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Author Topic: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness  (Read 601533 times)

BMFEVA6166

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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1080 on: February 18, 2020, 01:50:26 PM »

I had a reaction to Ovestin. Caused cystitis type symptoms. Definite association, as stopped then started again with same reaction.
I find emollient wash (Aveeno baby) and replens good but still want the hormone replacement for many other reasons so restarting systemic HRT.
I printed off the latest availability of products from the website for my surgery following several wild goose chases. Why they haven't done that already after such a known problem is beyond me.
Great website.
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Hugsneeded1958

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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1081 on: April 12, 2020, 12:03:33 PM »

Could we have more recent advice please .seems some views are 2007 and may not be up to date.unless which is likely. Not useing post correctly tha ks .
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Joaniepat

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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1082 on: April 12, 2020, 01:44:23 PM »

Hi Hugsneeded1958, welcome to the forum. What is it you need to know?
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Hugsneeded1958

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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1083 on: April 17, 2020, 06:31:58 AM »

I am 61 have used. Vagifem and ovestin on and off for years.now use vagifem but seem to need 2or3 week as estrogen drops and I seem to be getting bloated and having tummy cramps .feel windy too.i have put on weight but that is metabolism slowing down.as I have posted this before.i have in passed 2 years had all test c.t. poo samples gyny exam and ovarian blood test.no uti. could I become sensitive to fillers in vagifem. Anyone else have it.because of covid19 appointment with dr difficult. 🤯
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sprocket

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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1084 on: July 07, 2020, 12:49:37 PM »

I agree that a list of all things that may help
dryness/atrophy would be really helpful.
I use Ovestin, V Magic and Yes Moisturiser ( although it stings externally when Im having a flare up ) Ive also just started taking Seabuckthorn Oil capsules but its too soon to say if its working.
Would love to hear if anyone has found a good anti-swelling type cream for just outside the vagina as it can feel quite swollen at times.
Appreciated.

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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1085 on: July 07, 2020, 12:56:05 PM »

Is the vagina swollen?  Get a mirror and have a look-C because what we feel with fingers may be the product working and plumping up the
 area ;-).
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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1086 on: July 07, 2020, 03:24:49 PM »

Hiya CKLD,
God yes, it feels sore and swollen. Just not its usual happy self. Im sure it flares up when Im at work on a Monday as Im sitting on a hard office chair for 8hrs. Im looking for a cream to apply that will help reduce the swelling. My V Magic cream doesnt really do that.

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CLKD

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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1087 on: July 07, 2020, 04:28:59 PM »

Feeling swollen isn't the same as actually being swollen.  Get that mirror out ;-).  If I suggested sitting on a swimming ring or similar? would you know what I mean, you should be able to buy suitable pads from a mobility outlet.  Have a look-see on line?
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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1088 on: July 07, 2020, 08:04:29 PM »

CKLD- you mean like a rubber ring-type device thingy?
The girls at work actually got me a blow up thing but its awkward to sit on all day.
Its not the whole vagina that feels swollen its the introitus/entrance. It feels like pin hole size. I did have a look and I think it just looks sore. I could really be doing with a gynae person having a proper look down there as my Gp just doesnt specialise in things outwith the usual.
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Southern Girl

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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1089 on: September 29, 2020, 07:46:50 AM »

Hi Fluffy and all,

I have just started to read this amazing helpful but very long thread!

I wondered about your experience of dong quai now ? I am 48 and have just hit proper meno - and EVERYTHING has dried up including my libido and sex is now painful for the first time in my life.. :'( :'

I really don't want to use estriol / local oestrogen as I was prescribed it before and think it massively ramped up my adenomyosis (similar to endo) after a few months using from moderate pain to making my life unbearable for 3-4 days a month .. I know its not meant to affect you systemically but my hugely swollen breastfeeding like boobs told another story!

so VERY interested in any other remedies anyone with endometriosis or adenomyosis as found which haven't led to a flare up.

Have seen sea buckthorn mentioned as well and bit scared as have seen leaky gut mentioned and other nasty side effects possible...

Any help very gratefully received !

Lunalowe

Hi there,

I'm new and have been going through peri since Oct 2012 (now 52).  There is a company online called Healthspan who sell products especially for women pre and post menopause which have certainly worked for me.  The products are called 'Replenish' and they do a Silk Comfort Gel that may help with issues down below. I've used it and it seems to be fine (although to be fair I haven't suffered unduly).

Cheers
SG





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TnToast

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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1090 on: October 28, 2020, 03:23:28 PM »

Hi

Things which helped me for a while include:

Washing with Dermol 500 and being VERY careful not to let any shower gel or shampoo get down there.

Applying a layer of Hydromol over the inner area to act as a barrier - after shower and after going to the loo.

Using YES VM - single dose applicator every two nights and a few drops from tube instead of Hydromol overnight, every night.

Avoiding trousers all Spring and Summer, never wearing jeans anymore and wearing loose trousers around the house in the winter.

However in spite of this things have got worse lately and I have got very sore (and on inspection very red and raw) so after taking advice on this forum I am finally using the Vagifem I have been prescribed and am going to ask for some cream to use externally too. The information on the Jane Lewis video clip (conversation with Dr Sarah Ball) which someone on here pointed me to was very helpful and made me accept that this won't get better without a bit of (local) hormone help.
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Loo53

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Re: Tell us how you cope with vaginal dryness
« Reply #1091 on: January 03, 2021, 10:04:58 AM »

I’ve given up on mine.
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