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Estradiol for Atrophic Vaginitis User Reviews

Brand names: Estrace, Estradiol Patch, Estrogel, Vivelle-Dot, Dotti, Climara, Divigel, Lyllana, Femring, Alora, Delestrogen, Minivelle, Estraderm, Depo-Estradiol Elestrin Evamist Menostar Estra Pellets …show all brand names

Estradiol has an average rating of 5.9 out of 10 from a total of 13 reviews for the treatment of Atrophic Vaginitis. 46% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 38% reported a negative experience.

Estradiol rating summary

5.9/10 average rating

13 ratings from 15 user reviews.

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Reviews for Estradiol

  • Mela
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 26, 2019

Estrace (estradiol) "This is much better than the generic. It is costing me nearly $430 a month, but it is worth it. I have a high-stress job, so my body eats it up. I have been using the generic for years and I felt it should be working better, it just wasn't doing it for me. I decided to try the real one. It took a month and a half for my body to adjust, but once it did, I felt ten years younger. I can now work five days a week, which helps to pay for the medication. I no longer require a nap, the bottom of my feet do not have dry skin anymore, my face looks younger, it filled out. I don't have that gaunt look as much. The atrophy in my vagina is gone. I feel like exercising and doing things outside of the house. It is worth the money, but it is a shame that it cost so much."

10 / 10
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  • shakti
  • May 19, 2008

Climara (estradiol) "In general, I'm happy with this patch. I have difficulty getting it to stay on for an entire week. It stopped the hot flashes and allowed me to have sex again (thin vaginal tissues caused major problems). I do have asthma, high cholesterol, history of migraines. I don't think I'm having any side effects. The progesterone I have to take with it causes terrible side effects. I'm 57."

9 / 10
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  • have4...
  • December 10, 2010

Femring (estradiol) "This ring provided miraculous results for me. I had severe atrophy which my GYN noticed when tissue was tearing and bleeding as he tried to do my pap smear. I didn't even know I had an issue. After a couple months on the Femring he reported my tissue looked healthy and wonderful, had no side effects from it at all. I had to stop using due to insurance not covering but am now on Estring which is the same thing different brand, but insurance covers that one."

10 / 10
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  • LFano
  • October 23, 2019

Climara (estradiol) "If you workout, if you swim , if you take baths**Do Not agree to this patch** it is a waste of $$. In what universe does this stay on for more than two days. It might be ok for someone who never sweats and takes very quick showers. I was really hoping I had found a solution to my symptoms. This is not it."

2 / 10
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  • g77
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • January 13, 2023

Femring (estradiol) "I am 74 and have been using Femring for 9 years with wonderful results. I am able to have a regular and full sex life since enduring the pain of vaginal dryness after menopause. The only negative is the cost. A ring lasts 90 days and the over-the counter-cost is $500 +. With my insurance and manufacturers' coupons, it is an affordable $25 co-payment. Without my Medicare supplement, it would be unaffordable to me."

10 / 10
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  • Grney...
  • December 3, 2019

Climara (estradiol) "People seem to have issue with keeping the patch in place. THE ONLY thing that seems to work is Tagaderm hospital tape, cut a piece and place it over the patch. I do not know why Big Pharma which charges a fortune for this rx does not include a cut to size Tagaderm tape piece with every patch. Surely they can afford it and they must know getting the patch to stick is an issue for their users. Side note,.. the glue on the patch causes my skin to be red, burn, and itch during first day of new patch, this diminishes as the week progresses. It works well for symptoms of low energy and achy joints, muscles, hot flashes. Not so well with the vaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness part, which is too bad. I've been on it for close to a year and those symptoms seem to been getting worse, even with regular sexual activity. I will be trying the ring."

6 / 10
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  • Nanny
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 21, 2016

"I believe I don't need to take vagifem ,yes I have a prolapse ,I am awaiting an operation ,but the side effects have been terrible ,weight loss,loss of appetite ,enlarged stomach ,lethargic ,stomach pain , So I have decided not to continue with this medication ,"

3 / 10
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  • Lala
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 11, 2018

Femring (estradiol) "I went into full Menopause at 45 due to radiation for colon cancer. I did not know that was going to happen so suddenly. I've been on Estring for over a year with ok results. Still extremely painful intercourse, sweats and hit flashes. My Gyno switched me to Femring this month. Hopefully it works better for me. I will update in a few weeks and let everyone know how its working for me. Take care!"

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  • MEGSDC
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 27, 2020

"It fell out within one week of inserting the ring. I didn't notice it when it came out; probably because it is "clear." If it was colored a bright color, I might have noticed before flushing away $500... I have to say that I am unimpressed with the product!"

1 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 7, 2022

"I am more lubricated within week and half taking it No more painful sex or burning"

9 / 10
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  • SEano
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 20, 2020

"1 gram of estrogen cream one time caused vaginal burning, diarrhea, and horrible bloating. Will not use again."

1 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 11, 2023

"It did absolutely nothing no change. Extreme pain around vagina. No side effects . I used pea size 6 months once a day. Ointment expires 6 weeks use only, twice a day for 6 wks they to use."

1 / 10
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  • Lori
  • March 26, 2018

Estrace (estradiol) "Using this twice a week. Much more comfortable now with much less pain"

8 / 10
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  • simpl...
  • December 4, 2017

Estrace (estradiol) "try using castor oil..and look up castor oil packs also"

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  • Joy...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 29, 2023

Climara (estradiol) "Like it so far except I'm bleeding a lot. My doctor says it's normal for the first 6 months. It's like having a period 2 weeks of the month. Other than that I think I'm more chilled, no hot flashes."

7 / 10
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