For those new to takeing hrt,how is it working for you,and what are you taking?

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Where is everyone? Anyway,was wondering how those new to taking vagifem,premarin etc are responding to treatment. Have your symptoms gotton better? What dont you like about the treatment? Do you plan on staying on the treatment? Have any of you gotton complete resolution of symptoms from treatment. Any info would be a learning experiance for those of us considering it. Thanks.

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    Was given premarin cream. Took a few months to fully recover for me as it was bad. Used coconut oil also. Tried estring briefly and got infection. Threw away. Since I'm afraid of cancer I haven't used the cream twice weekly. I also use dove soap per Dr. And it helped. Now I just use cream sparingly as needed.
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    I had my first regular partner in September after my menopause 8 years ago . In December after 1st unprotected sex I got repeated infections - thrush twice , vaginosis twice , small boils & despite seeing my GP 3 times , hospital walk-in clinic twice & STD clinic got no referral to a gynaecologist . Peeing burned so I was whimpering . I now had diffusely swollen & purplish red right labia & groin . I had a week that wasOK over Xmas & New Year then got urinary symptoms - feeling there was a tennis ball in my bladder , frequent peeing , being unable to pee , small volume , waking me at night , urgency . I booked to see a gynaecologist t Portland Hospital , got 10mg Vagifrm which I have been using 5 days . Apart from urgency all previous conditions have already gone , but I had period pains continually for first 3 days . I am still taking the pessaries daily , but get period pains starting fter 28-30 hours . I'm not sure if the pain will continue when I am supposed to reduce to 2 a week maintenance dose .
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    Not taking anything now. Few years ago a gyn ordered Estrace cream. It really did not help. I went back for a check up, she actually ordered sex at least 2xwk.At that time the pain was not too bad. For the past 2 years the pain has been so bad, I have not had intercourse! It feels like my hubby has razors on his penis and is cutting me. Tried to go to the same gyn, I had an appt. Went in and her office said I did not have an appt, and that in fact I am not her pt, and have never been there. WTF? I'm going to see another gyn in the new city I live in. I don't have a sexual partner now, but I would like to, and I don't want to have to scream "stop, stop that hurts, omg, stopppppp" Not much encourgement for a new relationship.


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    Hi Lee

    Not posted on here for quite a while.  Why?  Because touch wood I am symptom free as long as I take Vagifem twice a week.

     Been on Vagifem since Sept and can honestly say that I do not have any pain, discomfort, smell, stinging, urinary etc.  I can now have sex regularly and even instigate it.

    Absolutely fantastic.  Added bonus is that I have far more energy, age spots have lessened on my hands, complexion is better even a few spots.  I have taken up Zumba and Yoga since New Year too .

    When I first started using Vagifem I didn't think it was working and it certainly took a good few weeks to see real benefit.  My doctor and gynaecologist both said 12 weeks to see real improvement and they appear to be correct.

    I am hoping to extend the number of days between the treatment soon and would like to get to 1 per week at some point.

    I don't think I truely realised how old and dragged down I really felt with it all.


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