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To Young For Vaginal Dryness?

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  • Posted By: full time mom
  • January 17, 2007
  • 04:54 PM

I Am A Single Mother Of 2. I Also Have Lupus. I Am Taking Leflunomide For My Lupus. I Have Also Taking Other Drugs In The Last 5 Years For My Lupus And Have Never Had This Problem. In The Last 3 Months I Have Had Vaginal Dryness And Redness. I Had A Pap Smear And Nearly Jumped Off The Table It Hurt So Bad. My Gyn Doctor Says It Is Because Of My Lupus Meds; The Are Drying Me Out And Thinning Out My Vaginal Wall. And She Suggest I Use A Gel For The Dryness. When I Used A Vaginal Moisturizer It Burned Like Crazy!!! I Haven't Had Sex In 2 Years So All My Std Test Came Back Normal And I Have Never Had An Std. I Am Only 32 Years Old I Cann't Go The Rest Of My Life Not Having Sex Because Of The Dryness And Redness And I Have To Take My Lupus Meds. Please Help My Rheumatologist Says I Have To Take This Medication Since The Rest Didn't Work, But The Side Effects Are Driving Me Nuts!

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