Posted on: Dec 22, 2011 03:33PM
Posted on: Dec 22, 2011 03:33PM
ok, yeah, touchy subject, but I need to know and you guys are the bomb for my embarrasing questions. I am on aromasin (4th year) and am 52. It is so painful, without having sex, but very painful during. Anyone else???? I am using replens and that is all. Thank you so much!!!!!
May 12, 2012 11:43AM mclark55 wrote:
Sunflowers: Loved the organic cocoa butter idea. I'll check it out!
May 12, 2012 11:48AM kira1234 wrote:
I've been using the coco butter for a few weeks now, and I will say I am so much more comfortable. I would love to ask for the scream cream, but haven't gotten the nerve up yet, just to embarrassed.
May 12, 2012 12:00PM 1openheart wrote:
You will probably need to take the compounding recipe for scream cream with you to your doctor's appointment because most have never heard of it. Here is the link for it: http://www.ijpc.com/_pdf/Scream_Cream.pdf
It does work well. I burns me for about 5 minutes, but it makes for a very natural lubrication.
For years, my gyn. has recommended using Albolen Cream. It is an old product that has been around for years. It is sold in a big tub. It is a facial moisturizer but he says it is safe to use as a lubricant prior to sex. You can usually find it a Walgreens or CVS.
And as far as using vaginal hormones....my onc. does not want me using creams, but is fine Vag-e-fem. It is inserted vaginally twice a week. It is a little small white tablet and it slowly dissolves. Very little, if any, is absorbed into the blood stream. So far, it is keeping my tissues pretty lubricated and I have not had any UTIs like I used to. It requires a prescription. I would be in really bad shape with out this stuff!
May 15, 2012 07:56AM 1openheart wrote:
Yes, vag-e-fem is estrogen, but very, very little is absorbed after the first couple of weeks. It stays in the local vaginal tissues. My ONC is the one giving this to me. I am 83 % estrogen positive.
May 15, 2012 08:22AM mamabee wrote:
Thank you all so much for the tips re: coconut oil & cocoa butter. I just had my last surgical drain out yesterday and I'm ready to get back in the saddle...and I KNOW my DH is more than ready. Regarding cocoa butter and estrogen, I just googled a study where they used cocoa butter suppositories as the control in a study of estrogen suppositories so they must not have any affect on estrogen. I'm 100% er+ so I'm a little paranoid about that.
May 16, 2012 10:14PM blessings2011 wrote:
Another wonderful side effect of vaginal dryness is bleeding.
I was wondering why I was spotting years after a complete hysterectomy, and my OB-GYN told me that lack of estrogen in the tissues make them so fragile - like tissue paper - that just walking can cause the tissue to tear in some women and make them bleed.
It's important to stay lubricated even if you're NOT having sex!!!
May 17, 2012 10:15PM Outfield wrote:
Blessings - me too. I feel so old at 46 that I make myself spot just by doing nothing. Using the olive oil every morning has been helpful for me. I had never heard of anyone doing that before, just thought of it myself because Replens was so nasty. Since I thought I was some kind of pioneer with it, I had to overome my initial fear of going rancid!