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bananaskin123 Tue 18-Oct-16 17:06:07

Hi I posted recently Vagifem v Ovestin. I also had an attack of cystitis for which the GP prescribed Trimethoprim. I had been using the Ovestin once a week for long term treatment. Talking to everyone I decided to take the advice: start a loading dose of Vagifem for two weeks every night then reduce to twice a week. Has anyone else had a problem re having dryness still at the lower end of the vagina? It almost feels like the cystitis hasn't gone away and its quite sore.

Just wondered whether I should go back on the Ovestin as its cream and I can distribute some "there". Would there be a problem changing? I've done nine days with Vagifem. The application is not so messy as the cream but I had got used to it over the years. Do you think it would be OK to restart the Ovestin at this stage?

Any advice would be welcome.

Cherylene Tue 18-Oct-16 21:22:19

Some people use a weaker oestriol cream on the outside bits with vagifem. (0.01% rather than the 0.1% ovestin).

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Thu 20-Oct-16 11:16:14

Possibly twice a week Vagifem is not enough, certainly isn't for me. Most doctors are happy to prescribe 5 x a week as that is equivalent to the old dose of 25mg twice a week.

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Thu 20-Oct-16 11:20:34

Vagifem was 2x 25mcg a week and changed a couple of years back to a 10mcg
dose x twice a week.
My old doctor, sadly she has left, was happy to prescribe 5x10mcg a week and said most of her ladies needed that amount.

Lucysdiamonds Tue 10-Jan-17 12:21:23

This is interesting .. I've just been prescribed vagifem for dryness and was also told to reduce to twice a week after initial period. I'm desperate to find something that helps. I'm not fully menopausal yet .. 52 but still have very irregular periods, maybe 2 months or more apart.

PollyPerky Tue 10-Jan-17 16:41:31

Use what you need to Lucy. It can't harm you. If the 10mcgs doesn't work, increase to every day until it does.

Lucysdiamonds Wed 11-Jan-17 10:21:27

Thanks Polly .. I hope the dr will keep prescribing it!

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