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Atrophic Vaginitis 33 reviews 50 medications
   
7.7
Atrophic Urethritis 5 reviews 45 medications
   
5.5
Summary of Estrace Vaginal Cream reviews 38 reviews 6.6

Reviews for Estrace Vaginal Cream

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "Have been on this for four weeks. First two weeks 1 gram daily then twice per week. Just a few days after starting breasts felt full and tender like I was breastfeeding, gained up to 4 lbs. Did the trick for relations with husband. I'll be deciding if it's worth it ( physical effects and possible cancer of uterus) when I go back for a follow up visit this week."

   
10

28ST September 18, 2016

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For Atrophic Urethritis "I started using Estrace because of frequent urination with burning, and dryness. I started menopause 4 yrs ago. When I use Estrace after 2 days I have to stop due to bleeding, and cramping that lasts for a week. I'm not a fan!"

   
4.0

Cherriecee (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2016

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "It has improved my sex life and also eliminated UTI. I use once or twice a week. I also use vaseline daily after each shower."

   
10

BKGG (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 6, 2016

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For Atrophic Urethritis "I have been using Estrace cream for 11 years and it's been working. I use about 1/3 applicator every 5 or 6 days. Suddenly, it stopped working. I don't have a bladder infection, I already went through yeast infection treatment both Diflucan and vaginal creams, and my vagina still burns. The Estrace cream relieves it, but only for about 6 or 10 hours. I am 70 and not sexually active. I know years ago the urologist said everything look kind of shriveled up and dry down there. Could the hormone cream just not work anymore? Now what do I do?"

DeDe126 April 23, 2016

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "Very sexually active until severe abrupt menopausal symptoms at 55. AV symptoms the most bothersome as overnight I shrunk up, dried up, itched, burned and tore. Intercourse was out of the question. Dr. gave me a sample of Estrace Vaginal cream. I admit I was afraid to use it and had little faith that it would help so I used only a pearl size amount on clean dry skin every night for 2 weeks. That ammt. Is sufficient to cover all the external parts and more, it emulsifies. I am COMPLETELY healed as far as pain with intercourse and also pain upon urination. It was a MIRACLE for me. Side note: If you stop using it (3X a week after the initial 2wk nightly use) you'll be back at square 1. I give Estrace a 10+ rating C: A tube lasted 6 months"

   
10

Sexpert March 30, 2016

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "Someone replied to my first response that I need to wait 6 months. Well its been way over 2 years now, and I am still tearing and having that stinging feeling. I use 100% organic coconut oil for a lube, as my OBGYN said to try that too. I have no side effects from the coconut oil. I used both and then after "enduring" sex, I was left with a couple of tears that were bleeding and stinging. I am going to call her back and tell her I need extra strength. Even after the 1 mg amount, bathing the walls of my vagina, its still not enough. I am only 55, and did not think, this was going to be the end of me. My husband is 13 years older than me, and I am the one that has to turn him away because I am not healed enough to try again"

   
5.0

I need extra strength! (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 19, 2016

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "I have been taking this to see if it will help with my vaginismus, which is where the vaginal clamps down during any sort of penetration due to a trauma. I think it has helped mildly, but not cured my condition - which is not surprising, since it's mostly mental."

   
7.0

Okay Karly (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 25, 2016

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For Atrophic Urethritis "My urologist has just put me on the cream 3 times a week for preventing uti's. I just started using it so not sure if it will help with this but I pray that it does because the past year I have had one UTI after another and I am tired if being on antibiotics all the time. The antibiotics are so hard on my gut. Anyways no libido and hopefully that will improve too. So far no bad side effects either so that's good. I will be. 60 in may. I always was very active sexually now I don't even want to be touched and my husband is not happy but understanding. So anyways will report back and hopefully this cream is a miracle worker!"

   
5.0

taragurl February 10, 2016

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For Atrophic Vaginitis "Extraordinarily overpriced since it is plant based - which means it is probably just soy. Even with my medicare drug insurance, it was going to be over $200. I called a Pharmacy where I used to get my compounded hormones - $27 plus shipping. Suggest you do too. "

   
7.0

Miriam W (taken for less than 1 month) January 26, 2016

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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."

   
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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..."

   
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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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