Pelvic pain/pressure, burning esp. after urination
I have spent alot of time on the website and read about progesterone and cystitis. I pray this is my answer!! For years I had urinary frequency but no bladder/vaginal pain. If I had mild irritation on occasion it would go ago quickly with a glass of baking soda water and didn't interfere with my active lifestyle. That all changed in July 2010 after using a hot tub while on vacation that was full of strong chemicals such as chlorine. I was treated for a UTI and given several rounds of antibiotics(last took in Oct. 2010) Since 7/10 I have had terrible pelvic pain, urgency/frequency, and burning issues. I have had all the tests and been to many dr's. In 2010, I was tested by a urologist who said I did not have IC but pelvic floor dysfunction, for which I went to pt and after many months got my muscles back 100% normal but still no relief. I started to research the hormone connection and asked for testing. My estrogen was almost non-existent and my progesterone was in the low normal range. I went to a specialist in 6/11 who had treated many with my same bladder symptoms with great results. Unfortunately I wasn't one of them. He said I was allergic to progesterone and prescribed bio-identical bi-est for my low estrogen levels and progesterone drops for the "allergy." He had me so afraid to touch any progesterone as he said it was the reason for my symptoms, along with hormone imbalance. My local MD who deals with bio-identical hormones re-tested me recently and of course I am now Estrogen Dominant. I will see him next week when I assume he will slowly lower the estrogen and then add progesterone. I just want to enjoy my life again - it's been almost 2 years of misery! Please tell me that once I get some progesterone and get the hormones balanced I can feel good again!! I have started using alkaline drops in my water and that does help sometimes with the burning but not always.THANKS in advance for your reply and comments on my situation!!