Medications and Vaginal Dryness by johnhandsome


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									Medications and Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is generally caused by a hormone deficiency (usually oestrogen)
but it can also be caused by some medications. When you are put on a new medication, it
is important to find out what impact it will have on your sex life and what can be done to
mitigate that impact.

Here is a list of common medications which can have vaginal dryness as a side effect:

      Lo/Ovral®
      Ortho-Cyclen®
      Depo-Provera®
      Halcion®
      Xanax®
      Ativan®
      Calcium channel blockers
      Beta-blockers
      Prescribed and over-the-counter cold and allergy medications

The first three medications are used as contraceptives (Lo/Ovral and Ortho-Cyclen) and
as a way to treat irregular menstrual cycles (Depo-Provera). Hacion is a drug to alleviate
insomnia, Xanax and Ativan are used to treat mainly panic and anxiety attacks.
Fortunately, most of these drugs are not guaranteed to cause vaginal dryness (in the case
of cold and allergy medications, it’s pretty rare in fact), but they have been known to do
this. The most likely culprits are the Lo/Ovral and Orth-Cyclen because they mess with
hormone balances in order to operate as contraceptives and that can lead to vaginal
dryness. The others may or may not affect you depending on their impact on the rest of
your body.

If you find that you are suffering from vaginal dryness as a result of any of these
medications, you should talk to your doctor. He or she may be able to suggest alternatives
which will be less likely to impact your vaginal area, but will still have the intended
affect. For instance, you may have to go on a gentler birth control or you may need to
switch to another panic attack medication.

Obviously you will not be able to stop taking these medications altogether, but you can
mitigate their vaginal effect by using gentle things like Virgin Stick while you find
another solution. Virgin Stick is an herbal soap which not only helps to keep you clean
and get rid of bad vaginal odor, but also helps to produce more lubrication and can even
help you tighten a loose vagina. It is safe to use if you are using any of these medications
and can help you get more lubrication until you find a medication which won’t have a
such a negative impact on your sex life.

If you think that your medications are having a detrimental impact on your sex life, it is
very important to talk to your doctor about alternative medicine and ways to mitigate
impact on your vaginal area. If you want to get rid of vaginal dryness, make sure you take
the time to find the right medications to suit your needs and use Virgin Stick to make up
for the lack of lubrication in your body. You deserve a comfortable and enjoyable sex
life, so do what you can to get it.

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