Coconut oil cured my vaginal pain.

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I had terrible vaginal pain for some reason. I couldn't even sit or lay down. And once I sat down or did lay down getting back up was a terror because of the pain. But I ended up drinking coconut oil because I heard it was healthy and by the end of the day the whole thing vanished.

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    In ONE day after drinking it? How much did you drink and in what form?

    How long have you been symptom free?

    Are you having menopausal issues or was the pain attributed to something else?

    Sorry for all the questions, but as we are all trying to figure out how to deal with issues and we are a variety of ages with a variety of problems it's helpful to narrow down the info.

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      Well I think the pain started because I wasn't drinking enough. I panicked so I thought maybe if I treated it like a yeast infection it would go away so I tried drinking apple cider vinegar and coconut oil and I think the coconut oil was what did it I just had about 2 to 3 spoon fulls. It was actually less than a day I just couldn't remember the exact amount of time it took it felt like an hour.

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      GH, Sorry, I'm still not clear on this. You think the vaginal  pain started because you weren't drinking enough...what...water? Or were you already drinking coconut oil, but not enough of that ?

      Do you regularly drink apple cider vinegar or just as a remedy for yeast infections? How much of that do you drink and for how many days?

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      I don't know what caused it because the pain disappeared so i canceled my doctor's appointment. I know not drinking enough water can lead to vaginal dryness. I don't regularly drink apple cider vinegar. It was for one day. this may not work for everyone but it certainly worked for me! I drank coconut oil because I suspected it was due to dryness and drinking coconut oil is supposed to have health benefits. And I just was waiting for my appointment which was the next day. I don't know how it worked but it did. You may not have what I had.

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    Have you tried coconut oil capsules? I bought some the other day because I thought it would be easier to take, and although i used to be able to use coconut oil for dryness, my atrophy is to bad right now and it burns me. But I am burning right now even without it , so who knows. I am hoping the tablets helps.
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    This is how much to drink a day:

    Take 1 teaspoon per day, gradually increasing to 2 tablespoons per day over 1–2 weeks. Bottom Line: Consuming 2 tablespoons per day is sufficient to achieve health benefits, but it's best to work up to this amount gradually.

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    I'm 87, had a very easy, almost symptom free menopause 50+ years ago, but developed atrophic vaginitis just over a year ago, very painful with frequent painful urination. I realised that symptoms eased somewhat by drinking more water, but intend to add your suggestion to use coconut oil, to see if that will help me, so glad to see your advice. Thankyou!

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      Diana, it's more than a little dismaying to know that a woman can live a long life with no post menopausal problems then develop one at 87. Did your doc prescribe hormone cream when you were diagnosed last year? I was diagnosed with atrophy 3 years ago and thought I could live with it as I had no discomfort. Now at 70 I have been diagnosed with lichen sclerosus by a gyn who specializes in menopausal issues. She believes it was caused by lack of estrogen. I have been using coconut oil pretty consistently over the past few years. It does a good job of moisturising, but it didn't nothing to slow the atrophy or prevent the LS. I have been using hormone cream for the past few months. From what I see the atrophy seems to have been totally reversed. If you haven't considered using hormone cream I would give it serious consideration.

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      Hi Beverley, I mixed 1 Tbsp coconut oil, 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, added a little lemon juice and water, warmed it to melt the oil, drank it and got instant relief. I've had a lovely pain-free day, with fewer trips to the bathroom, and comfort walking the dog, so intend to continue with the coconut oil, with something a little less acidic than lemon juice. We have a severe shortage of doctors in our little corner of Canada, and I haven't had a GP in over a year, but before she retired my doctor prescribed Premarin, but it was so messy it just added to the discomfort. So now I rely on a walk-in clinic, and the internet, especially the forums on Patient Info, and now the coconut oil, and "tapping" which I used today to chase away my 2 episodes of migraine aura instantly. Luckily I don't get the migraine! It's also great for anxiety. So, I'm discovering that there are many alternatives to just doctors and pills! I also use tapping for stress caused by tinnitus and other medical issues, such as an upcoming TAVR to replace a lesky aortic valve!

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      Hi Dianna, just realized I didn't clarify that I use coconut oil on my skin; I don't drink it (though I do cook with it as well as olive oil). Neither the atrophy or the LS cause me any pain, just discomfort. And now that I have started with the hormone cream my vulva has plumped up and the steroid is improving skin affected by the LS . My only current complaint is a phantom vaginal infection that I really want gone. I can more or less deal with the unpleasantness of it by rinsing during the day with slightly salted water (I found baking soda too harsh and drying) when I notice symptoms. 

      Because I have an HMO (health maintenance org) I can only see doctors in my network which certainly excludes out of state. As I am now in another state half the year it really limits my access to a doctor. So I'm under the gun here trying to get things sorted out before leaving for the winter. I need to shop for other coverage, but it will entail a major increase in cost. Not welcomed on a limited income!

      The amount of hormone cream I am using is only a pea size put at the vag entrance. It isn't really messy. The chilled coconut oil that I use  as a vag suppository does get messy so I just sleep on a towel. 

      My sister died of estrogen dependent breast cancer so I'm using the hormone cream as a last resort. She used HRT after menopause and I have no doubt it caused the cancer. But with my LS diagnosis I see no other options other than estrogen and the steroid. My gyn said the lack of estrogen caused the LS. 

      It's been a long time since I've heard anyone mention tapping. That's great that it's working for you! I find acupuncture very effective in general, but the cost is very high. If only insurance gave us an option of eastern or western medicine! They will cover $150 which is fairly useless so I use that toward my gym membership instead. 

      Good luck with your surgery. Surely you must see a specialist for that and not just a walk-in clinic...right?? I know quite a few people who have had that procedure as well as open heart surgery. All without incident and it greatly increased their energy levels.

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      Hi Beverly, Yes, I have been under the care of a cardiologist since my then GP heard a murmur about 4 years ago, just annually to begin, then recently 6 monthly, till last time he decided it was time to do a TAVR. I last saw him 10 days ago, and am now waiting to hear from the hospital for a pre-op appointment, then the procedural.

      Tapping works on the same median points as acupuncture apparently and you can do it by yourself or on youtube with various practitioners for free, or pay more than I want to or can afford for organised  taped sessions, or rallies, but I just bought 2 books by Nick and Jessica Ortner, and follow the suggestions in those, and it's so helpful. 

      I hope you will be able to get rid of the pain of AV; it's so debilitating, especially for women who get it early in their menopause, and for most it's a choice of hormone treatment, with it's risks! I was so lucky it waited till I was 86!!

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      Thanks. I'll have to check the tapping videos. I already spend 3/4 of my day on the internet! Unfortunately our current political news is so nightmarish most of us can't look away as we are afraid what will happen next. Speaking of which, apparently we haven't completely alienated Canada so we can be grateful for that! From what I can glean the new policies aren't much different from the old. Just a lot of hype and new initials.

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      I've now been taking the coconut oil, 1 Tbsp, for 3 days and feeling so much better, so I can recommend it, plus drinking water, which I do after urination, to make sure I don't forget, because I also discovered that water makes a difference too. I plan to up the dose to 2 Tbsp's next week.

      Beverley, you can rest assured that most Canadians  feel almost as bad as you do about DJT, and so much hate has been directed to practically every nation and race around the world that I'm pretty sure you can add in those populations too. At least we don't live there, but we do feel badly for you who are living through this era of chaos and hope things will return to normal soon for all our sake. I spend much of my time too, on the internet, and also watching CNN! 

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