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    Hi all,
    I am on day 2 of my estrogen patch (vivelle .035 is starting low to see how I do). I haven't felt my usual burning all day!! I do have abdominal crampy kinda tenderness going on. Is that typical at first? I don't have a uterus so it feels more like on the sides (ovaries maybe?). Just checking if that sounds typical. Thanks

  • #2
    HI I use Climara estrogen patch, .75 and I never notice anything sort of 'feelings' from it, or tenderness. If it continues I'd suggest giving your dr. a call to make sure it's a normal feeling from that drug. Good luck! Roxie

    Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
    Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
    Dx'd Hypothyroid
    Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
    June 2007
    Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
    First Cysto 1979
    First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
    Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
    Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
    Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
    Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
    Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
    Bladder surgery 2000
    Dx'd: IBS 2000
    Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
    Laminectomy 1989
    Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

    For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
    I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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    • #3
      I can't take the Climera patch. It doesn't stay on for the week and apparently I'm allergic to the sticky stuff.

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      • #4
        rosesitty,
        I have very red skin for a few hrs after taking off the Climara patch and some times the sticky stuff actual pulls off a cpl peices of skin when I remove it.....it's the pits.....but I don't have a choice because I can't take estrogen orally. You have to have very dry skin to apply the patch too. I've only had one box of them have a problem with staying on and I complained to the pharmacy and they gave me a different box. Good luck! Roxie

        Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
        Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
        Dx'd Hypothyroid
        Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
        June 2007
        Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
        First Cysto 1979
        First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
        Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
        Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
        Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
        Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
        Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
        Bladder surgery 2000
        Dx'd: IBS 2000
        Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
        Laminectomy 1989
        Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

        For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
        I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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        • #5
          Roxie - if I have to use it again, the gyno prescribed it to stop break through bleeding (to supplement the Ortho Evra patch), I'm going to ask for the Vivelle patch. You change it every two - three days - perhaps that will work better for me. I can't stand the itching! Thanks for your input.
          Stephanie

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          • #6
            vivelle Dot

            I used the Vivelle Dot patch 0.1 for 6 months before my recent hyster and never had the symptoms you are having. You may need more of a dose, what did your Doc think?
            Sammi

            Sammi

            Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
            Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)

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            • #7
              I also use the Vivelle Dot patch 0.1. I have been on it for 9 months since they took my ovaries out. I also take a estogen pill each day because the patch was not enough. I never had any pain from it.
              Meds on now:

              dextro 10mg

              5000mg Vitamin D- when tested, I was sooo low.
              Compound Hormones- Had hysterectomy when 24, ovaries out 37

              At night:


              4mg Zanaflex- Fibro & PFD
              plendil- Raynalds

              I have Fibro, IC, IBS, PFD, Raynauds.

              Tried:

              Past Meds
              Lexpro- changed to Cymbalta for better pain relief –off both
              Ultram – three times a day. Helped , I was tired of always being so tired.
              Elmiron-took for a year-
              Topamax-Did not need anymore since on dextro.
              Atarax- did not need anymore

              Pictures: Hubby & Me, Ozzy, My three Sons!!
              What a proud Mother I am!!



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