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Unread 08-30-2001, 03:10 PM

I have read so many things about Progesterone therapy that I'm confused now. I still have my cervix but every thing else is gone. I am on the Climara patch, 0.1 mg and 100 mg of Prometrium a day. My doctor didn't think I needed the progesterone but agreed to let me keep taking it. I thought it might help me sleep and I've also wondered if it might not help protect from breast cancer. I just read an article in a magazine that progestins might be linked to a higher incidence of breast cancer. My sister is an RN and says progestins are synthetic and mine is natural and thinks that makes a difference. Does anyone have any information on that? I don't know whether to stop taking it or not. I have been feeling great since surgery and I sure would like it to stay that way.
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Unread 08-30-2001, 04:50 PM

Your sister is right about the difference in Prometrium (natural progesterone) and the synthetics (progestins). The progestins have been linked to breast cancer, whereas progesterone has not. From the reading I've done and from the seminars I have attended in the last few years, I have not heard anything negative about progesterone. I've only heard postive. It seems that progesterone is a very protective hormone, especially against breast cancer.

Since you're feeling good on the Prometrium and Climara, then by all means stay with it.
Unread 08-31-2001, 07:48 AM

Thanks so much for your quick reply. I remembered feeling good about my initial decision to add Prometrium to my hormone therapy. My doctor did not feel that I needed it anymore but I was glad he was willing to prescribe it for me (and not the synthetic progestins) if that was what I wanted. I appreciate knowing I'm doing the right thing for myself.

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