... Hi GeorgiaGirl404,
I would never just stop taking a med I have taken that long. I would slowly wean off it and it is possible you will have the hot flashes come back. My mother and Aunt have both tried a few times to go off Premarin (they have been on over 30 years) and each time they have menopause issues return. I was on it two years and slowly weaned off it only to... (1 replies)
... I have been taking Premarin for at least 15 years and want to stop. Have any of you took the drug for a long time and abruptly quit? ... (1 replies)
... I decided to stop my premarin before Christmas because my doctor was after me to stop a while ago and I just couldn't. So it's been 5 weeks without the premarin. ... (1 replies)
... After a complete hysterectomy in 1991, I was on 0.625 of premarin for nearly 13 years. Other than a budda belly I felt great. Even moods, etc. My GP told me to come off them because of all the comterversory. ... (1 replies)
May I ask what estrogen type you are using and dosage?
I know that we are all so different and what works for you may not work for me, but I am just curious as to what has worked for other gals.
BTW, the patches have not worked for me, either, so I am interested in different options (Premarin, Femring, Enjuvia, etc). (4 replies)
... As Hellas stated we have to become educated about our options and then make informed decisions. My MIL took premarin well into her 60's before weaning off. ... (5 replies)
... How's your blood pressure? Clonidine is a blood pressure drug, but it can also be used to ease the symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats.
Then someone else on this board mentioned a story on the news that an antihistamine called zyrtec seems to also help with menopausal symptoms.
Ask your doctor about these or something else to ease your symptoms. (1 replies)
... My doctor also recommended an anti-depressant. She said it helps with side effects associated with ging through memopause. We discussed several options because I couldn'ta deal with the way I was feeling after stopping premarin/progesterone. I am now on cenestin and prometrium. Prometrium is a natural progesterone so you don't get any of the side effects assiciated with... (16 replies)
... please can someone help me. I had hysterectomy when I was 21. I am now 33 and have been on premarin the whole time. I am so worried about this drug what with all the news lately. I have now found a lump in my breast and am terrified to see my GP. ... (1 replies)
... The article also mentioned that hormone treatments can make you start bleeding again, but that this was most likely to occur when STOPPING the hormones, and that the chances of this happening decrease as you move farther from menopause. ... (5 replies)
... f a medical professional to be sure you are using it properly. If you are going off it after using it, I believe you need to wean yourself off of it rather than stopping cold turkey. ... (7 replies)
... that told me what to do because she is a couple of years older than me and seems like she's been going thru menopause symptoms for years. She told me about the Premarin cream and I had only had that extreme dryness for a couple of months before it was time for my yearly exam, so my doc gave me some too. ... (1126 replies)
... Seriously though, you can't go without sleep night after night. Do you think it has anything to do with stopping all your supplements and now adding them back? ... (1126 replies)
... Amy, I hope today goes well for you, with your mom stopping by and all. I'm sure it will. ... (1126 replies)
... even ice to soothe. Trial of stopping all last mo. ... (3 replies)
... Thanks for the progesterone info, at least that gives me something to look into....up til now I had nothing. I also messed up my post above. My hot flashes stopped when I went on the Atkins diet, and I have since lost 24 lbs and am feeling pretty good. I have now added fruit to my diet also, so as to be eating as healthy as possible. I wonder if the healthier diet had anything... (25 replies)
... Well I went to the doctor today and talked about my heavy ,prolonged bleeding. She took some blood that I should hear results about tomorrow. She said that when going through menopause it can last for 5 years. Great! LOL
She said that my taking a baby aspirin regularly may also be contributing to it not stopping. She said to stop the aspirin for one week and see what happens.... (23 replies)
... nd the hot flashes any longer. I forgot how uncomfortable they could be. Anyway I saw my gyn last week and got put on a different combination of HRT. I was on premarin and progesterone and she now has me on cenestin and prometrium. ... (2 replies)
... they have agreed that she seems to be in good shape at 78 so she is continuing on it. Premarin doesnt have the world's best press for HRT but I guess she is lucky and has had a lot of relief by using it. ... (3 replies)