Vaginal dryness is a common issue women going through menopause have, unfortunately. Basically, as we start to go through that change, we produce less and less estrogen. This is the cause of the vaginal dryness. They make a vaginal cream specifically for this problem. One brand is Premarin. It's got estrogen in it but isn't dangerous as it is a topical type of cream for that area. But apparently it alleviates vaginal dryness very well. That is something you can get by prescription from your doctor. Replens is an otc brand you can just buy. Hope this helps! Let me know how you are doing!
So, today is Tuesday so probably you saw the doctor today. How did it go? I'm really sorry you are having a tough time. Hormones are wicked!
I'm glad you saw the doctor too. Coconut oil!! I've read more and more about that! It's good for so many things it seems!! Yeast, ugh. And you didn't have itching? I think probiotics also are very beneficial. My son has been using probiotics for about 5 months and it has done amazing things for his GI tract. He drinks these little smoothies that taste pretty goo. Bought in the regular dairy grocery aisle by yogurt. Anyway, please let me know if the regimen she put you on helps!!! I'm following this thread so keep me updated!
So, I'm back to see how the hormone treatment is going!! Any update?
You know, I have now learned that our hormones can cause cuts and such in that area and I never realized that! It makes sense. What kind of infection . . . like bacterial vaginosis or of the tissue itself? It's all a big pain! And it feels never ending. Have you been 'in' menopause for a long time? I feel like it has literally been years with no end in sight!