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First Effexor XR, then HRT patch and progesterone pills, I would like to try an alternate protocol to control terrible Hot Flashes - especially horrific during the night. Any recommendations - there is strong family history of breast cancer.

By Anonymous February 23, 2009 - 4:30pm
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Thank you very much for the excellent information!

September 20, 2009 - 2:28pm
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Each and every one of you need to get in with a gynecologist who specializes in balancing your hormones. If you develop estrogen dominance (as I did at a young age), you are at a very high risk of developing breast cancer (as I did). I take Effexor for my hot flashes and depression since my hysterectomy. I now use ProgesterAll cream which was developed by Dr. John Lee (READ ALL OF HIS BOOKS!). I begin bio-identical hormone therapy with my new gynecologist here in Atlanta in October. PLEASE do not let your doctors keep prescribing estrogen! IT CAUSES CANCER!!!

August 7, 2009 - 12:11pm

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has tried this product and what your doctor had to say about it.

February 23, 2009 - 7:50pm
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I came across a new product called Evamist online, it's an estradiol transdermal spray for hot flashes. I have not tried it but it looked like an interesting alternative to other options. Below is the link to their site.


Check it out and good luck,

February 23, 2009 - 5:18pm
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