Vitamin E suppositories

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i have read on here that Vit E suppositories can be very helpful in treating the dryness in the vagina.  I have had numerous treatments off my doctor but suffer from side effects making it difficult to continue with treatment on a regular basis.  I have given up on intercourse alltogether and am only 57 and live with my partner who is very patient but I know misses the physical side of our relationship.  I would love to find something that would make it possible for us to return to a more physical relationship again.  Has anyone been successful in using this treatment? 

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    Mine arrived today and the reviews looked incredibly good, so I'm looking forward to using them.  But have you tried really good lubrication - oil or water based, or both?  I don't know if I managed to say earlier about the one we've used and it's excellent.
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      There isn't an earlier answer from you so you didn't mention which you used.  I have tried lubricant and have been trying to use Ovestin cream but I get really bad tummy pains after using so puts me off.  I have tried so many things from my doctor none of which have really helped. 
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      Sorry Kathleen - what were you asking about which I'd used?  Was it the key e suppositories that I ordered the day before yesterday and came yesterday so I used last night?  Previously I'd used Vagifem (no no!) then hyalaronic acid pessaries, then I tried one night the Vit E capsule.  I had also previously tried organic coconut oil but only around the lower area with having no way that I was happy with of getting it further up.  But that was messy, so gave that up.  So far, the key E is getting my vote and if I'm still happy in a day or two we'll order a pack from the States because it's cheaper like that:-)
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      Can you let me know how you go it gets expensive trying to treat yourself I'm already on lots of vit supplements for Fybromyalgia so would be good to know before buying.  Thank you x
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      Yes, absolutely Kathleen.  Today is the first day and I'm impressed, but will keep you updated.  I know - they aren't cheap, but if they work then I'm happy to go with it:-)
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      Kathleen, keep in mind that I've no doubt that I'm over reacting here but I was shocked this morning to read 'In a previous study on mice, Swedish researchers said antioxidants, including vitamin E, caused a three-fold increase in the number of cancer tumours and led the rodents to die twice as fast.Older studies put forth similar results for breast and prostate cancers.'  After I had the hysterectomy for endometrial cancer I started taking all sorts of antioxidants, including immunace and various other supplements as well as eating as healthily as I could with veg and fruit high in antioxidants (and the article that came out today in the health news doesn't actually tell you if it's just supplements but says this The notion that antioxidants are good for you has gained such force that they have been given to cancer patients in clinical trials, said study co-author Sean Morrison, who heads a research institute at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas."Some of those trials had to be stopped because the patients getting the antioxidants were dying faster," he said.  Because if there is a recurrence of the endometrial cancer, it's likely to be in the scar tissue of the vaginal vault, I'm now seriously wondering if something high in Vitamin E, or other antioxidants in that area - or generally - is a good idea.  I am going round and round in circles on it.  I knew that you could overdose in Vit E and that wasn't good for you, but now am wondering about it at all and also other antioxidants?  This is the joy of the net - there is so much conflicting advice on studies etc. - what do you do?  The pessaries worked fine again though, but I don't know if I'll keep using them now.  I truly don't know what to do.  Am wondering about going back to the hyalaronic acid, but who knows what studies will come out about those next week!
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      Chris, they probably gave those mice quite a bit of Vitimin E before the mice got cancer. The little bit that one takes out of the capsul every night is not going to cause cancer. People have been taking vitimin E capsuls for years with their other vitimins they take and there is no evidence of them getting cancer from their vitimins. Especially since we are not even consumng the Vitimin E by mouth, we are only applying it to our inside of our vagina area. HRT is a lot more dangerous in causing cancer then a simple Vitimin E capsul.

                                      Blessings to you

                                      Lynn

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      No - I stopped when my prolapse pessary was fitted because I needed something a bit more malleable to get round the knob of the pessary, so I"ve been using just coconut oil since then.  The Key E has coconut oil in it, which my gynie said was absolutely safe, so I know that's OK to use, and it's MUCH cheaper and is doing the job very well.  It's jars of organic coconut, and in the warmer weather I can just scoop a little bit, but this time of year I'm breaking it up into bits with a knife and then can just take a little chunk out and I use it morning and night.  Ocassionally if I'm doing a lot on the exercise bike I might use it once during the day as well, but it's purely to lubricate the knob on the pessary.  As far as any vulval irritation or anything like that goes, it does the job beautifully with the benefits it's easy to get - supermarkets stock it, and it's comparatively cheap.  I didn't use the Key E pessaries for long because I couldn't use them comfortably with the prolapse pessary, so gave them away after that.  I can't see why the coconut oil won't work as well though, and if I do get problems at some point I'll go on to the Balance Activ Menopause Plus that contain the hyalaronic acid, because studies say that actually improves atrophy rather than deals with the symptoms, so I look on that as 'heavier guns' so to speak.
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      Oh I remember that now. When you did use them before the pessary were they hard to insert? I'm scared of even putting them in.Wondering if I need to put anything on them first before I put them in.
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    Kathleen, I have heard that organic coconut oil is one of the best lubricants for intimacy relations to put it politely. Apparently both parties can apply some and your good to go. Organic coconut oil also has healing properties. Have you tried organic coconut oil before. If you are not allergic, you should try it if you haven't yet. Just put some on under your armpit first where the sensitive skin is to make sure you are not allergic.

                                               Blessings to you

                                               Lynn

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    Kathlene whats the difference between organic coconut oil and the one you can buy in the tub in Holland and Barretts?

    Thanks

    Sue

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      Susan the organic has nothing in it but raw coconut oil which is what you want when you are putting things up inside of you. It is also much heathier then coconut oil that has a lot of things added to it. It is more expensive to by organic coconut oil from the health food store, but the rewards are greater and it works better.

                                                                      Lynn

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      Lyn makes sense, so where do you buy the organic type and maybe a silly question but if its an oil how do you get it inside you? Sorry if this is a bit of an awkward question, pm me if you feel more comfortable doing so.

      Sue

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      Not awkward at all to ask that question Susan. As soon as coconut oil is too warm it melts very quickly, very runny. It is best to put the jar in the refrigerator and it will really thicken it up, then it is very easy to insert up inside. Or you could go to the pharmacy and by one of those droppers, they have those droppers in larger sizes, could squeeze some coconut oil into that and insert it very easily with the dropper.

      Health food stores sell organic coconut oil. Hope that helps.

                                                                     Lynn

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      I was thinking about this last night Lynn.  As I said, I've got some in my fridge, but when it's solid, it's hard to get into a suitable shape to put anywhere, but if it's liquid how do you get it right where it needs to be?  I did start taking it daily and noticed my hair was incredibly shiny but then was having difficulty losing weight so stopped it but am now (a stone lighter) thinking about just adding a little to food again because if it did that to my hair it may have other benefits in other places.  I bought mine from an upmarket supermarket.
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      Chris this is the problem with taking coconut oil is it does put the weight on, i was using coconut oil in  a recipe along with natural ingredients to make my home made chocolate! This caused problems with my liver,  the scan showed fatty liver problem and coconut oil is high in fat i believe and was irritating my already inflammed liver. Obviously inserting it into the vagina isnt going to cause the same problems..i hope!
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      There are large droppers that look like eye droppers in the pharmacies. You can melt some of the coconut oil, cool it of course and suck it up with the dropper and insert up inside your vagina area. Just barely warm up the coconut oil, don't cook it or weaken the benifits of it.

                                                            Lynn

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