ESTRADIOL ACETATE RING - VAGINAL

USER REVIEWS

Comment from: Cheryl 65-74 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 07

Before FemRing I used YuvaFem, which sort of worked but I was still having painful sex, UTIs and BV. Since FemRing all that has resolved but I feel like I'm having PMS all day, every day. Before FemRing I was post menopausal and pretty laid back, this new crazy self is unacceptable. I've always been very sensitive to birth control pills, couldn't take them for the same reason. I'm afraid I'm going to have to stop using FemRing.

Related Reading: femring | yuvafem | birth control pills

Comment from: Cheryl 65-74 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 07

Before FemRing I used YuvaFem, which sort of worked but I was still having painful sex, UTIs and BV. Since FemRing all that has resolved but I feel like I'm having PMS all day, every day. Before FemRing I was post menopausal and pretty laid back, this new crazy self is unacceptable. I've always been very sensitive to birth control pills, couldn't take them for the same reason. I'm afraid I'm going to have to stop using FemRing.

Related Reading: femring | yuvafem | birth control pills

Comment from: Femring Fan 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 03

This product is amazing. It reversed vaginal dryness and atrophy to the point that I feel like Iâ??m 25 again. Seriously. No more hot flashes and I can sleep through the night again. Inability to stay asleep (not due to hot flashes) was my worst symptom of menopause. This is resolved. Expensive but totally worth it.

Related Reading: hot flashes

SLIDESHOW

Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: Cheryl 65-74 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 07

Before FemRing I used YuvaFem, which sort of worked but I was still having painful sex, UTIs and BV. Since FemRing all that has resolved but I feel like I'm having PMS all day, every day. Before FemRing I was post menopausal and pretty laid back, this new crazy self is unacceptable. I've always been very sensitive to birth control pills, couldn't take them for the same reason. I'm afraid I'm going to have to stop using FemRing.

Related Reading: femring | yuvafem | birth control pills

Comment from: Femring Fan 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 03

This product is amazing. It reversed vaginal dryness and atrophy to the point that I feel like Iâ??m 25 again. Seriously. No more hot flashes and I can sleep through the night again. Inability to stay asleep (not due to hot flashes) was my worst symptom of menopause. This is resolved. Expensive but totally worth it.

Related Reading: hot flashes

Comment from: Deesanda 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 28

When the femring was inserted it did help with vaginal atrophy and did make sex with my husband more enjoyable. However, because I have problems with IBS the ring would fall out because of the abdominal contractions that come with severe constipation and then subsequent diarrhea. I stopped using the product because the ring would break and fall out of the vagina This happened three times. The final two times were within a couple weeks of each new ring. The drug company was concerned with this and they did replace the first ring that was damaged. When the second ring broke two weeks later, I asked my physician to discontinue the femring and switch to a vaginal cream instead. As I stated earlier I have a medical condition that I initially thought was part of the problem, however when the second ring broke two weeks later I became frustrated and requested to use a cream instead. I would have been satisfied with the femring because it was initially so easy and convenient to use, but with several damaged products I decided for me, a change was needed. By all means try this product first. Hopefully your success will be greater than mine.

Related Reading: femring | constipation | diarrhea

Comment from: Cheryl 65-74 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 07

Before FemRing I used YuvaFem, which sort of worked but I was still having painful sex, UTIs and BV. Since FemRing all that has resolved but I feel like I'm having PMS all day, every day. Before FemRing I was post menopausal and pretty laid back, this new crazy self is unacceptable. I've always been very sensitive to birth control pills, couldn't take them for the same reason. I'm afraid I'm going to have to stop using FemRing.

Related Reading: femring | yuvafem | birth control pills

Comment from: Femring Fan 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 03

This product is amazing. It reversed vaginal dryness and atrophy to the point that I feel like Iâ??m 25 again. Seriously. No more hot flashes and I can sleep through the night again. Inability to stay asleep (not due to hot flashes) was my worst symptom of menopause. This is resolved. Expensive but totally worth it.

Related Reading: hot flashes

Comment from: Deesanda 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 28

When the femring was inserted it did help with vaginal atrophy and did make sex with my husband more enjoyable. However, because I have problems with IBS the ring would fall out because of the abdominal contractions that come with severe constipation and then subsequent diarrhea. I stopped using the product because the ring would break and fall out of the vagina This happened three times. The final two times were within a couple weeks of each new ring. The drug company was concerned with this and they did replace the first ring that was damaged. When the second ring broke two weeks later, I asked my physician to discontinue the femring and switch to a vaginal cream instead. As I stated earlier I have a medical condition that I initially thought was part of the problem, however when the second ring broke two weeks later I became frustrated and requested to use a cream instead. I would have been satisfied with the femring because it was initially so easy and convenient to use, but with several damaged products I decided for me, a change was needed. By all means try this product first. Hopefully your success will be greater than mine.

Related Reading: femring | constipation | diarrhea

Comment from: goodtogo 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 21

I cannot say enough good things about Femring. it has eliminated dryness, atrophy, and hot flashes. My libido and lubrication are like I'm 25 years old again. The only complaint I have is that it is not on my insurance formulary and costs me almost $300 out of pocket. My husband says it's well worth it!

Related Reading: femring | hot flashes

Comment from: Cheryl 65-74 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 07

Before FemRing I used YuvaFem, which sort of worked but I was still having painful sex, UTIs and BV. Since FemRing all that has resolved but I feel like I'm having PMS all day, every day. Before FemRing I was post menopausal and pretty laid back, this new crazy self is unacceptable. I've always been very sensitive to birth control pills, couldn't take them for the same reason. I'm afraid I'm going to have to stop using FemRing.

Related Reading: femring | yuvafem | birth control pills

Comment from: Femring Fan 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 03

This product is amazing. It reversed vaginal dryness and atrophy to the point that I feel like Iâ??m 25 again. Seriously. No more hot flashes and I can sleep through the night again. Inability to stay asleep (not due to hot flashes) was my worst symptom of menopause. This is resolved. Expensive but totally worth it.

Related Reading: hot flashes

Comment from: Deesanda 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 28

When the femring was inserted it did help with vaginal atrophy and did make sex with my husband more enjoyable. However, because I have problems with IBS the ring would fall out because of the abdominal contractions that come with severe constipation and then subsequent diarrhea. I stopped using the product because the ring would break and fall out of the vagina This happened three times. The final two times were within a couple weeks of each new ring. The drug company was concerned with this and they did replace the first ring that was damaged. When the second ring broke two weeks later, I asked my physician to discontinue the femring and switch to a vaginal cream instead. As I stated earlier I have a medical condition that I initially thought was part of the problem, however when the second ring broke two weeks later I became frustrated and requested to use a cream instead. I would have been satisfied with the femring because it was initially so easy and convenient to use, but with several damaged products I decided for me, a change was needed. By all means try this product first. Hopefully your success will be greater than mine.

Related Reading: femring | constipation | diarrhea

Comment from: goodtogo 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 21

I cannot say enough good things about Femring. it has eliminated dryness, atrophy, and hot flashes. My libido and lubrication are like I'm 25 years old again. The only complaint I have is that it is not on my insurance formulary and costs me almost $300 out of pocket. My husband says it's well worth it!

Related Reading: femring | hot flashes

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 14

I've used Femring for 10 years and it totally takes care of my hot flashes that just won't go away.

Related Reading: femring | hot flashes

Comment from: Cheryl 65-74 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 07

Before FemRing I used YuvaFem, which sort of worked but I was still having painful sex, UTIs and BV. Since FemRing all that has resolved but I feel like I'm having PMS all day, every day. Before FemRing I was post menopausal and pretty laid back, this new crazy self is unacceptable. I've always been very sensitive to birth control pills, couldn't take them for the same reason. I'm afraid I'm going to have to stop using FemRing.

Related Reading: femring | yuvafem | birth control pills

Comment from: Femring Fan 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 03

This product is amazing. It reversed vaginal dryness and atrophy to the point that I feel like Iâ??m 25 again. Seriously. No more hot flashes and I can sleep through the night again. Inability to stay asleep (not due to hot flashes) was my worst symptom of menopause. This is resolved. Expensive but totally worth it.

Related Reading: hot flashes

Comment from: Deesanda 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 28

When the femring was inserted it did help with vaginal atrophy and did make sex with my husband more enjoyable. However, because I have problems with IBS the ring would fall out because of the abdominal contractions that come with severe constipation and then subsequent diarrhea. I stopped using the product because the ring would break and fall out of the vagina This happened three times. The final two times were within a couple weeks of each new ring. The drug company was concerned with this and they did replace the first ring that was damaged. When the second ring broke two weeks later, I asked my physician to discontinue the femring and switch to a vaginal cream instead. As I stated earlier I have a medical condition that I initially thought was part of the problem, however when the second ring broke two weeks later I became frustrated and requested to use a cream instead. I would have been satisfied with the femring because it was initially so easy and convenient to use, but with several damaged products I decided for me, a change was needed. By all means try this product first. Hopefully your success will be greater than mine.

Related Reading: femring | constipation | diarrhea

Comment from: goodtogo 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 21

I cannot say enough good things about Femring. it has eliminated dryness, atrophy, and hot flashes. My libido and lubrication are like I'm 25 years old again. The only complaint I have is that it is not on my insurance formulary and costs me almost $300 out of pocket. My husband says it's well worth it!

Related Reading: femring | hot flashes

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 14

I've used Femring for 10 years and it totally takes care of my hot flashes that just won't go away.

Related Reading: femring | hot flashes

Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 21

I am on the .1mg dose ring. Within hours of insertion of the first ring, I went from a crying, anxiety-ridden, dry-eyed mess to feeling more "normal" than I had in many months. Although it is supposed to last for 3 months, it didn't for me and my gynecologist said that she writes on the script to change every 2 months for almost all her patients. It cured my vaginal atrophy quickly. I just wished that the ring lasted longer and was more affordable. I went to the femring because I stopped absorbing from the estrogen patches and the spray wasn't strong enough. Also, it is a steady dose of estrogen so you don't wake up with a panic attack (those of you who are going through menopause know what I am talking about). The first few days you might feel MORE hot flashes, etc, but that is just because your body is reacting to the fluctuation in hormones (getting more estrogen). Stick with it as this settles down in days and you will feel so normal you won't believe it!

Related Reading: anxiety | femring | hot flashes

Comment from: Cool Cat Again 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 17

Like other reviewers I've never been pregnant & am a petite person. Wish these were smaller, hello! Anyway I need estrogen for hot flashes/low libido/vaginal atrophy. Took oral HRT for 5 yrs then bio-identical creams for another 5, both worked great. REALLY loved the testosterone cream effects but my cardiologist said STOP ASAP! it's crazy dangerous. So went without any HRT for a year... symptoms just too horrible. On my 2nd Ring now, cost is $100 w/insurance, seems alot since stroke/etc. risks are supposedly lower... ? I'm using .5 dosage, within days hot flashes gone. No longer feel it in there since vaginal atrophy abated. Just hope I don't get any blood clots or other bad side effects other than a little clear discharge. Overall: thumbs up.

Related Reading: hot flashes | stroke | blood clots

Comment from: Cool Cat Again 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 17

Like other reviewers I've never been pregnant & am a petite person. Wish these were smaller, hello! Anyway I need estrogen for hot flashes/low libido/vaginal atrophy. Took oral HRT for 5 yrs then bio-identical creams for another 5, both worked great. REALLY loved the testosterone cream effects but my cardiologist said STOP ASAP! it's crazy dangerous. So went without any HRT for a year... symptoms just too horrible. On my 2nd Ring now, cost is $100 w/insurance, seems alot since stroke/etc. risks are supposedly lower... ? I'm using .5 dosage, within days hot flashes gone. No longer feel it in there since vaginal atrophy abated. Just hope I don't get any blood clots or other bad side effects other than a little clear discharge. Overall: thumbs up.

Related Reading: hot flashes | stroke | blood clots

Comment from: SM 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 06

I have surgical menopause at age 39. I have never had children. This ring did not work for me. I left in over 48 hours had severe side effects such as pain and pressure in abdomen, headaches, severe pain. Whoever designed this ring was not thinking of a different size for women who have not had children. I had to go to the doctor to have them remove it because it was so painful. I too wasted money on this prescription. There has got to be a better choice. Do not try this if you have never had children, it was the worst pain ever.

Comment from: Cool Cat Again 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 17

Like other reviewers I've never been pregnant & am a petite person. Wish these were smaller, hello! Anyway I need estrogen for hot flashes/low libido/vaginal atrophy. Took oral HRT for 5 yrs then bio-identical creams for another 5, both worked great. REALLY loved the testosterone cream effects but my cardiologist said STOP ASAP! it's crazy dangerous. So went without any HRT for a year... symptoms just too horrible. On my 2nd Ring now, cost is $100 w/insurance, seems alot since stroke/etc. risks are supposedly lower... ? I'm using .5 dosage, within days hot flashes gone. No longer feel it in there since vaginal atrophy abated. Just hope I don't get any blood clots or other bad side effects other than a little clear discharge. Overall: thumbs up.

Related Reading: hot flashes | stroke | blood clots

Comment from: SM 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 06

I have surgical menopause at age 39. I have never had children. This ring did not work for me. I left in over 48 hours had severe side effects such as pain and pressure in abdomen, headaches, severe pain. Whoever designed this ring was not thinking of a different size for women who have not had children. I had to go to the doctor to have them remove it because it was so painful. I too wasted money on this prescription. There has got to be a better choice. Do not try this if you have never had children, it was the worst pain ever.

Comment from: CatOuttaHell 45-54 Female Patient Published: September 01

My doctor prescribed this as a more consistent alternative to what I had been using -- to treat vaginal dryness and severe hot flashes and sweats. Unfortunately, I had to pay almost $200 for what turned out to be an experiment! Although I had inserted the ring perfectly, it was extremely uncomfortable, causing pressure on everything around it. I felt like I was on the verge of cramping the whole time -- like a dull, constant ache in my lower abdomen. I left it in for 48 hours, because I wanted to give it a change. The estrogen dosage seemed to be perfect -- it completely got rid of my terrible hot flashes/sweats, but didn't do too much for the dryness. While it was great hormonally, it was somewhat difficult to remove (it had hooked over something, probably the cervix), and constantly uncomfortable when worn. I can't even imagine being able to have sex with this thing in place. Ow. Anyway, I'm disappointed that I paid almost $200 AFTER INSURANCE to "try" this ring for 2 days. There ought to be a better way. I'm going back to a cream.

Related Reading: hot flashes

Comment from: Cool Cat Again 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 17

Like other reviewers I've never been pregnant & am a petite person. Wish these were smaller, hello! Anyway I need estrogen for hot flashes/low libido/vaginal atrophy. Took oral HRT for 5 yrs then bio-identical creams for another 5, both worked great. REALLY loved the testosterone cream effects but my cardiologist said STOP ASAP! it's crazy dangerous. So went without any HRT for a year... symptoms just too horrible. On my 2nd Ring now, cost is $100 w/insurance, seems alot since stroke/etc. risks are supposedly lower... ? I'm using .5 dosage, within days hot flashes gone. No longer feel it in there since vaginal atrophy abated. Just hope I don't get any blood clots or other bad side effects other than a little clear discharge. Overall: thumbs up.

Related Reading: hot flashes | stroke | blood clots

Comment from: SM 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 06

I have surgical menopause at age 39. I have never had children. This ring did not work for me. I left in over 48 hours had severe side effects such as pain and pressure in abdomen, headaches, severe pain. Whoever designed this ring was not thinking of a different size for women who have not had children. I had to go to the doctor to have them remove it because it was so painful. I too wasted money on this prescription. There has got to be a better choice. Do not try this if you have never had children, it was the worst pain ever.

Comment from: CatOuttaHell 45-54 Female Patient Published: September 01

My doctor prescribed this as a more consistent alternative to what I had been using -- to treat vaginal dryness and severe hot flashes and sweats. Unfortunately, I had to pay almost $200 for what turned out to be an experiment! Although I had inserted the ring perfectly, it was extremely uncomfortable, causing pressure on everything around it. I felt like I was on the verge of cramping the whole time -- like a dull, constant ache in my lower abdomen. I left it in for 48 hours, because I wanted to give it a change. The estrogen dosage seemed to be perfect -- it completely got rid of my terrible hot flashes/sweats, but didn't do too much for the dryness. While it was great hormonally, it was somewhat difficult to remove (it had hooked over something, probably the cervix), and constantly uncomfortable when worn. I can't even imagine being able to have sex with this thing in place. Ow. Anyway, I'm disappointed that I paid almost $200 AFTER INSURANCE to "try" this ring for 2 days. There ought to be a better way. I'm going back to a cream.

Related Reading: hot flashes

Comment from: krispycritter22 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 27

I have been using prescribed estrogens for several years now and find this one to be very effective and easy to use. I had a complete hysterectomy at a fairly young age and need to maintain my estrogen levels. This has been one of the most effective means I have tried and it also is a natural form of estrogen not a synthetic form that I prefer to avoid.

SLIDESHOW

Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: Cool Cat Again 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 17

Like other reviewers I've never been pregnant & am a petite person. Wish these were smaller, hello! Anyway I need estrogen for hot flashes/low libido/vaginal atrophy. Took oral HRT for 5 yrs then bio-identical creams for another 5, both worked great. REALLY loved the testosterone cream effects but my cardiologist said STOP ASAP! it's crazy dangerous. So went without any HRT for a year... symptoms just too horrible. On my 2nd Ring now, cost is $100 w/insurance, seems alot since stroke/etc. risks are supposedly lower... ? I'm using .5 dosage, within days hot flashes gone. No longer feel it in there since vaginal atrophy abated. Just hope I don't get any blood clots or other bad side effects other than a little clear discharge. Overall: thumbs up.

Related Reading: hot flashes | stroke | blood clots

Comment from: SM 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 06

I have surgical menopause at age 39. I have never had children. This ring did not work for me. I left in over 48 hours had severe side effects such as pain and pressure in abdomen, headaches, severe pain. Whoever designed this ring was not thinking of a different size for women who have not had children. I had to go to the doctor to have them remove it because it was so painful. I too wasted money on this prescription. There has got to be a better choice. Do not try this if you have never had children, it was the worst pain ever.

Comment from: CatOuttaHell 45-54 Female Patient Published: September 01

My doctor prescribed this as a more consistent alternative to what I had been using -- to treat vaginal dryness and severe hot flashes and sweats. Unfortunately, I had to pay almost $200 for what turned out to be an experiment! Although I had inserted the ring perfectly, it was extremely uncomfortable, causing pressure on everything around it. I felt like I was on the verge of cramping the whole time -- like a dull, constant ache in my lower abdomen. I left it in for 48 hours, because I wanted to give it a change. The estrogen dosage seemed to be perfect -- it completely got rid of my terrible hot flashes/sweats, but didn't do too much for the dryness. While it was great hormonally, it was somewhat difficult to remove (it had hooked over something, probably the cervix), and constantly uncomfortable when worn. I can't even imagine being able to have sex with this thing in place. Ow. Anyway, I'm disappointed that I paid almost $200 AFTER INSURANCE to "try" this ring for 2 days. There ought to be a better way. I'm going back to a cream.

Related Reading: hot flashes

Comment from: krispycritter22 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 27

I have been using prescribed estrogens for several years now and find this one to be very effective and easy to use. I had a complete hysterectomy at a fairly young age and need to maintain my estrogen levels. This has been one of the most effective means I have tried and it also is a natural form of estrogen not a synthetic form that I prefer to avoid.

Comment from: Betts R Off 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 22

I suffered from vaginal atrophy and severs vaginal dryness that made intercourse painful and consequently infrequent. FemRing changed all this for the better. The only complaint I have is the drop-off after about sixty days until you re-insert a new one. My mood changes come back and it is evident the estrogen has diminished. Still, it is the best HRT I have experienced.

Related Reading: femring

Comment from: Cool Cat Again 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 17

Like other reviewers I've never been pregnant & am a petite person. Wish these were smaller, hello! Anyway I need estrogen for hot flashes/low libido/vaginal atrophy. Took oral HRT for 5 yrs then bio-identical creams for another 5, both worked great. REALLY loved the testosterone cream effects but my cardiologist said STOP ASAP! it's crazy dangerous. So went without any HRT for a year... symptoms just too horrible. On my 2nd Ring now, cost is $100 w/insurance, seems alot since stroke/etc. risks are supposedly lower... ? I'm using .5 dosage, within days hot flashes gone. No longer feel it in there since vaginal atrophy abated. Just hope I don't get any blood clots or other bad side effects other than a little clear discharge. Overall: thumbs up.

Related Reading: hot flashes | stroke | blood clots

Comment from: SM 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 06

I have surgical menopause at age 39. I have never had children. This ring did not work for me. I left in over 48 hours had severe side effects such as pain and pressure in abdomen, headaches, severe pain. Whoever designed this ring was not thinking of a different size for women who have not had children. I had to go to the doctor to have them remove it because it was so painful. I too wasted money on this prescription. There has got to be a better choice. Do not try this if you have never had children, it was the worst pain ever.

Comment from: CatOuttaHell 45-54 Female Patient Published: September 01

My doctor prescribed this as a more consistent alternative to what I had been using -- to treat vaginal dryness and severe hot flashes and sweats. Unfortunately, I had to pay almost $200 for what turned out to be an experiment! Although I had inserted the ring perfectly, it was extremely uncomfortable, causing pressure on everything around it. I felt like I was on the verge of cramping the whole time -- like a dull, constant ache in my lower abdomen. I left it in for 48 hours, because I wanted to give it a change. The estrogen dosage seemed to be perfect -- it completely got rid of my terrible hot flashes/sweats, but didn't do too much for the dryness. While it was great hormonally, it was somewhat difficult to remove (it had hooked over something, probably the cervix), and constantly uncomfortable when worn. I can't even imagine being able to have sex with this thing in place. Ow. Anyway, I'm disappointed that I paid almost $200 AFTER INSURANCE to "try" this ring for 2 days. There ought to be a better way. I'm going back to a cream.

Related Reading: hot flashes

Comment from: krispycritter22 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 27

I have been using prescribed estrogens for several years now and find this one to be very effective and easy to use. I had a complete hysterectomy at a fairly young age and need to maintain my estrogen levels. This has been one of the most effective means I have tried and it also is a natural form of estrogen not a synthetic form that I prefer to avoid.

Comment from: Betts R Off 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 22

I suffered from vaginal atrophy and severs vaginal dryness that made intercourse painful and consequently infrequent. FemRing changed all this for the better. The only complaint I have is the drop-off after about sixty days until you re-insert a new one. My mood changes come back and it is evident the estrogen has diminished. Still, it is the best HRT I have experienced.

Related Reading: femring

Comment from: had it with femring 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: September 13

sever stomach pain with sever vaginal itching and burning...sent me to er x2 with symptoms of speech problem to racing heart came out of my body black in color!! I was toxic for several months on medicals still.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Cool Cat Again 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 17

Like other reviewers I've never been pregnant & am a petite person. Wish these were smaller, hello! Anyway I need estrogen for hot flashes/low libido/vaginal atrophy. Took oral HRT for 5 yrs then bio-identical creams for another 5, both worked great. REALLY loved the testosterone cream effects but my cardiologist said STOP ASAP! it's crazy dangerous. So went without any HRT for a year... symptoms just too horrible. On my 2nd Ring now, cost is $100 w/insurance, seems alot since stroke/etc. risks are supposedly lower... ? I'm using .5 dosage, within days hot flashes gone. No longer feel it in there since vaginal atrophy abated. Just hope I don't get any blood clots or other bad side effects other than a little clear discharge. Overall: thumbs up.

Related Reading: hot flashes | stroke | blood clots

Comment from: SM 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 06

I have surgical menopause at age 39. I have never had children. This ring did not work for me. I left in over 48 hours had severe side effects such as pain and pressure in abdomen, headaches, severe pain. Whoever designed this ring was not thinking of a different size for women who have not had children. I had to go to the doctor to have them remove it because it was so painful. I too wasted money on this prescription. There has got to be a better choice. Do not try this if you have never had children, it was the worst pain ever.

Comment from: CatOuttaHell 45-54 Female Patient Published: September 01

My doctor prescribed this as a more consistent alternative to what I had been using -- to treat vaginal dryness and severe hot flashes and sweats. Unfortunately, I had to pay almost $200 for what turned out to be an experiment! Although I had inserted the ring perfectly, it was extremely uncomfortable, causing pressure on everything around it. I felt like I was on the verge of cramping the whole time -- like a dull, constant ache in my lower abdomen. I left it in for 48 hours, because I wanted to give it a change. The estrogen dosage seemed to be perfect -- it completely got rid of my terrible hot flashes/sweats, but didn't do too much for the dryness. While it was great hormonally, it was somewhat difficult to remove (it had hooked over something, probably the cervix), and constantly uncomfortable when worn. I can't even imagine being able to have sex with this thing in place. Ow. Anyway, I'm disappointed that I paid almost $200 AFTER INSURANCE to "try" this ring for 2 days. There ought to be a better way. I'm going back to a cream.

Related Reading: hot flashes

Comment from: krispycritter22 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 27

I have been using prescribed estrogens for several years now and find this one to be very effective and easy to use. I had a complete hysterectomy at a fairly young age and need to maintain my estrogen levels. This has been one of the most effective means I have tried and it also is a natural form of estrogen not a synthetic form that I prefer to avoid.

Comment from: Betts R Off 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 22

I suffered from vaginal atrophy and severs vaginal dryness that made intercourse painful and consequently infrequent. FemRing changed all this for the better. The only complaint I have is the drop-off after about sixty days until you re-insert a new one. My mood changes come back and it is evident the estrogen has diminished. Still, it is the best HRT I have experienced.

Related Reading: femring

Comment from: had it with femring 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: September 13

sever stomach pain with sever vaginal itching and burning...sent me to er x2 with symptoms of speech problem to racing heart came out of my body black in color!! I was toxic for several months on medicals still.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Brenda 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 17

When I first used the ring, the vaginal atrophy disappeared and sexual intercourse became pleasurable again. the ring was uncomfortable, though. it felt too big and pressed on my bladder giving me the feeling of needing to urinate all the time. Those feelings got better but still I was always aware that the ring was there, slightly uncomfortable. After Inserting the second ring, I started having bleeding after sexual intercourse and had a very disturbing discharge. I finally went to the doctor and was given clindamycin to treat a vaginal bacterial infection. I was told that the Femring had caused erosion in my vaginal wall and it was removed immediately. the dosage was too high for me and the ring was too big for me.... I have been given vaginal cream now to help with the dryness. hopefully, this works. I loved that the Femring gave me sexual pleasure again but understand that every person is different and in the end, it did not work for me.

Related Reading: clindamycin | femring

Comment from: pilotmom2011 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 20

I had a partial hysterectomy at 35 and then my ovaries removed 4 years later. I tried everything but until I discovered the Femring, there were no answers! I had hot flashes, dry vagina (sex was miserable) and I always felt "off." Once I discovered the Femring and started using it, everything changed. No more hot flashes, sex is incredibly fun again...I'm 55 years old and I have the sex drive I had at 25. I am thrilled with the results; I have an active sex life; my boyfriend says that he can feel the ring occasionally but never enough to bother him and I never know it's in, except that intercourse is never uncomfortable anymore! Greatest thing ever invented!

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Comment from: pilotmom2011 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 20

I had a partial hysterectomy at 35 and then my ovaries removed 4 years later. I tried everything but until I discovered the Femring, there were no answers! I had hot flashes, dry vagina (sex was miserable) and I always felt "off." Once I discovered the Femring and started using it, everything changed. No more hot flashes, sex is incredibly fun again...I'm 55 years old and I have the sex drive I had at 25. I am thrilled with the results; I have an active sex life; my boyfriend says that he can feel the ring occasionally but never enough to bother him and I never know it's in, except that intercourse is never uncomfortable anymore! Greatest thing ever invented!

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Comment from: artglassqueen 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 19

I have used t his to counter vaginal atrophy. Although I am 64 my husband and I still enjoy sexual activity. The Femring has enabled my vagina to regain the natural lubrication necessary for painless intercourse,

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Comment from: pilotmom2011 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 20

I had a partial hysterectomy at 35 and then my ovaries removed 4 years later. I tried everything but until I discovered the Femring, there were no answers! I had hot flashes, dry vagina (sex was miserable) and I always felt "off." Once I discovered the Femring and started using it, everything changed. No more hot flashes, sex is incredibly fun again...I'm 55 years old and I have the sex drive I had at 25. I am thrilled with the results; I have an active sex life; my boyfriend says that he can feel the ring occasionally but never enough to bother him and I never know it's in, except that intercourse is never uncomfortable anymore! Greatest thing ever invented!

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Comment from: artglassqueen 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 19

I have used t his to counter vaginal atrophy. Although I am 64 my husband and I still enjoy sexual activity. The Femring has enabled my vagina to regain the natural lubrication necessary for painless intercourse,

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Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 06

I tried low-dose patches but they always fell off. I have been on Femring 0.5 mg. for 4 months. I just removed the Femring because I am breaking out all over my chin and feel very nervous - almost, but not quite like drinking too much coffee. I think I'll go back to the lowest strength patch and figure out some way to keep it from falling off.

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Comment from: pilotmom2011 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 20

I had a partial hysterectomy at 35 and then my ovaries removed 4 years later. I tried everything but until I discovered the Femring, there were no answers! I had hot flashes, dry vagina (sex was miserable) and I always felt "off." Once I discovered the Femring and started using it, everything changed. No more hot flashes, sex is incredibly fun again...I'm 55 years old and I have the sex drive I had at 25. I am thrilled with the results; I have an active sex life; my boyfriend says that he can feel the ring occasionally but never enough to bother him and I never know it's in, except that intercourse is never uncomfortable anymore! Greatest thing ever invented!

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Comment from: artglassqueen 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 19

I have used t his to counter vaginal atrophy. Although I am 64 my husband and I still enjoy sexual activity. The Femring has enabled my vagina to regain the natural lubrication necessary for painless intercourse,

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Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 06

I tried low-dose patches but they always fell off. I have been on Femring 0.5 mg. for 4 months. I just removed the Femring because I am breaking out all over my chin and feel very nervous - almost, but not quite like drinking too much coffee. I think I'll go back to the lowest strength patch and figure out some way to keep it from falling off.

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Comment from: bturner1108 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 02

My experience with Femring has been very effective and satisfying because it has really work for me. It has helped with my vagnial dryness and it has worked wonders for the my hot flashes. I really like using the Femring Treatment.

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Comment from: pilotmom2011 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 20

I had a partial hysterectomy at 35 and then my ovaries removed 4 years later. I tried everything but until I discovered the Femring, there were no answers! I had hot flashes, dry vagina (sex was miserable) and I always felt "off." Once I discovered the Femring and started using it, everything changed. No more hot flashes, sex is incredibly fun again...I'm 55 years old and I have the sex drive I had at 25. I am thrilled with the results; I have an active sex life; my boyfriend says that he can feel the ring occasionally but never enough to bother him and I never know it's in, except that intercourse is never uncomfortable anymore! Greatest thing ever invented!

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Comment from: artglassqueen 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 19

I have used t his to counter vaginal atrophy. Although I am 64 my husband and I still enjoy sexual activity. The Femring has enabled my vagina to regain the natural lubrication necessary for painless intercourse,

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Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 06

I tried low-dose patches but they always fell off. I have been on Femring 0.5 mg. for 4 months. I just removed the Femring because I am breaking out all over my chin and feel very nervous - almost, but not quite like drinking too much coffee. I think I'll go back to the lowest strength patch and figure out some way to keep it from falling off.

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Comment from: bturner1108 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 02

My experience with Femring has been very effective and satisfying because it has really work for me. It has helped with my vagnial dryness and it has worked wonders for the my hot flashes. I really like using the Femring Treatment.

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Comment from: Wanda 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 01

I am 54 years old; I have been using fem-ring for more than two years -- prescribed 0.5 mg -- changed ring every three months. This past month, I developed intermittent abdominal, low back, and side pain with occasional vaginal discharge; escalated into chronic abdominal pain with fever, chills, nausea, and skin rash, with constant discharge. I removed and discarded the fem ring. Pain, fever, and chills quickly subsided; discharge decreased. White blood cell count had escalated. Apparently, my body was rejecting the ring as it was trying to embed itself. My gynecologist has prescribed an antibiotic suppository treatment for infection. It has been four days since I removed the ring; I have been on the antiobiotic for only one night, and have not experienced the low back, side, and abdominal pain as before removing it.

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