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Thread: Has anyone tried Amberen???

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    Super Member luv-e's Avatar
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    Dr. took me off my premarin[ was on 25yrs] and Body is going NUTS :twisted: :twisted:
    hotflashes and 45 lbs in 6 wks. OMG
    Saw the ad and wondered if anyone has tried it ??? Over the counter isn't working. I would appreciate any input, Thanks

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    I can't help you but I can sympathize with you. I quit taking my hormone pills 3 weeks ago that I have been on since '82 & I am with you. No fun. I have not weighed but was always under the impression that the pills make you gain weight. I want to graze on everything in sight!!!! I hope you find some relief somewhere soon! Do you also feel real jittery? I sure do. Hate that!

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    Did he take you off it all at once? Mine wants me to go off Premarin which I have been taking since 1981. He cut my dosage in half, I did fine with that for three months. Now he wants me to go to one every other day, then after a few weeks to one every two days, etc. til I'm down to none. So far I haven't had any adverse reactions. He did say not to try to just stop all at once.

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    Do you mean Ambien? My Dr. prescribed it for me a couple of months ago because between the night sweats, depression and dealing with an elderly mother that lives 1500 miles away I was waking up every 20 minutes. It is not meant to be taken every night, I was told to take it only when I really need it. It seems to work and I didn't experience any sort of drowsiness the next day. I've only had to take it twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    Did he take you off it all at once? Mine wants me to go off Premarin which I have been taking since 1981. He cut my dosage in half, I did fine with that for three months. Now he wants me to go to one every other day, then after a few weeks to one every two days, etc. til I'm down to none. So far I haven't had any adverse reactions. He did say not to try to just stop all at once.
    I had to go off because of endometreiouis[sp] It has caused me to have abscess in the Vag. cuff of my Hyst. This is what they are finding out NOW that the premarin feeds the endometriousis and I've had 3 surg. in 5yrs. It has been awful. My Dr. even said there was a lady that came to him with the same problem , she was 80!!! Poor thing. They run the ad at the bottom of this page.

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    Sorry to hear about all those problems. My DIL has had several surgeries also for endometriosis. She doesn't take Premarin tho, so that's not her problem. I hope you are able to find something that works for you.

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    I don't know about he endo, but I do know that when I was going through menopause, I found that the extra strength New Phase, over the counter at Wal Mart help make the side effects less intense. At least I could sleep without waking up soaking wet! I would check with the doc first of course. It took about 3 weeks to kick in, but it helped. I ran out once and since money was tight decided to try it with out, cause did it really do anything? Well it took about 3 days, and then the misery began. Next payday, I got the New Phase again, and after about a week it, I was back to normal again.

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    I've not seen that. I'll go check it out. Right now I take estroven day and nite.
    thank you..............

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    I had my hysterectomy when I was 39 - Doc put a Vivelle-Dot patch on and that is all I have used. My Doc says that this is what they use now - I know my mom and sisters all take premarin too. I say use what works for you and why do you have to not take it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv-e
    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    Did he take you off it all at once? Mine wants me to go off Premarin which I have been taking since 1981. He cut my dosage in half, I did fine with that for three months. Now he wants me to go to one every other day, then after a few weeks to one every two days, etc. til I'm down to none. So far I haven't had any adverse reactions. He did say not to try to just stop all at once.
    I had to go off because of endometreiouis[sp] It has caused me to have abscess in the Vag. cuff of my Hyst. This is what they are finding out NOW that the premarin feeds the endometriousis and I've had 3 surg. in 5yrs. It has been awful. My Dr. even said there was a lady that came to him with the same problem , she was 80!!! Poor thing. They run the ad at the bottom of this page.
    Otis. I've not heard of that med. either. quoted here why
    thanks for the info.

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    After my hysto at 37 the doc insisted I go on an estogen patch..and it took less than 2 years to produce estrogen receptive breast cancer!! Deal with the sweats and flashes and all the rest...mother nature intended for all of us to eventually go through it, might as well get it over with. Once the cancer came, they yanked me off the patch and put me on tamoxifen, which caused yet a whole bunch of other medical problems. I truely believe that estrogen patch I didn't want in the 1st place has essentially caused all my current and permanent medical issues. I say run from hormone replacement as fast as you can.

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    MammaB, sorry to hear that happened to you and I hear you Loud and clear.
    Thank you everyone for your input

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    I also have suffered the hot flashes, night sweats and such off and on the past 3-4 years. I tried black cohash and that didn't work real well, but with all the cancer in my family I refused to go on the hormone replacement. About 1-2 months ago my DH and I started taking B complex with Vit C to get our energy up. I'm not sure if it was this or the 'end' of my hot flashes and night sweats, but I'm not having any of that stuff any more. I also started walking more, drinking a lot more water and taking biotin, so I'm not sure if it was just me or what. All that I can say is 'Yahoo!!' and I'm not willing to stop what I'm doing to find out if that is what has helped.

    Good luck on finding out what works for you. I know it's miserable until it stops....

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    Read Dr. Lee's book "What your dr. won't tell you". I only used his progestrine (sp?) cream. Try it hopefully it will work for you. I just didn't want to gain weight.

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    I had a hyst at 39...right after ds was born. Nursed him for 16 months with no symptoms. When I weaned him though it hit....full force. I thought I was going to die. An older friend told me what was going on though. I never even thought about "the change" because they told me that since I had my ovaries it would not come early. I will not do hormone replacement. I have issues with doctors anyway....last time I saw one I ended up with a hysterectomy! What I have done is herbs. It takes a bit to get them adjusted to what you need. I take black cohosh and eveing primrose oil together and then a bit later I take some dong quai.

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    That is why I wanted to so if anyone had taken the Amberen??
    They say it is all natural.
    I'm taking the Estroven AM + PM. It has alot of herbs in it and I walk too. Vit. C makes me eat!! Dr. Won't put me on any Rx meds. because of being afraid that the endometriosis will come back. [with 3 surgs.; there isn't much left for him to work with down there ] I do believe that this is what is happening now, that so many women have been on all this synthetic meds. and now our bodies are rejecting all of it . Also it is given us MORE problems??!!!??!!![ cancer for one]
    Again Thank You so much for your kindness and information.

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    My Dr put me on a very low dose birth control pill when I started going through the change. It took care of all the problems I was having. I went off it three years later and haven't had a problem since.

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    Premarin isn't the good hormone replacement. HRT without premarin is considered safe by most studies. If you have no medical issues that require you to be off HRT, I would ask if the Dr. was making his decision based on a research study and which one and how does that study relate to your needs. He shouldn't have taken you off cold and expect you to just cope. I have family in the medical field and they say do some research on your health problem and the meds you are taking. Ask about the new studies and treatments for specific problems. If your Dr. pooh poohs your 'internet research' find a new Dr. The best of Drs. use the internet daily for research on drugs and treatments.

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    Premarin is made from pregnant horse urine, just a fact from pharm. class

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    I sure hope you get better. If not I would go to another Dr. If he did this cold turkey that doesn't sound right. Any time they change my meds they do it slowly.

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