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Treatment for hot flushes after hysteroctomy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am taking premarin .03mg, I feel like a still get some hot flashes without it, and my doctor wants me off of it, I have had a hysteroctomy, and also if you quit does it cause more facial wrinkles, I am a young 68 and active.
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello
Doctor :   so since how long have you been on the medication >?
User :   since 1990 I started at the full dose of 625 but am now down to .03 I get along ok taking it every 2 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what are your present symptoms ?
User :   I have tried to quit cold turkey and I still get some really warm feelings once in a while and I am concerned about skin firmness. My doctor says I am not taking enough to make a difference with that. She says the risks are way to high to be taking it.
Doctor :   ok well as far as your concerns
Doctor :   no dont worry your skin wont have wrinkles if you stop it
Doctor :   you should taper down the dose and not go complete stop
Doctor :   and i too feel its not a good idea to be on it for this long duration
User :   Ok, well you and my doctor are on the same page with this, I can live with an occasional flash, but not wrinkles, I don't look my age and you know how us gals are.
Doctor :   well dont worry you will remain as pretty as you are
User :   Thank you for answering my question I just wanted another opinion.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   Ok that is all
Doctor :   good bye
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