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A 53-year-old female asked:

Im on ridaq 12.5mg and pharmapress 10mg for high bb is it safe to still take my estro-pause 2mg for hrt?

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Dr. Marsha Nunley
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Because you have high blood pressure, you are at greater risk for blood clots. It might be better to change to a topical form of estrogen such as a patch or a compounded cream as this has a lower risk for blood clots. Of course dietary and lifestyle changes to normalize your BP and get off the medications would be ideal.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Agree with switch to transdermal. Also, I would add that the 2mg dose is perhaps too high, and the dose itself would contribute to issues!
Jan 23, 2013
Dr. Nancy Parry
56 years experience
NO: 2 mg is too high. You should not use more then 1 mg. You have to use Progesterone also to balance the estrogen even if you have had a hyster. Progesterone, not the synthetics, stimulates the p53 gene to protect you from cnacer.
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