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phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:16am PT
Julia, you point out something valuable to be aware of. Birth control pills are often progestin plus ethinyl estradiol (both chemically stabilized compounds related to the biological hormones), which I also wouldn't use for this purpose. Some people may prescribe them as HRT, and some people still prescribe Provera (containing a complex of estrogen compounds purified from mare's urine) as HRT, but I am referring to bio-idential hormones used for HRT. I prefer skin formulations because there is some data which shows that oral formulations even of bio-identical hormones could have some counterproductive effects due to "first pass" through the liver considerations.

(I'm pretty familiar with all the chemistry of the compounds, natural and synthetic, and the medical literature. I did research in this exact area for a few years when I was working at a pharmaceutical company and I still follow the original papers that come out as it's a matter of personal interest to me. So I'm kind of a geek about this topic!!)

I'm glad you found something that works for you, I'm not discounting it. It's another valid option. That is why I am suggesting she see a specialist. Risk and benefit needs to be considered on a per patient basis...
Hugs, Phyl
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Mar 6, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
Tad - I sent you guys an e mail directly. Kudos to you for being mature enough to ask.

Hey, to you dim bulbs who can't figure out why any of us would talk about something like this here - FUK Q! Go exhibit your immaturity somewhere else like the BOOBS thread.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Mar 6, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Everyone is getting private messages

My wife has gone through it, and has multiple problems associated with it now.
either post up here, or send me a PM too
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 6, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
Go exhibit your immaturity somewhere else like the BOOBS thread.
we can't some crazee %$#@H nuked it
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 6, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
A co worker once announced "you know, I didn't think going through menopause was all that bad", to which several of us replied, "maybe you should have asked us what going through your menopause was like"

She looked stunned, so did we.

Susan
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 6, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Everyone is getting private messages

That's rite. Exhibiting ones symptoms on this thread will be a total flamefest. Even writing that comment, I can hear the roar of the fire as it approaches...........and it ain't no hot flash :-D

Fer my part, I'm with the yoga crowd for all & sundry. But I don't have much clue how my perimenopausal symptoms stack up with others.

My heart goes out to those for whom The Change is epic.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 6, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
I heard that Real Women get power surges, not hot flashes
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