Re: Estroven and Vagifem?
I'm very peri-menopausal and (I think) close to menopause (age 47). There is a strong family history of osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancer in our family. When I discussed HRT with my doctor, he decided that we would do a bone mineral density test to help gather more information for our decision about HRT.
My bone density is not good and the doctor put me on Didrocal. After two years on it, there was no significant change in my bone density. Last fall the doctor changed my meds to a half dose of Fosamax (weekly dose). I had no side effects with the Didrocal. I don't notice anything with the Fosamax either.
Also, I went on Vagifem about three weeks ago. The dryness and pain were really bothering me. My husband has been away at work, so I hope that things will improved by the time he gets home again. Vagifem is not supposed to help with hot flashes, just with vaginal dryness.