Re: estrogen & endo

From: alanbaleyko (
Sun Feb 27 09:43:37 2000

Hi Karla B! I have already had the uterus removed. I too could kick them for not taking the ovaries because I was already having lower left quadrant pain and asked the doctor to take out "anything that looks like it is even thinking about going bad" because I didn't want to have any more surgeries and I wanted to be out of the pain! But he didn't take my appendix because he couldn't find it and I think he didn't want to take the time to take out my ovary because it was covered with adhesions. I'm also hesitant to go on hormones because of the latest reports that state that there is an increased risk of breast cancer for estrogen users. How are you feeling? Jessica

Karen Kaplan wrote:

> 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...
> karen

>> ----- Original Message -----
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> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 7:58 PM
> Subject: Re: laxatives, bowel movements, etc.
> > Jessica: If you're thinking re having both ovaries out, what about having
> a
> > 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
> sex
> > 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
> replacement
> > hormones (new herbal line in tablet form). Drugs like premarin, if you
> have
> > endomitriosis, can make that condition worse. It was out of the question
> for
> > 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
> chocolate
> > soy drink called 'Silk' by white Wave. VERY delicious!! Just a thought..
> I
> > figure, while they're in there have it all done. They took me piece by
> piece
> > & I'd like to kick them all in the you know ehere! Blessed Be. Karla B.
> >

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