Average Rating: 3.2 (33 Ratings)

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 5  Hot flashes, night sweats Slight nausea but comes in waves, not every day Headaches first few days of starting So far so good but very early days, increased energy Hot flashes and night sweats totally eradicated Used with 10g utrogestan at night F 43 2 weeks
1 x 1X D
 4  Menopause Mild nausea, headache, aching calfs, bloating, eased with time the longer I used side effects faded Works pretty well for me, there were side effects at first but that's to be expected with time they become less, aching calfs never went, hot flushes completely went away, I don't think anyone should expect hrt to completely cure all menopause symptoms, and not all hrt work the same for everyone I hated the patches especially estradot made me very unwell, but others think it's great, it's very individual and trial and error, but on the whole estrogel works best for me F 50 5 years
2 pumps 1X D
 1  Peri menopause Light headed, breathless, goosebumps and chills, reflux, anxiety Going to try a half pump dose. Have had merina coil fitted F 47 2 days
1 pump 1X D
 4  Menopause Stomach cramps, headache, dizziness, nausea, insomnia, pain aching cramping in calfs vaginal thrush Started estrogel 7 months after hysterectomy, retained my ovaries but surgery caused them to fail, I had the above side effects but most wore off the longer I was on it, I liked it was easy to use and better than a patch, but unfortunately the insomnia got worse pains in my calfs never went away but I could live with it, but I was constantly getting thrush, comfirmed with swaps done by gp, I literally couldn't live with the thrush, so unfortunately had to swap to patches which I don't like as much, shame because the gel worked so well for hot flushes and anxiety 48 1 years
2 pumps 1X D
 2  Peri menopause and have mirena coil Heart palpitation, migraines, breathlessness, anxiety, irritable. Need to chat to Dr as will need to switch estrogen? I have the mirena coil fitted so need the estrogen to balance it out. F 44 5 months
30mg 1X D
 2  For hot flashes and night sweats I am in perimenopause and also suffer from hypothyroidism. I was experiencing headaches, irritability , hot flashes and night sweats in October . My doctor prescribed the estrogel (1 pump) with 100 mg of progesterone. It took all of the symptoms away within 3 weeks. A few weeks ago I noticed some blonde facial hair. When I called the pharmacy the pharmacist said that the estrogel will stimulate hair growth . Has anyone else experienced this ? Is there another product that you would recommend? I don't want facial hair! F 52 90 days
1 pump 1X D
 5  Menopause No side effects F 53 1 years
.06 1X D
 5  Hot flushes, brain fog Hot flushes stopped , sleeping better, and thinking clearer. Feeling less emotional and more in control F 58 4 months
1 pump 1X D
 2  Tired,lower energ,anxiety,menopause Apply after 30 minutes and then side effects:Nausea,difficult to breathe,tiredness,heart beat faster,vomiting,heartburn ,feel like having gastro foods poisoning,hot flashes,feeling cold over feets and body Only the capsules really good make me sleep better,but the doctor told to me to stop all of them it ,even though this is my last hope for this new EstroGel and most of other Homorne replacements medicines none of them worked but made me sick more indeed,the doctor told me maybe I have anxiety ,therefore none of these Hormones worked! I used for 10 days and feel very sick . So I have to stop! F 49 10 days
1X D
 2   F 53 3 days
1X D
 4  Low energy and mood, menopausal Initial breast tenderness- taking 1 utrogestan a night too Excellent- from the start I slept better, the progesterone tablet causes sleepiness so take at night, the gel I use 2 pumps in the morning, don’t rub it in just smooth over inner thigh, my mood is better, I’m not so tired and tearful . You are only putting back in your body what natures taken away. Some people need to up the dose and certain negative effects will go. It’s help with dryness and I don’t have achy joints now. F 53 4 weeks
2 pumps 1X D
 1  Menopause More hot flushes than usual can't sleep really bad sweats once I started the tablets the lightheaded everything is lopsided for a least half an hour very bad balance nausea tiredness absolutely draining me can't do anything over it Definitely not for me F 57 0 months
1X D
 1  Changing from tablets Awful heart palpitations, insomnia, anxiety , agitation .. truly dreadful gave up and back on tablets , sadly didn't work for me F 59 2 months
2 pumps 1X D
 4  Hot flashes, night sweats.. Nauseous & vaginal dryness itching feeling unwell sometimes discharge. Was prescribed patches but couldn't get on with them. Constantly not sticking properly. Once I started the Estrogel started noticing hardly any hot flashes or night sweats. Apart from the few side effects I'm pleased with this product.. F 51 0 months
1.25g 1X D
 4  Anxiety, depression, hot flashes It is hard to say because I felt so low, so achy, tired and emotional with hot flashes. Anything I occasionally now feel could be put down to the illness combined with the fact I also have hyperthyroidism. This product combined with one a day progesterone tablets. This has worked well for me, I was prepared to try anything and give it at least 3 months now I'm educated enough to know thyroxine was not a quick fix. It takes time. This however took a week, hot flashes stopped, sleep and mood improved. I am starting to feel more myself. More confident, less brain fog. I am terrified to go back to how I was feeling and I am so appreciative that we have this medication. F 47 7 weeks
2 pumps 1X D
 4  2 Yr post op Hysterectomy Menopause Pulse a little up and down at times but early days. Dry mouth achy calf muscles not sure if these are related more to menopause in general or not or need more time. So much easier than patches coming off. I just felt much better in myself after first 2 weeks. Less depressed. I feel this is absorbing into me better. Lost 4lb quickly that wouldnt budge. Im sleeping better and not as brain fogged at work. F 48 32 days
2pump 1X D
 3  hot flushes , not sleeping etc feeling anxious sick and very bad breast tenderness and lightheaded hot flushes have gone , should i keep taking it F 57 2 months
2X D
 5  Hysterectomy No side effects. Have used for many years to control hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Tried other methods: patch and pills without success. This product has worked well for me. F 64 24 days
.06% 1X D
 5  2 pumps a day Started estrogel to combat night hot flashes and associated poor sleep. Worked from day one. I have loads more energy and I'm very happy with the medication. Dries fast and no problem on my skin. I have felt a touch queasy a few times but that might be unrelated. F 49 7 days
1X D
 5  Menapause symptoms No side effects yet For me only in early days but helped me alot less tired and drained dizziness gone still got hot flushes but not as bad .dry mouth still . Still peeing loads Also taking progesterone 100mg F 47 4 days
0.5mg gel 1X D

ESTROGEL  (ESTRADIOL):  This medication is a female hormone (estrogen). It is used by women to help reduce vaginal symptoms of menopause (such as vaginal dryness/burning/itching). These symptoms are caused by the body making less estrogen. When treating only vaginal symptoms of menopause, products applied directly inside the vagina (such as this medication) should be used first. Estrogens that are taken by mouth, absorbed through the skin, or injected may have greater risks of side effects due to more estrogen being absorbed.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)