Irregular hormonal changes can also play into chronic infections. The healthy vagina contains a balance of different types of bacteria, and different hormonal environments can allow the overgrowths of some types. Vaginal discharge becomes alkaline at ovulation, which can result in burning -- and the presence of semen may cause the same effect. Progesterone increases prior to menstruation can allow an overgrowth of lactobacilli, which can result in a painfully acidic feeling; yeast may flourish during menstruation; and low estrogen after menstruation may cause drying and cracking. The key to symptom treatment in this case is awareness of which of these components is active at any time, given where you are in your cycle. For instance, baking soda and water douches may help with lactobacillus overgrowth; boric acid may help during menstruation; lubricating ointments may help post-period.
I have had lower back pain for about 8 months now and my knees have started to hurt when I squat down, and my neck hurts. Some days I cannot even move it from side to side. I have recently gone to the Dr’s and he did some work on me trying to put things back in order. When he did my lower back area I wanted to scream it hurt so bad. He took some xrays and he said everything was fine. He also then gave me a shot in my lower back and it has not helped. And my lower back pain is worse now. This was 4 days ago. He also put me on prednisone. And i m having an allergic reaction. He did take blood as well to test for rherumitoid authritis and it came back negative. Having a MRI done on Monday but he is puzzled as to what is wrong with me. It hurts to walk and sit as well. And hurts to press on certain areas. I just want some answers. 🙁 Please help! Thank you!