It started a few years ago soon after menopause and has gradually worsened. Intercourse is out of the question and some days it is so painful and irritating I can hardly function. I've treated for yeast infection with OTC like monistat, etc and then it goes away. Then we have intercourse again and soon it is back in vengeance. I need help! I can't believe it is just estrogen problem because the Dr. gave me cream to use which helped for awhile. Then when I would use the cream the burning would get worse so I quit using it. I've seen a GYNC and the tests she took revealed nothing. I hesitate to go to a Dr. because of that. Most of the time it is itchy.Help! I am 56.