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Hi Michelle,
Congratulations on your wonderful work and advocacy! I am 58 years old, and experiencing some weight gain, constant hot flashes, that exact heart squeeze and flutter you described, bouts of depression and sleeplessness and feeling just out of whack. I am very healthy, except for having had a serious medical crisis about 8 years ago: After flying to various destinations in a shot period of time (and not getting up from my seat while I was on planes), I returned home experiencing severe lung pain. Turns out I had a pulmonary embolism--a blood clod that landed in my lungs. Extensive testing showed that this was not caused by heredity, nor did I have any blood disorders. it was --as the doctors said -- a fluke. My gynecologist will not prescribe any form of hormone, because hormone therapy increases the risk of blood clots. Any suggestions? Thanks,

October 7, 2014 - 9:22am


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