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Unread 10-15-2008, 09:43 AM
I think I am losing it....

Pardon any errors - this is my first post. I had total hysterectomy in Aug 2007. No HRT after surgery. I waited 2 months, started feeling like I was going crazy - all the symptoms etc. Dr. prescribed Premarin (lowest dosage) and I felt like I was doing better. Then all the stuff came out about breast cancer if you use HRT, especially if you have fibrocystic disease of the breast, which I do. I weaned myself off and then started taking Estroven Extra Strength. It seemed to work for a few months and then slowly all the problem I am going to describe is now part of my living hell! Weight gain - even on a diet, insomnia, night sweats, depression, constipation, my knees and back hurt off and on, and to the total dismay of my husband – I have zero sexual drive – my body feels like it is 90 years old. Where should I start? My Doctor’s office is too busy, they don’t seem all that interested in spending any time with you etc. I work in Wash, DC and I am contemplating finding specialist vs a GYN. Thoughts or suggestion?

I am fairly certain I will need to be on a HRT – I don’t think I can go on like this forever. I am miserable.
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Unread 10-15-2008, 10:14 AM
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I wouldnt worry about the breast cancer issue with using HRT, unless your high risk or something..your quality of life now is the most important. You just need to find the right type of hormones..maybe bio-hormones would work well for you? I would def find a new doc. I feel the same way. Im still experimenting, but not giving up..good luck to you!!!
Unread 10-15-2008, 10:56 AM
I think I am losing it....

Thanks. I have been searching for the past hour on the internet trying to find information on doctor(s) who specialize menapausal issues here in DC. So far nothing. Plenty fo general OB-GYN's. Has anyone had any luck in the Georgtown University Hospital GYN doctors?
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Unread 10-15-2008, 12:38 PM
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A good way to find a natural-minded Dr for bioidentical hormones is...call your local pharmacies and ask them if they make compounded hormones. If not, ask them if they know which pharmacies do. Call that pharmacy and ask them which Dr's prescribe those compounded hormones. Those Dr's are the ones who will take the time to test your blood or saliva and see where you are lacking and give you what you need. Plenty of women on here have found their Dr's like that. HUGS!
Unread 10-15-2008, 12:47 PM
I think I am losing it....

Would that be a gyn or some other specialist? sorry for the silly question!
Unread 10-15-2008, 01:27 PM
I think I am losing it....

you can also try to find a compounding pharmacy in that area. Sometimes they can recommend good docs who specialize in hormones, especially the bio's
Unread 10-15-2008, 03:25 PM
I think I am losing it....

Originally Posted by My2Yorkies
Would that be a gyn or some other specialist? sorry for the silly question!
That's not a silly question! It could be either a gyn or a specialist. Some endocrinologists are for bioidenticals and some are not. The same with gyns. I have been to my local endocrinilogist and then to a gyn who used a compounding pharmacy, and I preferred the gyn who had that mindset.

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