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Unread 08-22-2011, 05:38 PM
Question about hormone therapy

I am confused. I was only prescribed Estropitate, no progesterone or testosterone. I am only 10 days past my tah/bso, and have just started having night sweats/waking up, etc again. What problems does the testosterone and progestin resolve?
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Unread 08-22-2011, 05:45 PM
Re: Question about hormone therapy

Hello!

It's not unusual to start out on estrogen only, and early in recovery it's normal to have menopause symptoms even when using hormones. That's because your body is recovering from surgery, using up the hormones your ovaries made and adapting to a new source of estrogen. It takes time for hormone therapy to reach optimal levels, so give it time to work before considering making any changes. Do keep your doctor informed about your symptoms and consider keeping a journal to make it easier to remember what you're dealing with day to day.

You'll find helpful hormone information in this link: Hormone Jungle Articles.

I hope this helps!

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Unread 08-22-2011, 06:15 PM
Re: Question about hormone therapy

Thanks for this! It's all very confusing...(:
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