This is really affecting my love life (not that I've had one since April 2008) and I've all but given up on the hope of ever having pain-free sex again. I've tried natrual remedies and take several different vitamins to help with my skin. Doctors here just do not know what they are on about. I've joined a few online support groups and it is there that I discovered how much success a lot of suffers have found by using estrogen cream in conjunction with the steroid cream. The estrogen cream helps repair the skin and prevent any atrophy from occuring, and it can also reverse some of the damage which has already happened. I have tried to get a prescription for estrogen but doctors absolutely refuse to give me any saying that I'm too young and that there's no strong evidence it does any good - yet it's prescribed to a lot of women with other vulval conditions.
What the hell do I do?