I didn't mean for my comments about Estring and Femring to cause confusion.
Estring is prescribed to treat the symptoms of vaginal dryness/atrophy. It is not an effective choice to treat menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats because it's a low dose and isn't made to work systemically. Femring can be prescribed to treat vaginal dryness/atrophy in addition to
treating hot flashes, night sweats, etc. It works systemically whereas most (but not all) of the estrogen in Estring stays in the vaginal/urethral tissues.
There has been so much confusion about the two that Warner Chilcott, maker of Femring, came out with this:
Please note that it says the two products are not interchangeable.
A woman who needs a vaginal estrogen product, whether she is on a systemic estrogen or not, would correctly be prescribed Estring, not Femring.
I hope this clears things up!
(((kathiem))), I hope that Estring works out well and you get the relief from your symptoms that you need!