You might have a severe type of vaginal atrophy. It may take a little longer time for recovery.
To better help you find relief, we recommend the following:
- Continue using NeuEve Silk suppositories plus the NeuEve cream.
- Take calcium and vitamins D3+K2. Most women develop osteoporosis after menopause due to calcium deficiency. At the same time, their mucus glands also dry out. Calcium is needed not only for bones but also for mucus secretion. Vitamins D3 & K2 help calcium to be taken up by bones.
- Take sea buckthorn oil. It helps you to revive dried mucus glands. You can find this supplement in your local drugstores or online.
- Do dilation exercise. It stretches the tissue and helps to regain elasticity. You can find a set of vaginal dilators from our website: www.neueve.com/dilators.
Tips about using dilators:
1) Avoid overstretching. It is understandable that one may wish to move up the sizes quickly to get a more rapid recovery. However, this can be counterproductive. The recovery of vaginal atrophy is a slow process. Moving up the dilator sizes too quickly or skipping sizes can cause overstretching, which in turn can tear the atrophied tissue to cause injuries. Please do not skip the sizes and try the largest dilator first. Please be patient and do the exercise with a stepwise increment to avoid possible injuries due to overstretching. Please give one size dilator at least 3-4 weeks to allow tissue to catch up the growth before moving up to the next size.
2) Preventing UTI. Physically, dilation exercise is like sexual intercourse. The penetration movement can mobilize bacteria normally on the skin into the bladder to cause UTI. You will need to pee immediately after each exercise to prevent UTI. Urination can flush out any bacteria that entered the bladder during the dilation exercise. Therefore, drinking a lot of water before exercise helps build up the urinating flushing pressure and prevent UTI.