Hi! I was hoping you folks could help me out with two issues I’m having.
First some background:
Cis-female, 18 years old, sexually active, been in a relationship with a cis-male for 7 months.
1. So I’m apparently suffering from an external YI from hell (see first comment, there’s me and my symptomes!). Now, I don’t know how to get rid of it. I haven’t had sex in a month, because it’s really persisting this time. I’ve had it come and go since.. New Years, probably, never knowing what it was or what to do. However, since starting the Nuva Ring, it’s just not going away like it used to. I’ve been doing the yogurt thing for a while now, and while it’s somewhat helpful, I’m definitely not cured. I want my vagina back! The itching is centered around my clitoris and vaginal opening now.
What kind of medication do I need? (I’m in Norway, to make things worse), or what else should I do to clear this once and for all? I’ve already switched underwear, I wash every day with just water, I sleep in the nude whenever I can, etc.
2. The Nuva Ring. I’ve been on it for almost 3 weeks now; I put it in the 1st this month, the first day of my menstrual cycle. My initial thought was to keep in till the 29th (4 weeks), since that’s around the time when my next period would start (average cycle of 29-33 days according to MonthlyInfo). However, these last two days I’ve been spotting brown-ish, and ever since starting the ring, my discharge has been slightly blood-tinged (I get a lot of discharge, so I always wear pantyliners). Do you think I should remove it tomorrow, after three weeks, or keep it in till the 29th?
Also, placement; I haven’t had sex while using it yet, because of the YI, but I can’t imagine how my boyfriend would not be able to feel it. It sits so low, I’m barely to the first knuckle and I can feel it. It won’t go up further either, it just kind of bends when I push it, and snaps back down. I’m afraid this might become a problem when we have sex, since he likes to finger me, and it will get in the way!
(I’m way too proud of these, hahah)
I do twist it as it says everywhere that you should, and push it all the way til I can’t fit my finger any longer in, but it always immediately opens inside me. I’m also unsure if what I believe to be my cervix really is my cervix. Like, the ring sits kind of.. around it? But it’s so low! The way it’s shown here seems like how it’s possibly inside me.. just low. Really low.
So sorry, this got a lot longer than I intended! Let me know if I should put any more of this behind the cut. 🙂
Okay, I tried adding tags, but got this message: “Error updating journal: Client error: Not allowed to add tags to entries in this journal”. Sorry!