ESTRING: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Atrophic Vaginitis “Used to help with painful intercourse but no longer helps. I have burning stinging sensation that has gotten worse. Only problem is when I take out the estring, about 2 weeks later itching and irritation is back. Is this how menopausal women feel without any help? I do not want to keep using this until I get a 2nd opinion that if its safe for long term use. I definitely helps a little. I’ve been using it for maybe 2 or 3 years.”

Juby December 3, 2017

For Atrophic Vaginitis “I had a hysterectomy in my 20’s and was on premarin for 20 years. I’m currently in my 60’s and about 6 years ago, I found sex painful, in large part because of vaginal atrophy and dryness. I have been using Estring for 5 years and it has helped. Putting it in and removing it takes practice. I insert it by pinching it and slipping it in sideways. It flips once it’s inside and with a gentle shove, positions itself where it belongs. Removing it involves a split second of discomfort as it flips on its way out.I swim and bathe with it. Often, remove it for intercourse since my partner would feel it. I have occasionally had some belly pressure and thought I might have a UTI. Removing it for a day helped. No weight gain; just of a lot of walking!”

Simka (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 1, 2017

For Atrophic Vaginitis “I had a hysterectomy @ 22 so my Dr. prescribed this over a year ago. I’m not as dry but still pain from the thinning of the walls. Hopefully after a longer time this will get better.”

mirehc (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 15, 2017

For Atrophic Vaginitis “I have been post menopausal x 10 years due to my ovaries being removed. When I first put the ring in it was very painful. (why is it so large and relatively inflexible?!) I went to sleep and by morning it was much better. It must have moved up to a place that had more room nearer the top of my vaginal cavity. I couldn’t feel it anymore. I can’t say I really noticed much of a difference though after 3 months. The worst part was that I couldn’t get it out. It was up so far that I could feel the top of it with my longest finger but I couldn’t hook it. I had to go to the doctor to have it removed and that was very uncomfortable. It was not good for me at all. Maybe better for women who are just entering menopause.”

janlan02 September 2, 2017

For Atrophic Vaginitis “Very effective related to dryness but stopped when urethra opening turned black.”

KatyAA (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 23, 2017

For Atrophic Vaginitis “I started using estring ring a little over a month and a half ago. I was unsure if I really wanted to walk around for 90 days with this object in my vagina. I thought I would be able to feel it. I was so totally wrong! Finally after having it in my possession for a month I finally inserted it and waited for results. Menopause had caused my vagina walls to become thinner and dryer. Sex with my husband was frustrating! I still wanted to be intimate but my vagina was not cooperating! So here we are at the almost 2 month mark, and I am totally satisfied with my ring! My walls seem to have more elasticity, lubrication, and it feels like it belongs to me again!! I do not feel it at all, and my husband says it does not bother him.”

Cut63 July 19, 2017

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