How many of us, also, have urinary issues?

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What's been working for you?

I've just begun medical marijuana - today the "urge" (which I hate more than anything - really gets into my head) was been worse and its been dormant for a while. Depressing.

Of course I am trying a new regime of quitting the vitamin e suppository at night as I just felt the insertion of the darn thing was causing too much aggravation and pain and I even have the new thin applicators.

Trying to stay away from estrogen as when I did some nightly dabs (Estro-Life) last week my breasts started to hurt. That scared me so I stopped.

I'd love to hear some success stories!

Thanks

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    Hi, you really need estriol topical cream, its very weak, using it every night is only the equivalent of two oestrogen hrt tablets a year. But it helps so many people deficient in oestrogen.

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      I'm thinking that way, too.

      'Tried to go the natural route but not getting far with that!

      What cream do you take, where do you put it - every night?

      Thanks very much!!

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      Estriol, 0.1% on prescription, I put on perineum and all inside vulva. It has an applicator but I don't use it, just squeeze the measured amount onto fingertip.

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    Unfortunately our bladders depend on estrogen.. I use estrace cream for AV but I also apply all around the outside concentrating around the urethra. Pelvic floor exercises and retraining your bladder also helps tons. I went to pelvic floor PT but you can find all the exercises you need on google.

    Good Luck!

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      I never really thought about our bladders being dependant on oestrogen, until I saw your comments on this forum, Ive just had my 2nd ML this year after being diagnosed with VA a couple of years ago my specialist said I now need a treatment on my urethra it just never seems to end, and the worst thing is there never seems to be any clinical trials or research into problems with the menopause which is very disappointing I always wonder if it was a male issue would there be more research? I dont know I just need to stay positive.

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      Kathryn,

      100% agree with thought about lack of research for this dreadful condition. If it was a male problem, yes, there would be more progress made ! I think there are so many women who suffer in silence. Im so thankful for this site. Ive learned so much reading about the trials and tribulations of so many other women.

      Yes, lack of estrogen greatly adversely affects our bladders, some more than others. My Dr advises to apply estrogen directly to urethra. Im attempting this, but because of accute sensitivity issues, ESTRACE is too harsh. Presently, waiting to have an alternative compounded to offer relief.

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      It's a rotten feeling, like you have to go but don't or the feeling of a rock being stuck in my urethra. I only use the estrace internally 2x a week but apply it nightly around my urethra and unless I drink too much soda or sugar drinks, I'm 99.9% back to normal. As Patricia said, some people have issues with the estrace cream, but for me, my tissues were so dry and paper thin I needed something that I could coat everything with, it did burn for about the first week, but after that it was soothing. I couldn't use Vagifem, it gave me awful leg cramps.

      But I agree, theres not enough being researched about the issues we face. There has to be something besides hormones or antidepressants or just suffering because it's our burden as women to bear. I don't ever remember my mom or grandmas talking about it. We've been silent too long and more needs to be done!

      I do however think you'll be happier using whatever estrogen cream you decide on. It's worth it!

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      my urethea feels sore and senstive . Will the premarin cream help with that since i just started five days ago? im getting real anxious with this AV and pee whole deal

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      VolLady,

      I'm not very familiar with that but in theory it should. It'll take a while to replenish the tissues, it's not an overnight fix and unfortunately it'll flair up from time to time, but stick with it. I've been on estrace cream for a couple years and would fight like crazy if they told me I couldnt use it any more. Make sure you smear it around your urethra besides using internally.

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    does anybody find estriol gives them thrush?

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    sorry for my ignorance but what is the urge?

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