Re: Hormones

From: Christine M. Smith (
Tue Jun 8 14:12:17 1999

At Tue, 8 Jun 1999, wrote: >
>LOL!! Beverly, I see dark humor in you and I appreciate it. I'm a Dr.
>Redwine patient and I take lots of guff too sometimes. I found the
>article interesting. I had Ovarian remnant Syndrome. It sucks. It's
>gone now because I did have a doctor who does challenge himself. Dr.
>Redwine. I sent you e-mail. You did make an excellent point...most
>doctors do not look at family history when prescribing estrogen
>replacement. I do take estrogen replacement because of my family
>history. It can work reversely. I am not at all happy about the
>manufacturers of PREMARIN. Nope. Pregnant Mares Urine? No thank you.
>I've switched to a soy based brand.
>Thanks Everyone for their thoughts.

Hi! I think the reason most doctors do not get too concerned with estrogen replacement and family history is because there is no definite evidence that the use of estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer. I think a doctor would be a little more careful prescribing to a woman with a personal history of breast cancer. On the other hand, the benefits of estrogen on the cardiovascular system is fairly well established.

Chris S.

>At Tue, 8 Jun 1999, Beverly wrote:
>>I beginning to moan every time I hit that button that sends this message
>>in prematurely!
>>Anyway....I am very aware and takeing charge of my own health at this
>>time. Dr.s wanted to prescribe hormone replacement without so much as
>>knowing a family history or my concerns with that history. That tells
>>me that I had better be aware of what I need and what i don't need,
>>can't always leave it to the DR. I do thank-you for your comments and
>>am so happy that this forum is hear to educate adhesion sufferers with
>>all kinds of can only help!

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