Breast Cancer, a Sex life and the Estring!
I'm going to go out on a limb here and talk about something that a lot of people don't want to talk about - sex after cancer.
I am thankfully after finishing my chemotherapy, mastectomy and reconstruction and the prognosis is good. My cancer is estrogen driven so I'm on tamoxifen.
Prior to my cancer I had a very normal healthy sex life with my wonderful partner but now its non existent as I'm completely unresponsive and very tender! I have tried lots of things, i.e. replens, vitamin E etc but to no avail.
Has anyone tried the Estring or Vagifem? I know they release small amounts of estrogen into the bloodstream - is it too risky??
This is a real problem as I feel far too young to be giving up a loving sex life and there must be others on this site with similar issues??