I am 9 mo postpartum and still can not bear to have intercourse as it is so unbelievably painful. It honestly feels like the doctor sewed me up too tight. Every time we have intercourse it feels like I am stretching (like when you are delivering the head) and have a strong burning sensation. I can feel exactly where I tore and where I was stitched... It is downright horrible.
My DH and I have tried EVERYTHING. I finally emailed my doctor (she was not the one who delivered me) and she wrote me a prescription for Premarin cream. It is an estrogen cream that she says will help heal and soften the vaginal tissue. She has directed me to apply a small amount of cream at the vaginal opening every OTHER night at bedtime.
I am pretty natural and don't like the idea of using this type of cream, but I am desperate for some change. My poor DH hasn't had a good time in soooo very long. I want to be able to enjoy being intimate with him again.
So I am wondering if anyone else has used cream like this and what are the pros and cons? The research I am finding on line is based on women who use the cream for menopausal symptoms and are using the cream as directed (which is using a applicator and inserting up inside the vagina. Since my doctor has directed me to not use the applicator and use only a small amount every other night, I am hoping it is safe enough to use.. I want any recommendations regarding using this cream, but keep in mind no 'natural' treatments have helped me down there and DS2 is 9 months old... I miss my DH :(