fairerien (fairerien) wrote in vaginapagina,

Esoteric yeast infections

Has anyone ever heard of this? I have had unexplainable vaginal itching (mostly outer and gets worse the day and then weeks after I shave) for at least 3 1/2 years. It's the worst at night. I try not to scratch b/c that seems to exacerbate it, but sometimes it's so intense that I'll wake up in the middle of the night, scratching in my sleep! I've been to multiple doctors, gyno's, Planned Parenthood, they all check me out and tell me nothing is wrong. They say, "sometimes women just have unexplainable itching." However, this does not help! One doctor suggest I put a small amount of mineral oil on to soothe it, but I don't know what the research says about that. I was also under the impression that mineral oil was bad (for environmental and health reasons!) but maybe I made that up?

My human sexuality teacher talked about esoteric (I think that's what she called it) yeast infections that seem to stick around for years and never seem to be fully alleviated. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I googled it and wasn't able to find anything. :(

I'm MISERABLE and sometimes can't even enjoy sex b/c I am so irritated down there! It really lowers my libido b/c I'm uncomfortable before we even start to DO anything! If anyone knows anything about this, pleaaaaase help me.
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