My boys are currently 4 y 9 m and 3 y 1 m. Both had to be delivered via c/s (despite me TRYING and desperately wanting a natural and unmedicated birth) though I did fully dilate and push with both boys. I breastfed both boys with ds2 weaning about 1 yr ago.
About 6 mo after ds2 was born, I began to feel like my hormones were completely out of whack (I have PCOS (mild) so the only time I ever felt "normal" was during pregnancy). My libido dropped to nothing, I was always at the verge of anger (impatience), memory gone. I felt like I was having symptoms of menopause! I went to a hormone specialist but all she wanted to do was put me on hormones w/o finding the CAUSE. I went to an endocrinologist who said that nothing was "clinically" wrong (though it did seem there may be "some subclinical issues".
I regularly go to my chiro/applied kinesiologist. With his help, I do feel better. We did a detox diet and I have found that I am highly sensitive to peanuts and to gluten - both cause a face "rash"/breakout and stomach pain (not intestinal, stomach).
Now, my current problem - hemorrhoids (I have an rx for cream) that seem to be constant. And, even more problematic for me - outer labial "tears". These tears occurs between the outer/inner labia and seem to happen at random (i.e., not hormonally) and from anything from wiping (gently!) after urination to during sex. I had wondered if it was a yeast problem (I'd had yeast occas (hormonally) during the time I was trying to feel better) and I started to use powder on all parts front to back. The powder does help, but does not prevent. I have not gone back to the doctor (any of them) specifically for this reason (yet) but did bring it up with the hormone specialist. But again, I did NOT want to start hormones if there was any alternative!
So, is there anything you can recommend? Do you have any idea what may be causing these tears?
(if you need any additional info, I'd be happy to provide it!!)
Thank you, in advance, for any help!!