Niggle pains

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Hello Ladies. Nice to meet you all

I am turning 49 in April and I have been slowly going through menopause since my last period about 2half years now,with just hot flashes. But now and for that last few months night sweats and interrupted sleep and the most recent down stairs drying up.

I got moisturising cream from doc but I really don't want to go down the HRT route

Just before Xmas I had a very slight cramp pains quite low in the pelvis area went to doc as I also started to have a pain in my right kidney it was a kidney infection which started in bladder and traveled to kidney. Got week course of antibiotics but still had niggles so went back urine clear. Docs said all could be conected once downstairs start to dry more susceptible to uti.

Still got niggles. Has any once else had this thank you.

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    hi jerry

    yes .. i am post menopause and havent taken HRT had a 10 year peri..

    dryness downstairs is Vaginal Atrophy ..

    i actually use premeno duo ovules for this from stress no more uk and also ovestin estriol ovules vaginally on occasion ( that is HRT ) but vaginal use just for the atrophy as suggested by my gyno .. estriol is the weakest of the three estrogens ..

    they have been very helpful for me so far .. i only use half an ovule about twice a week as thats enough for me. theres also ovestin vaginal cream which i started with but preferred the ovules, but i use a tiny amount of the cream for external parts to protect the thinning skin.

    i too have been prone to UTI and Thrush etc since peri and now post meno.

    i am age 50 .. and finding both these types of ovules useful.

    premeno duo is dual action, and moisturises internally ( non hormonal) 

    jay x

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    Jerry I haven't had a period for 18 months and I am worse now than when going through peri I suffer with urine infections on a regular basis back and stomach pain anxiety it just goes on looking forward to the day I feel normal again.
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    Thank you very much ladies great to hear all about this. 

    I haven't had any bother until as I say few months now when downstairs started

    i am putting two and two together here, but cramping/ niggle pain annoying 

    thank you once again jerry x 

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    Jerry its a fact that menapause pre and post types cause Vaginal Atrophy  which in return leads to more dryness and then the uretha and the bladder become more prone to problems. i was put on vagifem for this to keeps things moisterised down there and they did help but had to stop due to bleeding starting up again. im going to now try what Jay suggests and see how that goes, need to due something as as you say, constant niggles and irritation and with me a zero marital relationship to go with it. try and keep of sugary food and drink plenty of water too.often although it feels like an UTI it isnt. i had this all the time and the tests came up negative.
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      Hi susan 

      thats such a good point.. When i was in mid peri, i was always needing a wee, and sometimes had feelings of UTI but always normal result, my doctor said i had a over active / sensitive bladder due to declining hormones and a muscle spasm going on.

      he gave me oxybutynin tablets to take only when i felt this sensation and they were so good, so when i felt this coming on i took a tablet and all felt relaxed again.. They worked well for me personally.

      as i am post meno now, the urgency of the toilet has now gone, thank goodness, sometimes rarely i get like the urgency spasm tightness feeling, so i still have these tablets at hand for as and when ..

      luckily it doesnt happen much now only rarely..

      jay x

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      Hello Susan

      Excellent thank you. It is the very low niggle cramp pains that is worringing me not bad today though but can't stop thinking and sitting waiting for them. Prob worth a visit to doc anyway. What you think.

      Good luck with trying your new creams.

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