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Is everyone avoiding this sensitive subject?

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Re: Is everyone avoiding this sensitive subject?

Thank you!
Jo_BCC
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Re: Is everyone avoiding this sensitive subject?

Hi all,

 

After reading your posts I wondered if you have seen BCC's publication 'Sexuality, intimacy and BC'?  If not here's the link, I hope you find it helpful

 

http://www2.breastcancercare.org.uk/publications/treatment-side-effects/sexuality-intimacy-breast-ca...

 

Take care,

Jo, Moderator

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Re: Is everyone avoiding this sensitive subject?

Thanks for that. I read about Replens and tried but battled to find any here in South Africa so gave up. I'll persevere. 

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Re: Is everyone avoiding this sensitive subject?

My problem is my husband doesn't seem to want sex. That makes me feel really unloved. I will ask my GP for the lubricants you have all recommended as money is tight. I also feel very frustrated how can I go to my death bed never having anymore sex?

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Re: Is everyone avoiding this sensitive subject?

Not assessment exemestane

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I am now three years from diagnosis and I thought my sex life was over.  It was too painful and the oncologist told me it was down to the taxanes and assessment.  My wonderful oncologist also recommended Replens10 (a vaginal moisturiser) and a gynaecologist gave me a lubricant called liquid silk.  Together they have made a huge difference to me and my long-suffering husband.  Don't give up, things do get better.

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Re: Is everyone avoiding this sensitive subject?

I am at year 5, but am remaining on Tamoxifen for at least another two years. It has killed my sex drive because sex became too painful. Am now allowed to use Vagifem, which should help with the dryness. Haven't put it to the test yet!
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Is everyone avoiding this sensitive subject?

Just asking. My total lack of libido during and for a while after treatment seems to have reduced my (previously very amorous) partner's desire to a point where we've swopped roles now that mine has come back. The only good bit of news here is that it does eventually come back, but what damage is done during the long period of its absence? Am I alone in this?