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Unread 10-18-2009, 07:34 PM
Question - Need some guidance Need some guidance

is testostorone ok with out taking estrogen? I am not on naythng right now? I need some guidence..the whole HRT thing really scares me.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 04:30 PM
Re: Need some guidance

Yes, it is okay to take without estrogen. However; if your estrogen is low it may not help. Than again it may. I would suggest that you have your testosterone and free testosterone levels tested before getting a script for it. A lack of libido is not always necessarily from a lack of testosterone.

Why are you afraid of hormone replacement? Is there a medical reason that you cannot use? While everyone is different, I have been using hrt for 11+ years now.

Unread 10-19-2009, 08:26 PM
Re: Need some guidance

I guess it is the side effects I have read about. I could just not be well informed. I do not need any weight gain. I have to find me a new gyn. Mine kinda dropped me after I ended up with a fistula. The cauterizing burned a hole between the vagina wall and bladder. I have missed so much work I am trying to hold out til next year when time starts over.
I don not have any health issues exept high blood pressure right now. Thanks for letting me know you have taken it for so long and you are fine.
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Unread 10-20-2009, 04:41 PM
Re: Need some guidance

I have not gained weight. It is all about balance, if what you're taking is not right for you or you are getting too much or too little that can cause weight gain. Also, just the fact of aging can cause shifts in our metabolism,which can lead to weight gain. Menopause can also lead to a thyroid imbalance that can cause weight gain. There are sooooo many factors, I think it is sad that so many think that the hrt is to blame and than either don't take it or stop.

There are two good articles on this issue at

Unread 10-20-2009, 09:12 PM
Re: Need some guidance

Thanks kim!!! I do feel better about it

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