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I'm at my wits end!
This all started in December a month after I had my FIRST yeast infection. I had a pretty bad reaction to Monistat 1 that caused swelling and burning. I went to gyno got a diflucan and was cleared up within a week.
I was back to having sex (comfortably) and feeling good until December 1st when I got my period and used tampons. I always used tampons for as long as I can remember so when I got a weird itch and with my tampon I was a bit concerned. By mid-December I got some spotting due to holiday stress and again my tampon caused an itch and now a burn. Sex was also starting to give me the same reaction. During my period in January I had enough and made a gyno appt for mid february. I should have stopped using tampons all together but I was dumb.
I actually started feeling back to my complete self the second week of January. No burning when sitting or with sex or anything. I was so happy but then a week later after a stressful night the feeling crept back. It was the strangest thing! Like my stress triggered the irritation to come back!
Anyway, during the few months I was having sex maybe once a week and it wasn't painful except for initial insertion. The pain was always at the bottom of my vulva and was sort of like a burning irritation.
By mid-February at my gyno appt i told her exactly where it was and she saw an irritation at the bottom of my vulva about the size of a pea. (I confirmed it with a hand mirror when I got home). She prescribed my estrogen to put on topically for a month and sent me on my way.
I was on it for a month but still hadn't felt much of an improvement. The little spot is still there and it seems like the tissue is just refusing to fully heal. She said that particular area is very thin so it often gets irritated especially after I had a bad reaction to monistat and then used tampons three weeks later without letting it heal. Has anyone had this?
I am on birth control, my boyfriend and I are STD free, I was tested for BV, yeast and it's all negative. It's just this tiny patch of skin that refuses to be healthy tissue. I'm going back in a few weeks to see what else we can do. If I do touch it it feels similar to a sunburn or exposed skin and will be sore for hours after until I put some ointment on it. Also, what doesn't help is when I sit at work for 8 hours it seems to irritate it more. Pretty much impossible to avoid that though.
Anyone else have this issue and what did you do to get rid of it? It's been five months since this began. It wasn't that bad in December but by Februrary it was at its worst and maybe improved just a little bit since then. I've been avoiding ALL IRRITANTS! No tampons just pads, all cotton panties, airing it out when I can etc. HELP!
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