Relationship Status: Single
Length of Illness: 1 month
Related Illnesses: vaginismus,bartholin cysts
Diagnosis: Vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis
Factors Leading to Pain: Pressing the Bartholin gland, especially the area of former cysts !! Arousal hurts so much I feel my labia will explode! Standing up/walking for long hours. Evenings always mean more pain comparing to the rest of the day.
HOT WATER is hell! Q-tip test at the doctor's office= more hell!
If arousal hurts, then I'm pretty sure sex will too.
Causes of Illness: Bartholin Cysts! I have had cysts lanced in the past which probably made the area very tender and the gland would hurt when aroused, but went away quickly.
A month ago, I had another small cyst. I took Naproxen for it (bad choice!) and it ruptured, leaving the gland very irritated. I was also on Yasmin, and together these two medicines with the localised infection created hell on earth for the local nerve endings.
- Pain on Contact
- Pain When Sitting
- Pain During/After Intercourse
- Pain with Other Penetration (Tampons etc.)
- pulsating feeling, discomfort walking,
This is the only medicine so far that has worked. I am about to see a specialist at St Mary's Hospital in London soon. I pray for that day.
Voltarol has eased my symptoms a lot, but you cannot take it for more then 3 days.
Much better than the Dove soap. My doctor gave me this, bless her heart.
However, my problem is less about the skin and more about the glands inside.
this is what my GP thinks is a treatment for this problem. What can I say?
At least I can function for the first half of the day
Also given by doctor. I'm too afraid to use this yet.
I will update any future treatments.
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