Purple Solle (purple_solle) wrote in vaginapagina,
Purple Solle

Periods are crippling, can't use HRT to stop periods as it increases my vulvodynia. Halp.

Hi everyone! It's been years since I last posted here, I'm so happy to see that the community is still awesome.

So. I'm 29, I have murderous periods as well as vulvodynia. My period pain (and general malaise) each month is so bad that (a) I can't walk, (b) I can't do anything except screaming and (c) I turn into a truly horrible person.

My really sweet OB/GYN put me on Lynestrenol, which helped for the first couple of months, but now I'm bleeding continuously and not feeling well at all. On top of that, the Lynestrenol increases my vulvodynia to the point where I can't have PIV sex. I also get cramps now whenever I'm sexually aroused. So yeah, this medication is not for me.

I have another appointment with my OB/GYN a month from now. We're going to look at other options. Ideally, I'd like to just get my entire uterus out, but I know the risks associated with that and I'm definitely too young to accidentally enter menopause as a result.

I just wanted to ask if anyone has experience with non-hormonal ways to stop periods. I've heard some things about partial removal of the endometrium, but I'd like to do some more reading about those methods before my appointment, and I hardly know where to start or which websites to trust. I'd also like to do a bit more reading on whether other hormonal therapies also have such a strong effect on vulvodynia. Where do I start?

A bit more information about my body: I'm sterilised with Adiana (plugged tubes). I've been tested for endometriosis and cysts, all negative.
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