Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
vaginal discomfort
I've had many vaginitis episodes since I started menopause 2 years ago.  However in late February I had another episode of E. coli vaginitis. After a bout of augmentin the symptoms of burning and irritation remained. The Gyn. switched me to cravit and did a culture which showed no more bacteria.  The burning, irritation and vaginal discomfort remained.  They gave all kinds of ointments and nothing helped.  Finally I told the doctor that I started "indoor cyling" since December and whether they could be causing my symptoms.  The doctor did not know.  I finally went through another gynecologist who said I was fine ( normal pap smear and pelvic ultrasound). I googled "vaginal discomfort from bicycling" and something called "pudendal neuralgia" came up.  I seemed to have all the symptoms of this ailment.  From that point on I suffered so much anxiety that my vagina was burning all the time.  I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep and I lost weight.  I got so fixated on this "pudendal neuralgia" thing that I was having anxiety attacks all the time.  My family doctor finally sent me to a "pelvic floor disorder" expert and she reassured me I didn't have PN. I was still not convinced so I went to see an urologist who also I didn't have this disorder.  But my vagina was still burning and irritated and sometimes I felt like there was something inside knifing me.  The family doctor finally sent me to see a psychiatrist who prescribed me "lyrica" to help with my  anxiety.  After 2 days of that I felt worse because of the massive side effects.  I ditched both my family doctor and psychiatrist and finally found a good reliable internist who said I have "atrophic vaginitis".  She prescribed me vagifem pessary.  After 4 days of this I still have irritation, pin and needles feeling inside my vagina.  Sometimes when I sit that area gets more irritated.

My question is can I be suffering from atrophic vaginitis which can cause such awful symptoms: burning, irritation, itching needle poking sensation and an overall sensation like I am constant having a pelvic exam done.  This pain is 7/24. Sometimes its better and other times when I am anxious I am in AGONY!!  I am just hoping that these doctors did not miss something.  

Thank you.
jiou
I am just worried
Cancel
0 Answers
0 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
Avatar f tn
Blank
lazycat333 I am a bit worried. Comment
7 hrs ago
17990279 tn?1462125994
Blank
rockerac added the Exercise Tracker
9 hrs ago
17990279 tn?1462125994
Blank
rockerac is in search of happiness a... Comment
9 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
134578 tn?1455656688
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
Mississauga, ON
1415482 tn?1459706314
Blank
Kingston, Jamaica
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
134578 tn?1455656688
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
Mississauga, ON
1415482 tn?1459706314
Blank
Kingston, Jamaica
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC