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Does anyone know can you take esmya longterm?i am due back to my gyne shortly and he mentioned that they might be available instead of having hystrectomy.


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    Hi - i was taking Esmya for a short while earlier in the year. My gynae told me this would be for a maximum 6months. I think it is fairly new to the market and maybe the effects of taking it long term are not known. There is a whole long list of possible side effects in the leaflet that comes with them that doesnt make pleasant reading. anyway it didnt work for me and I have just had a hysterectomy.
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    Hi yes I believe in the UK at least it has been cleared for long term use for the treatment of fibroids, I am in Spain and have taken 3 courses of it, with some shrinkage each time and cessation of bleeding, thankfully. 
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    Hi Tina,

    I have been told many conflicting things about esmya, I assume because it is a relatively new medication.

    My consultant in the U.K. has recommended that I take esmya for 6-12months. I don't think however that this is the norm.

    Hope this helps.

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