Estrace is the brand name for the drug estradiol. It is a commonly used form of estrogen for women that:
- Have premature menopause (menstrual periods stop before age 40)
- Undergo a complete hysterectomy (removal of the ovaries and uterus) prior to natural menopause
- Have menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness
Estrace is available in 3 doses:
Your doctors advice is typical of what I and most other doctors recommend today. Until now, taking estrogen was appropriate for you.
It sounds like your Estrace dose is already pretty low since you take it every other day. Thats good. At this time, you should try to lower your dose if you can. Your goal is to find the lowest dose of Estrace to control menopausal symptoms. And then try to slowly decrease the dose until you can stop.