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Has anyone taken vivelle dot and the estridol pill together?

By Anonymous October 26, 2011 - 12:27pm
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If so does it help with sleep, hot flashes and depression when taken together? Any side effects?

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Glad that this protocol was prescribed by your doctor. Thank you for teaching me something new.

October 26, 2011 - 4:47pm

Do you mean the estradiol pill? Are you using the Vivelle dot while taking the estradiol? Did your physician recommend this? Does your physician know that you have done this?

A red flag went up in my mind because estradiol is a form of estrogen in an oral form while the Vivelle dot is estradiol in a transdermal form (absorbed through the skin). Unless I am wrong, by using the dot and taking the pill, you are overdosing on estradiol (synthetic estrogen).

Unless your physician prescribed using both forms of estradiol, for a specific reason, do not use the two together.


October 26, 2011 - 3:02pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Yes my DR. prescribed it because the Vivelle patch is not taking care of the symptoms all the way so she prescribed Estradiol in the pill form also to take. I think they get into the body different ways>

October 26, 2011 - 3:32pm
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