Hi PatNJ, Similar issue's, but different scenario. I actually went through the menopause at 28. Unfortunately I was never prescribed H.R.T. and am now having to deal with the myriad of health consequences because of it, including severe Vaginal Atrophy. I'm 48 (just turned
, Hubbie 45). We've been married 25 years, and are still a young couple, hence we're very motivated to get this sorted and improve our sexual health
I had been prescribed the usual Premarin et al by my family physician but nothing has helped. I did try Replens, but it did nothing for me, but maybe that's because my condition is more severe, or it just wasn't 'right' for me. Maybe the answer for you is to try all the different lubrications to see what suits you best. However I am due to see a specialist gynae on the 15th, so I'll try and get some feedback 'generally', and report back more substantively post the consultation
One thing I will add however is please be persistant. Unfortunately for me, I had to get cervical cancer to get a referral to this other gynae, thanks to one of the oncology nurses who gave me his details.
Fortunately for me the cancer was C.I.S ( carcinoma in situ). However at the cold knife cone biopsy that was successful in removing the cancer, the operation notes included a 'bladder and bowel bulge'...this is due to the vaginal atrophy. So this is not a condition that is without consequence
If your still around I'll try and give some feedback from my consult. All good if it helps somebody else