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my main complaint has always been painful sex, well for the last 2 and a half years at least. my partner and i had been having a pretty normal sex life until bang, one day it just started hurting, really really bad.
so i took a god-awful flu around the same time which completely wiped me off my feet-fever, hallucinations, tonsilitis, you name it! so i was prescribed an awful lot of antibiotics and what not.
so this naturally lead to a bout of thrush which i wasn't really prone to in the first place. treated the thrush, treated my partner and still painful sex and on random days the most god awful itching.
went to my doctor countless times and was finally referred to the gynae clinic at the hospital. trainee doctor examined me and referred me to genito-urinary clinic (i.e. STD clinic!). no way was i going there.
so i paid to go private (£350 for a 30min consultation, banged it on the credit card) was told i had thrush again and was sent skipping with my canestan.
treated me, treated boyf, still painful sex. paid to go private (diff consultant a second time) was told i had an erosion and was booked in for a cauterisation (?)
months later, still no relief... given dilators this time.
3 months later... anaesthetic lubricant
2 months later... dermovate
and in 2 months i'm booked in for a skin biopsy.
as i'm sure many of you have experienced yourself, it is extremely frustrating being passed from pillar to post and health professionals not taking you seriously. so i've been researching on the internet for months and finally, tonight i've diagnosed myself. all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place.
i just know when i have my skin biopsy in september it is going to confirm LS.
on intercourse i experience an extreme burning sensation, highly inflammed-sex is nearly impossible so we haven't attempted sex for a year now, i have random days where i will itch like mad and claw myself red, i sometimes develop red blisters around my genitals, i bleed when i have bowel movements... etc etc
for so long i have thought that the pain and all of it was just in my head. i actually can't wait for the skin biopsy so this can be confirmed i can finally be confident that the problem is being dealt with effectively.
it is so comforting to know that there are others out there experiencing the same thing.
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