01-17-2013, 07:22 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Worcester, MA
Thanks for all the replies! I love that I'm not the only one going through this. It's ridiculous how little info there is out there.
I'm feeling much better now that the most recent tears have mostly healed. Still haven't had sex yet... But that may be a while
What I'm doing:
1.) Coconut oil daily. I also plan to use it as lubrication when we eventually have sex. This has helped so much with the itching/irritation!
2.) Smoky Mountain Naturals Estriol cream (ordered from Amazon). Holy crap! Trouble falling/staying asleep is another problem associated with low estrogen. I just assumed I was still recovering from my daughter's night wakings (she just night weaned about 10 days ago). It may just be a coincidence, but after using the cream for the first time last night, I actually slept!!! Not sure if it will help with the vaginal atrophy... Fingers crossed!
I'll update here with my progress. I'm determined to breastfeed AND have a sex life.
Married to my BFF Phil
SAHM to Hazel (12/11)
Expecting number two (04/14)!