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Unread 03-01-2008, 11:22 AM
Estrogen comparison list

Hi Sisters...
It's been a while since I visited here....and I hope you can help. I remember seeing a list of estrogen drug comparisons in which were natural, esterified, micronized, conjugated.....I'm hoping to locate this again as I'm thinking of switching over from my Estratest HS to an oral estrogen and a testosterone cream to see if I can cut some costs (no insurance) but still feel as good, if not better, than I do now. Thank you for any help anyone out there can offer....
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Unread 03-01-2008, 12:13 PM
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Hi!

Here are a couple of good reference charts from our site Resource Database:

Hormone Quick reference Guide

Menopause Hormone Replacement Options

Call around to local pharmacies. Some have a list of prescriptions you can get for $4 without insurance and the generic for Estrace pills may be on that list. I think Wal-Mart is one pharmacy that offers that hormone.

It also pays to call around to different compounding pharmacies as prices do vary for compounded hormones. I think my testosterone cream would run around $40 without insurance. A jar would last me over a year but I have to get it refilled after six months as my pharmacist told me that the 1% testosterone cream I use has a six month shelf life. Still, even without insurance that works out to be quite a bargain if you get to the point like me when it's not necessary to use it very often.

Finally, you may benefit from getting a free HS Rx Card to use at your pharmacy. Here's a link to more information: HS Rx Card.

I hope this helps! Good luck finding the right hormone therapy to help you feel better.

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Unread 03-01-2008, 01:13 PM
Thank you April Dawn

That is exactly what I was looking for!!!!! I am surely going to check into the Estrace from Walmart and hopefully with the use of compounded testosterone, I can feel as good if not better than I do on the Estratest HS......This site is so beneficial for women and their wellbeing in these issues that one can only learn through trials and errors. Thank you for your help in this ongoing journey......Lana
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Unread 03-01-2008, 03:23 PM
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I don't know if I'm allowed to say this (although I have seen it on other posts), but I use Women's International Pharmacy. I just priced my new prescription: BiEst 2.5/Testosterone 1mg/Progesterone 25mg. (lozenge or cream) approximately $32.00/month.
I emailed two local compounding pharmacies -- both were $65+ . Two others online -- both in the $45.00 range. My current testosterone cream (.5) alone is less than $20 at WIP! Sometimes larger online pharmacies have much better prices than local stores...Shop around!!
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Unread 03-02-2008, 09:54 AM
Thank you KLGM

Hi KLGM,
Yes, I've got to do some calling around to find the best prices on these things....as the reason I'm trying to change over is to cut some costs.....I notice a difference even when I've tried to skimp on taking my Estratest HS to every other day or 3 times a week, I just start feeling very angry and picky and it really does affect my overall mood and sense of wellbeing......so needless to say, I need those hormones to keep me sane!!!! I'd even done some searching about Canadian pharmacies....but I will find a way to continue on HRT, and who knows, this new combination might get me feeling even better than on the Estratest HS....gotta keep up that positive thinking too in combination!!!!! Thank you for your response.....Have a great weekend.....Lana
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Unread 03-02-2008, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Sweetums52
Hi KLGM,
Yes, I've got to do some calling around to find the best prices on these things....as the reason I'm trying to change over is to cut some costs.....I notice a difference even when I've tried to skimp on taking my Estratest HS to every other day or 3 times a week, I just start feeling very angry and picky and it really does affect my overall mood and sense of wellbeing......so needless to say, I need those hormones to keep me sane!!!! I'd even done some searching about Canadian pharmacies....but I will find a way to continue on HRT, and who knows, this new combination might get me feeling even better than on the Estratest HS....gotta keep up that positive thinking too in combination!!!!! Thank you for your response.....Have a great weekend.....Lana
Best of luck! I have insurance, but anything on the "non-preferred list" is $50!! That's just too high when you're taking more than one thing, right?
I hope you find balance and budgeting
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