• Has anyone here on the site on an Aromitase Inhibitor been given topical Testosterone Cream to treat Vaginal atrophy?

    Asked by AlizaMLS on Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Has anyone here on the site on an Aromitase Inhibitor been given topical Testosterone Cream to treat Vaginal atrophy?

    Aromamitase inhibitors can have some difficult to manage side effects for some people. One of them is that any type of topical estrogen should really not be prescribed along with them. From discussions with my oncologist as well as my own research (I'm a Med Librarian), I've seen cases where topical testosterone is used to mitigate some of the more difficult side effects of vaginal atrophy. I know this is a difficult subject to discuss, but please realize, that we're (most/all of us) on this site in relative anonymity, so it shouldn't be any more difficult really than any other exchange we have. I do know that many of you/us go off AI's because of these difficult side effects as well. Thank you in advance for your candor in answering this question!..;)

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • lchapman2000's Avatar
      lchapman2000

      Hi AlizaMLS,

      I, too, have vaginal issues due to radiation. I have purchased Cool Water Cones to help with my issues. They have really helped out. They are not painful and they definitely help with the dryness issues and with atrophy.

      Best of luck!!

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      My onc gave me permission to use the E-string (Rx by gyn)...I've also taken oral testosterone and DHEA.

      over 4 years ago
    • Johnny13's Avatar
      Johnny13

      I just started an Aromitase inhibitor after a month on tamoxifen, which I quit due to the opposite problem--vaginal discharge. Quite annoying, especially during my daily walks. It has not abated.

      over 4 years ago
    • leslie48240's Avatar
      leslie48240

      Try Carlson Suppositories with natural vit E...KEY-E available thru amazonJust found out about these thru another site/blog. Many women with good results...no hormones.

      over 4 years ago

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