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Anyone with reaction to vagifem? Anyone with reaction to vagifem?

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Unread 05-02-2008, 05:19 PM
Anyone with reaction to vagifem?

I am not sure if I am having a reaction to it but twice now when I have used it at night I get really sick during the night. I get really hot and just feel really nauseaus and dizzy. I feel like my whole body is tingly. I was just on prednisone when I took it the first time and thought that is what is was. But now I am off it only by 1 day but I had the same reaction. I am exhausted cause sleeping has been a nightmare. Has anyone had this? I am not sure I want to take it again. I am not sure if its the reason I am having this issue. I could just be fighting off something as well. Anyone use this and have problems with it?
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Unread 05-02-2008, 09:51 PM
Anyone with reaction to vagifem?

I'm not familiar with Vagifem. Can you tell me what this is? Did the doctor prescribe it?
Unread 05-03-2008, 05:59 AM
Anyone with reaction to vagifem?

Yes it was prescribed. Its a vaginal insert for estrogen. I may wait till the prednisone is completely out of my system and then try it again. If I get the same reaction I would know without a doubt that it was that.
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Unread 05-03-2008, 10:51 AM
Anyone with reaction to vagifem?

That's a good idea to do that. This way you'll know for sure. I've heard there are so many alternatives to vaginal dryness, including the one that is sold on this site, VPI Daily Intimate Moisture. Hopefully you'll find one soon that works for you without problems. Talk to your doc to let him know what is happening. Also, I would call the pharmacist to see if that could have been a reaction to the predisone and if it could have also reacted to the vagifem. Pharmacists know a lot more about drugs, their side effects and what they can and cannot be combined with. That's what I do when I have a problem with a medication or I have questions about its side effects. Good luck to you.
Unread 05-03-2008, 02:54 PM
Anyone with reaction to vagifem?

when i first started using vagifem i had problems also , it made ne feel sick and dizzy and i also got migraine type headaches. i cut way back on how often i was using it and was only inserting it a little ways in.i use it 2 or 3 times a week now and can insert it all the way and all is well. just took a while for my body to adjust to far it is the only thing that has really tackled the dryness.
Unread 05-03-2008, 03:13 PM
I just started Vagifem

I was reading the post about the vagifem and it was actually the reason I go on the site today. I didn't feel any different last night after taking it. I've been having a lot of problems sleeping before this, so I know it's not the new meds.

I'm hoping it will help with the vaginal dryness.

I'm actually scheduled to see the Urologist because I have still been having problems with a painful bladder after intercourse and noticed I'm having to get up at least once, lots of times twice, per night to urinate. He says it could be IC and wants the Uro. to check it out. My bladder has not dropped, which is what I kept thinking was going on.

I've also had problems with joint pain. I feel like I'm 90 years old and I'm only 37. I take Premarin (the lowest dose) and now the Vagifem has been added. I'm hoping for good changes.

I did find out that I had adenomyosis (Sorry if it's spelled wrong). It made me feel some-what better to know there was something going on that I could have never made better. I felt like I needed a "Real Excuse" for having a hysterectomy. Maybe that's a guilt thing that comes along with it, I don't know. After having the Total hysterectomy I felt like I shouldn't have done it. Maybe I could have just dealt with the pain. I questioned whether I made the right decision. I don't miss the monthly periods or the pain. I just wish I felt more alive and had some libido. Hopefully the new meds will help.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

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