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
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.
9/8/2015, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/36 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
11/17/2015 Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap
1/1/2016 AC + T (Taxol)
8/29/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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