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Hypoestrogenism 3 reviews 36 medications
   
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Osteoporosis 1 reviews 150 medications
   
10
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding 1 reviews 162 medications
   
9.0
Postmenopausal Symptoms 14 reviews 201 medications
   
8.2
Oophorectomy 7 reviews 34 medications
   
8.1
Atrophic Vaginitis 3 reviews 49 medications
   
8.0
Primary Ovarian Failure 2 reviews 35 medications
   
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Summary of Premarin reviews 31 reviews 8.7

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I was prescribed premarin 1.25 right after a total hysterectomy 11-1983. This was to help avoid at age 32 hot flashes, dryness in skin and hair, and protect my bones. Personal dryness. I took it for 20 yrs. Then when the doctors thought I was having a heart attack in in 4-2004 they took my off of it cold turkey. in 2-2009 I was found to have stage 1.5 breast cancer. Cancer dr. told me it was from taking premarin for 20 yrs. Should only been prescribed no more than 7 yrs. The cancer was caused by extra hormones. Extra hormones was driving my endometriosis that was the cause of removing everything in 1983. My cancer dr. said with my family background I was lucky never to had a major heartattack."

   
2.0

Kstd April 25, 2016

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For Oophorectomy "After a full hysterectomy in 2000 with both ovaries removed, I was given Premarin straight after surgery. My Dr now refuses to continue the treatment, and her colleagues will not prescribe as I am her patient. Now 3 months without and horrendous problems with lack of energy, emotional outbursts, hot flushes and vaginal skin tearing. Dr. still refuses because of cancer risk. I thought that would be MY choice: for better quality of life. What to do? Flew to Malaysia and bought OTC. Life getting back to normal now. Only side effect may be the slight bloating, but I'm careful what I eat and drink to reduce this."

   
9.0

CherryP (taken for 10 years or more) December 23, 2015

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I have been taking Premarin a little over a month and my hair is starting to fall out, I am having stomach issues now, including odd bloating, and I still have hot flashes every day. I used to take Enjuvia and it was the best thing ever, but it is no longer being manufactured or distributed. I can't seem to tolerate anything else. Does anyone know of something better? I take the highest dose of this without causing the High risk for Breast cancer...I wish this stuff would work for me :("

   
4.0

missinmyenjuvia December 12, 2015

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I have been taking this drug for 8mths. It was helping at first but the hot flushes are coming back more frequently now and I'm tearing up a lot lately. I had bloods done and asked if I could take a higher dosage as because the test showed I'm am definitely going through the change. She said no as it would increase my chance of breast cancer. I take .3 each night."

   
6.0

Catwo (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 15, 2015

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For Hypoestrogenism "I had cancer twice and my ovaries are not producing hormones because of it. I'm now an adult and still have not started my period. I'm only on .3 mg and it makes me eat more and my doctor says I'm growing so it's working so far."

   
10

Robinhood13 October 3, 2015

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I have lost 80 percent of my hair. I also have had bladder problems."

   
8.0

Decemberbug September 19, 2015

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I've been taking this for the past 15 years and haven't had any problems. I have an annual check up and so far, there hasn't been any concerns. I did have a urinalysis done for a quarterly blood pressure check up and there was a detection of blood in my urine. Not sure if it's as a result of taking the Premarin but, I made an appointment to go back to the doctor to follow up in 3 months."

   
9.0

notflashinghot February 9, 2015

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I had a hysterectomy 9 years ago and have been suffering with hot flashes, tired, no energy and lots of other symptoms. Went to my doctor and he did not want to give me any HRT but I could not cope anymore with some of the hot flashes tiredness no energy and numerous other symptoms so decided to go back to my doctor and ask again for something to help me this time he has prescribed me Premarin. Its early days yet but already my hot flashes are starting to subside seems to be starting to help great to at last get a tablet to help I am very pleased with the Premarin and no side effects."

   
10

lemonslice January 24, 2015

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) - I took Prempro for two years after becoming menopausal at age 40. When it stopped working a year ago, I was changed to a daily combination of Premarin 1.25 and medroxyprogesterone 2.5. Without HRT I experience irritability and irrational rage, hot flashes, and a non-existent sex drive. The current HRT which includes Premarin, works very well for me. It is frustrating how difficult it is for a woman in her 40s to be taken seriously by the medical community for complaints of low libido. (Consider Viagra, etc. for men). Every year my doctors suggest I give up this medication therapy that increases my quality of life 100%. I'm 43 and so far I'm winning, but I expect that I will have to keep fighting."

   
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devante9901 (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 14, 2015

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I went on the medicine at age 65 due to extreme dryness and constant yeast infections. The fantastic side effect is now I fall to sleep within one hour of going to bed. For six years, ever since menopause, I have had trouble falling asleep (averaging only 4 hrs of rest). The only change in my life was the Premarin pill. It helped the dryness and now I can function with 8 hours of sleep!"

   
10

kuli (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 19, 2014

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I was prescribed with Premarin vaginal cream to use for 2 weeks prior pap. I had total hysterectomy 9 months ago. I experienced severe acid stomach from this medicine. I have a history of stomach acid so I didn't put the 2 together. I took my usual med, avoided food that could trigger acid but to no avail. I suffered for 5 days of severe acid stomach until I decided to stop the cream that night. The following day, my stomach still sore but not acidic. I woke up with a headache. I didn't think the cream will affect me this way since its effects are limited in vaginal area. I was wrong. I can confirm that my acid stomach was due to Premarin vaginal cream."

   
6.0

Carlit a November 19, 2014

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Complete Hysterectomy: I was on Premarin started about 6 weeks after hysterectomy because I couldn't handle the restless leg syndrome and having to move all the time. I was put on 0.625 mg was on it from 2007 until 8 months ago. 5 weeks after doc took me off, my whole body and life went to double hockey sticks!! Anxiety, Severe! OCD crazy uncontrollable, and panic disorder through the roof. I am on Celexa 20mg daily and 1.75 mg broken into 6 doses. It works, but I don't understand it just doesn't work the same, I never had such bad OCD, anxiety, or panic like this while on and I want it back! I am gonna go get mamo if it comes back clean I'm going back on premarin! Will my life go back to normal? Will I feel like me again, and want to enjoy life? I have two appointments"

   
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blonddraider (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 21, 2014

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For Hypoestrogenism "I had a hysterectomy in 1980 and have been on Premerin 1.25 mg for 33 yrs and have no problems at all. I love my Premarin. I hope I can keep getting Premarin because there have been times Drs. give you hard time and I need to keep taking it. I have terrible withdrawals. So I need it. I get awful headaches and pain. "

   
10

Maggie568 July 7, 2013

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For Oophorectomy "I could not make it through one day without Premarin since I had my uterus removed. I take along with 24 mg. Bio-identical testosterone from Woman's International Pharmacy. Had the surgery in 1973 and suffered for so long, they even told me I had Lyme. I was bitten by a tick and crazy as it seems, these two hormones cured me. Go figure. I only use "name brand' Premarin like my mother and aunts used in the 50's when they used to combine Premarin and testosterone in one pill. I used to use that in the 70's 80's before bio-identical hormone cream. "

   
10

Maggie llltdia44 May 18, 2013

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For Oophorectomy "Premarin is great for reduction of discomforts caused by surgical menopause, hair, skin, sense of well being, sleep, moods and energy levels."

   
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I had a complete hysterectomy 10 years ago. (taken for 10 years or more) May 9, 2013

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For Primary Ovarian Failure "Worked great for many months. Then I started noticing my hair falling out, bladder irritation, and then the dark spots that were staying put while the rest of my summer tan was fading. It was great while it lasted though."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 17, 2012

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I have just started taking Premarin and I must say, the night sweats are gone along with the irritability. I have so much more energy then I know what to do with and my libido is back!"

   
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sandyfl2 (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2012

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I've been on it almost 3 years. I had to start using this in my mid twenties. I can use very little to the normal amount every 3 days or so. I go by how I feel more then anything. I do notice belly swelling the next day and I do get headaches if I use to much. Other then that I love this and I'll keep using it. Make sure you get your yearly check ups/blood work and you'll be fine."

cdluce February 13, 2012

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "No side effects at all after taking for many years. Now not freely available at my current location."

   
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Anonymous January 18, 2012

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For Osteoporosis "Have been on hormones for 25 years. Mom died at 59, Dad at 55. I am 79, still play active tennis = weight training- golf and do not have the usual aches and pains. If you do not have any serious illness get on the hormones."

   
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Anonymous September 27, 2011

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For Primary Ovarian Failure "I couldn't take Premarin for about 5 years when I needed to because of cancer. I had bad symptoms. You name it - as far as having a hard time while being in my "change" period, I had them all. When the doctor finally put me on Premarin and it took effect I could have jumped for joy. I was myself again. I loved being on it. All the symptoms went away. I was so thankful. I was on it for many years. I tried to cut back at times but all the bad feelings would come back. Last year my doctor took me off it. He told me to take Estrace. It would be better for me. I'm having a hard time. Estrace does not work and my symptoms are back with a furry. I'm trying to find a doctor that will give me Premarin. "

   
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Anonymous August 31, 2011

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For Oophorectomy "Had ophorectomy 8 years ago. On second week started to have terrible hot flashes, couldn't sleep any more. Doctor started me on all you can name before trying Premarin. Since Premarin got my life back. Several times again Doctor tried to decrease the dose and ween it, in order to complete stop. I went into deep depression crying all the time and back to nightmare again. So thanks to Premarin I'm a normal human being again. As a floor nurse on a cardiac floor have talked to several ladies in their seventies that still taking Premarin daily. My actual dose for years has being 0.65 mg daily."

   
9.0

happy camp August 28, 2011

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I had surgery in 1995 and the other half in 2004. I have been taking Premarin since then. I am now going through a divorce. Because of depression, I stopped taking my medicines. NEVER AGAIN. The past two months have been hell without my Premarin. Not sleeping because of night sweats, hot flashes all day and just feeling like I have no energy. I have started back for 6 days now and can already feel the difference. I will never stop taking Premarin again."

   
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Anonymous July 5, 2011

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Use after several years resulted in significant hair loss; had to discontinue due to this uncommon side effect."

   
7.0

Anonymous February 4, 2011

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For Hypoestrogenism "I have taken .9 Premarin (natural estrogen) for 23 years (after my uterus was removed at 34 and symptoms developed), and I am just fine (unless I don't take it). Any attempt to use any oral artificial estrogen made me very sick and the patches left red welts that lasted for months. So I have stayed with oral Premarin, and although I don't appreciate the way horses are treated in order to produce it, I am very grateful that it stops the severe sweating, hot flashes, shakiness and weakness that comes if I miss it for a day or two. It did not prevent osteoporosis. I do look 15 years younger than I should - possible good side effect. 23 years and no problems."

   
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southernutahlady October 14, 2010

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