I had read about someone with a problem similar to mine a while back, but can't for the life of me find the post now. So, I apologize for any duplication.
I've noticed recently that around my period, my vulva gets really itchy. The first couple of days seems to coincide with itching so bad that I nearly scratch myself raw. I was thinking at first that it was a simple yeast infection, but considering the timing lately, and the fact that I've been actively treating a YI and it keeps coming back around the same time, the biologist in me looking for cause now.
I'm on the last few days of my period and the itching has subsided considerably. I generally use pads and this hasn't been a problem previously, save for the past few cycles. I'm also using Mirena, but I'll have had it a little over a month and this problem has been going on for longer than that. Oh, and cis-female/27/NP.
What is going on? Any insight?