Est Estrgn Methtest .625/1.25 Mg

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Shaira Says:
 
I am a 42 yr old woman and had a complete hysterectomy in October 2008. Within 1 year of my surgery, I began experiencing extreme hair loss. This November, my doctor prescribed EST ESTRN METHTEST .625/1.25 mg (in addition to the ESTRADIOL .5mg that I was already taking) to help reduce the hair loss. I was wondering if this medication is used for this purpose (as well as it's other benefits)? My mother is a breast cancer survivor (2009) & I am concerned about increasing my chances, by taking all these medications. Is it safe, or should I just accept my balding?

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Verwon Says:
 
This medication is a combination of Esterified Estrogens and Methyltestosterone, they are used for hormone replacement, to help with the symptoms of menopause or a deficiency in these hormones.

Thus, yes, if the hair loss if caused by a lack in these hormones, they may help with it.

As with any medication, there are always some risks involved, but rather than breast cancer, this combination usually increases the risks of endometrial and ovarian cancers. You should really discuss the risks with your doctor, so you can properly evaluate them against the benefits of the medication and decide if it's right for you.

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Hormone/­

Are there any comments or questions?

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Pamela Says:
 
I wanna know how long it will take for the pills to work am only 31 and have hot flashes and sex drive is very low. I never be in the mood for it . Do these pills make u gain weight cause that one thing i don't won't.

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Kathy Says:
 
I am also concerned about weight gain with this drug. I have no sex drive and hoping this will help me also. Wondering the same how long it will take to notice a change. I have had a hysterectomy and concerned about the cancer aspect too.

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help Says:
 
I had a complete hysterectomy. My new doctor put me on estrgn methtest 0.625-1.25. My mood-sex-was great--Now another doctor took me off this medication. He told all the risk of this medicine. I have bad moods-no sex drive. Do they have something new? Thanks

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dzlegac Says:
 
I have been on this medication for a few years. The possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer isn't a real concern because I had a complete and total hysterectomy about 20 years ago. After that I gained weight, was tired and had no libido, among other more minor problems. This medication has changed my life. Now I have a pretty normal amount of energy, my libido returned and I was able to lose weight, although not as much as I would like . . . yet. Whether the weight loss is due to the medication or the fact that I am less tired and a little more active, I don't know. But I am a different person with it. I still use Estrace Cream for vaginal dryness which, together with the "Estratest" has me just at the right place.

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dzlegac Says:
 
Addendum to my previous note:
I have found that different generics in this medication don't work alike, or necessarily like the name brand, Estratest did. I have also read a fair amount of feedback lamenting the fact that the original product is no longer made. I don't know what maker's generic "Estratest" I'm using now, but it seems to be ok. Some, though had little, if any effect, at least for me. I assume it's the difference in the inactive ingredients and how my body processes that particular manufacturer's cocktail of ingredients.

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Catherine Says:
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I have been on this for 2 months and within the last 3 weeks my legs are hurting all the time. Could this be caused from this medicine? Some mornings my legs hurt so bad i don't want to get up because it hurts to stand.

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dzlegac Says:
 
I've had the same problem. There was a complete difference between the name brand and the generics. Now it's hit and miss. Some generics seem "ok" and some are not. I don't care what anyone says who tries to convince you to move to generics. They are not all the same!


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Lisa Says:
 
I have been on this medication for a few years now with no problems. I just tried to refil my prescription and the pharmacy tells me that it is a controlled substance. This seems a bit ridiculous to me, when did this happen and why?

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Steph O Says:
 
I use this medication as well and it has changed my life. Its terrific. I had my uterus removed in my early 20's. Im now 43. Dr says their no way that my ovaries are still working properly. I was having a lot of bad symptoms. She said it all sounded like a need for hormones. She put me on this drug and in a short time I noticed a slight difference and in like 3 weeks I noticed a major difference. I feel like Im 20 again and have no more vaginal dryness, mood swings, hot flashes, lack of libido, memory fog, hair loss, etc.....Its worth the risks involved with taking it because for now Im living. It has greatly improved my life and made it much more enjoyable.

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Susan Says:
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I am 49 and went into menopause 10 years ago. I just started taking EST ESTATE METHEST 1.25/2.5MG I started having dark blood spotting and it's turned into bright red blood when I wipe after I peeing.I am having some cramping and feel like I am going to have a menstrual cycle. Is this normal ?

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stella Says:
 
I have always had a great experience with this until May of this year 2014. I am getting night and day sweats and it seems like the med just quit working. Doc upped it to 125 and Im still getting bad sweats. I am very concerned as this never happened before and I do not feel right.. she even put me on effexor also to help with the anxiety. Hoping I will level back out or wondering if it could be something else..

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joyce Says:
 
went to a new doctor i havve been taking estrog/methy hs .6.25/1.25 tb she was upset that i was'nt taking a progesterone with it. so she wrote me a prescibed this to take with it.should i take these together or one morning or new medicie at night.

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Angie Says:
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I am 38 yrs old , had my hysterectomy in 2006 so about 9 yrs ago. I haven't taken any hormones at all since my hysterectomy and felt like a zombie !! Seriously I didn't even want to get out of bed at all !!! Well 6 months ago my dr put me on estridol so after taking it for 6 months I still feel the same, No change at all !!!! I called the dr today and told him it's not working so now he has me on estratest and I am PRAYING it works !!! I have no libido, hair falling out, brain / memory fog and any other symptom you can imagine !!! I'm going crazy I can take this feeling any more , I have a husband and 2 kids !!! I feel like the worst mom and wife ever. Sorry for that but had to get it off my chest !!! I guess I am just wondering what you all think about this new med ? Should it help me ? How long before it starts working?

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stephO Says:
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Well this is the weakest form of hormones that u can be on that will still benefit u. So I would assume its the safest as well. Does your dr that prescribed it know about your mom and breast cancer history? I would make sure my dr know about it. Stay current on yearly mammograms.personally theirs no way I would do without my hormone after my hysterectomy.I just feel too bad without it and the symptoms are really bad.

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TANIA GONZALEZ Says:
 
I had full hysterectomy in 2005 a time of my surgery since the very first day of my surgery i am taking Est Estrgn Methtest .625/1.25 Mg recently when i have intercourse I bleed . Went to Doctor and yes i am bleeding , doctor took me off the medication do to many years taken it . question for how many years can I take this medication because i was perfect well had no problems with hot flashes or dryness and now after I stop I am going crazy . ?

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Theresa Says:
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Not a fan of meds myself had a total Hysterectomy and within 2 months I lost so much hair that I was loosing my mind, not to mention depression and lack of focus. My Dr without hesitation and (bedside manners) prescribed it to me Est. ESTRGN 1.25/2.5. At first I did not take it feelings and concerns about cancers. But,finally a friend told me you have to accept a little help for what your body isn't able to do for it self anymore. I listen and now my hair is better than ever before. No more night sweats and sleepless nights. The sunshines,flowers smell good,and my husband makes me laugh again.

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kathleen Says:
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Just thought I would let you know after my complete hysterctomy at 45 they gave me estrogen 1.25. I am now 69 and my doctor told me I would have to take the rest of my life. I went off it due to my doctor retired and went to 3 doctors and they refuse to refill. I went thru complete Hell. my skin started to thin and wrinkle, intercourse was unbearable, my hair fell out. So I finally found a compassionate doctor to prescribe me some and within a week I was back to being happy. I could sleep, no hot flashes and had plenty of natural lubrication and my libido is Unbelievable for my age. I realize this is not for everyone but even with the side effects that can occur I don't ever want to go thru that again. Hope this helps.

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Cappy Says:
 
I didn't have a hysterectomy but I had an ovary & large cyst removed. They thought the remaining ovary would kick in for the lost one, but it did not. After the surgery, I only had my period twice (on emotional events: the day I went to say goodbye to my father before he passed away & a couple weeks later on the day he passed). It's been almost a year since then. I had been experiencing hot flashes and zero libido long before my surgery because my ovaries were failing. After surgery, it didn't get better and I was having HORRIBLE mood swings...psycho mood swings...crying hysterically one moment and screaming at the top of my lungs the next. The doctor wanted to wait 6 months before putting me on any medications (SIX MONTHS!) because I had been a severe migraine sufferer and he wanted to see how my body adjusted (my migraines are 80% better - thank goodness! I'd been suffering weekly, sometimes daily, for the past 25 years.) The doctor finally put me on an estrogen gel which helped with the hot flashes and a little with the moods. I finally asked for something to improve my libido because it had been a LONG time and I had NO interest, which I'm sure my husband didn't appreciate. This is when he switched me to this saying the added hormones should help. It took a few weeks but it kicked in strongly to start. I was revved up and sort of scared my husband after so long..lol. It leveled out but I started getting daily headaches (verge of migraines). After giving it 2-3 months to settle in and for me to make sure it was the medication and not something else (I also did a cleanse within this time period), I asked the doctor to take me off it. As soon as I stopped taking it, my headaches went away. I have also gained weight (approx 20 lbs over the past 2 years) and have been trouble getting it off, but I'm not sure what is the cause of if it's a combination of things because my body is changing (I'm almost 47). I've been off it about 6 weeks now and, now that the holidays have passed, I'm going to see if I have any better luck getting the weight off. I also found that the different generic brands made me feel different, like some have stated. I actually think that there was one that did not give me headaches, but overall, I decided the pros didn't outweigh the cons. Fortunately, I still have a bit of labido in gear and I am now trying a combination of natural supplements which I hope work but fear won't quite do the trick. I figure it's worth a shot though, so here's hoping & praying! Good luck to you all.

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Dee Says:
 
My problem is my insurance won't pay for it anymore. I've been taking this med for almost 20 years. I'm scared what happened to you will happen to me. I'm only 55...I don't want to get old and wrinkles (more)! What can I do? Help

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