Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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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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    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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