Author Topic: Yet another question for "The Ladies"  (Read 1657 times)

Carebear

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Yet another question for "The Ladies"
« on: November 05, 2010, 09:20:44 PM »
Hi Gals,

I know I've read somewhere on the discussion board that Vitamin E vaginal suppositories can help reduce dryness.

Has anyone used this?  And if so, where did you purchase it?

I'm currently using Vagifem tablets and would like to try something other than Replens as a supplement.

Thanks for your help. :-[
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Re: Yet another question for "The Ladies"
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 10:52:18 PM »
Hi,
I'm not sure. I bet some others have some answers, or we'll need to research a little more. I could begin using something, which I've not done yet.

Let me know what you find out, please.  :)
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Melinda

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Re: Yet another question for "The Ladies"
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 06:38:24 AM »
Hi Carebear  :)

My doc said to use Vagifem but I had to give up because they gave me period pains (and i'm well past menopause)

I'm interested in replies you get too.

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Re: Yet another question for "The Ladies"
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 10:38:23 AM »
I have tried Carlson brand "Key E Natural Vitamin E Suppositories" a few times. They look just like a rectal suppositories and are made of coconut and palm oils with Vit E added. A lady from my SjS support groups recommended them.

I haven't used them enough to have much of an opinion, but I do remember that you can get pretty "drippy"--the oils liquefy quickly. I was using them at bedtime, and dripped during the night as well as the next day, and even bought mini pads to protect underwear.

In contrast, Replens works better for me because I can insert it pretty far inside, so I think it lubricates more of the vaginal tissue. I just couldn't get the suppositories inserted deep enough.

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