Re: estrogen & endo

From: Peggy (
Thu Feb 24 06:00:10 2000

At Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Karen Kaplan wrote: >Hi Karen,

I agree with Karla about the premarin! I was diagnosed with endometriosis this past November with the last laporoscopy I had, My gyn took out the remaining ovary at this time also.He was going to withhold all estrogen replacement due to the endo but because I was having such a rough time with migraines and sleeplessness he started me on premarin.THe pain in the lower left quadrant increased within 1 week ,after 2 weeks I called my Gyn and told him and he had me stop taking it. Although I still have quite a bit of pain it is not nearly as bad as when I was taking the premerin."FRIENDS THAT STICK TOGETHER" Peggy

>Karla B:
>Where did you hear that Premarin makes endometriosis worse? Why doesn't
>vegetable estrogen like soy act the same?
> I am still confused as to whether you can still have endometriosis after
>natural menopause.
>And, for those of you who live near a Trader Joe's (West Coast, Northeast,
>now in the D.C. area -,
>they have a really good chocolate soy drink at $1.49/litre. It's helping
>me get 6 hours of sleep/night for the first time in almost 5 years.
>Menopause as an alternative lifestyle....Brookstone has a really handy
>hand-held fan, and it's really hard to find 100% cotton slips...

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>> Jessica: If you're thinking re having both ovaries out, what about having
>> hysterectomy? I couldn't do anything when I had my period. It just made
>> everything 100 times worse. I'm 36, w/no children living, have had a full
>> hysterectomy & don't miss my period at all...& no, you don't grow facial
>> hairs or lose your feminimity or your sexuality (although it doen';t make
>> any less painful). It's been almost 6 years now. I take Ricola WOmen's
>> Health formula w/Soy, Calcium & Black Cohosh (for well-being) as
>> hormones (new herbal line in tablet form). Drugs like premarin, if you
>> endomitriosis, can make that condition worse. It was out of the question
>> me, the endomitriosis is inside my adhesions. I aso drink Soy as a milk
>> substitute & it's not that bad. I'm used to it. They also have a
>> soy drink called 'Silk' by white Wave. VERY delicious!! Just a thought..
>> figure, while they're in there have it all done. They took me piece by
>> & I'd like to kick them all in the you know ehere! Blessed Be. Karla B.

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