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Gynecomastia/ Cirurgy/ Tamoxifen = Pain?

Discussion in 'Hormones' started by Folk, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Folk

    Folk Senior Member

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    Hey... Strangely I think I've never wondered about that.

    I'm a man and I've had gynecomastia when I was a teenager. I took Tamoxifen wich is an antagonist of the estrogen receptor in the breast tissue.

    It work a little but I ended up having cirurgy to reduce my breast.

    Not much after that my pains started.

    I've seen that they are relating estrogen to CFS/ME and FMS. (http://simmaronresearch.com/2014/12/age-patterns-mecfs-hormones-autoimmunity-viruses/)

    I wonder if anyone have more info on that!?

    Could I have messed with my estrogen levels?
     
  2. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

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    Have you ever had your testosterone or prolacin levels measured?
     
  3. Folk

    Folk Senior Member

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    Yes, got my tests today, they're both ok.
     
  4. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    The other factor in your post in surgery. I also wonder how much of a factor surgery is.
     
  5. Folk

    Folk Senior Member

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    Yes I've wondered about that too... more because of the anesthesia... But I really don't think ti could be the root cause.
    It's probable that most CFS/ME and FMS patients never went trhough surgery
     
  6. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    I don't know that it's specifically the surgery, but rather the trauma of surgery and the stress. Genetics + stress + hormone dysregulation could = CFS.
     
  7. Aurator

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    I don't think that's an unreasonable hypothesis, and could ultimately prove valid at least for a cross-section of PWME. Does anyone know whether we have a poll anywhere on the site re people's history of trauma/serious illness? I'm an identical twin, have had a very similar life to my sibling, except for the fact that I spent some time in Intensive Care following a road accident many years ago which left me with multiple injuries. Unlike me, he doesn't have ME/CFS.
     
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    You still on estrogen antagonists?
     
  9. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    @Aurator researchers would love to take a look at twins. If only they could get funded...
     
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  10. Aurator

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    Yes, it would seem to be a logical way of trying to identify and account for patterns of deviation from certain norms. In the long run it might also save a great deal of needless research up blind alleys.
     

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