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northwest1965

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2018, 04:24:45 PM »

Brill....will report back ;)
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roseclimber

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2018, 11:43:57 PM »

Sorry Iím not sure how to start a new thread on here.?
Burning the midnight oil as too uncomfortable to sleep itís driving me cray Iím exhausted,!
Still on second lot of antibiotics but the burning at the front of virgina it so uncomfortable itís ruining my life, it seems worse at night too.
Urine samples came back ok the first had some blood. Have started using Estriol cream I had from a while back. ( itís still in date)
How long before it will work?
Iím desperate, sorry for ranting!
Can never get a docs appointment either.  :(
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Daisydot

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2018, 11:57:47 PM »

Hi roseclimber apart from Using the estriol cream vaginally for first 14 nights also smear it all over outside areas and labia,that should help and get one of those gel eye masks that you chill in the fridge and put between your legs that will help soothe you when itís burning like that,make sure your drinking plenty water if you can with a bit of lemon juice in it to reduce the acidity in your body.good luck xx
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Brainless

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2018, 06:53:47 AM »

Drinking a little bicarbonate of soda mixed into a glass of water can help make urine less acidic which might help
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Optimist

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2018, 06:04:15 PM »

Hi all just a quick question, do you have to check with gp if upping vagifem dose or can you just use it more? I was wondering if it would help if o took it every 2-3 nights (have been inserting half way and to front also following a post on here-defo helps urinary urgency!!). Really feel for you who are suffering with burning it really canít be pleasant 💐 xx
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Annie0710

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2018, 06:31:32 PM »

I didnít ask.  A gynae had prescribed double dose (4 a week) and I was still suffering and found ovestin too messy so tried vagifem every morning and it sorted my VA symptoms .  Gp has never questioned my prescription requests being more frequent x
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Age 52
Hysterectomy 1999 age 32 and given 2mg oestrogen due to ovarian failure
Onset of new symptoms  2012 age 45
Diagnosed post meno 2015 age 48
2mg elleste solo til 2015
Started Estradot 75mcg 2015
Sept 2016 scan showed dissolved ovaries
May 2017 oestrogel & Tostran

Tinkerbell

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2018, 07:18:06 PM »

I upped my dose to every day without asking doctor, although gynaecologist had written to GP saying that even using every day was only equal to two HRT tablets a year.
I did hit a problem earlier this year when my named GP refused to prescribe anymore for three months.
I promptly made an appointment with another doctor, who said he was happy to prescribe it for every day use if that's what I needed.
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Joaniepat

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2018, 07:59:28 PM »

Hi Optimist,

I told my GP that less than 5 a week didn't do much for me and he was fine with that; he knows the pessaries used to be 25 mcg, not 10 mcg as now, and commented that it is not an expensive drug so he is not bothered. He increased the number of boxes on my repeat prescription. Was told at the menopause clinic yesterday to use it daily, and that I can even shove in two if I feel it's necessary.

JP x
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northwest1965

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2018, 07:48:10 AM »

Hi Optimist,

I told my GP that less than 5 a week didn't do much for me and he was fine with that; he knows the pessaries used to be 25 mcg, not 10 mcg as now, and commented that it is not an expensive drug so he is not bothered. He increased the number of boxes on my repeat prescription. Was told at the menopause clinic yesterday to use it daily, and that I can even shove in two if I feel it's necessary.

JP x

How many do you get on prescription at a time?  :)
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Optimist

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2018, 08:37:44 AM »

Great thanks ladies x
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Joaniepat

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Re: Vagifem not really doing the trick
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2018, 08:57:14 AM »

northwest1965, I get 3 boxes of Vagifem on repeat prescription.
JP x
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