I was originally prescribed "Estrace" vaginal cream by my OB/GYN, and I really dreaded using it because of all the hormones and possible side effects. My mother had breast cancer two times, so I fear that also. I never did use the Estrace cream often enough, and have also gone through my change. I have noticed changes that I discussed with my doctor and asked for a "Bioidentical" to help alleviate some of the symptoms I'm now having at this stage. Tonight will be my first time using it, and it's the lowest dosage there is.
A friend of mine has been using this cream for about five years and absolutely says it has made a huge difference. So I'll try it for a couple of months and then see my doctor and see if there's any difference since my last exam. As far as side effects, even a common aspirin has side effects. I think using common sense and staying aware of your body and its changes, plus yearly mammograms and pap tests is the smartest choice for all women.