Perimenopause irritation and burning

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Has anyone else experienced this?  I have some slight vaginal irritation and slight burning that has only started since this wonderful, fun-filled journey sad You ladies have helped me so much during this and anytime I have a flush of health anxiety (my worst symptom by far) reading posts from y'all are a life saver!!

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    Hello : 

    I’m glad you mention this because I went to my doctor because I have some itching , burning in my vaginal area only on the outside 3 weeks  into it. I though it was BV or Yeast but the first week I went to the store and I got anti fungal and one week past and went to the doctor and she didn’t do an exam I told her it was on the outside and no discharge so she gave me the one pill for yeast and probiotics  and today I still itching so I went today she check me and said was dryness and she didn’t saw no discharge! So I went to the store and got some vaginal mosturiZer and see what happens it is annoying. She said is hormonal. I hope this help you and anyone and i love to know if more women going thru this. Hope we get better 

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    if its dryness use organic coconut oil morning and night it works really well i am now 10 years post meno and still use it daily and have no dryness issues
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    I'm with you on the health anxiety it's my worst symptom too. I thought I was going crazy before understanding it was a symptom of perimenopause I can waste entire days worrying about every pain or niggle I hate it. your not alone x

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      Hi VICKY,

      I’m the same as you ! I have anxiety overdrive from this damn Meno crap ! I too have had slight irritation and burning going to the loo for the past 2 weeks ? Took a sample to be tested for a water infection, they said no but shows slight inflammation ??? Whatever that means ? But have spent all weekend worried about it . . . Someone on the Menopause site on Facebook said maybe it’s Vagianl Atrophy which has made me panic because I do t want that xx Deb xx

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    I get the exact same thing. It drives me crazy, but mine is a prickly itchy sensation. I just finished a super long bleed that lasted from Nov until a week ago, now I have this irritation to deal with..it seems our struggles never end. I'm considering trying maca supplements to see if it will balance me out

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    Hi KLM,  

    Yes I have ! I’m currently panicking over what it might be ? Have you had any slight tummy ache and dragging sensation with it ? 

    Deb xxx

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      Yes I do. I think the tummy ache though is just from digestive issues that comes along with perimenopause. What do you mean by dragging feeling? If you mean being exhausted, yes. Seems I can not get enough sleep these days lol
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      Hi thanks for answering ! What I mean is a dragging kind of feeling in your tummy almost like being due on ? The strange thing is, the urgency to go has gone but now I have s sensation of like trapped wind in my privates ??  So weird . . I’m worrying my self that there is something there that should t be and everything you google says ‘Prolapse’ and that terrifies me xxx
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    Hi KIm, it could be atrophy i have had this burning 2 years never any discharge , lots of swabs nothing. I saw a Gynea dr last week who has advised me to wash only down there with aqeuous cream and also  moisturise with the same cream and TBH i have noticed an improvement. This cream is cheap  from any supermarket and does not have any harsh chemicals in it. x 
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    I do get this from time to time as well. Have it right now in fact. I would suggest sleeping without underwear. Make sure you are double rinsing your underwear when washing and don’t use fabric softener. 

    Interesting about the coconut oil. 

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    Yes. Always worse after my period. I think its a dryness and ph thing. I put a dab of aloe Vera gel on the irritated places and it really helps.
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      I saw your reply and it is exactly what I am dealing with now. Right after my period (which is now my ovulation week since my periods are so short), I have vaginal burning. I am going to try vitamin E suppositories to see if that help. Is your burning internal, external or both? It has to be hormonal as it isn't as bad other days of the month.

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    Hi klm1213

    I have just started this symptom about 4 months ago. But I have along with it much more discharge than normal and I get swollen down there. Doctor says everything is fine 🤔 But how can that be. I soak in Espom salt and ever few days I do a salt water rinse. It does help alittle. Anyone else get the swollen labia and vulva thing? This also makes my anxiety sky high ??

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