MEGACE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Endometrial Cancer “I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer (very early stage) at age 40. As an alternative to hysterectomy, I tried hormone therapy: 160 mg Megace every day. endometrial thickness dropped from approximately 2 cm to a few mm in 6 months. No change in appetite. Skin oil production in the face dropped, which was great as I normally have oily skin. I had small uterine fibroids before Megace, which started to grow big and fast, which was the worst side effect.”

Ayse (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 5, 2016

For Endometrial Hyperplasia “This was by far the most horrible medication I’ve been on in my life. It did end the endometrial precancerous condition, but at great cost to my body and mind. The doctors also don’t tell you it is a steriod.My side effects included:Joint pain everywhere – steriods eat away the joints over timeHigh blood pressure – I didn’t have it before this medication, and I do nowEdema everywhere – including hands and faceHypoglycemia – had to drink orange juice and eat small meals to keep it under control.Nightmares and bad dreams – I never seemed to be able to get a deep sleepFatigue Unable to truly experience joy or emotion except angerEmotionally brittle – had to lie down whenever I got upset (and more than this will allow me to type)”

A Rose by any other name (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 10, 2015

For Endometrial Hyperplasia “I took this after I had surgery on my ovaries. It gave me bad insomnia, hot flashes and really bad weight gain. Once I was off of it I was ok.I am once again on Megace for Hyperplasia and I am experiencing hot flashes and weight gain once again, but now within the month that I have been taking it my blood sugar is going up and I am fatigued all the time.”

mackka December 3, 2014

For Endometrial Hyperplasia “Took 20mgs. of Megase for 4 months then 10mgs. for another 3 months and had NO side effects whatsoever. (I actually managed to lose some weight while taking this medicine.) It took some time for my complex hyperplasia without atypia to clear up, but my latest biopsy was clear from all hyperplasias and now on a regime of 10mgs. of Provera and will go back for a follow up in another 2 months. (I was actually kind of worried to change to Provera as I did so well and had no negative side effects while taking the Megace.)”

LindaJBU (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 30, 2012

For Weight Loss “Oncologist ordered it for mom’s stage 4 lung cancer symptoms. It did an amazing job increasing her appetite which helped her keep weight on.”

Eldest daughter June 9, 2012

For Cachexia “I’ve been down 3 surgeries in 11 months. Lost 60lbs and could not eat. I have been on Megace for 10 day’s and I have gained 17 lbs. UNREAL! I have eaten $200 in groceries and have no plans to stop. MEGACE has beyond a doubt saved my life. Side effects are little to none. Dry mouth/more frequent urination/”Incredible appetite”! I am in it for the weight gain. Today I feel so good and strong, I caught myself running home from the store. “

Soulcr8 January 26, 2012

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