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Topic: thoughts on vagifem post hormone receptive BC

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Posted on: Jun 11, 2015 08:22AM

bjb01 wrote:

I am 99% ER+ and PR+, therefore having to stop my HRT.  I have read many things with regard to the continued use of vagifem for localized vaginal application.  My onc said that if it helps my quality of life then do it.  He indicated that there is nothing that points directly to it contributing to a recurrence as it is so localized and no absorbed in the same manner as a patch of pills.  Can anyone weigh in on this topic? 

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 4/8/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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Jun 12, 2015 11:41PM Lamp wrote:

Hi bjb01, you are so right in saying, quality of life! That is what it boils down to! What's best for you!

I am too, stewing and brewing with this topic! Driving myself nuts! It's just not fair!


Dx 10/15/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 13, 2015 11:05PM coraleliz wrote:

My MO says only if I'm on Tamoxifen. My BS & my urologist tell me there are other MOs that disagree & that BC patients need to "take care of their vaginas".

Dx 2/28/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/15/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/15/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jun 14, 2015 05:07PM ICanDoThis wrote:

Been on it for 2 yrs. Makes the whole situation down there tolerable.
If your doc is comfortable, then go for it

Sue - Proud to be Krista's Mom Dx 12/28/2007, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Jun 14, 2015 06:33PM bevin wrote:


HI there, My onco and Gyn both approved usage. Its a huge help .

Age 45, Oncotype 11, Primary Tumor 2.1 cm, smaller satellite tumor nearby Dx 5/1/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/9/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/9/2010 Breast
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Jun 14, 2015 07:25PM bjb01 wrote:

I am so grateful for the chance to ask questions of real women who are going thru the same thing right alongside me:) thank u all so muc

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 4/8/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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Sep 6, 2015 11:41AM rgiuff wrote:

My Oncologist was also all for the idea of using vaginal estrogen. He says it's important to maintain vaginal health and avoid UTIs.


RoseG Dx 4/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/6/2008, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/20/2008 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/20/2008 Breast
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Sep 6, 2015 02:30PM Imagineme13 wrote:

hello ladies. I noticed all of the comments were from women that were stages I & II. I am HER positive, stage IV metastasis BC and only 43. I'm on Arimidex as of 2 weeks ago and taking Herceptin every 3 weeks. Is there anyone out there that was still recommended Vagifem with this diagnosis? I look forward Ito trying natural vaginal moisture relief such as 100% organic coconut oil or olive oil but wanted a lil estrogen for more relief from the dryness. Please help.

Dx 4/2015, Left, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+ Chemotherapy Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 6, 2015 04:41PM bjb01 wrote:

even prior to my BR Ca diagnosis, I had a horrible time with yeast inf and UTI's. I went to a specialty vulvar clinic and was told to use Crisco shortening as a topical moisturizer 2-3 times per day. (you don't need much) Olive oil is used during sex. It's unbelievable how this has made a difference :) I highly recommend it. as far as the use of Vagifem......my oncologist said it's about quality of life. it took me 50 years to find someone that I LOVE having a sexual relationship with. My compromise was only using it one a week instead of every 4 days. I was grade 2 and 99% hormone receptor positive. My HERS2 was negative.

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 4/8/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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Sep 12, 2015 08:43PM Lauralind5 wrote:

Imagine I'm stage 4 also. My Onc said well your body knows how to grow breast cancer cells but if your gyn follows close and you think it will help your QOL then go for it. I agree. We don't really know what causes breast cancer we only have risk factors that we can weigh in on. I'm going for QOL. what's the point in trying so hard if I can't participate in life ?

Dx multiple brain mets WBRT 2015/16 Dx 2 brain lesions oct 2015 CKS Dx brain mets 1 lesion 12/2014. Dx lymph nodes mets 2/2015 Dx 4/26/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 4/13 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/15/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/19/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 10/10/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 11/11/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 11/25/2014, Right, Stage IV, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx
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Sep 13, 2015 11:17PM rgiuff wrote:

Lauralind, I agree exactly about the QOL being important, and this has been my motto too. What's the point in all this if the life you are preserving can't be enjoyed?

RoseG Dx 4/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/6/2008, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/20/2008 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/20/2008 Breast
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Sep 16, 2015 12:15PM Imagineme13 wrote:

hello all, just saw MO about prescribing a low dose of Vagifem and he quickly voiced his decision against it. He said he didn't want to take any chances with my cancer being aggressive and HER2+. He recommended the KY but something tells me that will not work either. I'm currently taking the hormonal therapy & Herceptin every 3 weeks.It's my quality of life we are talking about but I wonder if going to the OBGYN would help.... Anyone with any other suggestions?

Dx 4/2015, Left, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+ Chemotherapy Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 16, 2015 01:47PM - edited Sep 16, 2015 01:48PM by bjb01

imagineme13, I can certainly understand your frustration. 1. I URGE you to go back to my post and implement what I listed. they are natural, they are not contraindicated in any way to your treatment. (Crisco/olive oil) if done routinely they WILL make a difference. If your MO said NO to vagifem, then NO it is. For me, the decision was easier as I am HERS 2 negative. I hope this helps you. Keep your chin up and use that Crisco!!!! I swear by that and the olive oil. If you have any questions, just ask me.

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 4/8/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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Sep 16, 2015 02:31PM Imagineme13 wrote:

Dear bjb01, what type of olive oil? Extra virgin? (No pun intended ....lol..)

Just wanted the type of olive oil being there is so much to choose from these days. Btw... I saw your post and thought that it was strange but my PA said to try olive oil.

Last question: how did you insert it? I read a post of a lady making homemade suppositories out of foil. Great idea.

Thanks for your input

Dx 4/2015, Left, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+ Chemotherapy Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 16, 2015 02:56PM bjb01 wrote:

funny :):) I do use extra virgin, the lightest color you can find. The Crisco shortening is just applied topically to the entire area just like lotion onto your hands. I have done this for 2 years now and it's gotten to the point that I feel weird without it. I do this 3 times per day. The olive oil is just used in place of the KY. It's topical as well and used as a lubricant during sex. you will LOVE it. They are natural alternatives that really work. it will take several weeks for the Crisco to make a noticeable difference, but it's worth the wait. anything else?

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 4/8/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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Sep 16, 2015 03:15PM Imagineme13 wrote:

thanks bjb01

I believe you've answered all of my questions and have put my mind to ease. Lol

I'm assuming the olive oil is simply applied at the opening before sex. Not to be inserted deep within the vagina.

The hormonal drug I'm taking along with what the chemo did has nearly closed my vagina and I'm so afraid of having sex with my DH (never knew what DH meant other than some type of husband. Feel free to explain lol...). There has been NO sex for about 4 months. No desire either but I'm trying. 😂

Sorry to be so graphic

Dx 4/2015, Left, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+ Chemotherapy Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 16, 2015 03:20PM bjb01 wrote:

graphic is the only way to get answers we use the olive oil both ways. just like you would KY, but also inserted from a small plastic squeeze bottle. (I actually use an old 3 oz KY bottle) It took me over 50 years to find the one person that I truly enjoyed an exciting and adventurous sex life with. Nothings going to stop me now :):) stay in touch....literally and figuratively

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 4/8/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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Sep 16, 2015 07:11PM nottoday wrote:

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years with Breast Cancer → Topic: vaginal dryness

Ladies,

You may also be interested in the posts in the topic above.

Dx 7/23/2014, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/22/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/19/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 16, 2015 11:52PM Imagineme13 wrote:

Thanks nottoday

Dx 4/2015, Left, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+ Chemotherapy Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 8, 2015 09:20AM Molly50 wrote:

Hi ladies, this topic is very important to me because I have battled atrophy since my bilateral oopherectomy in 2011. Until my BC diagnosis I had found balance with estrace cream. My MO says no to it now. I haven't even started my anastrozole yet and life's a struggle. I found a product that so far works. It's called Neu Eve Neu Eve natural remedy for Vaginal health . It's a suppository to be used once per week and then I use Very Private Daily Intimate Moisture on the outside of my vaginal opening. Also I know many women who use coconut oil both internal and external as moisturizer successfully. If my QOL decreases with anastrozole then I plan to re address this issue with MO. I already have chronic UTI'S that estrace has managed and I have two pelvic floor prolapses that I need to prevent from getting worse. There are also Vaginal dilators you can purchase to help slowly open up the vaginal canal. You might also consider asking your gyn for a referral to pelvic floor PT.

54 years old. Chek2 mutation. Family history of BC. Oncotype Dx 13 Extensive LVI Dx 6/8/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/29/2015, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Surgery 9/4/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 7/22/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/21/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Nov 14, 2015 08:15AM - edited Nov 15, 2015 11:59PM by rgiuff

My Oncologist said yes to Estrace. It worked well for inside and outside,  but I wanted a break from the messiness it sometimes xaused. So now, I'm trying Vagifem. I plan to always use some type of vaginal estrogen to combat Nature's cruelty to us postmenopausal women!

RoseG Dx 4/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/6/2008, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/20/2008 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/20/2008 Breast
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Nov 14, 2015 10:32AM bjb01 wrote:

I really think that u will like vagifem. Give it time tho , maybe 2-3 months . In the meantime, be diligent about the crisco 2-3 times per day.....at 59 I refused to give up a great sex life and these things make it possible :

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 4/8/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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Nov 15, 2015 09:33PM pnmg02 wrote:

I went through menopause in my early 40's, my doctor decided since I was so young and osteoporosis ran in my family a low dose HRT would be beneficial. I was on it for about 8 years. I winged myself off of it (which was very hard). Then about a year later I was diagnosed with DCIS. Since then sex has been very painful, along with itching and urinary problems. When I visited my BS I talked with him about it and he suggested one of these, Vagifem, Estring, or Premarin Vaginal Cream. I would have to have a GYN prescribe and follow me. I have an appointment tomorrow and so I've been doing research on these and read a lot of reviews and frankly I'm a little nervous about trying them. Not because of a chance of recurrence of bc but because of the other side effects I've read about. Hair loss, bloating, headaches, back and stomach pain, discharge, and the cost. I know this was a long way around this but I was wondering what any of you have experienced and your thoughts.

Thanks Pam

Pam Dx 6/21/2012, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/17/2012 Lumpectomy: Left
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Nov 16, 2015 08:08AM bjb01 wrote:

pnmg02....I swear by vagifem and had absolutely NO side effects. It kept my wonderfully full sex life going. I have no perslective on the others, but vagifem is easy and NO mess like some of the others. let me know how it turns out??? you will be happy, just be patient as it doesn't happen overnight.

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 4/8/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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Nov 16, 2015 08:41AM readytorock wrote:

Vagifem rocks!!

I am estrogen positive, but my surgeon explained it like this - nail polish is poisonous if you drink it, but if you put it on your nails, it is harmless. So the topical application of vagifem is not an issue with estrogen positive cancer.

I was told to use every day for two weeks and then twice a week after that. We "tried" sex for the first time after the two weeks (it had been about eight weeks in total as I had just had my ovaries removed.) It was fabulous!!

And remember - vagifem is NOT for dryness. It is meant to help the "strechiness" of the vaginal wall. I didn't even realize this was the problem until it was explained to me. Use astroglide or coconut oil for the "slipperiness" and vagifem for the "stretchiness."

Good luck!

Dx 8/11/2014, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/1/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 11/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/20/2015 Surgery Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Whole-breast
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Nov 16, 2015 10:43PM pnmg02 wrote:

Thanks guys for the great information. I was leaning toward vagifem because of the ease of use and no messiness. Unfortunately my GYN postponed my appt till the end of January. We've used KY several times but it didn't help much. I'll try some other things. Thanks I'll keep you informed.

Pam Dx 6/21/2012, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/17/2012 Lumpectomy: Left
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Jan 31, 2016 01:34AM cuddyclothes wrote:

I need to ask about entry pain. Besides dryness, the entry hurts like a BITCH! I'm back on Premarin temporarily but have to switch to Vagifem. Even with the Premarin, sex hurts. Any advice?

P.S. We've been using Crisco as a lubricant for some time. My doctor recommended it over anything else.

Dx 6/30/2015, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/22/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 11/11/2015 Dx 6/5/2016, LCIS, Right, <1cm
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Jan 31, 2016 01:22PM - edited Feb 2, 2016 09:36PM by bjb01

cuddly clothes....I use the crisco as a two-three times a day moisturizer. Serious. If I don't use it, I feel like something's missing . As a lubricant during intercourse we use olive oil. Extra virgin only because it's so light. And I love vagifem, and I feel ok using it as it won't contribute to my hormone receptive cancer. The only prob I have now is no partner. I'm worried about atrophy... Very worried. Always something :(

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 4/8/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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May 5, 2016 12:35AM Lamp wrote:

Hello...I've been on Vagifem six months, intercourse is still painful, upon entry etc etc Will it ever feel great..

Dx 10/15/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 5, 2016 08:41AM bjb01 wrote:

good morning Lamp :) are you doing anything other than the vagifem? I ask because for me, there is a combination of things that all come together to work. I would strongly encourage you to use Crisco shortening 2-3 times per day as an external moisturizer. (more if you can) It doesn't take much to cover the external areas. I've done it for so long that I feel strange w/o it. LIke the middle of winter and your hands need lotion? like that:) I also am a HUGE user and fan of olive oil as a lubricant EVERY time we have sex. It's natural and will not cause potential skin reactions that could cause yeast infections. Look, I know that it all sounds strange....and I resisted at first. After a year of trying/not trying, I realized that I needed to do all these things, just as my doctor had suggested. I did and what a difference. I'm 60 years old and my sex life is FAR better than it ever was in my youth. It helps to truly love someone and I do. I would encourage you to check with your OB/GYN just to be sure that there isn't anything medical that should be addressed. If you do ALL these things diligently, I would be shocked if things didn't improve for you. be patient (3 months maybe), but it's SO worth it. We have been through a lot and this is just a part of our way back :):) We owe it to ourselves to NOT let this ruin the rest of our lives......................please let me know. any more ????, just ask

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 4/8/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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May 5, 2016 10:29PM Lamp wrote:

Thanks bjb01, very informative! Ok I need all the goods here! I'm not going to be afraid to ask!

Cisco shortening.....that white stuff ....That my mother in law used for making pie crust! ? .. And...Olive oil! Who would of thought!

Right now I'm only using vagifem and during intercourse a lube.....with no success!

Anxious to try.....any remedy! What the heck.....seems reasonable!

Dx 10/15/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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