User Reviews for Premarin
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Reviews for Premarin to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
"I am 57yrs. My sister in law mentioned that she took Premarin for 5 years with no side effects. I was intrigue, I never heard of this medication. I went to my doctor and asked for Premarin, she prescribed me 0.3mg. Wow, amazing results! No side effects. I just finished my 30 days’ supply, went back to my doctor; asked for a little higher dosage because I was still having hot flashes & vaginal dryness, so she prescribed another 30 days on 0.45. Of course, my doctor does not recommend this medication because all the possible side effects specially heart attack: I told her let me try and see how I feel. Now I will have one more month at .45mg, I will see what are the results. I will keep everyone posted."
Mag57 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 24, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
"I took Premarin daily since 1975,with no problems, and felt great, young at heart and full of energy. Last year the insurance company decided they would not pay for it anymore and suggested Estradiol. I don't feel the same. No energy, hair thinning and bloated all the time. Next doctor appointment I'm going back on Premarin even tho it'll cost me a pretty penny."
Dreamcatcher45 (taken for 10 years or more) September 9, 2016
38 users found this comment helpful.
"I have taken Premarin in the 1.25 strength for over 40 years, it has not stopped the hot flashes and night sweats but it reduces them by at least 50%. I do not have osteoporosis (my Mother and all of my Aunts did) and my bone density is better than most women half my age, a lot of which I attribute to the Premarin. I have never taken prempro or any progestin product, just the Premarin alone. I tried the half strength, miserable with all day hot flashes so over heated looked like I had a sunburn with heat rash and nasty skin breakouts, so I changed Drs, now back to the 1.25 strength. . My only complaint is that a product like this that ha been on the market over 50 years I do not understand why there is no generic as it is very expensive."
anniemack August 24, 2016
29 users found this comment helpful.
"I was in the DEEPEST pit of depression. I felt that it was hormonal. Had labs drawn and was shown to be in menopause. Had a hysterectomy which left me with one ovary. The depression started this year in March and spiralled out of control. I was seriously deciding whether or not to stick around not because I didn't want to live, but the mental pain was too much. I noticed in a study of women that were treated successfully for severe hormonal depression using premarin and mirtazipine. Within 24 hours the depression was GONE GONE GONE! I believe it is mostly the premarin because ADs take longer than that to work. I want to start a campaign for the horses that are being treated to poorly. Why can't we get this from pg. humans and pay them?"
Lucky to be here (taken for less than 1 month) June 22, 2016
51 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Kstd April 25, 2016
23 users found this comment helpful.
"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 :("
missinmyenjuvia December 12, 2015
19 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Catwo (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 15, 2015
14 users found this comment helpful.
"I have lost 80 percent of my hair. I also have had bladder problems."
Decemberbug September 19, 2015
15 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
lemonslice January 24, 2015
77 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
devante9901 (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 14, 2015
77 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
blonddraider (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 21, 2014
64 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
sandyfl2 (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2012
132 users found this comment helpful.
"No side effects at all after taking for many years. Now not freely available at my current location."
Anonymous January 18, 2012
52 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Anonymous July 5, 2011
106 users found this comment helpful.
"Use after several years resulted in significant hair loss; had to discontinue due to this uncommon side effect."
Anonymous February 4, 2011
38 users found this comment helpful.
"I had a hysterectomy in 1998. I had a horrible 2 years prior with night sweats, mood swings,(huge swings), irritability, then after my hysterectomy, I started taking Premarin 1.25. Have been on it ever since. For me, it is a life time therapy, that quite honestly I cannot be without. I forgot to take them once for 2 weeks, I went into such a rage, and cried, until I realized I had forgotten to get it filled. NEVER AGAIN. In my 50's my hot flashes no longer exist, my mood is even most of the time, and I enjoy the physical side of a relationship, more than I did when I was younger."
Bozzo123 May 6, 2010
121 users found this comment helpful.
"I had a hysterectomy in 1998 and was on Premarin 0.0625 for many years then Doctor decided not good to prescribe anymore. I was so very miserable! If have to live like that -don't want to. It was terrible. No doctor knows your body like you do! And just for the record, one of my sisters is 73 yrs old aznd still has terrible hot flashes! Sometimes it looks as if she just stepped out of the shower! My mother was the same way! I am not willing to live like that! There are pro's and con's on everything!"
curleysue September 19, 2009
97 users found this comment helpful.
"This med saved my life. I was having a hard time dealing with all the side effects from my menopause."
Stacy365 August 13, 2008
142 users found this comment helpful.
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