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Atrophic Vaginitis 27 reviews 45 medications
   
7.5
Atrophic Urethritis 2 reviews 40 medications
   
6.5
Summary of Estrace Vaginal Cream reviews 29 reviews 7.0

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "So - I was prescribed this and was shocked when I went to the pharmacy and she said $135. Dr. never mentioned this. I said "doesn't my insurance pay anything on this?" She checked and said "It's normally $350.00" or something. I was really angry. Angry, embarassed and this whole experience is humiliating to women. Why do I think a prescription of Viagra has a co-pay of like $10?? IT'S TIME TO STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST WOMEN. Especially us older women!!! That is ridiculous!!! I did not buy it, I was so angry. I may.... but I doubt it. I was prescribed this with an oral progesterone -- any one have experience with these two items combined? Thanks for letting me air that - take heed, Big Pharma."

twistedK (taken for less than 1 month) January 23, 2016

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "Side effects of break through bleeding and little relief from thin tissue does not warrant the cost if over $300 with co-pay of $75. This is price gouging for a cream that should cost no more than $20 at the very most -- and I'm being generous. Over priced meds are out of control. I won't bother using Estrace anymore."

   
4.0

Sharonnothappy22 (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 23, 2015

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "Used as directed and not sure it did much, truthfully. I have been having bio-identical estrogen and testosterone implants and that does seem to be very effective. Also, OTC product called Luvena (Restorative Vaginal Moisturizer, pH balanced) is super effective and doesn't cause the stinging and break through bleeding of Estrace. Luvena is significantly cheaper than insanely over priced Estrace ($300 or a $72 co-pay). Really, Estrace should cost about $15 and not the criminally high price it is Bottom line: Not a fan of Estrace and certainly not worth the $72 co-pay for stinging and bleeding for me at ten years post menopause."

   
5.0

Sharongreen1432 December 20, 2015

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I was experiencing very painful intercourse with tearing. I have used this medication exactly 3 times it has improved sex 99% already. Some pain on insurtion, but none during intercourse for the first time in years! I have no doubt it will get better as my body's estrogen levels improve.. So thankful. I am 55 yrs old."

His Wife is back!!! November 15, 2015

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I have been using 1mg every night for 12 days and am not sure if I can tolerate my side effect symptoms much longer to see if the cream actually works to diminish extremely painful intercourse due to dryness. I now have very tender breasts, a constant mild headache, and swelling, tenderness, and dryness of the external genitalia almost since the first day that I started using the cream. The only good effect so far is that my libido does seem to be heightened. So now I feel 'sexy' again but can't do anything about it because of all my discomfort! I plan on continuing using the cream at every third day intervals for 2 more weeks to see if my side effects subside. If I am still miserable, I will stop the medication and look for a non prescription vaginal moisturizer as my last hope for a continued sex life."

Notwright October 7, 2015

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I have been using estrace vaginal cream for 8 weeks now, about 2 x a week and it has helped my vaginal dryness and prolapse but I am experiencing side effects, anxiety, bleeding gums, joint and muscle pain, problems with sleep. I don't like this. I am going to look for a more natural estrogen."

   
5.0

SheMac August 9, 2015

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I started using Estrace two years ago after major perimenopause symptoms. Around this time my periods stopped and I did find quite a bit of relief from vaginal and urethral pain and dryness as well as frequent urination and burning. Have gotten along fairly well with several short flareups until recently when I have had a return of my symptoms even though I am still using the Estrace. Any suggestions or experience with this?"

   
9.0

Cindy P July 3, 2015

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"I had one area inside my labia that bothered me after sex. The dr said he thought it was Lichen. He gave me a sample of Estrace cream. I only massaged a small amount in the affected area. It took a few days for the discomfort to fade. After a week I noticed that my labia was tighter, not so flabby. My libido increased too. I wish I could bathe in this! It's a "facelift" for your vagina."

   
10

India Anne June 1, 2015

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "Rootsgal, they generally say it takes 3-6 months to have full effects. It takes time to rebuild the vaginal tissues."

   
9.0

Angel47 April 30, 2015

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For Hypoestrogenism "I had a complete hysterectomy over 6 years ago. It has been a real battle trying to regulate my hormones. Testosterone pellets helped some but not worth the beard that comes with it. I don't know what is in this exactly but it has done wonders for my libido. My husband wants to make sure I never run out..."

   
10

Yorkie Lover (taken for less than 1 month) April 2, 2015

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I started taking Mimvy for severe hot flashes and it helped right away. About 2 years later, I started feeling stinging, after sex when I peed. I am 54 in menopause. It, did not get better using the Vag Fem pill, so I called back, once the dose was almost out. I was then prescribed Estrace, and I have been using it for about (3) weeks. We finally had sex, and it was a tiny bit better, but I felt like "the walls", are as thin as a balloon. Really painful throbbing afterwards. Does it take a certain amount of time, to achieve the best result? My OBGYN never said anything about any "length of time". Overall, I am about 20% better."

RootsGal March 24, 2015

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "USE IT OR LOOSE IT. Was prescribed Esctrace cream for dryness & painful sex. once a day for 2/weeks, then twice a week. 10 days and dramatic improvement. Here is the deal; waiting for 2 weeks before attempting sex. After 5 days I was able to do it with no problem. Not really enjoyable, but not painful at all. Best time was first in morning for a couple of minutes But if morning not an option, then a couple of minutes at night. but before inserting the cream so you don't accidentally take it all out."

   
8.0

Lola1964 January 30, 2015

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For Atrophic Urethritis "No change in urinary frequency or urgency."

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 16, 2014

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "Just posting an update from my last post a few months ago. The hypoallergenic estradiol (basically, a compounded version of Estrace from a compounding pharmacy) continues to be very effective for me - relieving vaginal burning/pain and urinary urgency/frequency. For women out there suffering those issues in perimenopause (when it hit me), know that it was suggested that I had interstitial cystitis and that I was off-base when I told doctors I was reacting badly to propylene glycol and glycerin, ingredients in many vaginal products. The compounded version of Estrace has been SO helpful for me and after many painful, difficult months, I feel myself again. "

   
9.0

Leyaleo (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 3, 2014

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "At 46, I began having UTI's, urinary frequency/urgency, and burning vaginal dryness. I was prescribed Estrace, but the standard formula caused me burning as well. However, a compounded version of estradiol in a hypoallergenic formula has been very helpful. My vaginal burning has stopped, and the urinary urgency/frequency has improved dramatically over the last 2+ months. I think Estrace can be very helpful, and if you're sensitive to it (the propylene glycol can be an irritant), a compounded version can be extremely helpful."

   
8.0

Leyaleo (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 9, 2014

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I'm 48 years old, and my Doctor has recently prescribed me Estrace Vaginal Creme because intercourse was becoming unbearable. Very painful and I was tearing! Geez! So far, the vaginal pain and dryness seems to be decreasing, as I've been only using the creme for the past month. I have no side effects at all so far. That's a good thing! However, I do find the creme very expensive!"

   
9.0

Tennessee gal (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2014

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "My doctor gave me this cream for my vaginal dryness and pain and burning when I urinate. I'm 47 years old I don't have my period since this January, and started with the terrible dry vagina symptoms. I just started using the cream so far I haven't noticed the bad side effects yet and I hope I won't have it. I noticed when I urinate that the burning sensation is less. This morning when I woke up I feel my vagina less dry, but half of the day the dryness came back. I hope the more time I used the cream the symptoms of dry vagina go completely. I have avoided having sex with my husband because I'm afraid is going to hurt more. I'm very motivated reading the reviews I read before and maybe I can return to enjoy sex again."

   
5.0

Mrs. Flaming. April 4, 2014

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For Hypoestrogenism "Having severe hot flashes day and night my doctor prescribed Estrace within 2 days the hot flashes have disappeared it was amazing. I wished I had it months ago. No side effects use twice a week."

   
10

Flashesgone (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2014

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For Atrophic Urethritis "Estrace was prescribed for urinary urgency and has worked very well indeed."

   
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MOLAI (taken for less than 1 month) January 7, 2014

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I am 50 yrs old and post menopausal - basically in full menopause.. I was prescribed this cream for thinning of the vaginal wall. I had increased urinary tract infections. I believe it helps with my libido which had dropped to zero! I hope this review helps. I didn't have dryness or pain with intercourse. My urologist prescribed it for me. It is really great to have doctors who "KNOW" what we are going through as females."

   
10

denah November 18, 2013

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I'm 65 and had ovaries removed 11 years ago, along with uterus and cervix. Since that, I have almost no sex drive and intercourse was super painful. Estrace vaginal cream really helps, and I only have to use a pea sized dab every other day. Just using a finger to apply at bedtime works great. It seems to me that the dire warnings about using estrogens is misleading since no studies have been done on just vaginal estradiol rather than on oral estrogen, and much higher doses are still prescribed than are needed for maintenance. Without Estrace vaginal cream, intercourse would be impossible and husband would be very unhappy. "

   
10

letmepost654 (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 16, 2013

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "Soreness is gone. It makes me feel like a new woman again. And I have no side effects that I know of from it. But it is expensive."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 25, 2013

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I'm 71 years old. The tearing and associated pain started a few months ago. Just hoped it would go away but it did not. I would not let my husband touch me. Spoke with 2 doctors I know and they said its normal but Estrace would help. It did. My prescription is dated 3/7/2013. Within 10 days the tearing stopped and all was healed. Use 1 gram 3 X a week. Nothing bad has happened. My libido near immediately was through the roof. I am amazed and nobody needs to try and take this medicine away from me! I'm loving it and my husband is happy too. Yes, my age up there is right."

   
10

Jlady May 28, 2013

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "Doc gave me samples of Estrace cream 2 weeks ago. I use 2 x per week for dryness and help restore thinning vaginal lining (prolapse problems). Noticed right away more hair loss the day after I use it. I was told this would not affect me in any way and only work locally in the vagina. I can't afford to lose more hair. I'm going to watch it and try a couple more times and if I notice hair loss continues I'll stop. I also use an all natural menopause cream (just started last month) has estrogen and progesterone from all natural sources. It seemed to be helping hair loss and all around symptoms. My first time on hormone treatment after my total hysterectomy seven years ago."

grets March 22, 2013

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"Too expensive."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 24, 2012

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