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Hormone Replacement Therapy Harrisonburg VA

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M Slusher
(540) 434-3831
2291 Evelyn Byrd Ave
Harrisonburg, VA
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1041 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1959

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(540) 437-1296
1992 Medical Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA
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(540) 438-1314
119 University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA
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English, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1986
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Hospital: Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va; Page Memorial Hospital, Luray, Va
Group Practice: Shenandoah Women's Healthcare

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(540) 434-3831
2291 Evelyn Byrd Ave
Harrisonburg, VA
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Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1986

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(706) 291-1754
1751 Erickson Ave
Harrisonburg, VA
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
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2291 Evelyn Byrd Ave
Harrisonburg, VA
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1992 Medical Ave
Harrisonburg, VA
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119 University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1993

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(540) 434-5546
2015A Reservoir St
Harrisonburg, VA
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Male
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Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1981

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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Ear Pain

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June 30, 2009: 9:22 am: Dr. Neil Ototoxic Drugs

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Ear Pain

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A lady explained:

I have recently started taking HRT [hormone replacement therapy] (estrogen only) via a transdermal patch 50mcg, for the last 11 weeks. Since starting HRT I have had a constant pain deep inside my left ear, with intermittent nerve pain radiating behind the ear. It can happen anytime and last from 1 min to 1 hr to all day.

My doctor has examined my ear but can not find anything wrong. I decided to stop the HRT for one week. The pain subsided quite dramatically, however my menopausal symptoms got worse. My doctor suggested I start a lower dose 25mcg. With the lower dose, the pain is mild compared to what it was, (I can live with it), the pain behind the ear has gone and my menopausal symptoms are manageable.

Do you think HRT could have caused this ear problem?

I haven’t heard of ear pain specifically associated with HRT, although it is a reported side effect of Progesterone and a number of “hormone” drugs, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that is what is happening. (Incidentally, a number of antidepressants have ear pain as a side effect too—all the SSRIs for example.)

The fact that when you stopped the HRT the pain went away is very strong circumstantial evidence that the pain was indeed related to the HRT. Also, the fact that the pain came back when you restarted the HRT is strong corroborating evidence. The clincher is that taking a reduced dose gives you reduced pain.

Obviously, taking the lowest dose that will control most of your symptoms is a wise way to go. Alternately, you could dump the HRT completely and use alternate medicine—herbals, etc. which can help relieve your symptoms without the painful side effects.

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  1. carrie Says:
    after publication. --> February 20th, 2010 at 6:03 am

    I started hrt combined and within 10 days ear drumming started,I think there is a connection although my doctor says otherwise so I have now stopped hrt to see if the ear trouble subsides.

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