For us, we ask our DR first before going to a specialist. He can then let us know if there is a DR on our insurance plan in any specialized area. My guess is, I'd have to travel a distance for the Biodentical Hormones, and since I don't think whatever symptoms I have are bad enough for me to seek out such treatment, I won't....
About the Estroven....even though it is a natural supplement, it still has the warning label on it about risk factors. It states that if you are prone to (have a family history of) breast cancer, that you shouldn't take it. Natural supplements frequently DO have the same risk factors connected to them as prescribed medications, and it is up to the user to figure out what is the best route to take....should you or shouldn't you? I was taking the Estroven for awhile and felt they took away my hot flashes. I went off of them (silly me, the hot flashes came back). I went back on them again, but then the hot flashes did NOT go away, even after me taking them for 90 days. I decided not to take them anymore. Even though it doesn't spell it out on the warning label, I am thinking that since my mom died of ovarian cancer....that ovarian cancer and breast cancer are connected in their risk factors (can't remember where I've read this, but I did read this)....so, perhaps the Estroven wasn't a good idea for me to take, anyway. Not sure. But, my hot flashes aren't horrible. I don't have the "menstrual migraines" anymore. Those were doozies. I don't have much of nothin' anymore. The hot flashes are there sometimes, but they aren't horrible....it just means that I take off layers from time to time. It means that I'm not as cold as I always used to be.
About the original question of the biodenticals? We ask our family DR everything first. If he doesn't have an answer for us, then we start researching it on our own.....internet, word of mouth, .....
Edited by: LNSYLVSDOGS at: 2/13/2012 (08:02)
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