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UNUSUALLY HIGH OESTROGEN - MENOPAUSE

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Laineybo
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Re: UNUSUALLY HIGH OESTROGEN - MENOPAUSE

Hi Sunny day

Sorry about the late reply - couldn't find the thread.Ididnt have an onc just the surgeon as I had no rads or chemo

He was not concerned about the high oestrogen  levels and just said that it was very common when almost at the end of the perimenopausal phase and immediately before the sudden drop off in levels when becoming post menopausal x

 

sunnyday
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Re: UNUSUALLY HIGH OESTROGEN - MENOPAUSE

Thank you for your post Laineybo - it was reassuring to hear that I am not alone, especially as my Oncologist said that I was something of a medical mystery!  Not really what I wanted to hear!  Was the problem explored at all, or was your Oncologist not too concerned about this? Best wishes to you x     

Laineybo
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Re: UNUSUALLY HIGH OESTROGEN - MENOPAUSE

Hi Sunny day

I had a blood test aged 58 which showed high levels of oestrogen  so I remained on tamoxifen.At age 60 this October I had another test which showed no levels of circulating estradiol at all-the falling off the cliff effect.The GP said this   

 effect was not uncommon so you may find your oestrogen levels in the blood will plummet.I am now taking anastrozole

Good luck to you

 

 

 

sunnyday
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Re: UNUSUALLY HIGH OESTROGEN - MENOPAUSE

I am still worrying about this but seeing the Oncologist next week.  One thing I have read is that one of the main causes of oestrogen dominance is adrenal fatigue - does anyone have any knowledge of this?  When I had pneumonia and pneumococcal septicaemia several years ago now I was told that I had a problem with my adrenal glands and that I would need to take a steroid for the rest of my life.  Nothing more was ever said about this though and my GP was quick to dismiss it when I queried it with him at a later date!  I am pinning my hopes on this, and hoping that something can then be done to reduce my oestrogen levels.  It doesn't help that I had been reading a book "Oestrogen - Killer in our Midst" when I was told about my oestrogen level being unusually high for someone considered to be in menopause - it made quite frightening reading!  I'm hoping that someone will have some experience or knowledge of this.  Thank you x  

Lizzy_BCC
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Re: UNUSUALLY HIGH OESTROGEN - MENOPAUSE

Hi Sunnyday, 

 

I am sorry to hear about the confusion you have been experiencing. Hopefully one of our users will be along soon in order to offer their support.

 

In the meantime do give our support line a call at 0808 800 6000 who will be able to offer advice and support on the menopause and Tamoxifen.

 

Best wishes,

 

Lizzy 

sunnyday
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UNUSUALLY HIGH OESTROGEN - MENOPAUSE

Following my annual appointment with my Oncologist I had a blood test to see if I was menopausal (I'm 52 and haven't had anything for 23 months).  The result came back that I had an unusually high level of oestrogen and she wants to investigate this before deciding whether I should change from Tamoxifen.  She actually sounded more surprised than concerned, so I am naturally hanging on to this fact.  My cancer was oestrogen positive and so I am obviously worried and anxious about this.  I have read on the internet (following various Googles as we do!) that at about the time of menopause or just prior to it women can have unusually high levels (oestrogen surge), before it drops right off.  Does anyone have experience of this?  I am really hoping that this is normal and nothing for me to worry about (but of course I will!).  Thank you x