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Condition: "Change of Life" Signs
11/26/2012 5:20:42 PM

Reviewer: Lynne , 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started this medication almost 5 months ago. I am 48 and had some symptoms of peri menopause, hot flashes, anxiety and other mild symptoms. My doctor offered me the low dose generic version--I can tell a major difference in things I had not imagined. I will talk about the good things, but first let me say, initially, I did gain 5-7 lbs. I could feel it in my belly and just tight pants etc--but I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: "Change of Life" Signs
11/18/2012 2:16:22 AM

Reviewer: Whoemama, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on this medicine for almost 1 month. The first 3 weeks seemed like my life had completely turned around. No more night sweats, no more feeling like I was going crazy. But for the last week I have been have severe panic attacks/anxiety. I don't know if it's from the activella or what? Please has anyone else had this happen to them?

Condition: "Change of Life" Signs
11/2/2012 11:48:25 AM

Reviewer: Susan, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Activella has taken away the night sweats completely. I was on .5 but having terrible problems with fuzzy thinking and focusing. My dr. increased the meds to 1 mg and it helped immensely with my thinking, HOWEVER the weight gain in just 2 months is significant. I can no longer zip my pants! Is anyone else experiencing this weight gain with Activellla? Susan

Condition: "Change of Life" Signs
10/26/2012 9:28:26 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started taking this in my late 40s when I started having hot flashes. I took it for several years until my OBGYN told me I should try weaning off. I took a pill every other day and then every 3 days. Finally I decided to go cold turkey. After a couple months, I have hot flashes all the time, I am a raving lunatic emotion-wise, I fly off the handle at anything, my joints hurt (I just turned 5 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: "Change of Life" Signs
10/23/2012 11:07:39 AM

Reviewer: SweetPea, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Activella for 5 or 6 years and love it. Before I had hot flashes then cold chills off and on all night. Couldn't sleep which I think made me irritable foggy headed and I ached all over. I had head aches 3 and 4 days at a time. My OBGYN put me on Activella and I was a new person. I have tried the generic twice because of cost. $20 is better then a $50 co-pay.It didn't wor ... Show Full Comment

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