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Topic: Painful sex

Forum: Sex & Relationship Matters —

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Posted on: Feb 5, 2019 10:54PM

FightLikeAMom wrote:

can anyone recommend something I can use for painful intercourse? I have severe vaginal dryness and a really low libido. I cant take any hormones. Looking for something to change my life. Thanks

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Feb 5, 2019 11:29PM Krose53 wrote:

Hi! My Gynecologist just gave me some samples of Uber lube. I haven't used it yet. I also have low-zero libido. My Gynecologist also signed me up for Women's Sexuality class offeredby Kaiser. I'll report back what I learn.

Dx 11/16/2017, ILC/IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 11/16/2017, ILC/IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/27/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 1/22/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Feb 6, 2019 12:10AM illimae wrote:

Hyalo Gyn is a vaginal moisturizer, which can also be used as a lubricant and works great. There is also Replens but the applicator can be tricky when dryness is an issue. The best advise I git is also the most basic, “use it or lose it”.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Radiation Therapy 10/20/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 6, 2019 01:51AM ABeautifulSunset wrote:

I have tried a LOT of stuff over the years, including Mona Lisa. I used Hylo gyn as well and found it pretty helpful. But the biggest boost I've gotten is from the prescription Intrarosa. Sex has been noticeably less painful and I have moments where I actually WANT to have sex.

Sunset


“Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too.” Dx 7/29/2011, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus) Chemotherapy Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy External: Breast, Chest wall, Bone Chemotherapy TAC Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 6, 2019 03:56AM ShetlandPony wrote:

Sunset, did your onc explain why he believed Intrarosa was safe? Or were you too desperate to care? My gynecologist thinks it is the answer to all my problems. So I started it recently, but am a bit nervous about it. Surprisingly, my onc said she did not know much about it. But she did point out that the cancer no longer seems hormone-driven anyway.

2011 Stage I ILC ER+PR+ Her2- 1.5 cm grade 1, ITCs sn . Lumpectomy, radiation, tamoxifen. 2014 Stage IV ILC ER+PR+Her2- grade 2, mets to breast , liver. Taxol NEAD. 2015,2016 Ibrance+letrozole. 2017 Faslodex+Afnitor; Xeloda. 2018 Xeloda NEAD
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Feb 6, 2019 01:13PM Moderators wrote:

Also, you will find many helpful suggestions in the thread, and the original post. I want my MOJO back.


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