I am so frustrated. I've named this terrible condition Mom-opause (when you estrogen levels are so low that your body thinks you're in menopause). I have mood swings, hot flashes and severe vaginal dryness.
I've been dealing with extreme vaginal dryness due to EBF. When it started my doctor told me it wouldn't stop until I stopped breastfeeding, but to use Replens for relief and if it didn't improve after a few weeks that my next option was estrogen replacement.
At this point, I have been using the Replens daily+ for months (even though the box says you only need it every few days). I no longer have health insurance so I can't afford to go back to the doctor, and even if I could I definitely cannot afford estrogen (that could dry milk up and defeat the whole purpose anyway!). The itching, burning, PAIN is out of control - it keeps me awake at night and every time I go to the bathroom I think about the cost of formula. Now what?? Please Help! :-(