You can use any of the over-the-counter vaginal lubricants that do not have estrogen. Ask the pharmacist if you are not sure, but I think you will be able to tell from the wording on the label.
This is a tough one, Linda; many women go through this, and you're not alone. I know several women (including my oncology nurse) who swear by regular applicaiotns of olive oil; not a whole lot (you're not making salad!), just a bit. You might see if your oncologist would let you use Estring, an internal ring that releases estradiol into your vagina; some think it's OK, and not enough is absorbed into your system to hurt. Also, take a look at this page for more hints. Best of luck to you - PJH
Thank you PJ I will ask my oncologist. I am not sure why, if I could use that Estring , why I couldn't use the vagifem inserts. I only used those 2 to 3 times a week. Seems like that would be better than something that remains inside for 90 days.
Well, there's different opinions among different oncologists as to how much potential risk is involved with what's really a topical appliation of estrogen. My onco seems to think it's OK; maybe yours is more cautious... PJH
Yeah I guess. I am still going to ask her if I can going to ask her again about the inserts. Thank you guys so much for your help. I don't know what I would do without you. I only see my doc every three months and that is only for about 2-3 minutes.
Glad we could help, Linda- PJ