Top critical review
Reacted severely to this
on 16 March 2018
My doctor advised me to use this for help with the dryness, but if anything it's caused me severe cracking and dryness inside and a terrible burning/nipping sensation both inside and outside the vaginal area and around the urethra. For weeks I had pain like chemical burns to the exterior of the vagina, extreme pain inside the cervix where the bones felt like they were being gnawed at or rapidly tapped, a feeling like a frozen pipe next to the bones, muscle tissue felt like it was being clawed and chewed on with a ripping and pulling sensation, what felt like knotted dental floss being pulled around inside me, and as if someone had been cutting the skin outside the vagial area. I didn't think Replens was responsible and had tests done for UTI, thrush, and HPV but all came out negative. I was put on cocodamol for the pain which did nothing, even tried ibuprofen and that did nothing.
After a month of suffering and not being able to sleep with the pain I had forgotten to use the Replens and noticed that the pain had massively subsided down to what felt like a muscle twitch inside. It was another few days later the twitching stopped altogether. Today I remembered I had the Replens and used it again. Hours later though I noticed the familiar nip and burning sensation that feels like I wiped myself with a scouring pad. I checked online information about this stuff to find out what the side effects are since the internal leaflet gives very little information and it seems a lot of people react to this with similar side effects.