disease and stroke - I can continue the 0.625mg prempak-C ongoing. I think that if you are healthy and your family history is clear, then you should stick to your guns, continue with HRT (which really does help, as we all know!)- but try and reduce the high oestrogen content very gradually - as this can have very negative consequences, like extremely painful bleeds, a high predisposition to endometrial cancer etc. But you should be OK on a lower dose. Good luck!! Maggie.
Gretchen

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Jul 15, 2009
 
Ladies please look at my site lovemyhormones.blogspot.com and believe me medicine is not in this for you.
Abbey

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Sep 29, 2009
 
I have read many articles that stress the fact that a woman should not stop her HRT abruptly but to go off gradually and better yet to replace it with homeopathy. It is recommended to taper off over a 3-6 month period.
Jorden

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Aug 16, 2013
 
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Sep 15, 2013
 
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