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Hi, I am a 62 year old woman, and after almost 12 years on Prempro, I decided it was time to stop taking it. One reason was some benign cysts diagnosed on my annual mammogram and ultrasound. I stopped taking the Prempro without doing a taper. After a few weeks I started experiencing hot flashes and insomnia. After calling my doctor, she recomended going back on the Prempro and doing a very gradual taper which would take 42 weeks. This is the only treatment she will recommend for me.

The risks were similar for women taking Prempro, pills containing estrogen plus progestin — or Premarin, estrogen-only pills.

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Dear kpchan15, Consideration of hormonal treatment with tamoxifen is appropriate after lumpectomy, particularly if the DCIS contains estrogen receptors. In women who have had lumpectomy for DCIS, this has been found to lower the risk of developing an invasive breast cancer. It may also lower the risk of cancer in the other breast. A decision about treatment in your individual case would need to be based on the risks and benefits for you specifically.
They were 5 to 10 minutes apart and very bad. I have grown accustomed to take 2 baths daily. After nine years on maximum Prempro and using the Yam cream, plus herbal remedies I decided my body would become accustomed to getting these drugs and I would never be able to get off them. With the cancer scare caused by using Prempro I decided I didn't know what was worse, dying of cancer or dealing with menapause. The hot flashes had lessened over the years so I thought I could deal with it.
Oncologist opinion that since I am 62, and have been on Prempro for 11 yrs that HRT may have contributed to LCIS, because although LCIS is found in women my age, it is usually found in younger women. Just finished weaninf off the Prempro. Having sweats and flashes, but not as bad as I thought it would be. I am supposed to start Raloxifene. This may cause hot flashes. If severe enough, dr will rx Effexor to treat flashes.
this is what we know -the use of oral contraceptive pills (estrogen /progesterone) in premenopausal women reduces the risk of ovarian cancer by 50% -the use of prempro (estrogen/progesterone) in women in their 60s who have not had a hysterectomy causes a small increase in breast and ovarian cancer and a decrease in colon cancer -the use of estrogen by itself in women in their 60s does not increase breast and ovarian cancer -hysterectomy is associated with increased cardiac disease -the consequ
She said that she saw the scan and it looked like tiny clusters. She is very worried that her Prempro is to blame. She quit taking it about 2 months. My questions are this, what are the chances that this is cancerous? Most of what I've read say that drs. tend to leave the spots there if they feel really good that they are harmless. Could the hormoes be to blame?
remember- women are on oral contraceptive that have 16 times the estrogen dose of the estrogen patch from the teen years to the late 40's the women's health initiative study looked at women in their 60's this showed that women who took prempro for 5 years had a slightly higher risk of rbeast cancer women who took oral estrogen alone (because they had had a hysterectomy) had a slightly lower rate of breast cancer than placebo. no other formulation of estrogen has been studied like this.
I have been on this med for 1 year! The side effects are so bad now-swollen joints, artritis all over my body, swollen joints with much pain, trick fingers, no sleeping, night sweats, hot flashes-I have have all of these! I stopped for 1 weeks taking this medication! I fear the cancer will return as my estrogen and progestrone receptors are high positive! Is this worth all the suffering I have had to endure?? Is there any other drug to take that will help me?
Then they noticed that cases of endometrial cancer among Premarin users were going through the roof - the Premarin was causing endometrial hyperplasia, which was placing these women at high risk of endometrial cancer. It was then that they developed Prempro, which adds progestins to the mix, and supposedly reduces these risks.
Don't be a matyr, obviously they haven't got your mix right. Antidepressants take about 4-6 weeks to really see the benefits, but I'm 200% compared to 4 weeks ago,you will get there, I promise.
I cannot express how life changing, life saving this has been for me. Yes, there are negatives to any treatment, but in my case the benefits outweigh any negatives. I don't think I could have managed without it. I wasn't managing too well before, and it was getting worse with age. Come to find out I had a low progesterone problem which was never discovered before because I always took my test when I felt well...I could not go out when I was in PMDD time. I couldn't carry to term.
Hi, and first of all, thank you to Fungirl for being the first to respond. I do find the hormone posts sooner than later, but I have been hit with the headcold that I had dodged for the past six weeks, since that is how long my husband has had it. But, there are quite a few of us here who use the bioidentical hormones.
DebiR, I was reading a thread from this site and you mentioned the website Womeninbalance.org. I was thrilled that they included the scientic studies that might interest health care (and hopefully anyone)professionals regarding Bioidentical hormones. I read the study and am amazed that the site is able to get the word out about all the confusion regarding hormones, HRT, and BHRT. What a great service they are doing.
Neurofibromatosis Does hormone replacement thearpy (i.e., Prempro) have any affect on tumor (neurofibroma) growth? I have noticed an incease of neurofibromas - as well as enlargement of existing neurofibromas, but am not sure whether or not to attribute it to the regular progression of the disorder or to the hrt. Dear Sheila: I am sorry to hear that your neurofibromas are increasing in size.
Neurofibromatosis Does hormone replacement thearpy (i.e., Prempro) have any affect on tumor (neurofibroma) growth? I have noticed an incease of neurofibromas - as well as enlargement of existing neurofibromas, but am not sure whether or not to attribute it to the regular progression of the disorder or to the hrt. Dear Sheila: I am sorry to hear that your neurofibromas are increasing in size.
The answers are out there, and if you are lucky enough to have a doctor who understands the benefits of the bioidentical hormones, cherish that. I thank my doctor every year when I go in for my check-up.... I encourage all women to do their research on this topic. Arm yourself with information. I feel lucky to still be here since my problem was caught so early. And, I struggled to find the answers AFTER the surgery.
In the women's health initiative (WHI) study that associated breast cancer and hormones, in women who had their uterus removed and who received estrogen only (in that study the estrogen was Premarin), there was no increase in breast cancer. Only women who took PremPro (a combination of estrogen and progestin) had an increase. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, talk with your doctor about being checked for the breast cancer gene (BrCa).
your benefits will double. There is so much confusion out there regarding all of this, but it does not have to be that complicated. You have to arm yourself with knowledge since you might be teaching your health care professional a thing or two....or at least hope that they are open to hearing you and getting the correct information themselves. Good luck...I have my profile up with some of this information as well as the resources that helped me.
I have entered menopause and take Prempro which basically does nothing for me - periods are heavy and last for weeks. I am no in pain except for the occasional muscle spasms, work everyday and manage a household. Even saw psychiatrist who dismissed me after two meetings - I am so totally normal. Stress related ???? both my parents died last year, the year before that we lost of dog of 13 years, my son went away to college. I thought of myself as the rock - has the rock fallen apart?
I have entered menopause and take Prempro which basically does nothing for me - periods are heavy and last for weeks. I am no in pain except for the occasional muscle spasms, work everyday and manage a household. Even saw psychiatrist who dismissed me after two meetings - I am so totally normal. Stress related ???? both my parents died last year, the year before that we lost of dog of 13 years, my son went away to college. I thought of myself as the rock - has the rock fallen apart?
Frankly, I do not know much about the HRT drugs that are prescribed, such as Premarin and Prempro except that I won't use them. Prempro has Progestagen, or Progestin in it, which is a synthetic Progesterone, and would not be used by anyone without a uterus, since it was mainly developed to counter one of the side effects (although rare) of using the synthetic estrogen (Premarin)...the side effect they were worried about is uterine cancer.
Neurofibromatosis Does hormone replacement thearpy (i.e., Prempro) have any affect on tumor (neurofibroma) growth? I have noticed an incease of neurofibromas - as well as enlargement of existing neurofibromas, but am not sure whether or not to attribute it to the regular progression of the disorder or to the hrt. Dear Sheila: I am sorry to hear that your neurofibromas are increasing in size.
It's one of the best for depression in my book.
Really work on this because the benefits are well worth it. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies. Please feel free to write back with additional questions. If you would like to make an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE or inquire online by using the Heart Center website at www.ccf.org/heartcenter.
Weight loss and exercise will also help tremendously. Really work on this because the benefits are well worth it. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies. Please feel free to write back with additional questions.
That is the drug that is made by the drug company to offset the rare side effect of uterine cancer for women who take the synthetic estrogen, Premarin. Thus...Prempro (Premarin and Progesterone)...And, you are right..you would not need that because first of all, you are not on Premarin and you don't have a uterus (or you would be on Prempro...since some women do take Premarin, estrogen only, after hysterectomy). Like you, I would not take Premarin anyway...
A friend of mine got me interested in it, as his sister who was a nurse (went into holistic med) told his family to take it, and he told me how much he felt it helped him. Funny about the salt thing. Eliminating the salt as well as the benefits of ACV will be good for your blood pressure, that is if it's an issue. I should mention one other thing. They say it can break down gall stones and kidney stones.
Hi, On my way out the door to work, but I will say this...the bioidentical hormones are not HRT. Media (mis)information regarding hormones and lumping all of them into one big pool based on the study in 2002 Women's initiative had everyone running away...including those interested in the Bio's. I just posted some info on my profile regarding the bio's...although I will post more since right now I cannot recall if I posted the information on the difference between the two in more detail.
Have just discovered the benefits of L-Lysine with type 2 Herpes. Have taken Acyclovir and Famvir, Famvir works better however I was nervous about long term organ damage and grew tired of the loopy feeling from the meds. During outbreaks I take L-Lysine (1000 mg's) and Echinacea (250 mg's) supplements (caplets are standardized, no gelatin) 3x day plus use lemon balm on any legions. The lemon balm eases the pain and discomfort; the legions healed much faster than when taking the meds.
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