More Vibrant and Painfree Intimacy – One Woman’s Story

Today I am talking with a 64 year old woman named Lisa R. about her long-term efforts to feel better “down there”!

She had been vibrant and energetic in most all of the areas of her life, feeling much younger than her years – biking, kayaking, active and enjoying her life – except for her discomfort and pain during intimacy.

She wanted to feel as young there as she did elsewhere in her life.

Lisa shared her story of trying hormones and many other treatments to correct vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, and how some of that even led to her having other medical issues such as worsening fibroids.

Lisa was candid and frank in how her vaginal symptoms were impacting her life…as well as her bank account, energies and time!

Finally she also talked about how she has now gotten to a point where she CAN be frisky, achieve wonderful intimacy with her husband, with absolutely no pain! And that she can do so without concerns relating to parabens and other hormones that were affecting her fibroids and overall health.

Read her story…and I so appreciate her sharing it with all of you.

Lisa’s saga started with bioidentical hormone pellet insertion therapy

Lisa told me of all the efforts she had gone through over the past years, starting with bioidentical hormone pellet therapy.

For those of you who don’t know what this is, pellet therapy is when implants containing a hormone are placed under the skin, on a regular basis (usually every few months).

Pellets are made by compounding pharmacists and typically are testosterone or estradiol (she’d had both inserted). They are fused into little cylinders that are a little smaller than a “Tic Tac” and are inserted into the subcutaneous fat in the lower abdomen or backside.

The issue for Lisa relating to the pellets was the need to go into the doctor’s office every few months or so and get “cut open” at the back of her hip to have the pellet inserted. She just got tired of that.

So next she tried troches. Troches are small lozenges that a woman places between her cheek and gum which allows it to dissolve slowly. The hormones in the lozenge are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. She was satisfied with using these but her doctor wanted her to try Triest. 

Triest is a compounded blend of 10% estrone, 10% estradiol and 80% estriol. These caused her existing fibroids to swell. So that didn’t work well for Lisa. So next her doctor put her on a Biest, also a troche, less inclined to cause issues with her fibroids. But that proved to be too expensive!

Frustrated, Lisa went to naturopathic doctor 

Her new doctor switched her over to estriol suppositories so that her fibroids would calm down.

This worked for the fibroids, but she had to drive 1½ hrs to check in with her doctor on a regular basis. This time requirement was happening at the same time she was the primary caregiver for her mom who had dementia. So her time and energy was completely depleted…and her intimate life was still challenging. She was having pain during intercourse and even bleeding.

Her naturopath next prescribed DHEA and estriol suppositories, but that just seemed to cause sore breasts and abdominal discomfort.

As I listened to Lisa I thought maybe the dosage was too strong, causing these symptoms.

You need a hysterectomy!

Lisa then was told that she had a fibroid on her cervix (along with others) and that she needed a hysterectomy. But she didn’t want to do that, although she did end up having the one fibroid removed.

After all of that, she found herself using the same hormones that she had felt flared up the fibroids in the first place…so what to do?

So try another hormone change! Her doctor gave her a prescription for Estrace® to try.

She filled the prescription using a discount coupon but was shocked to learn that without the coupon the next refill would cost $360!

And then she did some research on Estrace…

You’re giving me a hormone with hormone disruptors?

Lisa read the product info that came with the Estrace and learned it contained parabens, which are known hormone disruptors.

Lisa said,

I noticed the parabens and I thought, oh my lord, I try to get away from stuff like that because they’re hormone disrupters. So here, they’re giving you a hormone with hormone disrupters. You gotta wonder!”

It made no sense to her – someone who ate organic food and tried to live a healthy lifestyle – so she stopped right there.

She was desperate… and somehow came across information about Julva®, my restorative feminine cream for the vulva.

She decided there wasn’t much else to try so she’d give Julva a whirl 🙂 … and she tried it and said that after she used Julva just eight or nine times she and her husband got frisky and it hurt a little, but not bad. It was much better.

Then she used Julva a few more times and when she and her husband were intimate…and everything was great,

“I had my own lubrication, there was no pain and in fact, my husband even said, ‘Geez, just like a young woman!’

And I thought, oh my Lord, how could this…How could something that you just put on you work? But I don’t really care, because it works!”

“I can’t thank you enough!”

So now Lisa feels young in every aspect of her life…she told me, “I can’t thank you enough. And I’m so happy that I found this product.”

Along with it helping with her natural lubrication and pain…she loves that the product is non-toxic and safe, and that it doesn’t create the side effects and other problems with her health that she worried about with the estrogen options.

She couldn’t believe that a hormone solution to help her would contain toxins and create additional health risks, and was so relieved that Julva does not.

“There’s no sense in that. That’s what we’re trying to get away from, aren’t we?”

Thank YOU, Lisa! 

I was so delighted to hear yet another wonderful testimonial to Julva’s effectiveness.

If YOU want to try Julva, you can get a free 7 night trial dosage by clicking here.

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8 thoughts on “More Vibrant and Painfree Intimacy – One Woman’s Story

  1. Hello Dr Anna, I too have been round the block with hormone treatments and nothing has worked without awful side effects! I can relate to Lisa! I had such a great sex life with my husband, in fact I would say that I really only discovered my true sexuality at around 45 years old after working on my own issues around being a woman and my relationship with my body and intimate self! I was having a great time until one day in March 2012 I turned to my husband and said,”Something has happened to me. I have lost physical strength and I have pain from the top of my head to the tips of my toes!” Then one night during intimacy I had so much pain and discomfort in my vagina that we had to stop and since then there has been no intimacy! I felt like I was grieving for a long time at the loss of something that should be so natural and allows for that extra closeness between two people who love each other. That was at least three years ago! That’s not even the worst part. I have the most intense hot flushes and when I go to bed at night I am wakened up every 10 or fifteen minutes with the most incredible heat and a vibrating in my body. So out of desperation I ordered your 7day free trial of Julva a couple of weeks ago but I haven’t used it yet because I just started taking the Biest 1mg hormone cream plus progesterone 25mg prescribed by a functional medicine doctor. I’m not keen on this doctor. He’s very expensive and his practice is quite far away and there’s something about him that intuitively makes me a bit uncomfortable. That’s why I’m writing to you this way. It’s so nice to talk to a woman about this! So my question is. Can I use the Julva whilst taking the compounded hormone creams? And also can the Macca be taken whilst using the creams? I like the idea of the Macc plus drink although at this stage I would just like to be free from theses very challenging symptoms so that there is some joy in my life from within! I would actually say that if it wasn’t for the depth of love that my husband and I feel for each other that our relationship would not have sustained the last 4years and yes theses symptoms have been relentless for that time except for a nine month period when I took prescribed synthetic HRT the combined Progestin tablet which stopped the hot flushes but caused the most horrendous heart palpitations and crazy breast tension and did nothing for the dryness and soreness down below at all. I am watching all your videos and trying to grasp the understanding of hormones and how they work but I’m still left with the questions like the one about using the Julva with the Biest and Progesterone. Thank you for your devotion and your own journey of discovery that we are all now benifiting from. In appreciation. Jo Ireland.

    1. Please begin the Julva right away and the MightyMaca Plus. I really feel it will help you immensely and I give you a 60d guarantee.
      Yes, Julva and MM can absolutely be used with your hormone regimen.
      Please let us know how you do and I pray for your great results.

  2. I had a hysterectomy 11 yrs ago. I’ve noticed my energy level has dropped a lot in the last yr. Have wondered if hormonal embalance is to blame? Would my hormones have gotten embalanced just in the last yr?

  3. I had a hysterectomy almost 5 years ago…I’ve tris prescription hormones couldn’t take them…now I’m on compound cream which doesn’t really help either…my husband An I went from being sexually active to almost never having intercourse b/c it’s so painful! Dry An painful burns have some spots of light blood when we have had intercourse! Tired An lot less energy since the surgery…hot flashes restless nights! It’s just really miserable time in my life!

    1. Hi Patricia, sorry for the delay in responding but I was out of the country for a time. t is definitely worth a try to use Julva feminine cream daily. Since there is significant atrophy it may take time, but direct use of Julva to the vulvar area can help. Additionally, I recommend you join me on my MagicMenopause Program coming up in January! Sign up to my email list and see:
      I look forward to you feeling much better! There is also a good blog on hot flashes at in case you didn’t see it.

  4. Dear Dr. Cabeca,
    I see women on this thread mentioning that they had hysterectomy, but nothing about oophorectomy. I had all female organs removed a couple years ago due to endometriosis in ovaries. Uterus was removed due to intramuscular fibroids and pain. I needed relief and got it but no suprise, sex really hurts now and I’d like to address it. It started hurting at least 3 years prior to organ removal due to endometriosis. Needless to say, I’ve bought Juvla but haven’t given it a test run so to speak. Can you address whether ketogenesis works in females with negligible or nonexistent hormones? I do not understand how estrogen/progesterone or lack thereof affect insulin levels. And, I’m trying to eat low low carbs but still holding onto that belly fat (which really grew after organ removal). thanks for your consideration of this comment.

    1. Hi Theresa, sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

      Thank you for your questions. Julva should help and as well with ovarian removal I highly recommend adding progesterone 25 days per month such as my Purabalance PPr cream. Use 1/2 to 1 pump at bedtime. To answer your question regarding ketosis, yet it works, it is just harder for us, no surprise though right? Check your urine with my Keto-pH strips to see if you are alkaline then add intermittent fasting and see how you go. You’d really benefit from my Magic Menopause program too where we have weekly discussions. I have posted a lot of info on my blog regarding how to eat a keto-alkaline diet, so please read through that as well…Please let us know how you do.

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