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    Hello everyone,

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    I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

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    Hi girls! New in this forum

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    Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

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    Diagnosed at 18

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    Diagnosed at 18

    Post  amy4929 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:16 pm

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    Hi Everyone, I have recently been diagnosed with Vulvondynia and as I'm sure you all know it's pretty difficult to deal with. I can imagine that it's an awful thing to have at any age but I just didn't expect to be dealing something like this at 18. I have a loving, caring, understanding boyfriend who has never been overly concerned about sex and therefore his personality and sex drive is something that has made this easier. However, I personally feel frustrated, useless, unattractive and also like there's just simply something wrong with me in every way. This problem as really taken a toll on my confidence. I am also heading off to university (with my boyfriend) in 6 days and so I just want it to permanetly go away and be forgotten about, but I have realised that this is not the way it works.

    Will I always have to deal with some form of this for the rest of my life?
    I have read so many success stories on here and they make me feel slightly more positive about things and also happy for everyone who have experienced positive results because I can imagine what the relief would feel like. However, it seems to me like this problem never really goes away and that women who have it have to deal with it forever.

    I have been suffering from this for a year and two months now and it occured when I was coming home from a summer holiday with my boyfriend and family. I had all the syptoms of thrush but the doctors misdiagnosed me for months and gradually the feeling began to change, I suppose this was when the vulvondynia began to set it. My boyfriend found a special clinic for me to go to as my doctors (a eventual total of about 6) had started telling me it could be in my mind and the lady at this clinic immediately told me that it was vulvondynia. I am currently on a course of anti-depressents but I have been suffering with severe tiredness and I also have not noticed any change apart from the occasional numbness of my tongue when I can't swallow the tablet properly Razz

    The pain occurs mainly during sex, it is around the outside and feels like someone is scraping their fingernails across an open wound, I am lucky that it doesn't effect me during day to day life things very often and I really feel for those who are dealing with that. It is still difficult to feel positive though, all i want is a happy, simple relationship with my boyfriend with no pain during something that surely is a given right. Sorry, ranting. It's just good to let it out, I can talk to my family and friends and boyfriend about it but I don't feel that they can really connect with what I'm going through.

    I am considering surgery as a serious option to try and heal this. Has anyone has surgery and experienced positive results?
    Or does anyone just have general advice on coping with this? Most people on here seem so positive about everything, i'd really love to be able to be like that about this.
    Thank you so much for reading,
    Amy x

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    Re: Diagnosed at 18

    Post  LillyK on Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:15 am

    What have you tried so far? Personally I've had amazing success with acupuncture and some success with diet. I would not consider surgery unless I had exhausted absolutely every other option, and possibly not even then. I've had other surgeries..knee surgery and c-section, and surgery is just such a drastic measure. hard to bounce back from, and I can't imagine the pain during recovery.

    You don't always have to suffer! Keep trying until you find something that works for you. Keep trying and fighting to get your life back. This is my second bout with V..first one was over 6 yrs ago and that lasted a year and a half. Then I was pain free for 5 yrs. Now it's back, for the past few weeks, but this time I really had a plan of attack and it is working pretty well. I'm not 100% better, but I was even able to have sex last night without feeling much pain at all. So, there is hope. I promise, there is hope.

    Many people have success with physio or biofeedback. Some people have found the cause for their V..maybe ureaplasma or lichen sclerosis. For some it's persistent yeast. For me, I don't know what it is but I do know acupuncture takes it away. I truly hope you can get yourself healed. I recommend eating as healthy as possible, trying to de-stress and relax, and trying to focus on the positive. You can do this. You can get better! Hang in there.

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