Thread: Coconut Oil
01-07-2010, 03:08 PM #1
I got a VV flare from the Estrace cream and I have used coconut oil (the one I have is organic and with no other ingredients) and it helped a lot. I cant believe it worked so fast. I read in another post and decided it to try it. I am really impressed.
01-07-2010, 05:00 PM #2
Really coconut oil? What does this help with exactly if I may ask?Your Friend,
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01-07-2010, 05:14 PM #3
The raw feeling and the burning in the vulvar skin, like when you cant ever wear jeans or sit for a long time. I was amazingly impressed because I know when I have these flare-ups it just takes months to get better and I was afraid I was never going to get better anymore. I could not even wear pants yesterday and today it is already better. Really good stuff. Sometimes the simplest things work with this disease, isn't it?
01-08-2010, 03:34 AM #4
It melts quickly on the hands, so work fast. I had some problems in that area when going through Menopause and sure wish I had known about Coconut Oil back then. I can see how it would have helped. I used to use hand cream.Sharon
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01-08-2010, 06:28 AM #5
I wish I had known it too. I suffered so much with this VV before.
01-17-2010, 07:25 AM #6
Good to hear that. Is the coconut oil that comes in a jar? Or is it more liquid like olive oil?
I want to give it a try... But I just ordered MSM gel that works great, so I dont know if " too many things"...
I also read a while ago that coconut oil has antigungal properties. If thats the case, it'll be great.Laser cervical surgery after abnormal pap (moderate dysplasia) in 3/2004
UTIs since mid 2004
Recurrent yeast infections since mid 2005
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V V dx 12/2006
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Elavil (since 12/06) 10 mg;
Cysta Q (since 5/07)
Rephresh acid jel every 3 days
D-mannose, fish oil, Calcium Citrate, Multivitamins & garlic pills (sometimes)
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Gy-Na-Tren for yeast infections (started using it as needed since 2010)
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Elmiron: March to September 2006: headaches
Lyrica:2 weeks in 2006: headaches
Cystoprotek: from Jan to April 2007: nausea
Femcon Fe (2/07 to 10/07):caused spotting/bleeding
BCP:Loestrin (since Ocotber 2007) to stop spotting for 2 months. V V worse. Stopped the pill in Nov 07.
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01-17-2010, 01:20 PM #7
Angeles, the coconut oil comes in a jar. Usually when you buy it, it's solid, but very quickly after you scoop it out, it turns to liquid, so be careful to avoid dripping oil all over. I have been using this for vaginal atrophy, and also as a lube. You can also cook with it, and treat your hair with it (but if you do this a little goes a long way!) The smell is heavenly!
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