Q: Thanks Dearest.. what a great start.. having flunked a trial with Prempro miserably.. blood pressure after three weeks was up to 160/90.. I was interested to read the contents of my doctors next suggested experiment.. Combipatch.
Dearest: You're welcome, Martha. I thought it would be helpful for women to know exactly what each form of HRT is composed of. Again, I haven't done a final proof of it, so please don't pass the link around until I give the go ahead. I found some additional information in this month's Prevention
Magazine. I'll leave it up on the Web while I make some changes, but won't
ever add anything to the site itself until it's fully proofread.
As for having "flunked a trial with
Prempro miserably," it might have been a
blessing in disguise. First of all, it boggles the mind why any woman would
want to use any of the Premarin family of hormones -- Premarin, Prempro and
Premphase. Not only are the 1) conjugated estrogens made from horse urine
(which would be enough for most women not to use it, but 2) ERT is known for
raising blood pressure in many users and if that weren't enough, 3)conjugated
estrogens have been associated with elevated triglyceride levels -- which,
in turn, are associated with increased heart disease.
This is where I have the greatest
problem understanding hormone therapy and
why I've avoided using it, myself, plus the fact that I have a history of
phlebitis (blood clots) years ago -- coincidentally, right after I stopped
using birth control pills. Believe me, everything is connected, and having
little knowledge about hormone therapy then, I never made the association. However, one of the
things that hormone therapy is pushed for is to prevent
heart disease. I have difficulty understanding how hormone therapy can
prevent heart disease when I've heard tens of thousands of women in Power
Surge say they developed high blood pressure and/or elevated cholesterol
after using hormones.
Seeing as how it's those very two sets of circumstances --
elevated cholesterol -- that hormones claim are targeted and eliminated, it
makes no sense to me. How can something that so often *causes* a situation
also *prevent* that situation? Does anyone see the point?
Let's not forget the Provera in
Prempro, or the Provera women take with other
forms of estrogen. Dr. John Lee, when he visited Power Surge, called Provera
"poison." Dr. Vicki Hufnagel has published reports on how Provera causes
elevated cholesterol. Imagine using both Provera and Premarin together?
In the mean
time I am drinking the Revival and hoping it might do the trick
so I can skip this sampling of HRT... my latest trick is to mix it in my
blender and add four or so ice cubes in wiht the milk .. really tastes like
a thick milk shake! I feel like Im cheating!! Martha.
I have a great old malted machine that
makes frothy shakes, too. I'm going to
try my next Revival shake with that. Thanks for reminding me :) As for Revival, itself, I only
know what I've seen with my own eyes -- after 3 years of elevated
cholesterol, it's normal now after 10 months of using Revival. I haven't had
a hot flash in so long, I almost forgot what they feel like (I'm notcomplaining). I had such severe
depression a year ago that I thought nothing
would help and I preferred not using things like Prozac or Zoloft, although
I did find some help with St. John's Wort. Since starting Revival, I haven't
had any depression at all. I used to have to nap every day. I always felt
tired. I have more energy than I know what to do with now. The positive effects are so numerous,
but the general feeling of well being is
sowonderful, I can't imagine going a day without it. I'm glad you're having
success, too, as are so many other women.