As I always say (whilst stealing an expression), "They'll only take away my estrogen when they pry it out of my cold, dead hands." :)
(Another Totally True Story from My Absurd Life follows)
Ironically, no sooner had I posted this pronouncement of my firm convictions, than I got a message from my prescription mailorder service that my beloved estrogen patch was on backorder from the company and unavailable for at least 6 weeks. Alas!!! They sent me trudging from local pharmacy to local pharmacy this week, cane in hand, in a desperate but futile search...begging, pleading for them to look once again for a misplaced box that might fulfill my needs in the meantime. But no luck.
Since I've also had nasty reactions to the adhesives on all the generic patches I've tried over the years, I called my gynecologist's office to see if they had samples, and could write a new scrip if I find one that doesn't rot my skin. Of course, my fabulous gyno (for 35 years) has just
retired and the new one knows nothing about me or my history. They will give me a couple of patches on Monday, but only offered "and then we'll see" and refused to say a new scrip would be forthcoming.
It's too soon for my insurance to cover another office visit. Wonder which of my other docs I can hit up for this?
(With apologies to Filmmaker for hogging the thread.