Topical estrogen usage

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Re: Topical estrogen usage

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Thought I'd update this question with some positive news.

DW has been on the topical stuff now for 6+ months and it has done good for her (and us.) Her natural lubrication has returned and she has no pain with intercourse. We have stuck with a 24 hour rule, but it causes little problem. We often have made it a habit to have sex just before she medicates in the evening, so the only miss is the next morning. I can live with loosing two mornings a week, no problem. She has tried putting it in at morning but it most all leaks out during the day. She still has some leak out with the evening application but very little.

I don't know if I would give the estrogen credit for this, but our sex life in general is improving. So with all that being said, I would advocate it for anyone suffering post-menopausal dryness  and pain.
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My wife used progesterone topical cream for awhile for vaginismus pain and she says cream caused headaches. so she stopped its use for over a year. Then recently started on it again and same result.
As the DH I am, I am tired of HJ. HJ only good after sex starvation. (over a week)
I have no additional solution. I figured that a tired and sore shoulder would encourage her to seek a viable solution but no. She says no to oral so...
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olafthewise wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 5:00 pm My wife used progesterone topical cream for awhile for vaginismus pain and she says cream caused headaches. so she stopped its use for over a year. Then recently started on it again and same result.
As the DH I am, I am tired of HJ. HJ only good after sex starvation. (over a week)
I have no additional solution. I figured that a tired and sore shoulder would encourage her to seek a viable solution but no. She says no to oral so...
Could she take a lower dose?
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Re: Topical estrogen usage

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MrMarried,

No, lower dose is not the problem. The problem is her cooperation.
Doctors during lockdowns did appointments online, still do or you gotta go in which she claims she has no time...although we did go to our foster Childs appointment yesterday. Her last appointment for vaginal pain during intercourse, was prior to covid. Her assumption is that if one thing won't work, other things won't either.
We had this conversation 3 days ago. I said to get appointment and tell doctor (a female doctor) that these cremes give headaches both the natural cremes and the others.
Years ago when I was addicted to porn, she was inquiring what drove me to it. I said this exact thing; "that she could care less that I'm sexually unfulfilled with HJ only and she needs to make a bigger effort like, get a different treatment or opinion."
This whole thing hangs on my importance TO HER. If I was a doctor, or manager or engineer or president of a company, business owner, pastor, etc, she would see me differently.
Instead I'm just an unemployed dweeb, no need to make any sexual efforts for me.
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Re: Topical estrogen usage

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MrEden wrote: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:33 am Yeah, that is surprising. I presume you are female since you are taking estrogen and because all worker bees are female :lol:. Typically women are given all three topically. Testosterone injections would theoretically work, but women generally absorb it thru the skin well.I would not take progesterone orally.  Call defy about that. You can buy the cream OTC if that's what it comes to. I take testosterone by injection and progesterone topically.

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I was wrong. It turns out that progesterone is safe to take orally. Out BHRT doctor learned this as part of his continuing education, and recommended oral progesterone to my wife. She is now taking oral progesterone. It is working great for her.
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