Ok, so here's my first question for the group...
I've been on estrace pills and premarin vaginal cream since my hysto in 1995(forgive me if I don't know all the abbreviations yet).
I need the estrace pills because they're more compatible with my body, and I did have ovary removal during the hysto.
Ok, now I also use premarin vaginal cream on a regular basis because the estrace vaginal cream doesn't do anything at all...I still am dry, tight, and really it seems completely useless when I've used it...so I stick with the premarin cream.
I'm trying to not use the premarin cream so often though because it's super expensive (tier 2 or 3 drug) and I'm trying to use a minimal amount of hormones since I am on long-term therapy. (ok, make that for life...)
I've recently been trying to also use less vaginal cream because they are in fact very messy, smelly, and leave that lovely chunky white residue which gets all over my husband...and that's pretty embarassing, not to mention unromantic.lol
Anyway, I've been weaning myself down from the dose of premarin cream and using Replens instead. I find it's very helpful at keeping me moist and feeling like my old self down there(if that makes sense?lol). The only problem is that sometimes I get dry and irritated when I have intercourse with my husband...like, if I've been really stressed or upset or whatever, sometimes the Replens isn't enough, so I need to switch back onto the premarin cream for a few days.
Is anyone else experiencing these kinds of issues where you can go off of the vaginal creams but have to go back on them occasionally?
Also, does anyone have any recommendations for vaginal estrace medications that don't come in that horrible greasy base? Like, are there any other vaginal estrogens that aren't so messy and gross???
Thanks for any comments or suggestions you ladies have