What I have been told, up to this point
Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:37 PM
I'm to take 500mg 2X/day, so I got Oscal. A re-check is to be done after I've been taking calcium for awhile. I'm to see my internist about getting me on an HRT... my previous internist felt I should try to "tough it, without HRT... I'm not sure what to think about this... to take, or not to take. Any who have experience this... good/bad results?
This feels almost like the day I was diagnosed withSclero ... I don't have first-hand experience withany of the above three things... other than having been going through, what feels like 50 years already under my belt withthe "Big Meno"
I have an app't w/ the endo, only not until March 27... he's that good.
There's also talk withboth the endo and ENT... that it might be good to aspirate the smaller nodule on the left side of my thyroid... Until they became aware of it via the ultrasound, I never even knew it was there, it's that small. The larger goiter.. on the right side turned out benign and it's said that it isn't interfering withmy swallowing. The ENT said that there is extensive damage to my esophagus, but I hope to get his report, as well as the Endo's reports, so I can go over it all before my
Thanks for any help you can give.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:08 PM
That was a lot of information for one day. I honestly don't know about any of the numbers you talked about in the first paragraph because I've never had problems with the endocrine system so no testing there. Are these numbers good, mild, moderate?
I've never been on HRT and my current rheumatologist doesn't want me on them. Some people do well with them and other don't. Please discuss this over with the doctors. It may be worth a try if it makes you feel better and helps with your symptoms. So glad the goiter was benign.
Please keep us informed sweetheart.
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 10:12 PM
I hope this helps shed some light.
Mary in Texas
Posted 21 February 2008 - 05:03 AM
As for the numbers... Apparently they are noteworthy, because the dr wanted me called and attention given to each.
Having not actually visited withhim yet, I'm sure I'll know more, once I see him. Also, getting more labs (re-takes) will be more telling. I started on Oscal only yesterday, so I'm going to ask that the labs be re-scheduled, so as to allow my system time withthe calcium regimen he now has me on. She had told me the labs would be 5 wks out, yet set them up for Feb 25th.
I AM concerned about being HRT, but as you suggested, I'll go over that withthe doctors.
I will keep you up on what's happening. Thanks a bunch, Janey!
Posted 21 February 2008 - 05:08 AM
Hopefully, I can feel better as you have been, should the patch be the chosen route. I would LOVE to be rid of the very things you named off... the hot flashes, bone health support, mood improvement, etc...... sounds really good to me!
Thank you... I feel there's hope now!