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I've been dealing with recurring vaginal irritation for about 2 years now. It started with a yeast infection, which cleared up with fluconazole. But then the itching, burning, and irritation kept coming back. Sometimes my doctor will actually find yeast, but other times they can't find anything wrong with me. I've seen multiple doctors and they keep treating me for yeast infections, which seems to help sometimes but other times it does nothing. I'm careful to avoid potentially irritating frangrances and soaps and such so I'm pretty sure its not an allergy. One of the doctors thought it might be hormonal. I went on the depo shot soon after the problem started, and she thought that the shot may have lowered my estrogen levels and caused symptoms that normally happen to menopausal women (I'm only 20). I went off the depo shot and after a few months things seemed to get somewhat better. I would still get the irritation around the time of my period, but it would clear up afterwards. Then, a few months ago I went on birth control again, this time it was the progesterone only mini pill. After that it got worse again, it will get better for a couple days sometimes but it always comes back. I went off of the birth control about a month ago and it does seem to be helping a little, but its too soon to know for sure. I'm just really worried that it won't go away. It really decreases my quality of life, I'm uncomfortable, I can't wear the clothes I want to, sex is sometimes really painful, and I stress about it constantly. I was just wondering if anyone else had dealt with something similar, and if so what worked for you?
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