At Tue, 8 Jun 1999, Christine M. Smith wrote:
>At Tue, 8 Jun 1999, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>LOL!! Beverly, I see dark humor in you and I appreciate it. I'm a Dr.
>>Redwine patient and I take lots of guff too sometimes. I found the
>>article interesting. I had Ovarian remnant Syndrome. It sucks. It's
>>gone now because I did have a doctor who does challenge himself. Dr.
>>Redwine. I sent you e-mail. You did make an excellent point...most
>>doctors do not look at family history when prescribing estrogen
>>replacement. I do take estrogen replacement because of my family
>>history. It can work reversely. I am not at all happy about the
>>manufacturers of PREMARIN. Nope. Pregnant Mares Urine? No thank you.
>>I've switched to a soy based brand.
>>Thanks Everyone for their thoughts.
>I think the reason most doctors do not get too concerned with estrogen
>replacement and family history is because there is no definite evidence
>that the use of estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer. I think a
>doctor would be a little more careful prescribing to a woman with a
>personal history of breast cancer. On the other hand, the benefits of
>estrogen on the cardiovascular system is fairly well established.
>>At Tue, 8 Jun 1999, Beverly wrote:
>>>I beginning to moan every time I hit that button that sends this message
>>>Anyway....I am very aware and takeing charge of my own health at this
>>>time. Dr.s wanted to prescribe hormone replacement without so much as
>>>knowing a family history or my concerns with that history. That tells
>>>me that I had better be aware of what I need and what i don't need,
>>>can't always leave it to the DR. I do thank-you for your comments and
>>>am so happy that this forum is hear to educate adhesion sufferers with
>>>all kinds of perspectives...it can only help!