Dr. David,I have attached an article, but you don't have to read it unless you want. I'll tell you what it says. http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh22-3/220.pdfIt says that they did a study with postmenopausal women and alcohol congeners--the alcohol was removed and all that was left were the phytoestrogens. In all cases, the women's FSH went DOWN, by more than 10%, meaning their estrogen rose, presumably by that amount. They were not breast cancer patients--so they were NOT on AI's, which means there must have been a fair amount of estrogen there to consider (from adrenals, testosterone
, etc.).There are lots of studies that say that zometa doesn't work to kill dtc's in women until they are completely free of estrogen. It doesn't work on pre-menopausal women only on tamoxifen
for example. They need goserlin.I started my zometa, and 4 months later, my doctor told me it was o.k. to drink a glass of red wine each day. He must not have been thinking of those studies or he never would have said that. And I didn't know about it at the time. So for 9 months I drank a glass of red wine every day.Now I have stopped, because I know that wine increases estrogen, and the zometa won't work without it. But I am afraid that during that 9 months, maybe some of the dtc's matured and left the bone marrow. Or do you think the dtc's all got killed in that first 4 months, when I was NOT having wine?Help! I am really worried that it is too late. That the dtc's have already gotten away, and even though I am still taking zometa and having no wine, that won't kill the ones that went to other organs during that 9 month period.