Topic: Vaginal Atrophy solution that is working for me!

Forum: Sex & Relationship Matters — A safe place to talk candidly about how your romantic relationships and/or your sex life has changed following your diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: May 5, 2020 02:05PM - edited Feb 24, 2021 07:03AM by jinx27

Posted on: May 5, 2020 02:05PM - edited Feb 24, 2021 07:03AM by jinx27

jinx27 wrote:

Hello all!

Ive been a member for quite some time now and wanted to post about my sexual side effects of my treatment and what Ive been doing to combat them.

I was diagnosed with my ER/PR+ breast cancer and have chosen to take an aromatase inhibitior along with Lupron (ovarian suppression ) injects for the next 5-10 years.

My onco just barely prepared me for all of the changes that I would have living the next 5-10 with lowered estrogen (menopause) as a 30 year old something. She mentioned vaginal dryness but I didnt know that the dryness really meant atrophy! I also suffered from strong vaginal odor without an infection. This also due to the atrophy.

I initially knew something was wrong when I had intercourse and it was terribly painful, I had small microcuts in my vulva and inner vagina due to weakening of my vaginal tissue, not knowing how to deal with this I went online.

Initially I was interesting in the Mona Lisa Touch or Petite Lady procedure that alot of women post about on here but it wasn't in my price range at all.

I stumbled upon a product call NeuEve; a estrogen free vaginal suppository created by a gynecologist for women.

Neu Eve Website

NeuEve suppositories and cream help ease menopausal discomforts: vaginal odor, dryness, atrophy, itching, burning, painful sex, and bacterial vaginosis.*

100% all-natural food grade ingredients : Organic palm oil*, organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, organic tapioca starch, organic potato starch, evening primrose oil, organic sea buckthorn fruit oil, organic lavender essential oil, organic orange oil, organic vitamin E (d-α tocopherol), and a proprietary blend of nutrients.

NeuEve is gluten-free, hormone-free and estrogen-free. NeuEve does NOT contain any boric acid, petrochemicals, parabens, BHT, T.E.A, M.E.A, urea, glycols, PEG's, etc. NeuEve has never been tested on animals, and does not contain any animal products.


Customers can choose between three options depending on the severity of their atrophy and age. I emailed her asking for guidance and responded back with a warm and informative response. I chose the level 2 suppository due to my age.

She stated the following supplements help with atrophy; OMEGA 3, OMEGA 7, Vitamin D.

She also mentioned purchasing a set of Magnetic Vaginal Dilators and using them twice a day if I have pelvic pain.

I have been using NeuEve for one month along with taking the above supplements and have seen a huge improvement. I use lubrication during self pleasure which helps but I have not had any pain or microcuts in or around the vulva or inside the vaginal canal since finishing my first box of NeuEve.

I used to to have a odor due to the dryness, and a UTI feeling. The odor is completely gone, and the UTI feeling is slowly fading away. I thought Id share here since there are soo many products on the market to choose from.

The price is around $59 for a month supply, if you decide to get a subscription, the cost will be $49 a month. Not too bad. The site recommends using it for 4 months straight, however many women report improvements after one month.

Please feel free to message here with any questions. Im going to continue the product for four months and return back with an update.


Diagnosed at 27 y/o, synchronous bilateral breast cancer. L. Breast : IDC, R. Breast: DCIS. ER 98%, PR 100% Possible mutation. 5-10 yrs hormonal therapy 08/31/2016 Tamoxifen, 02/01/2017- 06/10/2021 AI + OS,Tamoxifen 08/10/2021 -current Dx 9/8/2015, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/36 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/17/2015 Reconstruction (Left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (Right): Free TRAM flap Chemotherapy 1/1/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 8/28/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jan 23, 2022 11:43AM homemom wrote:

My just told me to use Replense ---- pfffft.

Dx 3/31/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 3/29 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/14/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Surgery 5/5/2014 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 5/29/2014 AC Chemotherapy 7/24/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Hormonal Therapy 12/14/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 23, 2022 06:31PM kbl wrote:

That did nothing for me.

De Novo ILC - No primary found. Mets to full spine, femurs, skull, and stomach. Missed diagnosis from 2013 to 2019 Dx 5/1/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 5/1/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 5/1/2019 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 9/27/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 23, 2022 11:48PM - edited Jan 24, 2022 08:19AM by jons_girl

nsbrown thank you for sharing that. Did you use it in pill or cream form?

There are studies….see what I posted quite a few posts back above. That's just a bit of info. My MO and my gyn are fine with me using it. Maybe it's because we will be very vigilant about blood testing. And maybe it's because my tumor was grade 1 stage 1 and very small? Could be factors like that as to why they are ok with me using only the cream.

My MO and gyn would not be ok with me using any hormone internally in pill form. That's not good.

Estrodial cream is being studied more too I believe as well as what they've already studied. But as in everything else in life, there will always be drs who don't agree.

Breast cancer at age 49. Felt tumor. Wasn’t caught on mammo even after feeling tumor. Ultrasound caught my cancer. Dx 6/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/5/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal
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Jan 24, 2022 11:21AM Mexhay wrote:

Just adding my oncologist and gyn's perspective (they work together at a large research hospital). They agree that I can use it and it shouldn't raise my estradiol levels. I requested blood draws to check for raised levels and they say it isn't necessary. I still haven't decided. So much conflicting information with stakes that seem so high. Jons_girl, thanks for the links - I'll read through them now.

Dx 5/2021, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy Kisqali Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy External: Bone
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Jan 24, 2022 11:50AM kbl wrote:

Mexhay, I totally understand where you’re coming from. I am over eight years into my diagnosis and had used it before I knew. Then I stopped. I’m older and have had it longer, so I’m willing to try it now. I can keep everyone posted on how I’m doing.

De Novo ILC - No primary found. Mets to full spine, femurs, skull, and stomach. Missed diagnosis from 2013 to 2019 Dx 5/1/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 5/1/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 5/1/2019 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 9/27/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 25, 2022 12:16AM - edited Jan 25, 2022 12:16AM by jons_girl

mexhay you're welcome. I'm not a scholar. But that is some links I found. I'm sure probably there are more links.

Yeah if I go on hormones I will be checking my blood quite a bit throughout the year. I can always stop using the cream if I want to.

Thanks for sharing your experience tookbl. Yes definitely keep us posted. I know I would appreciate that. I think I plan to start the creams rxtoo.

Breast cancer at age 49. Felt tumor. Wasn’t caught on mammo even after feeling tumor. Ultrasound caught my cancer. Dx 6/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/5/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal
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Jan 25, 2022 07:03PM homemom wrote:

Has anyone tried Kindra? I've seen it advertised lately. It is hormone free.

Dx 3/31/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 3/29 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/14/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Surgery 5/5/2014 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 5/29/2014 AC Chemotherapy 7/24/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Hormonal Therapy 12/14/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 28, 2022 08:53AM jons_girl wrote:

I’ve never heard of that.

Breast cancer at age 49. Felt tumor. Wasn’t caught on mammo even after feeling tumor. Ultrasound caught my cancer. Dx 6/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/5/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal
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Jan 28, 2022 09:05AM - edited Jan 28, 2022 09:05AM by gb2115

In response to a previous comment, topical antibiotic cream does indeed get into the blood and circulate. I have Clindamycin gel and it mentions it in the package insert. Topical administration is less, but it's not a zero. I don't believe that vaginal topical agents don't absorb. I was prescribed vaginal valium for severe pelvic tension, being told it wouldn't absorb, and I turned into an absolute zombie for a few days until I stopped using it. Now, does circulating estradiol increases from topical estrogen make or break cancer recurrence prevention? I think that's what they don't know. But to say it doesn't absorb at all, I don't believe that for a second.

First Dx IDC in 10/16 at age 38, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes. Lumpectomy + radiation + tamoxifen. Second Dx IDC recurrence in original location 5/21. 1.3 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Grade 2. 2/2 nodes. UMX + AC/T + Zoladex/Exemestane + Zometa.
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Jan 30, 2022 12:29AM - edited Jan 30, 2022 12:35AM by jons_girl

gb: yes some of it may absorb. I think there is still a lot of clinical studies going on in this realm. I might be wrong. But that's one reason my dr and I are testing my blood often. If levels rise we will watch it. I can always stop taking it.

I'm not sure if I said it didn't absorb but I do agree that I'm sure there is some that absorbs. I'm not a expert on this subject at all. Just trusting my gyn who is a specialized gyn who sees only post cancer pts for the most part.

But this is a individual decision in regards to this as others on this thread have stated. Just like we all choose what our path forward is regarding treatment for cancer and choosing what's best for each one of us.

Hope everyone has had a wonderful day.

Breast cancer at age 49. Felt tumor. Wasn’t caught on mammo even after feeling tumor. Ultrasound caught my cancer. Dx 6/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/5/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal

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