The Never Ending Thread Aug 29, 2016 15:53:01 GMT -6
Post by Mini Mia on Aug 29, 2016 15:53:01 GMT -6
Can't you take hormone therapy for hot flashes?
Yes. The reason I'm having hot flashes is because I _stopped_ taking hormones. I started taking hormones when I was 16 because I still hadn't started my period. A few years ago I had tests run that showed I have fibroids ... which my doctors told me were not due to synthetic hormones ... and I was taken off of my hormones to stop the bleeding. Blood feeds fibroids, causing them to grow. After a while, more tests were run, and my fibroids had shrunk, one even went missing.
My OB-Gyn gave me a script for a weaker hormone, but a little while after taking it I noticed spotting, and I decided I wasn't going to risk the fibroids growing again, so I stopped taking them. My sister refuses to take them for her hot flashes due to side effects, despite my having taken them for most of my life.
I also blame the hormone pills for my sinus problems. I didn't have problems with my sinuses until I started taking hormones. I took Premarin & Provera for the majority of my life, then switched to PremPro to stop my periods ... though just stopping the hormones altogether would have done the same thing, and my hot flashes would be a thing of the past. Now that I'm off hormones, and haven't taken an allergy pill in close to a week, I'm not having any ill effects with my sinuses. We'll see what happens when the weather changes.
Premarin uses urine from pregnant mares, and Provera uses urine from pregnant sows. Can't blame me for not wanting to start taking those ever again.