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Hi again, Went to Docs today re my Vaginal Atrophy. Told her I had given up with the Vagifem on Sunday as it wasn't helping much and that I was using Vit E Oil instead. But she said I needed to carry on with the Vagifem and use the Vit E Oil as well. I also mentioned the wanting to wee all the time too and she admitted it can be part of VA symptoms. So I mentioned the Cystocalm and asked her if it would help my bladder. She said it wouldn't do any harm and may help get rid of the acid in my urine. I said that when I was having a bad day bladder wise, I usually ended up drinking less and said I thought it may result in my urine being more acid. So she said to keep drinking plenty to flush out my bladder and use the cystocalm too. I got some sachets in Asda but it says you can only use 3 sachets a day for two days! Does anyone know, are the tablets only to be used for two days as well or can you use them indefinitely. They didn't have tablets in Asda.

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    I only use the sachets and it goes after an few.

    if it doesn't go after that then i find that I probably have a urine infection.

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      Ok thanks Sus. The thought of an infection scares me as I have got a false hip and if the Infection goes to that!! Darent think about it! But I will use the sachets over the weekend and see if things are any better.
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    Some years ago I had a cystoscopy as I was getting repeated infections.Now I use 1/2 tsp bicarb soda in cranberry juice, makes it taste like cranberryade rather than the usual salty taste. I take this every day to stop over acidity and it's cheaper than buying satchets which do the same thing. It's a good preventative and you can up the dose to 3 times a day if you are in the middle of a flare up. Give it a few days to kick in. Having said that it seems to have kept me symtom free for a couple of years now.
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      Hi deb, Thanks for that. Will get some cranberry juice and bi carb when the sachets are gone. Hopefully though the sachets will help and stop the soreness for a while. The Vit E is helping the vaginal soreness so that's a step in the right direction.:-)
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      Hi Shirley, I have been thinking about you for the last few days and wondering how things were going with the Vitamin E oil.  So glad to hear that it is helping with the vaginal soreness.   I hope the 'wanting to pee' feeling gets sorted too for you.  I also have acidic urine and I am going to try Debs tip about the bicarbonate of soda and see if it helps.  I found that the Vagifem irritated my vagina so my GP prescribed Ovestin Cream which I insert twice weekly instead of the Vagifem.  It seems to work a lot better for me along with the Vitamin E oil.
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      Hi Gwen, Yes I'm doing ok thanks. Yes the Vit E is helping with the vaginal soreness. God knows its,been a nightmare. I'm just wondering about getting a bottle of Vit E Oil in Holland and Barrett but just about concerned about the higher iu than the capsules. A bottle of oil and a pippette would be good. I am a bit worried about the shell of the capsules not breaking down inside me you see, although someone recently said they did. As for Vagifem, Doc thought I had not taken them long enough! I have been using the cystocalm sachets this weekend and I'm feeling better for doing so. I will make sure I have got some bicarb in though ready for next time I need it with the cranberry juice. Sat here in no hurry for a wee. That's a miracle. So far today I've had 2 cups of tea, an hot chocolate, a mug of soup, and a glass of cystocalm. Going to get another shortly. Looking at it, I've not drank much really but if I was having an off day I would feel full to bursting by now. So I'm hoping my wanting to wee all the time is settling down. :-)
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      The capsule does disolve cos I have been trying it and have not seen anything of them after insertion!!! the pipettes may be a bit messy.

      i found coconut oil messy and staining,  though good.

      sounds like you are getting some relief Shirley

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      Hi thanks for letting me know that Sus. Not looked at coconut oil as yet. Yes maybe the pipettes would be a bit messy to use. Just getting a bit worried now. I seem to have gone from wanting to wee all the time to hardly wanting to wee all day! I've had another cystocalm sachet so that's 400ml water with cystocalm sachets. I hot choc and two cups of tea and a mug of soup. Perhaps its not much to drink really. I will probably end up going for a wee in the early hours like I did this morning. Its like it took it all that time to go through my system. Seems its doing the same today. A coincidence after using the cystocalm this weekend.
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      Yes I do Sus but its strange. I don't know if you can understand that after almost a year of utter discomfort! Well it will be a year in July anyway.I've only been to the loo about twice all day! Don't know how I will be tomorrow. I have had a few days of "Normality" during past weeks but its always gone back to pain and discomfort. The difference this time is that I have taken cystocalm so we will see if my feeling better lasts longer.
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      Hi Sus, Well Im not too bad thanks. Not a lot of soreness and whilst I have felt the need to go for a wee all the time, its not been as severe as usual and I have only been to the loo three times today so far. I think the cystocalm has helped and the Vit E oil is still helping too.  Not taken a Vagifem since last Sunday and Im still doing ok without it so I will see how it goes. Hope you are doing ok too. :-)
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