Hi everyone, I got my capsules this afternoon so watch this space. I'm just a bit worried that it will be sore pushing one up inside me, though having said that, it won't go up as far as the Vagifem tablet of course. I'm am hoping that I will feel better after several days. :-)
Please let me know how you get on. Still a little worried what happens to the outer coating as when swallowing the stomach acid would break this down . Not sure how this will disolve iniside the vagina.
Will await your comments and then off to Boots for me.
I do hope it works for you Shirley. I found it took about 5 days before I started to feel the benefit. I still have a slight stinging sensation just after passing urine but it settles down after about 10 minutes. I insert a capsule once a day and then smear the Vitamin E oil from a pierced capsule around my vaginal opening every time I use the loo. Good luck!
Just spotted your concern and Sandra's about the outer coating of the capsule and whether or not it dissolves inside the Vagina. I have been assured by my Pharmacist that it will. I certainly haven't had any evidence since I started inserting them that they don't dissolve.
This is an extract from a Health website I have been looking at:
How to Use Vitamin E Oil in the Vaginal Area
Vitamin E oil can be used to lubricate the vagina. Vaginal dryness is the inability of the vagina to moisturize itself. This can cause pain during sexual intercourse and general discomfort while walking and performing other physical activity. It can be caused by menopause, use of birth control pills or recent child birth. Vitamin E capsules contain vitamin E oil which can be used to moisturize the vagina, which relieves symptoms of vaginal dryness.
Examine a vitamin E capsule to ensure there are no scratches. If there are scratches on the capsule, it might be a cause irritation in your vagina.
Insert the capsule into your vagina while lying down or standing with one leg elevated. Slowly push the capsule into your vaginal opening. Your vagina will effectively absorb the casing of the capsule, releasing the oil slowly over time.
Pierce one vitamin E capsule with a safety pin, allowing the oil to leak from the hole.
Collect some of the oil from the capsule on your hands and fingers.
Rub the oil on the outside of your vaginal wall to lubricate your labia.
Because vitamin E is an oil, it may cause condoms to break down during sexual intercourse.
LDid the capsules make any difference
Going to get some tomorrow
I was not sore all the time untill last 6/8 weeks it's
driving me mad it hurts to wee as well.
I'm waiting to see gynea cons not sure
If they have.aMagic cure.
It's so depressing you can't actually tell
People what's wrong
I've been reading your post about using vitamin e capsules as an answer to the awful vaginal discomfort which goes with the menopause.
I've had an awful burning inside for several weeks, my GP prescribed Vagifem but I won't use them as my mum had breast cancer so I'm scared to use them, I also much prefer a natural option.
Did you find the vitamin e successful in relieving your discomfort? I'm at my wits end with it, it's making me feel very down now.
How often did you insert a capsule?
Hi, My homeopathic doctor tells me the correct way to lubricate with Vitamin E capsules is to 'pierce' the capsule with a pin and squirt contents internally.
Having checked a few sites about this many suggest 'piercing' the capsule too.
None suggest inserting the capsule whole. I think it may irritate linings more.
Hope this helps.