lh2olady, you have to be careful with that stuff, don't want to use to much, especially if you havent had a hysterectomy, as you may start bleeding, like menstruation.
I know mine is prescription strenght and my insurance paid for it, I was suppose to use 1/4 teaspoon, but proved to be to strong, so we reduced it to 1/16th use it on my inner arm. Once a month, I'm allowed to put the cream in my female parts (I hope I'm not embarrassing anyone) anyway, it helps with the dryness, and found since using the cream, I'm not as dry, and it hurts less when having intercourse. It's not a miracle cream, it's a good to have, especially when you have fibro, I just feel I have more stamina, and seem to think clearer. I'm not on any depressant, I've been off them for about 6 or 8 months now, and I don't want to go back on them, everyone of them I tried, I had real bad experience. Doctor say's it's not for everyone. A funny story, is my neighboor was taken Cymbalta, and she got arrested for shoplifting and her husband was not impressed, anyway I got to talking to her and she was wondering why she had done it, and it's only after she told me she was on Cymbalta that I put two and two together. Anyway, she tells me while she was on Cymbalta, the lowest dose she would get aggressive and would not be able to be accountable for anything, she said she felt she was mentally possessed.
Anyway, I told her that she needed to see her doctor and tell them what had happened, sure enought the doctor told her that in some patients, they go through, like speeding with their cars, come aggressive, and shoplift.
The good thing, is the doctor wrote a letter, to the store and they lifted her shoplifting ticket.
I'm glad for her, must not be funny, she said that I had not told her to see her doctor, she would have probablly continued. I know for a fact there was one medication I was on, and I was thinking that I could probably drive underneath a tracter trailer, and that I had views of killing myself by leaving the car running in the garage. That's when I talked to my girlfriend who by the way is bipolar, she encouraged me to see the doctor that same day. I went and told my story to the doctor and she helped me getting off the medication. Then about a 16 months after stopping taking these prescription I went into a depression, I got help for that, and then about two years ago, I went through another depression, it's all because I took depressants. So now they only way is to give me hormones so tha I don't go through another depression.
I'm better now, but trust me, I still have pain, and I'm still confused, and I make loads of mistakes, and I'm tired, but generally I feel much better.
Good luck to you