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Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help! Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

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  #31  
Unread 12-28-2007, 09:56 AM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

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Originally Posted by MySister1
I hope to find something natural to relieve my fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, tingling, etc. I am 46 and up until the surgery, I felt great! I agreed with my doctor not to rush into any HRT, that is why I waited to full 6 months. I never felt better up until the 4th month, I kept thinking I'll be fine, I'm just a little tired, I'll just take a nap on the weekends. The naps got longer and longer and longer. I could no longer lead a normal life. I spent all weekend in bed. I spent time at work but had no energy to function. Can't live with that!
I noticed you said your visit was with your GYN/ONC. My gyn.onc told me to see my regular gyno about my hrt. She said he is better equipped for it. Just a thought you could see the gyno that referred you to the oncologist? That is what I am doing, plus it is easier to get an appointment with him. Good luck.
Janelle
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  #32  
Unread 12-28-2007, 10:01 AM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

Actually, I just found a new gyno who specializes in menapause and hrt. I will see her for the first time on January 22nd. I am very happy to get a recommendation like this Doctor.
  #33  
Unread 12-28-2007, 11:08 AM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

In response ty MySister1, I have found that male MDs are less likely to listen to our hormonal concerns than female doctors. I had some male MDs say some pretty insensitive things to me when I complained about problems after losing my ovaries. One even asked me if I expected to be young forever and said that at my age (I was 49 then) women lose interest in sex anyway(I complained about low libido). He told me to get used to getting older and that it wasn't going to get any better. Well, I certainly wasn't going to take his crappy attitude and I did my research and found a terrific female MD. I don't know about the rest of you, but I WILL CONTINUTE THE FIGHT AGAINST AGING AS LONG AS I CAN. Feeling good and feeling good about yourself is normal and being deprived of your ovaries does change the way you feel, physically and emotionally. So find yourself an MD that cares about the way you feel and will work with you to help you get to where you want to be.

Good luck to you!!
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  #34  
Unread 12-28-2007, 11:46 AM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

Thank you! I agree, the surgeon gynocologist/oncologist was a male doctor. I am now scheduled to see a female who specializes in menapause and hormones. Since females know how females feel, they can relate. I'm hoping she too has gone through a hystorectomy and really can relate, but we can't have everything!
  #35  
Unread 12-28-2007, 12:35 PM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

I agree with everyone about the new Dr or if you like this Dr. DEMAND answers from him--YOU ARE PAYING THEM TO DO A SERVICE FOR YOU!!! Just because he has MD behind his name does not make him different then you or I--Don't be afraid to speak up--I recently started HRT 4 weeks ago--I was severely fatigued and very achy in my joints--it has made a difference--PLEASE do not continue to suffer--get back in there and demand to have your estrogen levels checked-you have to be your own best advocate for your health!!! GOOD LUCK--Keep us posted!
  #36  
Unread 12-28-2007, 12:55 PM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

Chiphauger, may I ask what your doctor started you out with? Premarin .3 or other?
  #37  
Unread 12-28-2007, 01:50 PM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

premarin.0625--it is in the middle-my estrogen level was a 7 and the correct range is anywhere between 19 and 595--big span but he said your age and other things play a role in what your best number is--he said normal for me would be in the 200's so I was low and hurting--he also presribed a potassium sparing fluid pill that also makes a huge difference. After my hyster he left 1 ovary which he thought looked beautiful, but we later discovered it was not functioning--Good luck--I am happy to answer any questions you might have--it is a scary time--we worked so hard to make me feel better -(was in pain for a couple years with endo) I felt bad telling him about the fatigue and achy feelings--it was him that made it clear to me that he was here to make me feel better and no question was to small!!! Keep me posted!
  #38  
Unread 12-28-2007, 03:25 PM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

Thank you chiphauger...

I am glad I am pursuing another doctor. He didn't even check my hormone level. I have no ovaries, everything is gone. This doctor comes highly recommended. I know I won't leave her office until I have all my questions answered.
  #39  
Unread 12-28-2007, 03:28 PM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

Good Luck--write down all the symptoms you are having and any questions you want answered--it is easy to forget when you are in the office! Keep me posted on your progress!!
  #40  
Unread 12-28-2007, 04:17 PM
Doctor too busy to discuss HRT Help!

Dear MySister,
I had my hysterectomy in June also but kept my ovaries. I am constantly exhausted also and getting quite frustrated. My exhaustion was always blamed on being anemic pre-op and now that I am no longer anemic I would love to know why I am so exhausted. I hope that you get some answers with your new dr. I really think ovaries or not that the drs. should check hormone levels on everyone at certain points post op! Good luck!!
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