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233 of 235 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2011
I am 47 but had a partial hysterectomy two years ago (kept ovaries). They had told me that they hysterectomy would probably cause me to go into menopause earlier than without, but I thought I'd get more than two years! Anyways......I had been getting night sweats for a couple of months but I was managing through it even though I was definitely not getting the sleep I needed. However, when the flashes during the day started about a month ago, I knew I needed to do something. The hot flashes were coming hourly and although they only lasted for a minute or two, if I didn't have access to a fan to cool my face immediately, I would literally begin sweating immediately from my face down to my body. I have a fairly high profile job with a lot of interaction with people, presentations, etc. and the thought of going through an uncontrolable hot flash and start sweating was pretty concerning. I started taking Estroven Extra Strengh on June 19th and did not see immediate results. In fact, I think the flashes got worse. I read reviews and saw that for many people it took at least 3-4 weeks before they saw results. For me it was 2 weeks and I saw a reduction in the number of hot flashes but more importantly, a reduction in the intesity. Instead of getting the hot flashes hourly, I am now getting about 4-5 during the day and maybe two at night. The flashes during the day come on similarly, but I don't end up sweating and I doubt anyone can tell it's happening. At night they still might wake me up and make me kick off the covers, but I'm not completely wet and I'm able to get back to sleep fairly easily.

Since it's only been a little over 2 weeks for me, I will try to come back after a month to see if there is any further improvement. Although I'd love for the hot flashes and night sweats to be completely gone, I can deal with them as they are now and Estroven has been a godsend! I know it may not work for everyone but I'm thrilled that it's working for me.

UPDATE: 10 days later -- I have updated my review and changed my rating from 4 to 5 stars. The hot flashes are GONE. About two days after I wrote the initial review, I stopped having hot flashes at all -- day and night. It's amazing! In just under 3 weeks of taking Estroven. Even though I just started having hot flashes/night sweats for about a month prior to using the product, they were consuming my life. I was so stressed that I'd start having one right in the middle of an important presentation, etc. but now I don't even have to think about it. So glad it worked for me. Amazon has a great price for the Extra Strength and I know that Costco currently carries it at a similar price but they change what they stock often so Amazon may be more reliable long term.

UPDATE: 5 months later -- Since I've seen many reviews where Estroven didn't work longer term, I wanted to let people know that it is still working well for me. I did have a set back due to my own fault. I hate taking medicine -- really hate it. Since I started with the Extra Strength formula, I wondered if I could possibly scale back and get the same results. I was taking the 2 pill extra-strength formula (Amazon and Costco pack) so I started taking only 1 1/2 pills for a week or so. Since I was still getting good results, I went down to 1 1/4 pills and finally down to just one pill. Seemed ok at first, but then I did start getting the night sweats again. So I started back up to 2 pills but continued to get night sweats and even started getting some flashing during the day. Nothing like I was going through before, but I was so scared I was back to square 1. Luckily, after about 5-6 weeks of taking the regular 2 pill dose, I'm back to no more flashing -- day or night. My advice: if it's working for you, don't stop taking it and keep the recommended dose! If you stop taking it or lower the dose it does appear to take longer for it to kick back in if symptoms reoccur. When I first started taking it took about 3 weeks to get sympton free -- the second time it took more than a month...... I'm hoping it works long term because I just bought 3 boxes at Costco last month since they featured a $7 coupon on it so I got the 98 count for $14!

UPDATE: 11 months later -- Still getting good results on Estroven. I did start to have some reoccurance of symptons and started taking an additional half dose of Extra Strength in the evening based on some reviews from others where they were recommended by their doctor to keep a steady stream of the product in their system. So I take a full dose of Extra Strength in the morning and then a 1/2 dose 12 hours later. Another thing I've noticed for me is that I really have to be careful to keep the product in my system. If I go vary several hours in dosage, I may start getting some isolated symptons again. It kind of reminds me of when I was on birth control pills. If you were not disciplined in taking your pills exactly at the same time everyday, you may experience break through bleeding. That is what happens to me sometimes -- for me it is critical to have a very consistent flow of Estroven in me to keep the flashing gone.

UPDATE: 2 years later -- Still having great results! I now take the 1 pill dose extra strength formula but take it twice a day and have been for the past year. Up until about 5 months ago, if I wasn't completely disciplined in taking the pills every 12 hours, I might have some issue, but lately I have not had ANY hot flashes at all and I've even gone almost 24 hours between dosages. I'm almost tempted to scale back but don't want to mess with it the results!
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2012
So I had arrived at "perimenopause" and had suffered a few hot flashes. I started taking Estroven (Regular Formula) and did so for a couple of years. When I started entering true menopause and had a more hot flashes and night sweats and thought that "maybe the Estroven isn't even doing anything". So I went off it. Within about a month I was losing my mind, angry at everyone (including myself), telling my husband I wanted a divorce every other day, no patience, depressed, no motivation, along with hot flashes and night sweats that seemed to be increasing in intensity and frequency. Honestly, if given a choice, I would rather suffer through a few hot flashes than be so angry and depressed.

I suffered like that for a couple of months and just when I thought I was going to have to quit my job and move into a cave all by myself I spoke to a post menopausal friend of mine who suggested menopause relief. She suggested something "herbal" perhaps? I realized that I had stopped taking the Estroven a couple of months prior and "maybe it WAS doing something after all"? Well, I'm back on the Estroven Maximum Strength and my mood is 100% better. My mood actually started improving within a week of starting back on Estroven Maximum Strength. My husband and I call these my "happy pills". I am close to being completely RELIEVED of the depression and all those negative emotions that were hanging over me. I am still dealing with the some night sweats and hot flashes to a lesser degree, but I'm so MUCH better than I was! I am thinking that since the Estroven Maximum Strength was able to balance my emotions during the daytime, that I will try the Estroven Nighttime for the night sweats and hot flashes just so I can sleep a little better.

These things have literally been a Godsend for me. Hooray for "Happy Pills"!!! :)
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85 of 91 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2007
Having turned 52, I was having a very hard time with the constant "flashing" related to menopause. I looked over the array of products available at the store and chose this one. I'm glad I did, as it absolutely works for me. I ran out of it at one point and did not run out to replace it right away. Within a few days, those flashes were right back. I RAN to the store and bought the product again and within a week, I was back to normal. No flashes. I will never run out of it again. It just works.
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62 of 68 people found the following review helpful
I am a Breast Cancer Survivor and was given Effexor to help with the menopause symptoms caused by chemo. I gained 30 pounds while on the Effexor and decided it was time to get off this drug. I had a horrible experience with withdrawal and the hot flashes and insomnia caused from menopause came back. I tried Estroven and was amazed how quickly it stopped all of my menopause symptoms. I no longer have to worry about the evil drug Effexor and all of the problems it caused me, as Estroven is all natural. Wonderful, wonderful product. I have recommended to all my female friends and relatives.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2007
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I'm 51 and began to be routinely bothered by hot flashes a year ago. I would get that instant "steamroom feeling" flood over my neck and face. It would seem to last for several minutes before subsiding only to do it again within 30 minutes or so. I tried several other products but this one seems to work the best for ending the constant hot flashes.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2009
I bought this product on the recommendation of my doctor. It took two months to kick in but when it did, it worked like a charm. In fact, after about six months of not having hot flashes, I stopped taking it for 5 days. The hot flashes returned with a vengence. Unfortunately, it took another two months of taking the product for my levels to normalize again. But they finally did and now I'm free of hot flashes. I went online and bought a year's supply. I decided I wouldn't take any more chances.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2009
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This was the best price for the quantity. Less expensive than in retail stores.
Also, I found that when I stopped taking this product my night sweats returned with a vengence. It does take a few weeks to start working.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2010
I started using it 2 years ago, and it works for me, all the nasty symptoms are gone completely. One time I stopped using for three weeks, and the night sweats, mood swigs. etc. came back with revenge! I resumed taking the Max. Strength Estroven, but for some reason it took really long time (a few months!) before the symptoms were gone again. I was happy using it, but now I started looking for something different. This supplement contains 400 mcg of folate, which recently was linked to increase incidence of the breast and other types of cancers: "Folate Supplementation Linked to Increased Cancer Incidence and Mortality" ([...]);
"Treatment With Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Associated With Increased Risk of Cancer, Death" - [...]

Since 1998 the United States, have implemented mandatory folic acid fortification of flour and grain products, I wonder if we might actually overdose by taking an additional amount of folate with this supplement.

In addition, the results of recently completed Swedish study, which spanned 10 years and involved 35,329 women with an average age of about 61 years, are also alarming:
"We observed a 19% increased risk of breast cancer associated with multivitamin use after adjustment for other breast cancer risk factors," write the authors, led by Susanna Larsson, PhD, and colleagues from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
"High doses of folic acid from supplements or fortified foods are of concern because synthetic folic acid is more bioavailable than folate from natural food sources and, hence, potentially more potent in promoting cancer growth," they write.

Not sure yet, what would be a safer bet, but probably look for something without a folate.
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39 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2010
Mostly because I was in total denial that I could EVEN BE in menopause at "only 49", (ha ha!), I tried to deal with having hourly hot flashes for 4 miserable months before I finally decided enough was enough! I didn't like the idea of prescription HRT, so I wanted an over the counter natural remedy. I had read a ton of reviews online first, and decided to give Estroven Maximum Strength (1 daily, 28 day supply) a try.

It's true that it does take time to kick in and work, so you definitely need to be patient with it! For me, improvement was gradual, and I wasn't so sure it was even having any effect until my co-worker pointed out that I wasn't "sweater on, sweater off" with the hot flashes a hundred times a day at work any more. :) She was right. That would have been 6-7 weeks after taking Estroven Max Strength, and I'd say at that point, my 24-7 "solar flares" were reduced by 75%.

I am so happy to tell you that I have NOT had one single hot flash since about 2 1/2 to 3 months into taking Estroven Max Strenth! No more disrupted sleep with waking up five times a night throwing my covers off and on because of hot and cold night sweats... and no more complaining about the temperature in the office at work. :) I don't know what I would do without it! **Just a tip-- I bought the "store brand max strength" once only because Estroven Max was sold out at my pharmacy... the formulary was not the same, and after a week, I noticed symptoms coming back! Only the real deal brand for me now!**
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2010
I'am using the Estroven Maximum Strenth since 2004, it did help me a lot in energy level , stop hair fall a rapid and strong nail grow , also it did stabilized my moods and ability to sleep better, another important factor, that is when i quit for a while taking the Estroven, my body produce pain and aches all over. But as soon as i restart taking the pills the symptoms are gone. I took the hormone therapy " pimerain and provera." for 12 years and right after my doctor advised me to stop the treatment few weeks later i started having pain and aches and severe fatigue syndrome. I decides on Estroven guided only by my inner instinct, prior to that i never heard of it or knew anyone that I know had it. Amazingly enough it did fit me as a glove .
I could say I found the perfect supplement that I can rely on.. Also I'am sending it to my sister overseas in Lebanon, and since then she is pain free and full of energy

Nahida Elawar
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