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Old 08-22-2003, 11:16 AM   #1
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Post Climara or Vivelle Dot??

My Dr. has given me a choice between using Climara or the Vivelle Dot for an estrogen replacement post-hysterectomy. Have any of you out there used either of these and what did you think?

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Old 08-22-2003, 01:19 PM   #2
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I had the best success with Climara. I had problems with the adhesive on the vivelle. Apparently they all don't use the same adhesive.I had hives and under the patch it was all red and very itchy and irritated.
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Old 08-23-2003, 01:04 PM   #3
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I was given the generic form of Climara and it is a rather thick pink patch; I think the true name brand is clear. I also read somwhere that Climara is made from a soy source and vivelle is made from yams. If you have allergies to either one of those items, you will want to avoid that specific patch.
When I see my doc, I plan to ask to be switched to the vivelle dot; I think it is smaller in size and there are alot of dosing options. It sounds like you have a good doc who is letting you control what form you want. That's pretty impressive! Will you be using any progesterone?
Good luck to you!

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