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Well i never knew there was so many of us women who have to go through agony! I have now got my 3rd Bartholins cyst and its horrible. I had the 1st back in september. Went to the doctors on monday the 1st with a worry about what the lump inside me was and she told me it was a BC and sent me away with flucloxacillin for a week. By Sunday the 8th i was in so much pain that i couldnt walk, sit, stand, lie down and going to the toilet was just out of the question. I ended up calling NSH24 who got me a appointment at my local hospital. Went and the doctor there said it was extreamly infected and told me to go to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. Got there and eas examined again (which was very painful as they seem to keep poking it even though im lying there crying with pain) i was going to have the operation to lance and drain it on sunday night but an emergancy prevented this. Eventually i was given Morphine injections so i would at least lie down. I went into theater on the morning of the 9th and it was a instant relief. That night i had the best nights sleep for a week. (after a painful experience to remove the packing i might add) i went home the next day and was back at work on the 15th. They put me on augmentin (co-amoxiclav) antibiotics for a week to prevent any infection. I thought thank goodness its all over. Or so i thought. 5 weeks ago i was back at the doctors with the same issue, although not as painful, after another weeks course of augmentin (co-amoxiclav) then another of flucloxacillin i had had enough. Ever since sept i have not had 1 day where i havent bleed. im spending a small fortune on pads as well. i went abck to doctors and they sent me to Raigmore where i had 4 doctors (1 being the head gynecologist) examin me. There answer - my wound from the op hasnt healed properly and yep you guess it i was sent away with flucloxacillin again only to be told on the friday that i shouldnt be taking those as was prescribed Amoxicillin and Metridazol. Now these are not nice tablets, i feel constantly sick with them and everything i eat goes straight through me. Well after the course i felt better but then on wednesday this week (17th dec) i started having that well known pain again and on thursday the cyst burst. Went to the doctors again today where she examined me again and said it wasnt big enough to send me to Raigmore and gave me Amoxicillin and Metridazol. Im in pain, cant walk properly, the cyst is still draining. Because of the Metridazol i cant even have a drink on christmas day. This whole issue is really getting me down now and i have had enough. i am having salt baths as well to try and help and i am taking very strong painkillers....
Has anyone else felt as though their doctors are just pushing their condition to one side and keep making you pop pills that just wont work??
A very in pain Guilded Rose
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