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I had a hysterectomy in 2005 ages 44 and became menopausal immediately. To be honest I didn’t really suffer any adverse effects for a long timebapart from hot flushes (no night sweats) which didn’t cause me any issues. Then in 2013 I started having what I thought were frequently bouts of cystitis and a burning sensation up my vagina. I had numerous antibiotics until one GP suggested I had vaginal atrophy and prescribed Ovestin. This seemed to do the trick and I was fine until late 2015 when I had another flare up of the urine symptoms. Lot s if antibiotics and eventually self help sorted me out.
Earlier this year my mother died suddenly and I was plunged into a very stressful time. At first I thought I was coping but then in the summer all these minor (reletively) illnesses started. Now I have a flare up of my cystitis/burning feeling etc. I’ve had one lot of antibiotics and upped my Ovestin use as directed by GP to no avail. It’s better for a few days and then wham back it comes. I’m up every two hours to pee. I’m feeling generally unwell and a bit down. I’ve had it again since Monday and been trying to self medicate but this evening ive given into the antibiotics.
I have a minor prolapse too. But the GP seems to want me to see a urologist rather than a urogynaecologist, I think my weeing problems are due to the menopause and the prolapse and the atrophy. I’m seeing her again on November 7th and will insist on seeing a specialist- I will pay if I have to.
My question is can someone suggest any remedies for me to try to avoid this flaring up? Has anyone successfully sorted out their burning vagina/overactive weeing problem?
Sorry for the long post
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