ESTRADIOL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Estraderm (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: “Only been on this patch for 2 weeks. Terrible heart palpitations and it raised my controlled blood pressure to the stage of doubling bp medication. I have had sore hips and pains thru body and weight gain already and itchy skin and constipation. So have ripped that patch off. Will do this menopause thing naturally.”

Sally (taken for less than 1 month) March 8, 2018

Vivelle-Dot (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: “I started on vivelle dot after taking several anti-depressants which only made my symptoms worse! I finally convinced doctors I did not need the anti-depressants. I take vivelle 0.375 in addition to progesterone. My postmenopausal symptoms were: hot flashes,3-4 hours of sleep nightly, brain fog, anxiety, weight loss, and many more. I am working closely with my doctor and vivelle dot has been life changing. It does take about 1 1/2 months for minor side effects of medicine to go away- be patient.”

Need normalcy (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 17, 2018

Femtrace (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: “In 2013 I was told by my gynecologist that all of my problems were related to the fact that My estrogen level was low And I was having Menopause symptoms. I thought I was losing my mind and my husband said, there was something really wrong with me. This medication is dispensed under other names And is the same medication. Just do a search on the Internet for medications with the same medicine under different names.”

Gone crazy February 6, 2018

For Postmenopausal Symptoms: “I was put on Estradiol when I was 38 after a hysterectomy. I had no problems with it. I recently wean myself off of it. I have felt horrible every since. Hot flashes, mood swings, depression. and anxiety. I was on it for almost 17 years.”

Sweet Dog January 2, 2018

Estrace (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: “Works great for vaginal atrophy. MD put me on 2 wks of 1mg nightly of vaginal estrace, followed by 1mg 2x a week. It’s a bit messy so may opt for the Mona Lisa Touch laser for atrophy in the long run, but this does help greatly with lubrication and plumping atrophied vaginal tissues. I went into menopause at 30 due to surgical menopause so this made me feel more confident about myself sexually.”

CityGal212 December 18, 2017

Estrace (estradiol) for Atrophic Vaginitis: “try using castor oil..and look up castor oil packs also”

simpletoo December 4, 2017

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