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I'm newly diagnosed, with a vagina so narrow that even a half speculum wouldn't fit. I assume sex would be excruciating, but since I have no partner, no worries there. The labial/vulvar pain is what is the worst, especially since it seems to flare periodically. After a brutal endo biopsy, I was recommended to take "an" ibuprofen, and let me say, it hurt like crazy.
I've already been using replens, coconut oil, epsom salts, vagisil, ice, and vagisil. Doc did give me some lidocaine cream, however. So how does everyone else cope with daily pain, and do you all find yourselves victims of the opioid crisis? Do docs brush us off as "woman problems," dismissing our pain? I'm already a chronic pain sufferer, and now I have a whole new diagnosis that docs can use to ignore my chronic pain. How do people deal with what I can already see is an uphill battle and how do we get our pain treated respectfully?
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