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Unread 01-15-2012, 01:09 PM
Vagifem

Ok, I just started vagifem. How long does it take before you see any difference?? I see no difference at all, although i've only had three pills.. I do think i'm going to add some natural progestrone as well. Does the vagifem help with hot flashes, which i'm having a horrible time with!! What about weight gain?? does vagifem cause weight gain???
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Unread 01-15-2012, 01:16 PM
Re: vagifem anyone

Vagifem is *only* designed to treat vaginal dryness. It does little or nothing for any systemic symptoms like hot flashes.

Hormone imbalance of any kind can lead to weight gain. A particular hormone replacement doesn't by itself "cause" weight gain, especially not one that only has local action.

If you are having hot flashes and add progesterone, it can make your hot flashes worse. Unless your DR has told you you need progesterone I would advise against it while you are having symptoms of low estrogen.

Depending on the severity of your vaginal dryness problem it can take weeks to months to see improvement with Vagifem. It does help speed things up if you start off using it nightly, transitioning to a maintenance dose (usually 2x/week) over time, but it's not a "quick fix".

I hope this helps.

s,
-Linda
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