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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  riag on Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:23 pm

Hi I live on Long Island Ny. I have vulvodynia/vestibulitis for 7 yrs now. I was origninally diagnosed by a urologist because after going from dr to dr to dr , i was told I had interstitial cystitis. I was in so much pain i couldnt even stand up straight and was like that for almost 8 weeks. Anyway this urologist i went to see about the ic told my I had vulvodynia due to severe pelvic floor spasms/dysfunction. He put me on a regimen of nortriptyline and valium. Also was sent to physical therapy. AFter many weeks and months, i was finally back to normal. I was even enjoying a normal sex life with my husband. He recommended i follow up with a gyn in my area. He has been able to keep it relatively under control. I have a mini flare every time i get my period and then it goes away. from time to time i would get flares, he would put me back on the valium for the spasms. as long as i kept the pelvic spasms under control, my vulvodynia would go away. Well now Its backwith a vengeance and i dont know why. It started in sept. the gyn changed my med to neurontin which was absolutely horrible for me. it gave me headaches and made me so numb i couldnt feel anything. pain or pleasure.even the inside of my mouth was numb. he switched me back to my old regimen and back to physical therapy. I had some relief for 3 weeks in november. now iam flaring again horribly. I have no pelvic pain or spasms so I dont know what to attribute this flare to. I am so raw and red and the pain is driving me insane. nothing is helping. i dont think he knows what else to do with me. so I went back to that original urologist I saw 7 yrs ago for advice. He kept me on nortriptyline but also gave me some topicals to use. luvema twice a week, traumeel compound twice aday and lidocaine/msm/silverbiotics as needed. Im putting so much stuff up there its crazy! and yet nothing is helping. i am getting so unbelievably depressed. i dont want to live like this anymore. i also suffer from fibormyalgia for 14 yrs and ibs for 10 yrs. does anyone know a good gyn who deals with this condition on long island?

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Post  jen007 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:19 am

Hi riag,

I had been seeing an excellent doctor in New York for a short period of time. I had only been seeing him for surgery options, which I had gone through with this past summer. Anyway his name is Dr. Andrew Goldstein. He is based in Washington D.C I believe, but he has an office he visits weekly in New York. There are mixed reviews about him online, but I will tell you my honest opinion on him. He is very nervey and ballsy, very full of himself. BUT everything he's had me do works. He might be all of those things, but he is a miracle worker and a life changer. I'm not sure how far you are willing to go with treatments, but if you ever decide to get surgery he is the one you want to do it. He's done over 500 and is one of the best. He does consultations and will tell you exactly what type of vulvodynia you have and help you figure the cause of it all. I decided on my own to get a full vestibulectomy and it was the best thing I ever did. I'm not 100%, but I'd say I'm pretty close...like 95%.

Even if you don't want to get surgery he will help you. If you need more information about him you can google his name and it will take you to his web site. He really is worth checking out!

-Jen

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Post  riag on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:17 am

I have heard of Dr Goldstein. I am considering seeing him. However he doesnt take my insurance and it is going to be extremely expensive for me. I don't know if I can afford it. I was also extremely concerned about the mixed reviews on him online. Thank you for your advice though. I was going to use his office as a last resort. I would really love to find another gyn that works with this condition that hopefully takes my insurance.

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Post  jen007 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:44 pm

Yeah he didn't accept my insurance while I was seeing him. It was pretty expensive, but in my case worth every penny. I'm trying to appeal my surgery because he was the only person in my area that could do the surgery.

I hope you find a good doctor !

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Post  Alana3 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:44 pm

Jen! I didn't know you went to Dr. Goldstein! He's supposed to be good I was actually referred to him too, but I def couldn't make it up to New York/DC especially out of network. My doc here was out of network and I too just had the surgery, but in my opinion (I dont even know if the surgery worked or not) going to a doc who knows his shit and is out of network versus a doc who is in network and doesn't know what to do is worth every penny. Trust me! I LOVE my doc here, he is pricey but he makes me feel like I'm not alone. Riag, GO to Goldstein he is supposed to be amazing, my Physical Therapist told me to go to him, but after she found out who I was going to, she said mine was the real deal too! I live in Florida so that was a haul! I was all set to go to him too I was at my wits end as well.

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Post  riag on Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:33 am

I received a list of gyns form the nva. There is a Dr Mark spitzer in lake success ny on the list and supposedly he has a lot of experience with vulvodynia. Has anyone had any success with him?

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