Sandrena HRT after uterus removed?....

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Hi ladies, I'm a bit confused as I've been prescribed HRT for mood swings after having my uterus removed but I'm pretty much sure I'm estrogen dominant. I.e. Having had fibroids removed , tender breasts, bloating etc. So cautious of taking HRT as I don't suffer with vaginal dryness or the hot flush part of a possible surgical menopause and I still have my ovaries? My thoughts are that my hormones will settle and it's progesterone I'm needing more? Or maybe nothing and just a lover detox? Thanks in advance ??

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    It certainly seems as if you don't need more estrogen.  You are right to be cautious of HRT.  It seems to me that your doctor is practicing medicine on autopilot, i.e., "this is what we usually do" without considering your situation.  I would think the better course would be to wait a few weeks and get your hormone levels checked before prescribing. I would suggest you get a second opinion. HRT can really help some people.  For others, it's truly dangerous.  

    I had two friends develop dangerous blood clots because of HRT patches.  Both of them nearly died. Please be careful!xx  

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      Both of them really dodged a bullet.  My first friend had a horrible cramp in one of her calf muscles.  I told her to go to urgent care, because she'd had it for days.  She decided it was just a cramp and tried to work it out, first by running, then biking for a mile or two on a Sunday!  Sunday night at 8 she called me and told me that she felt awful and a neighbor was taking her to the ER.  They found three blood clots in that leg!

      The second one was our office manager.  She came in one morning and told me she'd been up all night, aching all over and she could barely move.  I told her she could have a blood clot and to go to the ER right away.  She said, "Well, I'll go after I do payroll."  I reached over and turned off her computer.  I told her I'd drive her, but she said no.  So I walked her to the elevator.  She drove herself to an urgent care, and they told her to drive herself to the hospital ER--there were no ambulances available.  They each spent about a week in the hospital!

      In my opinion, if you read all the side effects and cautionary statements you'd never take HRT or birth control pills. xx

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      I understand how you feel, but from what you wrote you are well aware that taking HRT could make things worse for you, not better.  Perhaps you could get an anti-depressant for your mood swings.  It would be a gamble, because there are side effects for those, too.  

      But your doctor does not seem to be taking your situation seriously.  I understand that he hasn't tested your hormone levels.  It seems to me he just wants to give you some sort of pill to make you go away, without considering the consequences for you.  Too much estrogen is not good--just ask the women who've developed estrogen dependent cancer.  xx

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      Thanks Lynda, I think I may call the Dr back and discuss the fact that my Grandmother had blood clots plus cancer in both sides and could I try something else. You've been a real help and I use alternative medicine usually and cannot believe I was that desperate to try it! I'm going to cleanse the liver and hope it settles ?? X 

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      I'm thankful to have helped.  Now I'm concerned because it appears that a familial medical history either wasn't taken from you or wasn't consulted by the doctor before prescribing.  Please take care of yourself, and let me know how you get on! xx

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    That's liver not lover 😂

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