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Re: [IP] giving up/Herbology

I have to almost laugh at my GP. When I was asking him about  
menopause,and mood swings, my wording was "IF I need to calm drastic  
mood swings, ..." about HRT.

His reply was "I don't think HRT is too safe. You can go to the  
nutrition place over here (*A Tony's GNC) and buy some Black Cohosh."

This, from a dude who just told me I can't use the group's online  
services because I am on Medi-Cal (Like a California's Medicaid... )  
and it would be 'illegal' for me to pay for service if I needed to.

BUT! I could go to some dang 'vitamin store' and BUY Black Cohosh.  
Unregulated and IMO expensive!  Thankfully, I haven't needed this  
crud. mood swings are indeed fairly mild in my case.

As Sue said about her fate being in the hands of someone making a  
living with her being 'ill', yeah, with GP's like this, *I* totally  
understand this.  Pointed questions to my group (Bristol Park Medical)  
and its' headquarters netted me no answers, but DID get me effectively  
'kicked out' of the local facility to an internist way over in  
Anaheim... Dr. Chun's excuse? "You need to see an internist. you have  
too many issues for us to handle" Is that nuts or what?

On Apr 25, 2008, at 9:37 AM, Sharon Brousseau wrote:

> Herbs to fight depression can be dangerous because they are not  
> regulated and or tested by the federal government. You should always  
> consult with a doctor or a mental health professional before taking  
> any psychotropic medication. Sharon
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marshall" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 6:55 AM
> Subject: RE: [IP] giving up
>> If you're not into Rx meds I've been told that taking
>> SAM-E, St. Johns Wart and OMEGA III might also work.
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