Vaginal Dryness and Soreness

Posted , 7 users are following.

Does anyone have any recommendations for vaginal dryness? I am looking for over-the-counter solutions without hormones.

1 like, 11 replies

Report / Delete

11 Replies

  • Posted

    I use Yes which is a lube which can just be used to moisture (a well as for intercourse) which You can buy on the net oil base works better for me. There are pessaries you can buy balance activ are less irritating for me
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Debbie I use Replense twice a week plus use coconut oil daily it works well for me ,😊

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Yeah no-one tells you anything. I started menopause age 45 just after my mam died and thought my periods stopped as was in shock, (sudden death) then the burning started and had a couple of UTIs and a wrong diagnosis, (DR said it was Lichen sclerosis and it wasn't). Doctor put me on Vagifem for a while and it helped but I did not want to be on it long term so tried the natural route. I still have problems with chafing my my symptoms are better. Vagifem makes me tired and gives me insomnia and makes me feel miserable. At least the hot flushes have gone. I still find intercourse very uncomfortable and avoid it.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi carmarie, I am just following your discussions, and i am very similar to you i have been given vagifem after being totally against HRT, do you mind me asking what you are doing for the natural route you have taken? As I have tried numerous recommended products but the vaginal issue was the worst symptom out of the whole lot and although a big follower of natural products nothing helped getting rid of the soreness/dryness etc
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Kathryn. Firstly I use hydromol recommended by a dermatologist to wash intimate areas (on prescription) I avoid dark coloured underwear as the dye is an irritant and I wash underwear without any detergent. Sounds gross but it is still clean. I use a lube called yes (oil based) for internal moisture and it can be used externally also. I use balance activ pessaries occasionally but they sometimes irritate my skin but ok internally.I avoid jeans and tights and find leggings with carefully selected seams don't rub especially lycra are best. I am married but find intimacy uncomfortable probably because I have avoided it so when we do have intercourse I have forgotten how to relax. Think that is about it. Anything else you want to know let me know I will happily give out any info which I think may help.

      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up