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Unread 01-15-2011, 04:33 PM
What kind of specialist?

What kind of specialist? a GYN? Im 7 yrs post op, the desire is there..but my body is drying up faster than i can insert lube lol..Help! I need a natural estrogen cream, or something close to it! Ill add the testosterone cream myself. I went to a GYN for the first time in 7 yrs because the onset of vaginal atrophy had begun.. they gave me vagifem... its so expensive and i think i need a stronger dosage.. i feel dry all the time...Any ideas ladies.. I new i could come back here for answers...Kathy
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Unread 01-19-2011, 07:12 AM
Re: What kind of specialist?

Hi Kathy!

It really doesn't matter what specialty a doctor has--the trick is finding a doctor who is knowledgeable about prescribing hormones for women in surgical menopause. My hormones are still prescribed by my gynecologist and he's willing to work with me--also an important factor.

Some women find a knowledgeable doctor by calling a compounding pharmacy to ask which doctors use their services. If you don't know where the closest compounding pharmacy is, you can register to use the free locator on this site: www.iacprx.org.

Options other than Vagifem for vaginal estrogens include Premarin cream, Estrace cream, compounded vaginal estrogen and Estring, which is a vaginal ring inserted and left in place for up to 3 months of continuous release of estrogen.

I hope this helps!

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