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Posted by
MarKay on April 18, 2003 at 09:54:27:

I have been taking premerin for about 10 years now. The Doc perscribed them for me as I had a hystorectomy with ovaries left at age 30. At about age 52 the Dr. told me it would be a good idea to start the premarin as they would help eliminate a lot of "change of life symtoms. I never really had any problem as far as hot flashes or anything. I continued to take the medication until recently at age 61. Found that they were not all they were cracked up to be and could do more harm than good.
I just had my routine annual pap, blood tests and exam by my Gyn. He actually gave me a perscription for 1/2 the dosage I had been on. I decided on my own to totally stop. It has been about 6 weeks now and I do not noticed any changes until recently. It seems that intercourse is not as comfortable. I feel like things are dry and not as pleasurable. Is that possible from the withdrawal of these hormones. If that is the case is there anything that might help besides taking the homrmone replacement?



Re: premarin

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 19, 2003 at 06:08:58:

In Reply to: premerin posted by MarKay on April 18, 2003 at 09:54:27:

Hi, MarKay.

Topical estrogen cream for your vaginal problem is available.

The safest, and in the long run most effective way to manage the menopause is with wellness. Now that the conventional physicians have been shown the folly of combining progesterone with premarin for everyone, even they are being forced to recommend that.

Walt



Re: premarin

Posted by
MarKay on April 21, 2003 at 08:37:14:

In Reply to: Re: premarin posted by Walt Stoll on April 19, 2003 at 06:08:58:

Are topical estrogen creams available over the counter?



Re: premarin

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 22, 2003 at 08:04:23:

In Reply to: Re: premarin posted by MarKay on April 21, 2003 at 08:37:14:

Hi, MarKay.

Not that I know of. However, there are a number of natural estrogenic effect creams that ARE and that would probably do you a good job.

Walt

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Re: premerin

Posted by Nancy Yerrick on May 29, 2003 at 15:55:21:

In Reply to: premerin posted by MarKay on April 18, 2003 at 09:54:27:

I have been taking Premarin for about 10 years and have heard that woman are starting to not take this since they are having a lot of complecations. I work in the OR and heard this from two doctors and a nurse. What are these complications and should I just stop taking them.



Re: premarin alone. (Archive in menopause.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 30, 2003 at 09:42:26:

In Reply to: Re: premerin posted by Nancy Yerrick on May 29, 2003 at 15:55:21:

Hi, Nancy.

In my opinion, taking estorgen alone is safe and effective. It is the routine combination of progesterone, with the estrogen, that is the problem.

Aging research says that estriol alone is safer and more effective than congugated estrogens (premarin).

See the aging archives and let us know what you learn.

Walt

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Re: premarin

Posted by Nancy walters on May 31, 2003 at 09:59:57:

In Reply to: Re: premarin posted by MarKay on April 21, 2003 at 08:37:14:

i've been taking premarin for 13 yrs. I'm sixty five and every time I go off of it the hot flashes come back. I'm concerned about heart and blood clots,cancer. There is so much controvesy redgs this subject I would appreciate a knowledgeable opinion. Thanks you in advance.



Re: premarin

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 01, 2003 at 07:00:03:

In Reply to: Re: premarin posted by Nancy walters on May 31, 2003 at 09:59:57:

Hi, Nancy.

Is this question for me? If so it is better to start a new thread. See my response yesterday under menopause.

Walt

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