I was desperate for a solution. I tried multiple products - lubricants, moisturizers, herbs, and creams - but they never worked for me long-term.
I even stifled my embarrassment and went to a sex shop because it was the only place I could find certain lubricant brands that weren’t available anywhere else. I can’t even imagine what it must be like for a lovely lady who is shy!
But nothing gave me lasting relief because there is only one thing that truly restores the health of our vagina – hormones! And mine were declining rapidly!
I finally accepted reality and gave in to the truth! I needed help!
For the next 15 years I took care of myself with what I had learned during my fellowship training in Functional Medicine to be the safest and most effective way to care for vaginal dryness – with an Estriol cream compounded by my local pharmacist.
But the exciting part was that I was on the forefront on hormone balance in midlife women, and in the research of many other hormones used for vaginal dryness.
Over those same 15 years, it was discovered that ALL the hormones help vaginal dryness. We think it’s because they all eventually convert to the different forms of Estrogen. You can see what I’m talking about in the Sex Hormone Cascade below.