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1000 : 1000 mcg make up 1 mg so 100 mcg = 0.1 mg 10 mcg = 0.01 mg 1 mcg = 0.001 so, the 0.1 mg dose is 10 times stronger than the 10 mcg dose. I hope this helps!. ...Read more
Is 10mcg of vagifen for a 57 yo women with vaginal dryness too much? I am 57, very healthy and I am trying vagifem for vaginal dryness. I am taking the lowest dose-- 10mcg. I had a total hysterectomy in 1998. My question is, as doses go for hormones, is 1
History of cystitis. Have been prescribed by gynecologist vagifem. (No other symptoms except bladder ones and pain) worked in first dose but nervous about estrogen. Not menopausal or peri menopausal probably.
Interstitial cystiti: Some sources believe that a thinning of the bladder wall associated with interstitial cystitis is due to a relative lack of estrogen systemically, and can be restored via vaginally administered estrogen - vagifem. Please discuss with your doctor if you have questions. I don't know if this means you are perimenopausal by definition, so you might want to check estrogen levels to be sure ...Read more
Vaginal estogen: Vaginal estrogen is used to treat vaginal dryness, itching, and burning; painful or difficult urination; and sudden need to urinate immediately in women who are experiencing or have experienced menopause for additional information visit:http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000333/. ...Read more
Neither: The amount of estrogen that is absorbed into your circulation (and therefore helpful to your bones) is quite minimal with vagifem. That is both it's benefit (the estrogen stays local) and the limit (it doesn't get into the circulation). So - vagifem will neither help nor hurt your osteoporosis. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On Vagifem 10mg twice a week for many years too much $ now low on income-what's just as good for menopause symptoms?
Vaginal dryness: Vagifem is very good for vaginal dryness but not for other symptoms of menopause. The absorption from the vagina is too low to treat systemic symptoms. If you stop it and have vaginal dryness you could try over the counter vaginal moisturizers such as Prevaleaf Oasis or you could try prescription Estrogen cream like Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or Estrace ...Read more