Climara vs vivelle

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So blood clots should not have been a concern since you had been on the Premarin so long. The patch (at least Vivelle-Dot, never tried Climara) was a dismal failure for me. I was on the highest dose and about all it did was keep my vagina well lubricated so all the estrogen must have been going straight there and giving me no other benefits. I get much better results with the estradiol tablet (generic Estrace) which is a $4/$10 prescription in the U.S.
A long list of FDA-approved hormone products contain 17-beta estradiol and, therefore, are bioidentical. Examples include oral esterase, estradiol transdermal patches (Climara®, Vivelle®) and the vaginal ring (Estring®). Prometrium® is an oral FDA-approved bioidentical progesterone product. The next misconception is that progesterone-containing skin creams protect the endometrium. This is false; these creams are not strong enough.
However, other types of hormones and hormonal delivery symptoms (meaning patches, creams, etc. vs. a pill) have come a long way in the past ten years alone. And, more and more research has also been done regarding the types of hormonal replacement that are available. You just have to know where to look and whom you should trust... and that is where it all gets a bit tricky.
That is funny--I asked my coordinator about doing the shot vs suppositories and she said they have better luck w/ the suppositories and they are easier then the IM shots--when I heard they were IM shots--I decided I would stick with the suppositories.
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