Ive been having a lot of vaginal discomfort for about 2 months now. Been on depo for a year, had and iud placed then removed. Had bv took antibiotics but i still feel a discomforting feeling on my vulva and its to the point that im going crazy! Is it possible the depo is causing vaginal dryness? Sex sometimes hurts sometimes im okay but not 100%. We use lube and it seems to dry up pretty fast, never really had this problem before. I've had 2 pelvic exams done. 1st one i was a bit red ( had BV but she didn't see it upon pelvic exam), then the other she didn't see anything wrong. I mention low estrogen levels but no one said anything im tired of dealing with this! It doesnt hurt to pee but i have this urgency or fullness, not like a uti (have had 4 just this year.) I go Jan. to see gynecologist hopefully she can help me. I just want to feel normal again and be able to enjoy things!
I have had no experience with either of those birth controls, so I can't speak as to if this could be your problem or not. You don't mention if you're still having your monthly or if you may be in peri menopause.
This started happening to me in July. Woke up one morning feeling like I had a UTI, went to Urgent Care and it was negative but I was starting with a yeast infection. Got that cleared up, so I thought and a few days later it was back.. went to my doc and he said it was BV, week later yeast.. I went back and forth for a solid month. Finally went to my gyno and she says I'm in menopause, I had a hysterectomy 16 yrs ago, but kept my ovaries. She sends me out with an estrogen vaginal pill, Vagifem. It stung like the sickens! So I stopped it, she was very cold so I switched docs, come to find out, it is meno and I have vaginal atrophy which causes dryness. Upon further examination I also have bladder prolapse. She explained your bladder is also estrogen dependent which is why I always felt like I had a UTI and my urethra was irritated to the point I felt like a rock was stuck in there. I've since been put on an estrogen cream, Estrace, 1 gram 2x a week and I also smear it on the labia and concentrate on the urethra. Took about a month but it works, for me anyway. I think the gyno is your best bet on figuring out what's going on. In the meantime coconut oil is really good for dryness and safe internally and externally. I know others have a lot more suggestions I do and hope they weigh in. But it sounds to me like either your entering meno or the bc is causing it..
I hope you get answers bc it's miserable! Good luck and update us when you get some answers!
I am 20 also on the depo. I have experienced vaginal dryness and irritation for over a month. I've been on the depo for 5 months now. Though I don't have any UTIs or infections. And I know I don't have any STDS. From doing my own research i believe I am also suffering from Low estrogen as I just seemed my 1 year old and the depo clauses low estrogen.. I'm almost positive I have
Sounds like your problem as well.
Now I just need to go to the doctor and get it confirmed....
Please let me know what they tell you!
I too am going absolutely crazy, I never ever feel normal. I have NO discharge at all. I am only in my thirties and i have been married 8 years, i feel like i cannot have sex as I am in so much pain, last time i was sore for days after (I know i need to use lube), i have seen doctors (i had severe severe thrush a year ago that was not pleasant, along with UTI and a reaction to trimethoprim), so have seen the gynecologist twice, they took a lump off my cervix but other than that said i look very healthy!! So why so much pain? The more I read about the deppo the more I want to stop it. I have no idea where I am or whats going on with my body its consuming my life! Also had every test done (not really necesary but there you go), all that came back was bacteria infection (thrush), and strep B. eugh
I have the exact same symptoms as you down to the watery discharge. I was given lupron depot 8 months ago for only 3 months and still struggle with pain, dryness and constant discomfort as well as bv and yeast infections I'm curious as to weather the gyno said this condition is curable and will go away. I stopped lupron 5 months ago and only continue to get worse Upon reading everyones response, no one mentioned if they were on any type of add back therapy which I understand is necessary if you are on it for longer than 6 months to add a small amount of estrogen back. I am aware that vaginal atrophy is not listed in The side effects but vaginitis is. I almost wonder if the lupron we received is too potent or has something wrong with it seeing that we all have similar symptoms. I received one shot that was supposted to last 3 months. Please keep us posted on your progress and good luck!