3 patient evaluations for Estriol topical

Apr 15, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: menses cycle altered

Aug 12, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (menses cycle altered)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been on estriol and Copax since late summer/early fall last year and I've been relapse-free since 10/09. Prior to Copax and estriol, I had fresh attacks every 2-3 months from 2/09 on. Recent MRI shows no new or enhancing lesions.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: menses cycle altered

Apr 19, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keep in mind I've been taking this with Copaxone and vitamin D3. However, I ran out of estriol for a week and towards the end of the week my symptoms felt more pronounced. Could it have been due to decreased estriol or natural hormonal fluctuations? I don't know but I'm pretty darn careful about taking it just in case. Since beginning the cocktail of Copax., vitamin D3, and estriol, my attacks have abated significantly. Prior to the meds/supplements, I had been having significant attacks roughly every two to three months and I entertained the very real possibility that I would end 2009 in a wheelchair.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: menses cycle altered

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Jul 1, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Hormone replacement)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily

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Apr 15, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe it really triggered fibroid tumor growth which is now causing problems.

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