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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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What has helped your Vulvodynia?

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What has helped your Vulvodynia?

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:28 pm

So, what have you found that has reduced your vulval pain? Have you found anything yet which works? If so tell us!

I have found that sleep seems to help! lol actually I often find that when I wake up I dont feel much pain at all especially when I dont wear any knickers, I think this is due to the fact that nothing is touching the vulval area to aggrivate it and as soon as I get up and start walking and getting dressed it creeps up on me.

So along with this theory I only wear soft trousers, leggings and skirts.

I also only wear loose cotton knickers.

So what helps you?

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V-Pain

Post  Micki on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:58 pm

I just read your post about being in bed and it doesn't hurt until you get up! That's how I feel too!!

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:16 pm

Yep, its funny how sleep cures most things.

Not only is it relaxing but you are not moving about agrivating your conditions!

I do highly recommend not wearing knickers in bed though unless of course its at that time of the month!

Thanks for joining and hope to hear more from you

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Vulvodynia Pain

Post  Micki on Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:07 am

So far, i haven't found much relieve from V-disorder. Not wearing clothes is a big plus however that being near impossible, not much out there. I tried the tea soaks, but to no avail. I did see my dr. the other day who has been treating me and she prescribed gabapentin 600 x 3 a day, and when i went to the pharmacy it's cost was a staggering $129.00 which I could not afford. I have been taking the gabapentin for several yrs. No result there! Also, a compound amitryptiline that didn't bring any results.Basicly loose pants that don't touch the vulva seem to help for a little while oh with no underwear at all!! Even wearing the most softest underpants don't make any difference either!! Having a support group in place is a huge plus because at least I don't feel as isolated!
I've noticed that when mentioning this problem with a few close females, they look at me like it's all in my head or I fear they think it is a bad girls disease Evil or Very Mad Bye for now!

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re treatment of Vulvodynia

Post  jules on Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:42 am

Don't give up on relief. I believe it is possible. I'm so sorry to hear you were not able to afford the gabapentin. No health insurance? I am taking 3000 mgs of Gabapentin per day and have been for at least a few months. The gabapentin has relieved the symptoms somewhat (pain reduced quite a bit) but, not completely. Recently, at my request, I was referred by my doc to a pain clinic. I have had two spinal blocks. neither have helped, in my opinion. However my doctor just prescribed Lyrica. Lyrica is in the same family of nerve blockers. I still take 3000 mgs of Gabapentin. I started the Lyrica about a week ago and i have been relatively pain-free the last few days. Now, I don't know if the Lyrica is responsible for the improvement. But, it may be. Months ago, i was at the point where i was in constant pain every day. the pain was horrible, even when i woke up. i'm thinking the sleeping helps because there is no clothing pushing up against the Vulva. I mentioned on this site I bought a foam donut to sit on for work and home. this has helped quite a bit as well. My symptoms have improved over the past few months. I do have several days in a row where i am in pretty bad pain, but, nothing like it was. So..if you have health insurance, i recommend a pain clinic. if not, are you eligible for help? I don't know where you live. cool gel packs can give temporary relief. keep gel packs in the refrigerator. i may get a third nerve block if this lyrica does not work. the doc at the pain clinic shot steroids and anesthetics into two lower nerves. he did not hit the prudenal nerve yet. that nerve goes directly to the vulva. nerve blocks can help some. i'm not giving up until i have almost constant complete relief. btw..i have generalized Vulvodynia (pain all over the vulva)

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nerve pain blockers

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:52 pm

Hi guys

Im am very interested to hear about the nerve blockers and anticonvulsants. Its something I have not tried yet and I will pretty much try anything!

Dr is still convinced its my hormones so am on mirogynon combined pill - only been on it 2 months but its not working. Not surprised really.

The whole treatment process is sooooo slow and frustrating in uk nhs. Each apointment is months apart and you are only trying one treatment at a time so after a few failed treatments its a whole year over! Its really frustrating me!! Mad

Anyway thanks for your contributions guys keep it up and good luck with your treatments.

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