May 31, 2003 - 4:48 pm
My 4th and/or 5th round of chemo started me into medical menopause. Just finished 6th and last round of CEF and the FSH test determined for sure that I am in menopause. When a woman is early in menopause like I am, the ovaries are not totally shutdown, right? Doesn't that happen after she's been in it a while--it's not immediate right? I want to get my ovaries shut down so I can take Arimidex but don't need to get them shut down if they are fully down anyway but it doesn't make sense to me that it'd happen this quick. Want to get rid of as much estrogen as possible since my BC is estrogen and progesterone+ . 4th round was about April 14 and 5th was May 2 with 6th May23. Long enough to be totally shutdown already?