78 Year Old Leukemia Remission Doc says take Estrogen????

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by funnygirl1960, May 1, 2004.

  1. funnygirl1960

    funnygirl1960 New Member

    My mother’s new doctor just ordered this and my mother is fit to be tied. She had wonderful news her first visit with him. He told her if she hadn’t had told him she had Leukemia he would have never known, her blood work came out clear. This was wonderful news as anyone knows, but her concern now is this Estrogen, Progesteron combo he wants to put her on at the age of 78 years? She was told it would help with her Ostio etc.. Does anyone have some advise on this issue. At the age of 78 years, The last thing my mother wants to worry about is lumps in the breast and all the other risk that come with taking Estrogen with past problems of "strokes," (blood clots) heart problems ? Etc. she just never heard it done at this age. She ask if she should get a 2nd. Appt, possibly from an arthritic specialist or bone doctor. My mother feels so good these past several months and says that if the Leukemia has leveled out, then, let’s thank God for THAT and not try to "fix" anything else at her age. Why run any more risks?
    The name of this new prescription is PREMPRO 0.3mg/1.5mg tablet one a day.
  2. florenceb

    florenceb New Member

    My sweet, petite English neighbor who is about 78 was given estrogen only I think because she has a slight heart problem. The lady walks everywhere! She drags out the trash, etc. Anyhow, I think she stopped becuz she started having periods: she described them as somewhat smelly. Can you imagine!!! The last thing you need is a period at that age. I think it is now questionable whether estrogen should be used post menopausal. Blood clots and stroke are a REAL concern for ALL women. I would get a second opinion.
  3. DharmaGirl

    DharmaGirl New Member

    Hello Funnygirl!

    Has anyone mentioned to her incorporating soy foods into her diet? There is so much research out there on the benefits of soy for menopausal women. The phytoestrogens in soy is a great way to get estrogen naturally. Dr. Christiana Northrup has a book out covering the subject and i'm sure you could find information on Dr. Andrew Weil's website: drweil.com. Good luck!