• Used to use Estrace for vaginal dryness. What can I use now , that's natural. ?? Help I'm a mess.

    Asked by 813bubbie on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Used to use Estrace for vaginal dryness. What can I use now , that's natural. ?? Help I'm a mess.

    15 Answers from the Community

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    • geekling's Avatar

      I wish I knew.

      You could try wild yams (I found this more of a placebo than anything else but things are different for different people).

      If your liver is healthy, look into black cohosh (as an herbal tea).

      about 5 years ago
    • waterrunsdeep's Avatar

      There's a ton of over the counter products as well intended to help vaginal dryness, but I would certainly clear ANY of them past your doctor before trying them.

      about 5 years ago
    • luvnlife's Avatar

      There is an over the counter product I just recently heard of specifically for vaginal atrophy that contains no estrogen and is safe (according to the label and advertisement) for breast cancer survivors. I believe it is called "Replens". I looked at it last week at Walmart and it was in the $12 to $15 range. You could buy , if I remember right, 3 prefilled applicators or one tube with a reusable applicator that was good for I cant remember how many fills. The label stated to use every 3 days. I didn't buy it, still considering. Hope this helps.

      about 5 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      My PCP says oncologists have approved Estrace in a lower dose for breast cancer patients---one pea-size amount twice a week vaginally. It also helps bladder prolapse and irritation.

      about 5 years ago
    • SandraK's Avatar

      My doctor was fine with the use of Estrace. Has yours actually said to not use it? I did try the Replens at one point when I was having extra trouble during and after chemo, then my gynecologist prescribed an expensive ($50 a tube) ointment made by the pharmacist that had to be kept refrigerated. Not something you could travel with so I didn't get it refilled even though I liked it. (The Replens seemed to help, too.)

      about 5 years ago
    • msesq's Avatar

      I have used Replens, make sure you use it on a regular basis and not just as a lubricant before its needed. Unfortunately after using the product for a while the formula was changed and I was allergic to the new one so I am still looking. My ob/ gym suggested looking at Whole Foods for something without preservatives.

      about 5 years ago
    • ghorselady's Avatar

      My oncologist suggested extra virgin olive oil

      about 5 years ago
    • Horselady46's Avatar

      My dr. Said to use pomegranate oil. It works great. I love it.

      about 5 years ago
    • Raeyye's Avatar

      Coconut oil is great. Used it before cancer. I eat a spoon in my coffee or tea for memory. I use it to cook and all over my body. We always had a jar by the bed.

      about 5 years ago
    • Lauren65's Avatar

      www.privaterx.com. This stuff really works.

      about 5 years ago
    • ghorselady's Avatar

      p.s. the olive oil is to be applied to the vagina, not as a food.

      about 5 years ago
    • Jbro's Avatar

      I've been on anastrozole for 2 1/2 years and was miserable. I tried Replens - didn't help much.Then my onco gave me the ok to try vagifem - didn't help much either. After that I started using estrace cream which did help but I didn't feel good about putting estrogen back in my body. My gyn just started doing a laser procedure called the Mona Lisa touch. It has been used in Europe for several years and just recently got FDA approval. It's a series of 3 treatments each 6 weeks apart - after that, one treatment a year maintenance. It helps rebuild collagen and rejuvenate the vaginal lining (it also helps with urinary incontinence if you have that issue). It is painless, requires just a few minutes and there's no down time. I've just completed my 3rd treatment and it's a miracle! My previous symptoms, while not totally erased, are tremendously reduced. The only bad thing is that the procedure is not yet covered by insurance and is pretty costly (mine was $1,500 for 3 treatments and $600/year after that). My gyn says this will be a godsend for breast cancer patients and thinks it will be covered by insurance in the future.

      about 5 years ago
    • Pinny's Avatar

      I was told a microscopic dot of lidocaine at the entrance to the vagina before intercourse.

      about 5 years ago
    • maewia7's Avatar

      I use Replens. Works great, easily available on Amazon. I have also seen Vitamin E capsules that you insert. Never tried them, but they might also work well and are natural.

      about 5 years ago
    • fallsbs' Avatar

      Coconut oil and/or vitamin e suppositories - both oncologist approved - coconut oil is a little messy, but works great

      about 5 years ago

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