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Unread 07-03-2008, 11:52 PM
Unhappy - A bit concerned... A bit concerned...

Hi there ladies! I haven't been on in a long time. My abdominal hysterectomy was in April of 2005. My divorce followed in '06, and then I met the man of my dreams and was engaged in '07, and married this past March '08. I've been busy!!! ha!

Here's the deal. Maybe it was that ex-hubby was just used to the mood swings and the different side effects that the surgery changed. However, new hubby has brought to my attention over the past several months a few things that he wonders about. Obviously being the self-conscious worry-wart that I am....they're eating away at me.

First off, I try desperately to hide my facial hair. There are days when we're together and it feels like we're stuck at the hip and I can't seem to get a private moment to address the hair and I know he notices and yet he's been sweet enough not to say anything. I've been shaving almost every day for the past several years, and can't imagine that there is a hormone out there that can relieve this problem????

Second, he mentioned to me that he thinks there are occasions where I smell bad. Ok, ok, ok, I don't eat that many acidic foods, and don't drink too many carbonated beverages. Sad to say but with our schedules, we don't have all that much sex or intimacy. I've always heard duching is bad and not to go there. He's been suggesting maybe I try to do so. I'm concerned that this wouldn't be a good idea..but am up for ANY AND ALL suggestions on this one.

Third, my weight seems to be an issue. It fluctuates like crazy. I haven't been on hormones since the hysterectomy. I'm a little squeemish about going back and getting on any since I was on HRT for aproximately 10 years prior to the hyst. He's a sweetheart and knows it's a big deal for me, so it's not for him..... however I want him to see the real me...

Fourth (ya still reading? lol) ok.. fourth is..that he says that I'm too wet during sex. Now, I've read a lot of posts on here over the years and it seems like it's not the most common problem to have. I have alot of vaginal wetness and when he gets me in the mood it seems like I've got enough natural lubrication to supply the entire female population. Is there something that can be taken orally or some sort of cream or whatnot that can be used to make this less noticeable???

Thanks for reading ladies. I've missed being on the boards and look forward to getting to know you all again!!!!
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Unread 07-04-2008, 04:00 PM
A bit concerned...

There are creams available that can be used for the facial hair. See your primary care doc for a prescription.
Hopefully others will be along to help with the other concerns
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Unread 07-04-2008, 05:40 PM
A bit concerned...

Hi ((((Sweetie)))))

Those symptoms do seem to be hormonal in nature. I understand your concerns over being on HRT for a long period of time Please know that there are alternative solutions that may help with some of these symptoms.

Your primary care doctor may have some interesting suggestions for you. Furthermore, he/she will be in a position to rule out any other potential causes for the symptoms.

Lots of s
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Unread 07-08-2008, 01:44 PM
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Do you think you could have an infection of some sort? I know that an odor could be related to that and possibly the wettness too. Can you go to your gyno and ask him?
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Unread 07-08-2008, 02:21 PM
A bit concerned...

I feel for you, but no suggestions.

I also have facial hair issues. I try a cream that removes it. I tried bleach and didn't like it. I also keep a pair of hair scissors handy in the bathroom. there are times I can not get to using the cream, but can take a quick cut on anything that shows.

I have a large mole over my lip that the hair grows quickly, and very dark out of. Most things don't work there. So i have to rely on tweezers. OUCH.
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Unread 07-08-2008, 09:00 PM
A bit concerned...

what we women have to go through. We shouldn't have facial hair. But There aren't many women I know(hyst or not) that don't have facial hair especially when they hit their mid-30's. I don't know about the odor, I have heard a good friend of mine say that she has an odor that SHE smells,but her DH doesn't. I worry all of the time about that one, I beg my DH to please tell me if I smell but he says i don't. Still worry though.I wish I had too much wetness, maybe the other person(s) he has been with before were dry and he isn't used to the lubrication. oh well, just a thought.
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