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Unbearable skin itching/rash


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Hi buddies, I am desperate.

I’ve been having skin problems like itching and extreme sensitivity in some areas of my skin.... today was horrible, My genitals were itching from the outside (as a female my external lips) where the hair is..I was lying in bed with my legs spread because it was unbearable, got a cortisone cream and it seemed to help....will this go away? :( it’s UNBEARABLE

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Hi buddies, I am desperate.

I’ve been having skin problems like itching and extreme sensitivity in some areas of my skin.... today was horrible, My genitals were itching from the outside (as a female my external lips) where the hair is..I was lying in bed with my legs spread because it was unbearable, got a cortisone cream and it seemed to help....will this go away? :( it’s UNBEARABLE

It will just like every other symptom.The thing with benzo withdrawal is you  can never get used to any symptoms however new and different. They all feel unbearable

How are your mental symptoms?

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Rashes are very common in wd/recovery. Some people get it worse than others. It will go. I was lucky and had  brief outbreak of hives on my torso. I know of other members who battled with tings for bit longer. I did hab=ve a viral outbreak though that resulted in me needing to take the usual antiviral med at twice the amount and duration that I normally would - not fun. But it went away!
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Shaving hair away can cause some itching, but treating the effected area is greatly simplified.  NOT itching is what is needed to stop burning and sensitivity, but holy hell that is hard! 

  Infections are common in WD’s so you may want to try Lotrimin cream instead of cortisone cream if you think it may be a fungal infection.

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Rashes are very common in wd/recovery. Some people get it worse than others. It will go. I was lucky and had  brief outbreak of hives on my torso. I know of other members who battled with tings for bit longer. I did hab=ve a viral outbreak though that resulted in me needing to take the usual antiviral med at twice the amount and duration that I normally would - not fun. But it went away!

Thank you so much Trina, I felt horrible yesterday. Glad it went away for you, sending you lots of love, thank you

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Shaving hair away can cause some itching, but treating the effected area is greatly simplified.  NOT itching is what is needed to stop burning and sensitivity, but holy hell that is hard! 

  Infections are common in WD’s so you may want to try Lotrimin cream instead of cortisone cream if you think it may be a fungal infection.

I was actually thinking that it might be caused by shaving.....but I also noticed a little bit of irritation on the inside of my labhia. So It maybe a fungal infection also,I feel like my ph has been altered drastically. I think I will try lotrimin cream, thank you very much!

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Bexlan,

 

It will just like every other symptom.The thing with benzo withdrawal is you  can never get used to any symptoms however new and different. They all feel unbearable

How are your mental symptoms?

 

I can totally relate to this, I’m not sure what’s worse.... the actual symptom or wondering if it’s something else wrong with me. I never took these medications at high doses but did take them for several years. I sometimes find it hard to believe that I still struggle like this after 7 months.

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Remedy...douche with baking soda and water. Two tablespoons in warm water. Try it every day or every other day. It works.  Then use spray bottle with a solution of baking soda and water and spray on genitals. The ph is off.
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Earth Clinic site has great natural remedies for all kinds of issues...look on there for Vulvodynia. One woman's story...

 

My Friends in Womanhood, I would like to broach a subject that is affecting our lives and our medical professionals are missing the boat! I work as a medical professional and have had an experience over the last 6 months that I would likely compare to burning in "hell" with alternating itching/raw feeling. It all began in July when I began to feel a bit like I might have a yeast infection brewing. Within a weeks time or so after this feeling I began noticing that it burned when I urinated. Burning after I urinated as well. My vulvar area became inflammed reddened/raw in no time. However, what I was feeling was burning, unable to appreciate for obvious anatomical reason that I was in fact raw. I called my physician whom was unable to see me of course! Frustrated I spoke to a coworker whom indicated that quite possibly I could be having the start of a UTI. I rarely if ever have had a UTI and quite honestly I feel that unless they can prove you have one via a urine sample do not, I repeat do not, agree to take an Antibiotic. It will do more harm than good. I promise. After a course of Bactrum( a common UTI Med) I began to feel better within roughly 3 days. I thought... Wonderful.

 

However, little was I to know that I was only beginning a hell ride that would continue for months and ultimately end with me researching and finding my own resolve for this matter. Not the Physicians, 6 of whom I would end up seeing for this. Following the course of Bactrum I went back to my normal routines. I had intercourse with my husband one evening and when I woke up to urinate in the middle of the night I had burning and stinging unlike ever before. I thought to myself I must be dreaming. I was better. I had such intense burning I had difficulty falling back to sleep. I called the clinic the next day, still unable to see a physician. So I spoke to the nurse of a Doc I work with and she called and said that they would prescribe a course of Cipro for my stubborn UTI, however, I was to provide a urine sample to the lab. Lab was neg. I began the Cipro and within 2 days experienced severe itching and was given Diflucan to treat. The itching resolved, however, this awful burning feeling that I had, had not. Frustrated again I made an appointment to see a Nurse Practioner. She examined me and tested for everything under the sun. Yeast, Bacteria, STDs, etc. With no hard proof of anything to me she would give me a course of Doxycyclin. Desperate for healing I went ahead and took the script. My burning intensified to the point where I could cry. Ice was not enough to cool. I felt as if heat were eminating for my vaginal area that could burn a hole in a glacier. Later I was given Metrogel vaginal gel for what was thought to be a case of BV. Clue cells were identified in a wet prep so they said, however, the vaginal gel added insult to injury. No odor/ no unsual discharge noted. I tried every natural substance I could find to calm my horrified bottom. Raw Honey, olive oil, cornstarch and baking soda powder, vit E oil, Petroleum Jelly, KY Jelly, Desitin, Vit A oil, plain yohurt(which cooled me)... I tried it all. Also tried, Clotrimozole/betamethasone ointment, clebasol, hydrocortisone, allergy ointment, Nystatin, Monistat yeast Med... To no avail. In fact it made me worse.

 

Months later and still battling I see my GYN for the 3rd time. She says "I'm sorry dear you have Vulvodynia. " In my research I had seen this term & had thought that this is the Fibromyalgia of the vaginal world. A term used to label unsolved mysteries. Angered.. I did more homework. Antibiotics upset vaginal Flora & PH. Antifungals also change vaginal PH, making the area acidic. Birth Control can also influence PH. Vulvodynia symptoms clearly parallel the symptoms of Cytolytic Vaginosis. A very CURABLE problem. Practioners forget to look at the very tool that got them into medicine... CHEMISTRY. When you make an environment normally slightly acidic extremely acidic two things occur, irritation of skin, and burn like symptoms(ACID).

 

The Vagina is a delicately balanced Microcosum of bacteria/yeast/lactobaccilli/ and numerous others microbes. When antibiotics are presented, they wipe out an already unbalanced(in my case) world. Antifungals to prevent/correct the yeast symptoms also make the vagina very acidic still. Ultimately you have a petrie dish of disorder in a very big way. I suggest all of you think about your starting symptoms and look closely at what may have precipitated them. Antibiotics for no matter what will start the ball rolling. Cytolytic Vaginosis is basically a Chemistry lesson that our providers are just overlooking.. And for what reason I am not certain. It is extremely basic. And the cure is Baking Soda douche. 1-2tablespoons/4 cups of warm water. , bathing in a Sitz of Baking soda water is also very helpful for the external symptoms of itch and burning until symtoms resolve.. And they will.

 

Please all of you look up CYTOLYTIC VAGINOSIS. The symptoms, of burning, and itching, rawness do not just occur by themselves. They have been precipitated by something. They can be balanced and harmony can once again occur. Demand that your practioner do a vaginal PH. CYTOLYTIC VAGINOSIS will be in the 3.5-4.5 range. Certain Cytologic indications will also be evident on the wet prep slide. Lactobacillis will be plentiful. I encourage you to fully trust your instincts, your body is an amazing creation and the answers lie in sometimes the most basic fundamentals. Good Luck to you. I wanted to share my experience to help others prevent the nightmare the Medical Professionals whom we all go to in times of need, can create.

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