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#1 thisisme

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:28 PM

Just had a eureka moment!

Reading someone`s thoughts, on what she thought, caused her scleroderma. She believed Premarin prescribed as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was the start of her problems.

It caused a light bulb to explode! Wow, that was when all my problems started.

Can any of you ladies, relate to this, or is it just a coincidence?
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#2 jefa

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 12:05 AM

Hormones are on the list of potential Causes of Scleroderma. On this page follow the link to Hormones and Chromosomes in Scleroderma. You will see there is information on a 2006 lawsuit regarding another HRT drug, Prempro with scleroderma listed as a possible effect.

I resisted advice to take hormone replacement therapy as my mother had breast cancer.

You may want to read another active topic on possible scleroderma triggers.
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Jefa

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#3 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 04:09 AM

Prempro and Premarin are both made from the urine of pregnant mares (that's where they get the estrogen). I don't know about anyone else, but that sounds like something I really didn't want to be putting in my body. I'm pretty sure I'm a female of the homo sapiens species. Horses are, well, horses. How could their hormones be a good match for mine? :blink:

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:37 AM

That's funny. My trouble started when my doctor "cut" my dose of Premarin! It began as what the doctor thought was osteoarthritis in November and the following March I ended up in the hospital twice. By July, I was diagnosed with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (Lupus, Scleroderma, and Polymyositis). I already had Raynaud's.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 12:33 PM

Hmmmmm

I've been on an estrogen patch since my total hyst in 1995. I was diagnosed in 99 or 2000 hmm can't remember which one (foggy day).

Could be a connection.
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#6 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:34 PM

Huh! I was diagnosed 4 years, less a week, after a total hysterectomy~
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