1. Since my hyst I've been on the climara estrogen patch. Great results! However, the study on taking estrogen alone won't be out until 2005! I take the estrogen for family hx of heart disese and osteoporosis. Anyone else in this dilemma of whether to stop the hormone? If you stop, do you wean off and what do you do next? Soy? My MD is in the process of changing his practice to a one person practice, but I will get to him with this! Just wondering if anyone has any ideas.
    Here's a linnk to the study on estrogen/progesterone that they just halted.
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  3. by   fedupnurse
    I was just about to post a similar question. My mother has been on HRT for 20 plus years and I wonder if she should stop. She's on Prem/Pro combo. She's at risk for stroke due to narrowing of her cerebral vessels. Guess I'll give the gyno a call and see what the deal is.
  4. by   oramar
    These latest study results are for women on the progesterone/estrogen combination. Some of the reports are not clear on that. All the women taking this combination still had a intact uterus. Apparently the idea behind giving the combo to this group is that it protected against uterin cancer. I am on a very low dose estrogen only because I do not have uterus. I intend to keep doing it for sometime to come.
  5. by   Q.
    Can anyone tell me the difference between Prempro and Premarin? The study seemed to focus in on Prempro.

    Also, aren't OCPs a progesterone/estrogen combination? I have been taking them for 10+ years, despite a strong history of estrogen receptor breast cancer in my mother and family.
  6. by   moonchild20002000
    Susy K,
    Prempro is a progesterone/estrogen combo,used for women that have a uterus. Premarin is estrogen only,used for women with no uterus.

    Talk to your GYN about your OC's.
  7. by   Hardknox