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

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25

Hello!

I am a 25 year old woman and wanted to share my story here as I feel frustrated by the suggestions of my gyno and am hoping for some advice.

To give the context for this: in September 2016 I moved in with my long term boyfriend after living abroad a year and (nearly) abstaining from sex. Within a few weeks I had got a yeast infection which I treated myself successfully, but then 2 weeks …

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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured

Hi,

Every so often I'm reminded of the constant, persistent, horrible pain I was in two decades ago, and I reach out to try to help others who are suffering. If someone had offered me a solution during that terrible time, I'd have jumped at it. I hope this helps someone.

Yes, I did have terrible vulvodynia. It felt like someone poured acid all over my vulva. My doctor confirmed it and was …

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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Lidocaine with condoms?

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 pm by AEM1

Hi everyone! My doctor just prescribed me a topical lidocaine to administer before sex, but I forgot to ask if it is okay to use with condoms. Has anyone else used this before and know it is safe to use with condoms? Thanks! Very Happy
Unrelated, but I just started Lyrica a few weeks ago...no changes yet, but I'm hopeful something will come out of it. 3 years with vulvodynia and unable to have sex …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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Recently Diagnosed which has motivated my research study

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm by ebclose2free

Hi everyone,

My name is Eliza Barach and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in October of 2017. I'm also PhD student at the State University of New York at Albany. I work several professors at SUNY, but one in particular, Dr. Mitch Earleywine researches marijuana and its possible efficacy as an alternative treatment. Our previous examined cannabis and symptoms of PMS/PMDD and found that women …

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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist


after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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Post  Alana3 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:48 pm

last minute pep talk please!

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Post  jen007 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:43 am

Aw thanks Alana! I really enjoy talking to you here.

Ok pep talk....You're going to do GREAT! I swear! You're going to walk in there, they'll put you in a gown and then you go to sleep. The anesthesia is awesome btw, best sleep of your life. It'll feel like you blinked and it'll be over.

I'm sorry I'm responding so late! I hope you see this before you go into surgery! I know you'll be fine! Try not to worry so much if you can. I don't know how I managed to not pass out before I went in...I'm always a panicky mess, haha. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow! If you can/ feel up to it tomorrow let me know how it went! I'll be anxious to check the forum!

Good Luck!!!!! Very Happy

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Post  Alana3 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:31 am

I saw it thank you so much Smile I'll let you know!

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Post  Alana3 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:26 pm

Home!

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Post  Alana3 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:17 pm

Did you pee a lot after surgery

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Post  Alana3 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:08 pm

Did you pee a lot after surgery

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Post  jen007 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:33 pm

How did it go ?? How are you feeling ?? And yes I did pee a lot after. I made the stupid decision to not go before surgery... Big mistake haha. I peed like 100 times haha.

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Post  Alana3 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:59 pm

He thinks he got all of it. I threw up after but it's more muscle pain and one stitch is mimicking vv which im not gonna lie id really annoying. Yeah I thought I had a uti because of how much im peeing but I guess it's normal. Originally it looked like I got shot but the blood is going away. Im able to sit pee and eat and walk by myself to ths potty so I guess im ok. It feels more like muscle pain than anything tho

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Post  jen007 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:30 am

See it wasn't so bad Smile. I'm glad you're able to walk and sit and mostly feel comfortable. The stitches are so annoying but it'll get better. The more you soak them the fast they'll dissolve. They'll start to get itchy in a few weeks, which sucks. Your I've pack will be your best friend haha.

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:12 am

He doesn't want me soak for a bit. Probably not til my two week he just called me lol

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Post  jen007 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:32 am

Oh great! It's good that he keeps in contact with you.

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:28 am

Yeah it is. I ended Yup being allergic to drug but realized after I spoke with him thankfully dads a doc so he wrote me new. Then I thought I pulled a stitch out but I guess I didn't. Good news is the bleeding is already spotting but now instead of vulvodynia pain I have surgical pain n how long til it goes away? I'm scared to poop too Lol (I'm on softener but I threw up and it hurt so bad because of those muscles)

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:34 pm

Im afraid to poo

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Post  Loulou on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:00 pm

Alana - if you can bear it drink lots of prune juice. That should help keep things running smoothly if you see what i mean!

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:28 pm

Lol I def see what you mean! Im taking stool softeners but im still afraid lol did you get one too? Omg the painkillers are making me so loopy haha

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Post  Loulou on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:40 pm

No Alana i haven't had surgery (my vvd is more generalised so it wouldn't work for me) but i got very bunged up in the early days of my vvd when i was taking loads of painkillers.

Good luck with your recovery. Feeling loopy sounds fun?!

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:57 pm

Loopy is terrible I can't do anything but lay in bed. But for now that's all I need I guess. Yeah im more afraid that it's gonna hurt I could go now but im scared to

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Post  Loulou on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:11 pm

Aw sorry hun - in that case loopy is NOT good. But laying in bed, although frustrating, probably is what your body needs right now. As for 'going' - might be better to go before it builds up even more? (the things we talk about here lol!)

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Post  jen007 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:46 pm

Alana,

You should be good to go. Prune juice is so gross but I drank it after my surgery to help. I also ate prunes and took a fiber supplement. Don't be scared! It'll be just fine. Just try not to push too hard, haha. I hated those pills they made me so stupid. I only took them before bed for the first 2 days. That pain you're feeling should go away with in 2 to 3 weeks. It really depends on what toe of healer you are. Like I healed petty quickly. If you want to feel less loopy you could take naproxen or Advil. It's strong enough to help the pain if its just that muscle ache feeling.

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:12 pm

Yeah I switched to Advil I think im gonna poo soon but im still scared. 2 to 3 weeks what the?! And I've been walking a bit it gets easier but damn this is uncomfortable lol

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Post  jen007 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:50 pm

Like I said it just depends on what type of healer you are. It could be less than that. And good, you should go poo haha!

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Post  Alana3 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:03 am

I still can't poo lmao ugh! I stopped taking pain killers tho

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Post  jen007 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:34 am

Aw Neutral , you will don't worry. The pain pills can constipate you.

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Post  Alana3 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:38 am

Did u have pain that felt like vulvodynia pain at all Im flipping out because it started feeling like that again

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Post  jen007 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:32 am

Not really, but everyones healing experiences are different. I've read from other women that they had vuvlodynia like pain after surgery, but it went away. I'd say it's perfectly normal to still feel some of the pain. Don't stress about every pain. It's most likely going to go away within the next few weeks.

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