Help!!!!! advice please re: HRT withdrawalHi, please could anyone help with some advice about symptoms of HRT withdrawal. My mum was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with invasive ductal carcinoma. She had surgery 1 week ago and is now recovering from lumpectomy and node clearance. On the day of diagnosis she was told to stop HRT immediately because of the obvious link with oestrogen and breast cancer, and also DVT risk.
Mum has been on HRT for 30 years and is now struggling with withdrawal symptoms specifically hot flushes and lightheadedness.
She has been using homeopathic remedies sucessfully for many years to treat asthma, and this is her first choice re: treatment with her HRT symptoms. I have been trying to get her an appointment at Manchester clinic with a view to sorting this out alongside potential treatment with cancer specific treatment eg. Iscador(weleda)etc. We cannot get in till the end of april and so in the meantime I have spoken to homeopathic practitioners from weleda and other organisations to see if they could recommend homeopathic remedies to tide her over the worst symptoms.
I have received conflicting information re: remedies, and whilst I acknowledge the need for proper consultation and history within prescriptive medication, We need to know what to use to help her in the meantime.
I have been recommended Sepia, Pulsatilla, Graphites, and Glonoin to help with sweats and hot flushes which are her primary symptoms. However strength and dosage instructions are so varied I wonder if anyone can help to unravel what we should use?
Because of the acuteness of my mum's symptoms I was recommended Sepia 200c and also the other 3 remedies in 200c--dosage x2 per day for each. I was then told by another homeopath that 30c was adequate and that dosage should be limited to 1xweekly for Sepia, and that the other 3 remedies were in conflict and not ideal?
Basically, my mum is struggling with the surgery-post op discomfort etc, and we just want to minimise further trauma by her suffering severe HRT withdrawal symptoms added to it all. It is obviously better to have a proper consultation and prescribed remedies which is what we hope to have in Manchester, but in the meantime, I desperately need some advice as to what and how often she should take any or all of the 4 remedies mentioned previously to help with the flushing and sweats which are her main symptoms?
My mum's asthma is basically under control, and with the exception of when she gets a cold or chest infection, she manages with just a dose of Aconite 6c to combat tightness when out in cold air or strenuous excercise. She has also been recommended Arnica 30c to take post op to help with bruising and tissue repair.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated for the short term management of my mum's symptoms whilst we await an appointment at the clinic.
Can anyone advise as to remedy combination or dosage in the interim PLEASE!! or just guidance.
Astar on 2005-03-26
Graphites is suited to plump cold people who are constipated and get chilblains.
Sepia has a keynote that the insides feel as if they will drop out between the legs. Suited to tall slim women, hates to be contradicted , dislikes company yet hates to be alone.
Pulsatilla is pale , blonde easy going up to point then stubborn , cant eat rich food , prefers plain, Cant wear pure wool garments , is easily overheated - requires only light cloths on a cold day.
Leave glonium alone.
Both Arnica and silica will help with healing.
Dose I dislike the 200c as it can go over the top. Generally go down the low potency road on this one
Use 3x or 6x two or three times a day. The low potencies have a wider spread of affect and can be used more frequently.
As fir the right remedy - in light of the above - you chose
Best of luck .
My feeling is Puls .
passkey last decade
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