two coconuts, one split open

Q. I am 51 and a seven-year breast cancer survivor. I went through chemo and radiation, took tamoxifen until my hysterectomy 2 yrs ago. Since chemo I have had severe vaginal dryness. Sex was painful with burning and irritation for days afterwards.

About a month ago I came across this website. I started using vitamin E and noticed a difference immediately. A couple weeks ago I switched to Organic Coconut Oil from Trader Joes in the morning and night. It’s wonderful. No more dryness!

Intercourse is pleasurable again (coconut oil is not sticky and smells great). There is no swelling, burning or irritation afterwards. Reading all of the comments on your website has been a life saver.

Thank you ladies and thank you Peoples Pharmacy.

A. We are so glad you have experienced good results from the coconut oil. Others report similar benefits from olive oil.

For those who would like more information about this personal problem, we suggest downloading our Guide to Menopause. We have quite a lot of information about olive oil, coconut oil, vitamin E and other lubricants such as Corn Huskers lotion and natural products like aloe vera and Sylk with kiwi-fruit vine extract. In addition, there are many suggestions for easing the symptoms of hot flashes.

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  1. Niecee
    Reply

    Simone, I live in Florida so my coconut oil liquefies in the summer. Read my above post. You could always microwave it and wait till it cools down. Good luck :)

  2. Niecee
    Florida
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    I am a 61 year young 10 year Breast Cancer Survivor. My breast Cancer was ER PR positive. The chemo immediately slammed my body into menopause causing Vaginal atrophy. Having intercourse with my husband was unbearable, extremely painful and I always bled afterward. I tried the expensive ESting Ring, it helped some but made me nervous because it puts small amounts of hormones in the vaginal area. We were both extremely depressed & sad thinking that our sex life was over. A couple couple of weeks ago I went to my yearly Oncologist appointment and expressed this problem with his female assistant. She told me try using coconut oil as a lubricant, she stated several of her patients were in the same boat and it helped them tremendously.After four months of not having intercourse with my husband I decided to give it a try last night. Well low & behold it worked, I didn’t have any pain during intercouse and woke up this morning with no soreness!! Woo hoo!! a Godsend for sure. It is natural, not sticky and very inexpensive. I have also been using it on my legs for dryness, on my eyelashes to prevent breakage and in my Yorkies food for their skin & hair. This truly is a miracle cure for me. Happy to be able to have an active sex life, life is great!!

  3. Jace
    United States
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    I had a revelation from my new gynecologist about the post-menopausal dryness thing which has been ruining our sex life for too many years. She asked me WHERE I felt the most pain with intercourse , and for me it was almost upon entrance, NOT far up in the vagina where I have been inserting the compounded cream my previous doctor (a he, not a she) had prescribed for me. She said I should start applying it DIRECTLY onto the most tender or dry areas and to rub it it with the coconut oil also. She also said that even though my prescription is to insert it 2-3x a week, I should use the coconut oil every night. To have been wasting all this time using the prescription in the spot where it didn’t count – well, what can I say. At least I discovered what to do now, and I wanted to pass it on.

  4. simone
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    It’s me again. I did a surgery in February an automatically after I was healed I started getting signs of vaginal dryness nothing else but that but after reading all these views and comments on excellent coconut oil works I think I’ll give it a try. Thanks for the advice everyone.

    • Juliette
      Massachusetts
      Reply

      Simone,

      I hope this isn’t a stupid question but I can’t find my answer online. I had a Doctors appt today who also mentioned the coconut oil, I thought she was crazy. I said, really?? Lol. My question is does the coconut oil have to be melted first? Didn’t think to ask my dr. That question.

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