But now...HOLY FREAKING OW. I think I may have a cut, because it burns like CRAZY when I pee. Almost brought me to tears last night, so I've been trying to drink a lot of water to dilute my urine. I know this can be a UTI symptom, but in the past I've had the sneaky asymptomatic ones, and it feels like the pain is more outside than in, if you know what I mean. I can't really see much down there right now as I'm having my withdrawal bleed, and I'm a heavy bleeder. (Also, pads are YIKES--I'm having to sandwich the things between two pairs of underwear to avoid all the rubbing. I can't even imagine trying a tampon right now, either.)
If it doesn't get better soon, I'll have to get things checked out, but since we had sex several times and didn't use lube until it was already too late (I normally don't need it), I'm leaning towards just a cut/whatever. (I took some AZO cranberry tablets anyway, yay prevention!)
What I really want to know is, what else can I do to help minimize my discomfort for now? It's very frustrating having to dreading going to pee! Not to mention having to sacrifice a pair of underwear just so I don't rub myself even more raw with pads, since I have no cloth ones.
Thanks in advance, wonderful VPers!