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Stopped hormone replacement therapy and now have symptoms including insomnia. Dr prescribed ativan (lorazepam) for sleep. Which is safer, ativan (lorazepam) or hrt?

Depends. It depends on many factors: how long you have been in menopause, your personal and family history of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease...It also depends on the severity of symptoms. Only you and your doctor who knows your history can answer this best. Read more...
Hrt. The best treatment for insomnia is to find its cause, often hormonal imbalances and deficiencies may play a significant role and hrt may contribute to eliminating or improving the sleep disorder. Ativan (lorazepam) simply relieves anxiety, which is not dealing with the root of the insomnia. It may be associated with dependence and side effects, such as hangover, memory loss, etc. Read more...

Whats the latest on hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease?

Necessary ! Optimal and balanced hormones have been preven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke. Read more...
In women. When i was on the faculty of a medical school, i used to teach that women that did not take hormone replacement had a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than men at the same age. I think it needs to be started early and continued for the cardiovascular protective effect. Just my opinion. Many will disagree with me. But this statement is based on the hers study going on for many years. Read more...

What are healthy blood levels of estrogen when on hormone replacement therapy?

Invalid. There is no validity to following blood estrogen levels in order to adjust the dosage of hormone replacement. At age 32, I would not expect that you should need hormone replacement, unless you went through early menopause or had surgical removal of your ovaries. In postmenopausal women the dose is adjusted based on symptoms (hot flashes, sleep issues), not blood levels. Read more...

What are your views on hormone replacement therapy involving the use of premarin (conjugated estrogens)?

Only use for 1 thing. Hi. I know I'll get jumped all over for this, but I'd only consider systemic estrogen for one thing in postmenopausal women: relief of menopausal symptoms that can't be relieved any other way. To me, the risks outweigh the benefits. I'll get bruised & bloodied for saying that! Vaginal estrogen is fine & safe for atrophy of vaginal mucosa after menopause. Making Premarin (conjugated estrogens) is not nice for the mares! Read more...