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by anne from california
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: high HDL
Replies: 2
Views: 409

high HDL

Hi everybody, Happy New Year! I've recently had some labs done for a life insurance application, and one of my numbers was flagged as high: HDL. I'm not sure what, if anything, to make of this (and I hope they don't use it as an excuse to crank up my insurance rates). Some numbers, all nonfasting: T...
by anne from california
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Importance of sleep interview by Rhonda Patrick
Replies: 21
Views: 3083

Re: Importance of sleep interview by Rhonda Patrick

I guess I should listen to the interview, but I, too, find this subject horribly depressing. I am lucky to get three hours of solid sleep a night. After that, I wake up every time I roll over, I think. Sometimes I get up and read, because it feels stupid to just lie there. Some nights are worse than...
by anne from california
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: mag threonate "bad trip"
Replies: 12
Views: 2750

Re: mag threonate "bad trip"

For whatever it's worth, I can take magnesium glycinate with no issues. But I've had to give up all forms of hormone therapy because I can't tolerate the progesterone in any delivery method and can't take any form of sleep aids. I discussed this with Dr. Anne Hathaway (hormone FMD) last summer, and ...
by anne from california
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women
Replies: 709
Views: 131048

Re: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women

I went off bHRT over the summer because of problems with bleeding. Hot flashes have been horrendous, so I've gone back on but at a lower dose--.025 E--which seems to be helping a little. But the progesterone is SUCH a problem for me! I can't tolerate the oral at all. I don't want a Mirena (too many ...
by anne from california
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Postmenopausal--anyone here NOT on bioidenticals?
Replies: 23
Views: 4163

Re: Postmenopausal--anyone here NOT on bioidenticals?

How are you coming off the hormones? My pharmacist said I could just stop, but I rather titrate down. Popping back in here to say that I titrated off hormone therapy--with estrogen, went from .050 to .0375 (two weeks) to cutting the .0375 in half for .018 (two weeks) to cutting .0375 into a quarter...
by anne from california
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Postmenopausal--anyone here NOT on bioidenticals?
Replies: 23
Views: 4163

Re: Postmenopausal--anyone here NOT on bioidenticals?

How are you coming off the hormones? My pharmacist said I could just stop, but I rather titrate down. I was on .050 estradiol and Dr. Hathaway is taking me down to .0375 for two weeks, then says to cut those patches in half (they're matrix) for the next two weeks, then stop. She didn't give me any ...
by anne from california
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Postmenopausal--anyone here NOT on bioidenticals?
Replies: 23
Views: 4163

Re: Postmenopausal--anyone here NOT on bioidenticals?

Thanks anne from california and TheresaB. After over 6 months on biodentical hormones and not feeling as well as before them, I've finally made up my mind to titrate off them. I've struggled with this decision, reading numerous studies and research on the subject. I can find none on women my age (6...
by anne from california
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Postmenopausal--anyone here NOT on bioidenticals?
Replies: 23
Views: 4163

Postmenopausal--anyone here NOT on bioidenticals?

I gave it my best try, but bioidentical hormones aren't working out for me. Too many side effects, despite lots of tinkering and expert advice from Dr. Ann Hathaway herself. So I will be weaning off. Are there any ladies here who are postmenopausal, NOT taking hormones, but doing other things instea...
by anne from california
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Happy to Report... (HRT-related update)
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Happy to Report... (HRT-related update)

My ultrasound came back showing no issues with endometrial thickness (4mm), despite breakthrough bleeding on estradiol and progesterone, and HMO gynecologist has backed off draconian position on biopsy and progesterone administration methods. I have moved patch to front (abdomen) rather than back (h...
by anne from california
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: More HRT Confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 2127

Re: More HRT Confusion

I luckily have had little trouble with patch adhesion, but lost track of what day of the week it was 3 days ago, ripped off my patch, folded it in half, and threw it away before getting into the shower. Once I was completely wet and soapy, I realized that I had just put the patch on the day before....

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