What is available on prescription?

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I have spent hundreds of pounds since being diagnosed in January this year much of which was a waste of money.  Apart from the oestrogen creams my doctors did not recommend anything else  apart from saying buy something from the chemist,

I only found out apart yes moisturiser being availabe on prescripton when i found their website so wonder what other items are available from your doctor.

I am currently on vagifem every three days since being referred to a specialist after the creams did not work.  

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    Hi linda 

    i use estriol vaginal Ovules and ovestin cream for the outer skin.

    been using almosy a yeat now and it reverses VA and been amazing for me.

    my Gyno suggested it as I dont take any other HRT and this is simply for VA

    good luck i hope you find something that works as its a miserable thing to live with 

    jay x

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      Forgot to say 

      i live in Spain so these are available easily from the Farmacia aswell.

      called Ovestinon here ( Ovules or Cream) 

      UK maybe Ovestin Estriol .. Or may not supply it 

      jay x

       

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      I also use premeno duo ovules in between they are from stress no more uk they are very nice and hydrate ( non hormonal ) i only use half and cut them in half while still in blister wrap ..

      jay x

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    Hi Linda. I use Vagifem twice a week and Yes in both water based applicators and the oil based when I need to. It seems to work ok. The Yes is expensive and I think the doctor will only prescribe a very limited amount -ask him and see how much you get as I would be interested to know! I am aware of the thinner skin though and am going to try the vitamin E suppositories from Amazon I have seen on this thread. I wonder why this horrible condition is not more widely known about and why the doctors generally are not that sympathetic.
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      Sally the only drs. that are sympathetic are the older women ones who know what its like, my dr. a man, just said stop the vagifem and that was that, no other help offered. They used to give out a product called silks but thats no longer available in prescription either. Atrophic condition  also afects the bladder and urethal area as well which the vagifem helped with, it helps moisturise and plump the whole area up, im sorry i had to stop using them.

      Sue

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      Sallybongo - I agree with you.  I use Vagifem twice a week, I use Vit E gel things that I insert (just tried Vit E suppositories today - hope they work but so far not as good as the gel capsules) along with coconut oil externally.  I was better for a while but seem to be having a relapse lately.  It is so depressing and just has me in despair right now.  Totally don't understand why this is not more widely know.  I asked my doctor and he said women seem to be reluctant to talk about it.  I don't have that problem I can tell you.  I just wish I could get more relief.  The urinary (UTI feeling) issues are almost worse than anything.  I drink good, filtered water all the time, I take D-Mannose to get rid of any bacteria in the urine and just don't know what else to do.  I'm down in the dumps this morning - sorry.  I try to be more positive but this is just got me down right now.  All we can do is keep trying ... and sharing when something really helps. 
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      Oh Pat sympathise so much with your comments.  They say men think about sex all the time well my vagina has taken over my life!  The first thing I think of when I wake is "how am I today, how painful is it, how much burning is there"

       On the odd days when then is nothing you think hurrah perhaps I am cured or in a relapse but it never lasts the whole day.  Last week I had three bad days in sucession then two days of just mild discomfort.  No idea why as my routine was the same and I had used the same products etc.

      As a married woman who is married to a younger man of 6 years I get really despondent thinking I have this for the rest of my life.

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      I know what you mean about vagina taking over our lives.  I lost my husband in 2010, then met a wonderful man 3 or 4 years later...he too is younger than me.  Thank God he is very understanding ... but it sure makes me feel terrible - being less than a woman sexually.  So much loss in the last 5 years for me - and I include the VA in that.  I lost my ability to enjoy sexual contact.  We need that closeness.  I wake up - just like you.  How bad is it right now, will it get worse, nervous and anxious about it all day.  I'm off work today so I am at home working on art projects.  I take commission work from people and I have a lot to do.  But can't concentrate and my hands are shaking because I am in a level of discomfort ... running to the bathroom every hour or so.  Well, I am definitely feeling sorry for myself right now so I am going to STOP THAT.  Thanks for listening...it helps to share and vent.  
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      Sally i was using vagifem for about 6 months when i noticed i was getting like this slight period pain, then i noticed a brownish discharge that went onto have streaks of fresh blood in it. Iwas sent for a scan to see if my lining of my womb had enlarged at all, thankfully it hadn' t, This was the first signs it was affecting an area thats prone to cancer when using vagifem which i was warned about from day one. Was just told to stop using them and that was that.  Your very lucky you have been able to use this for 3 years without any problems. I was put on the weakest strength as well.
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      Gosh...I find this quite scary as when I went on it last year my

      Dr had just come back from a menopause talk conference and

      said as the tablet dose had been dropped from 25mg to

      10mg the tablets were safe to use and that they were topical (?)

      So therefore safe to use.

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      misskh the vagifem i was given was pesseries to insert to get to the parts that neede more estogen replacement, ie urethal area and the vagina itselfe. They helped a lot, was sad to ahve had to stop using these as i have been offered nothing else, just left to my own devices, Are we talking about the same thing hear? ive found this info on google

      What is the most important information I should know about Vagifem® (an estrogen hormone)?

      Using estrogen-alone may increase your chance of getting cancer of the uterus (womb). Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away while you are using Vagifem®. Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterus (womb). Your healthcare provider should check any unusual vaginal bleeding to find the cause.

      Do not use estrogen with or without progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or dementia (decline of brain function).

      Using estrogen-alone may increase your chances of getting strokes or blood clots. Using estrogens with progestins may increase your chances of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, or blood clots.

      Using estrogens with or without progestins may increase your chance of getting dementia, based on a study of women age 65 years or older.

      You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment with Vagifem®.

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      Mine are also a pessary type...each tablet is in a blue tube which

      like yours I inset and click the button on the other end of the tube

      to release said tablet.

      I haven't Googled just read the information leaflet and gone by

      what my Dr said.... I was also given a prescription for an oral

      tablet and was told it was to bring on a period inorder to clear

      the womb lining whilst being on vagifem BUT to wait until she

      (Dr) got back from the conference too see if it was still needed

      as the vagifem dose had been lowered.

      I'm sure my leaflet doesn't imply the same info as on Google or

      I would have refused to take it. Its late here...in the UK.... but I'll

      have a read through it again tomorrow

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