I want to do some research on this for you. I will ask one of our "Rock Star" docs. I actually think we have some video clips on this very topic. So many women are faced with this. They want to block your estrogen production because you must have had estrogen positive breast cancer? Correct?
There are different schools of thought on this. There is no question that there needs to be more research done for women with regard to breast cancer and estrogen. Let's ask Dr. Jay Harness and see what he has to say about this.
I know, if it was me....I'd rather take a low dose estrogen patch. It becomes a quality of life issue. But, that's just me. I'm not a doctor. I just know what it's like to be hormone deficient and it wasn't good for me at all.
There are also some foods and beverages you should stay away from that can trigger hot flashes and night sweats. There are products on the market...for night sweats. Like, air conditioning units on wheels. Wicked pajamas that keep the sweat away from you. A cool thing called a chillow pillow. Helps regulate the body temperature when it starts to do up. These things are all in the product section of the site. And you'll see an article in nexts months Better Homes and Gardens on night sweats. They interviewed me about what women can do to help with night sweats.
Let me research Dr. Harness's videos and see if we have any video of him talking about this. So many women are just left to suffer after their surgery. It makes me so mad when I hear this. I've been asked this question over and over again.
I'm going to ask the question to our community......Any other women who are having the same symptoms?
Has anyone been prescribed a low dose estrogen patch after breast cancer surgery?
How about an anti-depressant? There are new studies that say a low dose anti-depressant helps with hot flashes and night sweats. That's from a fairly recent study. I don't know why it would help hot flashes and night sweats. But let's see if we can find some answers.
More to come on this topic..........
Thanks for sharing, Daryl.