15 Medical Groups say HRT safe..will you try it?

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15 Medical Groups say HRT safe..will you try it?
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 9:33am

According to Health Day News, "A coalition of leading medical groups has concluded that hormone-replacement therapy can be useful and safe for many women suffering from the symptoms of menopause." MORE

What do you think-is it something you would be willing to try in the light of all the new information concerning it? Have you and your doctor discussed the pros and cons of HRT to ease your symptoms?

Karla
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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 2:21pm

I would have gladly tried it have I been giving a choice.. My symptoms did not lead my gyn, to think I need it... My gyn is male. :smileywink:

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Sun, 08-05-2012 - 1:10pm

Well, Karla, since my need for HRT followed a total hysterectomy I *did* use it for many years.  Of course I was using estrogen only - no progesterone involved.   My life would have been miserable and the lives of everyone around me might have been in jeopardy had I not been using it!!  I had been using Premarine for 25 years when I finally got my body weaned off of it just a few years back.

Would I choose to use it had the "press" been then what it is today?  Probably. 

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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 9:00am

How interesting Cheryl-do you feel a woman physician might have been quicker to prescribe you HRT?

Karla
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Tue, 08-07-2012 - 10:02am
My mother had breast cancer therefore I'm very leery of using any kind of hormones. I've been in perimenopause for a few years now but, I'm still menstruating semi-regularly so I don't know how much worse my symptoms will get. If this is as bad as they get then definitely no.