Hormone replacement therapy is a real controversial subject. I had my uterus and ovaries removed about eight years ago and was put on natural compounded estrogen (tri-est) and it has done wonders for me in many ways. It also helps prevent osteoporosis. I was diagnosed with lupus a couple of years ago and have been in a pretty bad flare for three years and none of the doctors that I've seen want me to stop taking it. I've seen three of the top rheumatologists in the large metropolitan city where I live. I've also consulted with my PCP. So I've been on HRP for eight years and have had lupus for 3. I don't believe there is a connection in my case. Don't you wish medicine were a more precise science.
Lupus, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin