The role of hormone replacement thera...

The role of hormone replacement therapy in women with a previous...

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Export by: K. I. Pritchard In Ann Oncol, Vol. 12, No. 3. , pp. 301-310. csimmons Abstract Estrogen replacement therapy either with or without accompanying progesterone is routinely offered to well women at the time of menopause, in order to relieve vasomotor symptoms, , reduce urogenital atrophy and reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease, ...

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Since: Aug 08

United States

#1 Dec 12, 2009
...while increasing your risk of stroke.
Topazia

Middletown, IN

#3 Apr 8, 2010
Hello? Anyone there?
Nancy

Bowling Green, OH

#4 Apr 8, 2010
Hello, hello, hello!

So glad to be here! Was feeling stifled on the other board and I'll be damned if they didn't piss me off! I usually am mild mannered but man, I couldn't take anymore. LOL

And yes, this is an interesting topic! My doc is pushing me to take HRT. Said my vajay-jay was "atrophying"! Hahaha......don't tell my fiance that!
ImOneTwo

Burnt Hills, NY

#5 Apr 8, 2010
Hi !! I'm here too...
I can't stand all the ranting on the other site...
it has lost it's focus and it is a bore to read...

HUGS....
Nancy

Bowling Green, OH

#6 Apr 8, 2010
ImOneTwo wrote:
Hi !! I'm here too...
I can't stand all the ranting on the other site...
it has lost it's focus and it is a bore to read...
HUGS....
ImOneTwo!((Hugs)) to you too! Topazia will be glad to hear from you also!

Breaking News: My daughter is down to 10mg! It has taken 7 months and she's so ready to be done..... She wants to finally go back to school in the fall so I think we should wrap this up and if she feels like crap over the summer at least she can rest. Then she should be able to function in the fall.
Topazia

Easley, SC

#7 Apr 8, 2010
Nancy wrote:
Hello, hello, hello!
So glad to be here! Was feeling stifled on the other board and I'll be damned if they didn't piss me off! I usually am mild mannered but man, I couldn't take anymore. LOL
And yes, this is an interesting topic! My doc is pushing me to take HRT. Said my vajay-jay was "atrophying"! Hahaha......don't tell my fiance that!
HAHAHAHA! "vajay-jay"! Every time I hear that, it makes me laugh! Grey's Anatomy, right? Seriously, tho', the last few times I've had PAP smears taken, it was quite uncomfortable, and my doc said the same thing, except that I haven't been intimate in about thirteen years, so I'm too far gone to "fix" it even if I wanted to. TMI, huh? Sorry, all.

OneTwo! Hey, hiya! Yeah, the effexor withdrawal thread has devolved to the extent that I just don't bother with it, unless something really outrageous spurs me to comment, and then I instantly regret it. That's my gentle reminder to you all to ignore anyone who seems to be butting in. I try to avoid know-it-alls as well, but am guilty of occasionally being one.

I'm glad we've all found each other again.

Nance, good news about your daughter. Wish her well from all of us.

A couple of the reasons why I commented here in the first place was that I had two small strokes (luckily, very little damage) about a year after starting HRT and my doc took me off it immediately. I had a pretty rough couple of years, what with hot flashes and increased emotionality, but now, seven or eight years later, it seems to have passed. One the things mentioned in the article is about some docs prescribing Effexor for menopause. I'm no expert (but I play one on TV - ha!) but that always makes me mad when I read it, considering how damn hard it is to get OFF the stuff once you're on it. I didn't do any research on Paxil or Effexor when I was prescribed it, and paid dearly for it. I now check everything I take, even my multivitamin.

I talk too much, don't I? I've missed you all.
Snow White

Edmonton, Canada

#8 Apr 8, 2010
Hello Topazia, I'mOneTwo and Nancy! So glad to see you here and to get off the other board!

Nancy: Vajay jay, lol!!! So great to hear about your daughter!!

Topazia: it absolutely enrages me that doctors are prescribing Effexor for menopause! My Mom is going into post-menopause and I've told her to tell all her friends to NOT take E...even if their doctor tells them to! I don't know how it's supposed to help - E made me have hot flashes and night sweats!
Topazia

Scottsburg, IN

#9 Apr 8, 2010
Snow White wrote:
...- E made me have hot flashes and night sweats!
Snowy! Hi! Yeah, E gave me hot flashes and night sweats, too. It took a long time for them to stop, but now, two and a half years later, they've finally subsided.
ImOneTwo

Burnt Hills, NY

#10 Apr 8, 2010
Hi....

Nancy, that is wonderful news about your daughter!

I am still taking my 75mg of E nightly,
feeling like a drug addict but too scared to start to drop yet...

It always seems there is something going on in my life that would be really complicated by going into withdrawals.

AND... I DID have symptoms by just dropping a couple granules of E a week.
(by the end of 2nd week -4 granules, I went back up)
I seriously thought that dropping 2 granules a week would have no effect,
I was wrong.
I mainly had loss of appetite and nausea, plus had anxiety.

I am not willing to try it again...yet...<sigh>

I live alone and have a hard physical job...(age 49)
I just can't risk it right now...

Good to see you ladies here...
I am glad I read the post's today on the other thread...

I would glance at it every couple weeks...

Someday... I shall get up my COURAGE again..
and
No, Topazia... I did not start taking the prozac..
while trying to reduce...
I have since been on an anti anxiety called Buspar (sp?) since I went back up.
It helps... I never considered myself anxious but found myself to be...

I'll be checking in...

thanks...
redroo

Australia

#11 Apr 8, 2010
Topazia wrote:
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Snowy! Hi! Yeah, E gave me hot flashes and night sweats, too. It took a long time for them to stop, but now, two and a half years later, they've finally subsided.
Hi everyone I made it here also.:)
I am dying with these bloody hot flushes I am in menopause so I dont know if E gave them to me or not but I wake up hourly these days it seems every time I turn over in bed I break out.I have decided not to go on hormone replacment I am trying not to take any drugs for a while.
redroo

Australia

#12 Apr 8, 2010
ImOneTwo wrote:
Hi....
Nancy, that is wonderful news about your daughter!
I am still taking my 75mg of E nightly,
feeling like a drug addict but too scared to start to drop yet...
It always seems there is something going on in my life that would be really complicated by going into withdrawals.
AND... I DID have symptoms by just dropping a couple granules of E a week.
(by the end of 2nd week -4 granules, I went back up)
I seriously thought that dropping 2 granules a week would have no effect,
I was wrong.
I mainly had loss of appetite and nausea, plus had anxiety.
I am not willing to try it again...yet...<sigh>
I live alone and have a hard physical job...(age 49)
I just can't risk it right now...
Good to see you ladies here...
I am glad I read the post's today on the other thread...
I would glance at it every couple weeks...
Someday... I shall get up my COURAGE again..
and
No, Topazia... I did not start taking the prozac..
while trying to reduce...
I have since been on an anti anxiety called Buspar (sp?) since I went back up.
It helps... I never considered myself anxious but found myself to be...
I'll be checking in...
thanks...
Maybe you could go even slower say one grain every second week.
Its trial and error with e.Good luck.
Nancy

Bowling Green, OH

#13 Apr 9, 2010
ImOneTwo wrote:
Hi....
I live alone and have a hard physical job...(age 49)
ImOneTwo, do I recall you saying once that you are a fire-fighter?? If so, anxiety and nausea are not safe to have during work.

You will get off E when you are ready. I agree with Topazia that taking 10mg of Prozac could be a good tactic. Alyson (my daughter) has been taking it since the start of her wean and I truly think it has made a big difference. But this has to be something you feel comfortable with.

And I just want to tell you that you DO have courage! You are trying the best you can, you are here and you are being an active participant with us in this journey. You will succeed!
Nancy

Bowling Green, OH

#14 Apr 9, 2010
redroo wrote:
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Hi everyone I made it here also.:)
I am dying with these bloody hot flushes I am in menopause so I dont know if E gave them to me or not but I wake up hourly these days it seems every time I turn over in bed I break out.I have decided not to go on hormone replacment I am trying not to take any drugs for a while.
I have the same problem. Every stinkin night at 2:48 a.m. I wake up sweating, kick off the blankets, lay there for 10 minutes, start freezing from the cold sweat, get back under the blankets and if I'm lucky I might fall back asleep by 4:00.

At least it's not happening to me at my desk at work yet, like my office mate. She has a fan AND a heater on stand-by and uses them on and off during the day.
Nancy

Bowling Green, OH

#15 Apr 9, 2010
redroo wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi everyone I made it here also.:)
I am dying with these bloody hot flushes I am in menopause so I dont know if E gave them to me or not but I wake up hourly these days it seems every time I turn over in bed I break out.I have decided not to go on hormone replacment I am trying not to take any drugs for a while.
Redroo! It is so cool to have an Aussie here! Are you in the Sydney area? I have been to Oz 5 times in the past 3 years and your country is AMAZING! My finace lives in Melbourne and his family is in Adelaide. Have you been to the US?

What is so great about the internet is our chance to chat with people all over the planet. The world has become so small......
Topazia

United States

#16 Apr 9, 2010
Nancy wrote:
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ImOneTwo, do I recall you saying once that you are a fire-fighter?? If so, anxiety and nausea are not safe to have during work.....
Conversely, a firefighter has to be alert and focused in his job. How alert and focused can one be with some of these meds?
ImOneTwo

Burnt Hills, NY

#17 Apr 9, 2010
Yes... there are a lot of people out there with jobs that they need to be clear and focused....

and there are a lot of people taking meds...
Doctors, lawyers, judges, police, pilots etc....

<sigh>
redroo

Australia

#18 Apr 9, 2010
Nancy wrote:
<quoted text>
Redroo! It is so cool to have an Aussie here! Are you in the Sydney area? I have been to Oz 5 times in the past 3 years and your country is AMAZING! My finace lives in Melbourne and his family is in Adelaide. Have you been to the US?
What is so great about the internet is our chance to chat with people all over the planet. The world has become so small......
Hi Nancy
I am not a city girl I live about 800km from sydney in northern N.S.W. and no I have never been to the U.S. I have phobias and one of them is travel I am flat out getting in the car to get the shopping done ,I am o.k. once I am there its just the travel it brings on panic and anxiety which have returned now I am off E.But I am working on that with breathing and relaxation exercises .
Your right about the internet ,only because I am on the other side when ever I post your all in bed and I have to wait till next day for a reply.
Topazia

United States

#19 Apr 9, 2010
ImOneTwo wrote:
Yes... there are a lot of people out there with jobs that they need to be clear and focused....
and there are a lot of people taking meds...
Doctors, lawyers, judges, police, pilots etc....
<sigh>
You know, I'll bet there are more people ON meds than off these days. They say most of us are depressed....

I guess the best we can do is to do our research when physicians tell us what meds to take, and then make the best decision we can. Sometimes we're right, and sometimes we're wrong. Sometimes it's just trial and error, which seems so WRONG to me, almost like we're guinea pigs. Let's not dwell on physicians who don't know what they're doing and hospitals that can't heal us. Let's all dwell on doing the best we can to just get well. One of us here (or, rather, on one of the effexor threads) said we should all take responsibility for our own heath. It sounded cold at the time, but now I've realized that it's right. I gave up a long time ago trying to find someone to blame for the way I felt; I started doing what I thought was right for me, and I think it's working. Anyway, I'm feeling better about it.
Topazia

United States

#20 Apr 9, 2010
redroo wrote:
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Hi Nancy
I am not a city girl I live about 800km from sydney in northern N.S.W. and no I have never been to the U.S. I have phobias and one of them is travel I am flat out getting in the car to get the shopping done ,I am o.k. once I am there its just the travel it brings on panic and anxiety which have returned now I am off E.But I am working on that with breathing and relaxation exercises .
Your right about the internet ,only because I am on the other side when ever I post your all in bed and I have to wait till next day for a reply.
Hello, my little Aussie teddy bear!

One of the first symptoms I had before I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder a few years ago was a horrible dread while driving. It was brand new to me and scared the heck outta me and made me turn around and go home and miss work several times. Paxil did the trick, but withdrawing from it was pure hell, at which time the doc gave me Effexor, which is just as bad. The good news is that now that I'm off all those drugs, I haven't had a single anxiety attack.

Good to hear from you again. At this moment, it's 5:30 pm Friday and still light outside. We're not all asleep just yet.
redroo

Australia

#21 Apr 9, 2010
Topazia wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello, my little Aussie teddy bear!
One of the first symptoms I had before I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder a few years ago was a horrible dread while driving. It was brand new to me and scared the heck outta me and made me turn around and go home and miss work several times. Paxil did the trick, but withdrawing from it was pure hell, at which time the doc gave me Effexor, which is just as bad. The good news is that now that I'm off all those drugs, I haven't had a single anxiety attack.
Good to hear from you again. At this moment, it's 5:30 pm Friday and still light outside. We're not all asleep just yet.
Hi Topazia
the time is 9.16 am saturday here
I am glad you havent had any more anxiety attacks,maybe one day for me too. Effexor did work for those attacks but the rest of my health suffered for it .How long did those hot flushes last for you?

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