Ovestin pessaries for vaginal burning?

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Hi ladies

Im so done

After suffering every symptom possible for ten years in peri im now two years post meno and have vaginal atrophy

Im in constant pain and burning down below

UTI symptoms without any infection

Its getting worse

Been given Ovestin pessaries

Anyone used these

I just dont know what to do with myself anymore x

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    Hi Michelle

    Im going through the same just now . Two years post menapause and everything seems to irritate, feeling of UTI and stinging and just generally uncomfortable. I have not tried these. Are they hormone based? would be good to get your feed back and also know im not going mad that there are others out there with same symptoms .

    Good luck .

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      HI Scotland005

      They are hormone based they are oestrogen pessaries so basically HRT for vaginal area

      I really dont want hormones ti be honest

      I have been using vagisan and it was working well until i had a vaginal ultrasound on Saturday and the stuff they use seemed to give me a flare up big time

      Vagisan is nit hormone based but was working till now

      Im miserable with it

      As for sex forget it!!!!

      Its just a constant burn im now in antibiotics but i feel its a waste of time as my urine always comes back clear

      I think maybe the scan saturday irritated me

      But to be honest anything can set it off

      Sitting for too long tight trousers etc

      I really was hoping things would improve for me post meno

      but not only have i got anxiety fatigue acid reflux palpitations bloating nausea

      And i know ive left some out

      oh yeah

      Inner trembling!!!

      Ive now got vaginal atrophy in the list

      Im seriously begining to think im gonna be like this for the rest of my life

      I went away fir the night with my daughter and at the hotel was a coach load of old age pensioners 70 annd 80

      Im not kidding they were happy and lively and enjoying themselves

      I just sat there watching them thinking they are so much older than me and doing better

      So depressing x

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      Wow this could be me all the same symptoms, just finished antibiotics and still feel things not right. The inner trembling you have I seem to get at night I know it sounds crazy but do you feel like your brain is vibrating?. Its the oddest feeling. Its the crashing fatigue thats getting me as its not like me im a personal trainer and used to a lot of exercise and just now I have to kick my own butt just to get off couch. I did feel better for a while but then it all seems to hit you again.

      I have been using natural things like coconut oil to see if that soothes, does for a bit .

      keep me posted on how you get on .

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      In answer to the vibrating head then yes

      I have had symptoms that made me think im going mad

      I dont see though how these pessaries will help the entrance and outside of my vagina

      Apparently they dont do the cream anymore

      I still dont know what to do about using them x

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    Hi Michelle,

    I use estrace cream, I have VA and bladder prolapse. The level of estrogen your body absorbs is very minimal. The problem with non hormone options are they are only a bandaid and won't help your tissue repair itself or hold a normal pH. Your bladder also depends on estrogen.

    I use the cream 2x a week now, 1/2 gram at bedtime, and also coat around my urethra and outer lady bits. In between i use coconut oil. I had to go to pelvic floor PT and was taught the correct way to do kegel exercises and it really helps. I have an electronic kegel exerciser too, I use it daily. I'm pretty much back to as normal as I can be. It took quite a while but I can say I'm not crying in pain any more. Even though my sex drive flew out the window lol, its comfortable with no burning or pain.

    I hope this works for you!! Hugs!

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      Hi Gigi

      I totally hear what you sre saying

      but im so sensitive to meds

      And the doctor gave me oessaries as they dint do the cream anymore

      but as i was saying to anither lady

      Its more the entrance and outside that hurts

      How will inserting pessaries help that?

      Maybe i need to ring hem again

      The vagifem which is quite new on the market does work most of the time

      And its not hormonal

      This is not an easy ride x

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      Actually vagifem is Estradiol, same as the Estrace Cream I use just in vaginal tablet form. I was put on that first but it gave me bad leg cramps, so I had to switch to the cream. I'm like you I'm pretty sensitive to any meds, oral or topical. it took me weeks to get the courage to try anything. The concept, In my opinion, is if its inserted it's working from the inside out, feeding the tissues therefore repairing it. I'd be lost without my cream. However I don't have a uterus, just my ovaries, so my gyno gave me the green light to use as much or as little as I want. Sometimes I have to add a day or I'll just use a gram instead of a half gram. Like I said it takes a while to work, and it burned at first because my tissue was so thin, dry and brittle. But after daily use for almost a month the difference was amazing. I'd ask again about a cream. I'm in the US and we have several different ones.

      I sure hope you find something that works bc this is a miserable thing to have!

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    I used Ovestin cream because i was getting really irritated down there. after using it every night for two weeks it did take the symptoms away but you do need to keep on using a maintainance dose or it comes back. I too have had uti's etc. Now i'm getting cramping 😦

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