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After two months of mis-diagnoses and hundreds of dollars, my original thought of my condition was correct, low estrogen level. I had asked my gyn to check my levels orginally, but she refused and said I had vulvitis and put me on steroid cream, then with Lotrimin. I also had an u/s and I have Fibroids. Fives days later, she said I had vulvodynia. Then she called me and left a message saying "were drawing at straws" but your Fibroid could be pinching a nerve, I can schedule you for surgery to remove it. I called her back and said, I'm four years menopausal, are you sure we shouldn't check my estrogen levels? She said " weve already had this discussion". she said she would set me up for surgery. I said "OK". Then I dropped her like a hot mess of a potato, and called another gyn group. This new Dr. said I don't need surgery to remove Fibroid, that it is highly unlikely this is causing my problem. I've had burning of vulva and vagina, with no discharge, no infections, and it's been getting better slowly, very slowly, and it's at a standstill at this point. I can't exercise, have sex, etc. She said it's my estrogen level, and prescribed me Estrace 0.1% cream. I'm afraid to take, as breast cancer runs in my family (mom and grandmother). I've been looking online for natural remedies, but I was just wondering if anyone had tried these and do they work? Replens moisturizer? Olive oil? Lubricants? etc? Anyone use anything other than Estrace?
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