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Name: Elaine

Question:
I am a 45 year old female. 2 years ago I was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor in the suprasellar region. It was sitting on top of the pituitary gland and just in front of the optic chiasm. I had successful surgery to remove the tumor in June of '04 and I've had 2 clean MRI's since surgery. I was told that there is a 20% possibility of recurrence. I have read a great deal about the association between hormones and the growth of meningiomas. For example, many women have tumor growth during pregnancy.
I Am now experiencing symptoms of perimenopause (it seems I have a new symptom each week) and I would like information so I can decide if bioidentical hormones are safe for me with my meningioma history.
Thank You

Answer:
Dear Elaine:

The very first thing to do is ask your doctor, if in your case, you could use something. The natural bioidentical form will definitely be best for you, if his or her answer is yes.
If the answer is yes, then I will invite you to follow our patient empowerment program, do a saliva test, and submit the history form back to us, and then do a consultation for a suggestion of therapy to use. I will now send you the patient empowerment program to follow:
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To learn more about how we can help you get started on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and feel better through our “Patient Empowerment Program” click here http://www.bpharmacysolutions.com/hormone/overview.asp or post this in your web browser. This program was developed to assist you in getting started on the natural bioidentical hormones. It empowers you through knowledge and education to approach your physician and get the natural treatment you are looking for. We provide physician referrals, as part of our program.

The patient empowerment program is a full in-depth consultation with a consultant pharmacist whereby we evaluate your symptoms, lab work of your hormones (if performed), and any other pertinent laboratory results via phone consult. We then make an assessment and write a clinical consult note that includes recommendations for natural bioidentical hormones that you can provide to your doctor. If you have already discussed bioidentical hormones with your doctor or if your doctor refuses to prescribe them after reviewing our recommendations, we will provide you with a referral to a physician in your area that will prescribe bioidentical hormones.

We would like to help you feel better, and be your compounding pharmacy in the future. We ship all across the country, and accept hundreds of insurance plans for reimbursement.

After you fill out the consultation form, you will be contacted by one of our consultant pharmacists within 2 business days to set up a consultation. Alternatively, to get started you may call 1-800-728-0288 and request to schedule a consultation with one of our pharmacists or forward an email requests for a consult to info@bpharmacysolutions.com. We look forward to speaking with you.

Thanks,
Pete Hueseman, R.Ph., P.D.
10 years Power Surge Pharmaceutical Consultant
Ph. 1.800.728.0288 or 314.727.8787
Fax. 1.800.458.9182 or 314.727.2830
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