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How do you decide HRT vs No HRT? How do you decide HRT vs No HRT?

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Unread 04-15-2011, 12:59 AM
How do you decide HRT vs No HRT?

I am scheduled for a TVH on June 21rst. I only have one ovary now and do not think I am going to keep it. I have had issues with large fibroid and cyst for a couple years. While I have been tempted to ask to keep my ovary, half the reason I am even having surgery is I keep getting large ovarian cyst. In February I had 7 cm cyst that has since then resolved. I am only 40 and worry about taking hormones. I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism also. I also have chronic migraines that I take numerous medications for. The thought of adding more medications to my already long list just makes me want to cry. I am scared ladies. I have worked at a family practice clinic for 15 years and feel like I have been around medicine a long time and should know something about this and not feel so lost. Lord knows we have had enough drug rep lunches talking about this subject over the years. I guess I didn't pay attention because it did not apply to me. Now I wish I had. So....here is the big question. When I go in for my pre-op appointment I assume my doctor and I will talk about it. Do I need to know then.....before surgery..... yes or no to the hormones?
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Unread 04-16-2011, 04:18 PM
Re: How do you decide HRT vs No HRT?

I was against estrogen, until I had to go without it for 4 months after my hyst. I felt 90 years old! I couldn't think and could hardly function. I decided to do some research. I came across a book by Dr Elizabeth Vliet, called Screaming to Be Heard, that changed my life. I suggest you get this book. It helped me to make the decision that was best for me. I take only bioidenticals and mostly transdermal hormones. I cannot stress enough how important it is to educate yourself on your options. This gave me peace of mind. Another good book is Natural Hormone Balance by Uzzi Reiss. Hugs!!!
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Unread 04-16-2011, 04:57 PM
Re: How do you decide HRT vs No HRT?

You don't have to make a decision pre op as to whether you'll take them. Believe me, even if you decide not to, you could change your mind later. It's not a permanent decision that you are stuck with. (Ovary removal is the permanent part of course but that sounds like you are discussing that part already). I didn't expect to need HRT but that all changed. It's always best to check all your options now so you know what to expect, but who knows how you will actually feel later. Chances are you will have symptoms so if you really don't see HRT as an option you may be looking at other type meds to help. You are smart to discuss it pre op. Good luck with your decision.
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Unread 04-17-2011, 08:29 PM
Re: How do you decide HRT vs No HRT?

Thanks so much! I saw that book recommended from another site. I will get it before appt. and hopefully it will help give me some clarity. I have been known to have control issues :-) and like to have everthing in place and know what the outcome will be. While this surgery really is a choice....I feel out of control about some much of it and I hate that. I just need to trust that God has my back and relax a bit. Let go of the worry and axiety for just once.
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