Vaginal dryness during perimenopause

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Does anyone else experience this and it almost feels like a slight burning? If so I would love some suggestions on how to deal with it.

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    Hi klm

    I get it too. To be honest, I'm not really treating it as such, I'm taking bhrt and hopeful that it will get better as that progresses. In the meantime it's more or less trying to make myself comfortable so I use emoliant in the bath which moisturises, I only use fragrance free baby soap and no harsh shower gels etc. I think it's quite common to feel dry unfortunately.... Joy!

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    Hi !

    YEah I am having awful trouble with this but I think its more thinning skin inside my vagina. Its burning kind of pain but its got so bad now I just can't stand it.

    I have been to the docs who prescribed hormone insertable tablets that you insert every night for 7 nights then once a week afterwards. It was quite good for a while but now the pain is just horrendous again whenever we try to have sex..I think I may have vaginal atrophy (?) though as we use so much lube I could slip out of bed (LOL) but it still hurts so bad.

    Ive had to give up intercourse now as its so painful so I really need to see a doc again soon. I think you can have specific treatments for this but I will see what he says as Im at my wits end.

    I hope you can find some relief hunni and hopefully other lovely ladies oaths forum may be able to help us both!

    Take care x

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    Hi, try KY jelly or Replens. Both of these help with vaginal dryness. X
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    Hi KIM, yes HAD this saw my Gynae and now it is much better. Do not use soap or bubble baths down below . i use Aqeous cream to wash my lady bits in and rinseĀ  off and it is much better. x
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