Aug 15, 2010 - 6:49 am
For the past several weeks, but much more frequently now, I have been experiencing a very weird, sensation in the vaginal area, specifically right in the clitoris. (Sorry if TMI, but this is a little embarrassing talking about this, but I've got to find some answers). This may sound crazy, but it almost feels like some kind of nerve thing. I can be sitting, laying, standing...whatever...and this sensation hits me like completely unexpected to the point that I grab that area. It's not like an itchy feeling. Feels something like needles, prickly feeling. It is very uncomfortable and can be embarrassing if I'm in the wrong place at the time when the sensation hits. At my GYN appt the other day, she asked me if I was feeling some sensations and I was surprised when she asked. I thought I may have been imagining this. She said that it could probably be either side effect from chemo or radiation and that it should go away over time. I was just curious as to see if anyone else has experienced this. If I put a damp, cool, cloth over that area, the sensation gets worse. When I'm having a BM, I notice that this sensation can be bad at times. I took a benadryl this morning and it seemed to calm things down, but benadryl tends to make me sleepy. I'm due to start work next week and I'm terrified that I will have problems with these sensations which could leave me in embarrassing situations and I'm afraid that benadryl will make me drowsy at work. I would hate to be sitting at my desk squirming around until the sensation subsides! Any comments, suggestions? Just another obstacle to overcome! WOW, this is a lot to deal with!
P.S. I'm almost 3 months post treatment (Last treatment was June 7th)