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Vaginal Dryness

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Hi KarenL,

 

As I have been suggesting to Susie and the rest of the women here, try using replens. You use lubes right before sex which is sometimes, can change the mood, and maybe a little less appealing to your partner/hubby. Replens comes in two variants but I suggest the vaginal moisturizer since it is more convenient to use. You use it every 3 days and no need to apply right before sex. Good luck!!!

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Hi everyone and thanks so much for all your posts!! I, too, have been suffering with this for 2 plus years. I am still not officially diagnosed with scleroderma but am in the process; currently diagnosed with UCTD (undifferentiated connective tissue disease) with sicca syndrome. Have been going to UCSF for 9 months and they have been incredibly slow at the workup. Have an appointment in February 2012. I am going to copy this post and bring it to my doctors and insist on further help for the dryness.

 

I see that no one has posted here since 2008 - I hope you guys are still out there!! Good luck to all and thanks again for posting.

 

Cindy

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Hello Cindy

 

Welcome to the forums! don't have this particular issue but as you have seen from the replies many do and it ain't nice. I hope that you get some relief from your symptoms soon and that your appointment goes well, maybe keep us informed?

 

Take care and keep posting.


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Hi Cindy,

 

Welcome to these forums!

 

Like some of our other members I have also experienced this problem so I can sympathise with you, but would almost definately say in my case that it's age related (sadly! ;) ) and not neccessarily to do with having Scleroderma.

 

Meanwhile I've included a link to UCTD to give you some more information and please do post again and let us know how you get on with your appointment in February.

 

Kind regards,


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I have just started using some steroid cream due to problems of dryness, sore and itching which my general practitioner gave me. It does sound very much like the cream Lori Ann has talked about so I'm hoping its going to help. I do think is a combination of many things for me which has caused these problems for me. I do have Sicca/Sjogrens and have been through a very early menopause etc.

 

I have to admit it took me an age to pluck up the courage to mention it to my general practitioner.

 

Buttons

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Hello All,

 

I read right back to the beginning of this thread and saw the mention of vegetable oil. It reminded me of when our daughter was tiny and the Pllunket Nurse (home visitor nurse) suggested I use edible oil on her bottom. It made sense to me then that if it was OK to swallow it, it must be OK on the outside too.

 

I have never thought of using it for this application though - but why not?

 

JudyT

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I was told to use olive oil on my dry skin, and I tried coconut oil as well. They are natural.

 

Actually, one of my first symptoms was it hurt during sex. Then the other things came along. :unsure:

 

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Ohhhh Boy!!! I totally feel your pain!!

 

I have terrible vaginal dryness, inside and out!! It has gotten so bad that when my Gynaecologist did the pap smear this year she had to use the smallest speculum and even that hurt!! Sex is terrible and it is something my husband doesn't understand. I couldn't even think of having it without lubrication and still it's sore! :( I was beginning to feel alone and my Gynaecologist keeps telling me it's perimenopausal. But I am not starting to go through the change yet......

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