Monday, March 07, 2011

Just been to the doctor to find out about my blood test results.

(As an aside, this was the second sample taken within 7 days, as the first lot went missing. According to the lab, I was never there. Obviously my blood grew legs and went walkies, which is quite worrying!)

Anyway, doctor's referring me for further investigation. Among the possibilities are early menopause and polycystic ovary syndrome.
I've already been investigated several times for the latter, with inconclusive results, so it's probably menopause. Of course it's very early to say anything as hormones are notoriously hard to interpret, and we'll see down the line.

But if it is, I will have to consider HRT. This is something that I've always been in two minds about. My mother had it and it was a godsend for her, but there are too many risks associated with it, and how do I weigh the pros and cons? And there's also the controversy about the treatment of pregnant mares for the production of some of the hormones, which doesn't sit easy with me at all.

I'm not looking forward to having to make a decision :s

Edited to add: Mr Gent has just texted me that if the referral appointment is on a day he's not working he would go with me if I like. Now, isn't that sweet!
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    I am glad that you have someone so supportive in your life. I hope that these issues get straightened around with out to much trouble for you. Please take care of your self!
    3516 days ago
    Mah, i medici dovrebbero consigliare la terapia sostitutiva in base al tuo profilo, comunque aspetterei un po', forse l'ovaio policistico è l'ipotesi più accurata, comunque è difficile da diagnosticare senza una ecografia....comunque, credevo che perdere le provette fosse un'abitudine solo italiana. emoticon
    3516 days ago
    It is very sweet and supportive- esp from a guy!lol!
    your gonna make it thru this there's lots of good living to do!
    3517 days ago
    aww hope you get it all sorted out xx emoticon
    3518 days ago
  • KELPIE57
    I'm with the check out the natural options, and that is from someone who has been in perimenapause for many years! In my family we have breast cancer, so HRT is out for me... The good news is that the hot flushes my protect against later heart problems, and believe me, thinking of that does help, when your face lights up like a beacon!
    3518 days ago
    I hope you get the problems sorted out.
    How nice is Mr. Gent? Lucky you.

    Have a great week. emoticon
    3519 days ago
  • no profile photo LYFO12
    What a sweetie!! You are soooo lucky that Mr. Gent is so thoughtful! :))) As for menopause, I'm just in the beginning stages (I'm a late bloomer! LOL) of it...and it is HELL!!! LOL The hot flashes and night sweats are horrible and my doctor won't give me anything to help until I've been a full year in menopause. So I'm taking a natural supplement called Menosense and it seems to be helping. Another friend of mine went to see a homeopathy doctor and she's taking 2 small pills in the morning and 2 in the evening and she says they're a godsend..and it's all natural. So there are other options than HRT out there. Just weigh your options carefully before deciding what route you want to go. Hope your blood tests come out ok...I'm rooting for you! HUGS!
    3519 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/7/2011 10:12:58 AM
    That man grows on me, too! Funny, caring...

    Hope all goes well with the docs, Screwie. Personally I don't like the idea of HRT, but things have changed and improved since I last investigated it. Keep an open mind and I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    3519 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5759463
    hmmm.... seems we are in the same boat, so to speak. Still, hrt is not for me. I'm just don't want to risk it. I did take Premarin for 3 months about 10 years ago - for 3 months and developed a good sized fibroedenoma (coincidence? maybe) Good luck with the decision.
    3519 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    Vampires at the lab maybe? Sheesh!
    Don't envy you the decision either.
    Let us know how it goes.
    How nice that Mr. Gent is being so supportive too. He is quite something this guy. :-)
    Lex xxx
    3519 days ago
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