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Last year I was having numerous urinary infections resulting in numerous antibiotics. I googled urinary infections during menopause and oestrogen cream was mentioned. I suggested this to my female G.P. who prescribed it for me.
I used it as per instructions - it stopped the UTI’s, stopped the vaginal itching and soreness and just made me feel comfortable and confident.
As I don’t want to go down the systemic HRT route I thought this was the answer to my menopause problems.
The instruction leaflet recommend using the cream for 3 months and then having a break and assessment with GP.
My male GP told me that long term use carries so many risks - and more or less said that uti’s, soreness, thinning and discomfort were natural so just kind of get on with it!
I was so frightened of his warnings I stopped using the cream. 3 weeks later I felt the familiar discomfort and urinary urgency returning - so reluctantly and nervously used the cream - within 2 days I was back to normal again!
I am really unsure about using the cream following my doctors’ warnings despite the fact the Ovestin cream makes my undercarriage so much happier!
I would welcome any advice or alternatives to my dilemma - comfort vs risks??
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