User Reviews for Intrarosa to treat Dyspareunia
Intrarosa has an average rating of 4.8 out of 10 from a total of 86 reviews for the treatment of Dyspareunia. 37% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 51% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Intrarosa
"Used vaginal estrogen for many years following a total hysterectomy. Intrarosa is working well. However, Endoceutics needs to improve the packaging. First, the insert should open at the bottom so that covering can be peeled back and the insert can be loaded into the plunger. The loose area of the package where the user begins the peel to open the package needs to be longer to make it easier to peel and open. Currently, it's very hard for older hands to do this. Lastly, they should replace the environmentally unfriendly plastic plunger with a nesting cardboard tube plunger."
"Currently 47, but was 46 at menopause. In late perimenopause started experiencing noticeable tissue shrinkage of vulva and clitoral area, which is a bit more rare menopausal joy, but does happen, and I found it very upsetting. I found that it is rarely discussed and even gynos blew it off. Estrogen cream did nothing to plump the area and as time went on I also started having ph shifts and low libido. With my own continued research I came upon Intrarosa and had to press the doc for it. After only 2 days I can share emphatically that I have experienced noticeable plumping of my external vular area and internal tissues and am eager to see how continued use goes. It was like watering a plant that wanted to rebloom. For me DHEA is what my body is responding to and I feel so glad that I kept advocating for myself, as we all should!"
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"So I was given this after having symptoms of UTI from shortening and narrowing etc. I was happy with my experience minus hormonal downs (tearing up, feeling down and even getting angry) I continued until it was no longer affordable. 2 completely effective and natural 1 - Carlson’s vitamin e inserts. These are extremely cost effective and I get them on eBay or amazon. Use application same as intrarosa. No side effects.2- Bezwecken Renewed w dhea (closest to intrarosa) actually I am pretty sure these have been around a while in Europe a few other ingredients like beeswax lavender and cocoa butter. They have a website for these and other natural options. They sell cubes ? I guess people insert them too. I find them not as oily as intrarosa with kind of a crumbly texture I’m just alternating between the carlsons vit e inserts and renewed inserts and I am feeling really good. With no hormonal things happening."
"I feel like the sensual woman I was before. No more painful sex or pain. I am calmer and more understanding. However, just for a few days I stopped because my sexual drive was insane, but it was not a good thing. I had mood swings and crying easily once again. Ladies, insert it all the way in and it will work plus discharge is minimal. To the ladies that rated it low, please check the meds it has interaction with and give it another try."
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"I started using intrarose, the second day of using It I could feel the difference. My husband and I were on vacation and the pain during sex was gone and also I was not running to the bathroom. I was suffering from urine incontinence and I was able to hold my urine without wetting myself, no pad needed , I love this medication, I feel so much better. A little discharge is nothing, compared to what I was feeling before starting on intrarosa."
"After 5 weeks on Intrarosa, and no improvement in my discomfort, I experienced a significant vaginal bleeding event one night, hours after inserting Intrarosa. I was very alarmed because I had no history bleeding as a 64 year old female. I stopped Intrarosa that night and the bleeding stopped almost immediately. I have since used an all natural product insert and feel so much better. I'm wondering if the Intrarosa played havoc with my estrogen level to the point of causing bleeding. I will never know but hope this helps someone else in making their decision."
"The first time I used Intrarosa I felt a surge of energy so much so I couldn't sleep, I was jittery and wired. I noticed the trial on a small number of women, which only lasted 12 weeks, which is too short. The trial results reported problems with papsmears, which made me nervous. So I pulled back and cut the suppository in half using it every night. Still wired up, I cut it in thirds and used it every other night. I have done this since March. Recenty, I had symptoms of AFib that occurred at night when I was trying to sleep. Not knowing what else to do, and after several heart tests I stopped the Intrarosa. After 12 days the AFib symptoms subsided. This morning I awoke early and did an experiment with the Intrarosa and applied one half at 4:30 AM, went back to bed. At 8:30 AM, when I got up, I noticed the familiar jitters, racing heart and realized Intrarosa is what is making my heart have problems. I will not longer use Intrarosa."
"My gynecologist prescribed Intraroasa to me for my symptoms of vaginal thinning tissues, atrophy of vaginal tissues & bladder , my chronic inflammation with the condition Vestibulitis , dryness , pain with sex , burning & itching , overall uncomfortable feeling even sitting , these symptoms had gotten worse in last few years after menopause . Previously all I ever tried was topical Estrace cream but it never relieved any of my symptoms or eased pain or discomfort with intercourse. Intrarosa worked for me and continues to ."
"I started using intrarosa after it was suggested by my OBGYN. I used it every day for three months and during this time I became very aggravated and mad at other people. I did not want any interruptions of any kind in my life. I gained 6 lbs.!!I'm assuming that is because intrarosa causes weight gain. The inserts are wrapped the opposite as they should be. They should open from the bottom so you can stick the insert into the applicator without touching it. I used it at night as directed and did not have any problem with discharge except for the first time I urinated after inserting it. It did however take away all the pain I was having from sexual activity before, and provided plenty of moisture when needed. I have also noticed my hairline receding and hair falling out. So my conclusion is... if I am fat and bald nobody will want to have sex with me, so I am stopping intrarosa. I would rather take something that has more clinical trials."
"After being off hormones, I could not have intercourse, it was too painful. I also suffered with incontinence and acute burning pain after urination, along with constant itching. My Dr prescribed intrarosa, and after 2 months of daily use, I am again intimate with my husband without pain. No more incontinence or itching, a miracle really. But, I agree that the discharge is difficult to deal with. I put suppository in at bedtime, usually get up once to urinate. I have purple stains on my toilet seat that are not removable, and on my sheets. I will have to wear underwear to bed with a pad. I always shower each AM, but have constant discharge, so wear panties and liner each day. I wish the drug company would recommend a stain remover for their product. I have also experienced more hair loss in the past 2 months. I do feel that intrarosa has restored my sexual intimacy in my 40 year marriage, and I am no longer incontinent of urine or having pain and itching."
"After two months of using Intrarosa, my hair is falling out like crazy! I started wondering if it was thinning a month into using the product, but by the second month, I was sure of it. So was my hairdresser. Hairs fall throughout the day, and washing it sends me over the edge with anxiety—so much comes out! I know this is not listed as a side effect, but I can think of no other reason for this to be happening. I’ve always had very thick hair until I began Intarosa. I stopped using it a month ago, and the hair loss continues...."
"Intrarosa has saved me. I have had tremendous results and no more pain. I am intimate again with my husband no mood swings and no oily discharge like some reviews. This is a must try for vaginal atrophy and pain."
"I have had painful sex for well over 10 year due to menopause. I was taking estrace cream for a number of years and it didn't help much. My doctor suggested intrarosa. The discharge was horrible. I woke up to find my sheets were stained black.It took a while to figure out the stain was from my black panties spreading to sheets resulting from the discharge. I continued to use it for six weeks. I continued to experience a lot of discharge and then after about a month I noticed that my hair was excessively thinner. I was losing so much hair that my husband noticed that the vacuum was full every day and the roller was wound so tight with hair that he had to cut it off. I am lucky that I had extremely thick hair. It took about 3 months after I quit using intrarosa before I returned to shedding normally. I can't say whether intrarosa was effective for treating painful sex because my plan was to give it 3 months to become effective; however, I quit using it after six weeks."
"I am 55 and have experienced terrible vaginal atrophy for 3 years. It has been so bad that it was difficult to sit down and drive. Impossible to wear fitted pants or have sex. I have tried almost everything. Topical hormones and homeopathic remedies. I've been so desperate that I was willing to try anything. Many things would help a little but not close to enough and they always irritated and caused other problems. It was a vicious cycle between bacteria vaginosis and yeast but never just normal. I've been to my family practice doctor, pelvic pain specialist, dermatologist, and even my rheumatologist. I was finally prescribed Intrarosa and it has changed my life! It works so well and no irritation! I'm so relieved and pleased with this product. Thank you!"
"I’ve never written a product review. I have vaginal dryness and incontinence Don’t be put off by the negative comments. Intrarosa can work wonders for a majority of women. I’ve never had stained clothing. I insert as far in as possible before sleeping. It melts and is absorbed. Once it broke and I put the two pieces into the applicator. In a few weeks my pH level went from terrible to close to normal. Incontinence is improved. No side effects. I can no longer use the Estring (which is fabulous). I’m going to have surgery, and Intrarosa will rejuvenate the vaginal tissue to ensure the surgery is effective. (My internist says otherwise it’s like sewing Kleenex.)"
"Immediately stopped using Intrarosa after 3 months & 2 weeks! I gained 14 lbs- started losing my hair on the top of my head! Had night sweats & hot flashes and felt soooo tired! I would take a 3 hour nap after work for nearly 2 weeks & I did not figure out why until I stumbled upon this website! Nothing brought back what menopause had taken away from me- I told my honey that Lust has given way to Trust & we are good "
"I'm only 45 and started having what at first seemed like a cross between a UTI and a yeast infection but I was having no discharge. Soon after I started having a constant pain, like everything down there was heavy, fatigued and wanted to fall out. I also had no energy. My general practioner tested for both UTI and yeast. Both were negative. After the exam she said that she felt that my symptoms were related to starting menopause. My Ob/gyn ran my annual labs plus tested my hormone levels but she felt that I was too young for it to be that. Well she was mistaken. She started me on Intrarosa 2 weeks ago and in only a few days most of the symptoms were gone. I can still feel a light burning sensation first thing in the morning but it only last a short while and very mild. But I didn't expect my body to heal completely in 2 weeks. I haven't had any of the side effects mentioned in other reviews such as leaking, hair loss or trouble sleeping."
"So I already reviewed IR and the other options out there for us. Okay so now fast forward 2 1/2 yrs. Still have the inserts and use them every other night only using half of the insert and have been able to achieve orgasm almost like in my 30s."
"Oily discharge is profuse - even after taking at night & staying in bed I can feel insert leaking out. Having sense of bladder urgency. I've stopping using Intrarosa having read reports of women saying they experienced crying, raging, & loss of their normal, happy outlook when using this med. I tried it for just 2 days. So glad I tried sample & did not buy expensive prescription. Am a health professional, so I've been doing a lot of research. Will keep looking for a totally natural product."
"After total hysterectomy even with estrogen/ testosterone replacement, sex with husband more and more painful. Have been using intrarosa for 2 months, and difference is incredible. The only issue has been staining of cotton underwear. Soaking in bleach with hot water has helped a little."
"After 2.5 years of constant vaginal irritation and multiple vaginal and urinary tract infection my GYN prescribed these. I had tried estrace with no change and oral HRT not helping vaginal sx either. Happy, ecstatic in fact to report that I finally have relief. No problems with discharge or staining and so far no negative side effects. I'm on month 3 now."
"I started using this for vaginal dryness and painful intercourse due to lack of elasticity. I have no other menopausal symptoms, i.e. hot flashes or leaky bladder. I am 54. I found that it helped with dryness but not elasticity. However, the lubrication it produced was more like water rather than oil, which became very apparent during intercourse (it was like I had wet myself, which I HAD NOT!!). I found if I used the insert for 4-5 days per week instead of every day, it worked better. I had no noticeable side effects."
"My OB-Gyn prescribed Intrarosa because my blood panel showed that I had a very low testosterone level due to being post menopausal. My doctor claimed that this drug should be able help me with my post menopausal symptoms. I had reported having a low libido, weight gain, tiredness, mild depression and anxiety. He told me that it would take 3-4 weeks to see any changes and/or effects being produced by this drug. I found that after a month of taking Intrarosa, I was even more exhausted than before. My libido didn't increase one bit, I gained ten pounds and my depression and anxiety was exacerbated. I hope this drug has been able to help others. I did not help me."
"I started taking Intrarosa because my gyn told me my vaginal wall was so thin. I've been on oral estrogens for many years after a complete hysterectomy at age 32 but the vaginal dryness and atrophy has been a problem no matter what the dosage. Intrarosa has solved this problem AND I was surprised to notice that, after a few months of using it, I no longer leak urine when I cough or sneeze unless my bladder is completely full. Even then it's much less than before. There are two things I don't like. One is that I feel like it's gushing out of me after a few hours. Since my uterus and cervix have been removed there's no other place for it to go. So I sometimes cut them in half. Also, it's very expensive."
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"This is my 3rd and final update all under the username Diana. I’m 58. I began using the product in mid August 2018. My last post was in late Nov 2018 where I commented about how disappointed I was in the effectiveness at that time, having still no real change in my condition (very painful intercourse). Well, as of early December things completely changed. I began to feel significant reduction in pain and slowly over the course of the month I felt remarkable improvement. It is now end of January 2019 and I feel about 90% back to the “old me” before menopause. It’s amazing!! When I started Intrarosa my husband could not penetrate me at all. ZERO. It was excrutiating every time so we stopped even trying. It took 4 months until it started to work for me but I’m so glad I didn’t give up too soon. I’m thrilled with my results and after 5 months of daily use I’m a real believer in this product, and zero side effects!"