Hi...I am 63 years old and had a complete hysterectomy at 22. Was on hormone shots for about a year then Premarin. Doctors didn't know back in the 70's that less is more...so I was on a very high dosage that gave me killer vascular headaches. Went off it...dx'd with fibro...went back on them for a few years and didn't notice a change in my pain and I still got the headaches. I am now on Estrace cream. Really...haven't seen that it effects my fibro one way or another. I tried Lexapro (SSRI) for two years and that was a nightmare...but I know these drugs do help others....just wasn't for me.
Marlee...the doctor gave me both Estace pills and the cream. He said the cream does not go into the bloodstream like the pills do but the tube says in big print "May cause Headache". Sooooo...if it stays 'down there' and doesn't go anywhere else, how come the headache...hmmm? I had the pill prescription filled but have never taken one. I decided I do NOT want to go through menapause again, if for some reason, I were to stop taking them. BTW...the stupid Estrace cream is $80 a tube (which is about the size of my pointer finger) and if I used it like the directions say...it would be gone it a week. That's $320 a month? Ah, no. It would be $129 without my perscription card. I wonder how much Viagra is...LOL! Probably ten bucks for a bottle of 60?
Thank God for that co-pay, Marlee, otherwise it would cost you a small fortune to get those ribs broken!