Cystitis & other problems
I've been having problems with cystitis since November 2003 and as you can imagine I'm a bit tired of it.
I've seen at least 5 doctors and have had numerous tests but every single one has come back fine except one in March which was just the beginning of my problems with Thrush which (I think) have gone away as I've not had any symptoms for at least 6 months now, but my last case of cystitis was just over 2 weeks ago and was given more tests and another lot of antibiotics and sent on my way. I have started a new pill to see if this helps.
I've had antibiotics but it comes back a week or so before my period now regularly and I've not been able to have sex with my bf properly since March last year which is upsetting me as well, more so than anything else.
I don't use soap but Dove body wash instead, and I do everything required to stop thrush and Cystitis coming back (no tight clothes, cotton undies etc) and I drink a glass of cranberry juice once a day.
But the main problem is the sex, It is very painful just around the inside of the entrance to the vagina and after a while I just seem to go numb so I try and avoid it and I know it upsets my bf. One of the doctors prescribed me a gel to reduce acidity in my vagina but that didn't work either, I've had STI tests as I was raped a year ago in Feb but thankfully it came back fine.
I would like to know how to stop the pain so I can get back to some normality.
Thank you all in advance, this really does mean so much to me and will stop a year of agony!