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Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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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


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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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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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


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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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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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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Post  fairymoond84 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:48 am

Well let me start off by introducing myself, my name is Erica, I am 29 years old and I live in Florida. About 2 years ago all of a sudden it started to burn during intercourse. I thought "Oh great, another yeast infection". Took the yeast infection pill. Didn't help. Started to get worse. So I went to the ER. They told me I had trichomoniasis. Which did not go to well with my husband. Me and my husband have been together for 13 years. Anyways back to what I was saying. I knew I didn't have a STD, there was no way I could. So I went to planned parenthood, I didn't know where else to go because I was waiting for my health insurance to kick in. Well she said it wasn't trich, I thought thank goodness. She said it was my soap. So I stopped using soap down there. Still burning!!! So a few months later my insurance kicked in. Finally!!! I went to a OBGYN and he said that I had a fungal infection. Gave me the gel to put up there. For a few days no burning. Then by the 4th day, ON FIRE. Like acid was being poured down there. I went back to the same OBGYN office to see the same doc, but he wasn't there. So I had to see a different doc. He did some more tests and then told me that he knew what I had, Vulvodynia. Now here is where my experience with everything gets worse. I asked him what it was. He took a piece of paper and wrote down "Vulvodynia" and told me to google it. Like seriously you couldn't explain it. I was torn. How are you going to diagnose someone and be heartless. Not to mention the whole time he is examining me he is to busy joking with the nurse. And every time I would talk he would interrupt me. Anyways, I haven't been back to any other docs since that experience.

So now 2 years later I have noticed a lot with this Vulvodynia THING. Sex is only possible if I am beyond drunk where I can't feel anything. I noticed that I burn when I have discharge, and that I mostly have brown discharge. Has anyone else noticed that they have more brown discharge since having V? I am also starting to think that it is a little related to food and heartburn. And the reason why I say heartburn, is because I burn more when I have heartburn. Does that make any sense to anyone? Also having V has made it very difficult to TTC. can't TTC when you can't have sex. I found this forum through google. I was apart of some facebook groups which I left them due to no one really being that supportive to others. They would only reply to certain members. I hope I have found a good place I can come and blow of some V steam. Talk to you later, hopefully.


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Post  rhiannon75 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:05 pm

Hello Erica! I am so sorry you are also dealing with this. I am new here. You should read my post from last night, where I also talk about brown discharge and feeling like acid has been poured down there. I am not a big drinker at all, and because I am not when I had a few glasses of wine in September I felt frisky and was able tolerate sex with my husband of 12 years. I wonder if it has something to do with the relaxation of muscles, as I am just learning about "pelvic floor dysfunction." Anyway, it doesn't matter if I could have sex or not, the next days afterward were the start of this 4 month issue. I had the worst of it in November and it has calmed down but certainly not gone away.

I didn't put in my original post that at one time 13 years ago I tested postitive for HPV and had some cervical changes but follow up paps have always been normal and no HPV. I have no idea about that. At the time I was having horrendous smelling discharges and recurrent infections so I just accepted that it was HPV. But even when I was a virgin I was succeptible to yeast infections and in my first marriage I just knew my husband was cheating because I pretty much kept non-specific vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis and I always thought they were std's but they never were.

I shutter to think of all the chemicals I used to kill these infections over the years. I have also used spermicides before. I am thinking now that a product designed to "KILL" sperm cannot be good for delicate female tissues. In addition, I had a traumatic delivery at age 18 with my 19 year old son which resulted in 2 full days of pushing and him getting stuck in the birth canal. I know that my episotimy was a mess as well.

Sex with my husband has been hit or miss as far as pain goes. Only a handful of times that I can honestly say it was totally pain free, which is why I always preferred outer stimulation to orgasm instead of intercourse. But now, even that is resulting in spasms and pain and tenderness, including bladder pain, for days afterward.

And I have awful reflux issues too so I think there is a connection.

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Post  Alana3 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:31 pm


I'm from Florida too, where are you located?


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Post  Chloe4 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:03 pm

Hey I am new on here too

I was recently diagnosed with vulvodynia. I was really scared about what was wrong with me for a long time and so it took me around 3 years to actually ask for help and go to my doctor. After reading other people's posts on here and on other information sites I think I have been quite lucky. I had very understanding doctors who listened to me which was so reassuring, I was worried it was all in my head. I have never bee able to have sex. I have a high pain threshold but it is just not a pain I can power through. I am 20 and from the first time I tried to have sex guys weren't that understanding of what it was like for me. I had pretty much surrendered to the idea that I would never be able to have sex and given up on relationships when I met my current boyfriend. He is so understanding and he even came with me to the doctor's appointment when I got diagnosed.

I have been given anesthetic cream to try but I am still really nervous. I know my boyfriend is really understanding but I don't want a repeat of previous situations. It's reassuring to realize I'm not the only one to go through this. It is difficult to talk about it with friends who don't know what it is like.


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maca, supplements

Post  lavrose on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:46 pm

Since it started with an infection, it sounds like an infection. So many people Ive read on different forums all say their IC and VV started with a really bad yeast or bladder infection. I know how you feel, when I was having serious problems, I had to get drunk too, to have sex, it was a searing, burning pain, and you just couldnt wait to get it over.

If your having brown discharge it sounds like your hormones may be oof balance and adding to feeling"off" down there, I know vaginal dryness was another one of my major problems too, before I started taking herbal supplements.

I would start with Dong Quai herb, and Maca powder supplements. The Maca you need to put in a smoothie, like a TBSP every morning. Please google and research, its wonderful.

I put mine in a rice milk, yogurt, strawberry banana, raq honey smoothie every morning, (I freeze the bananas and strawberries).

It so worth it, you will get your sex life, and a healthy libido back too.

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oops.. :)

Post  lavrose on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:46 pm

RAW honey, sorry Smile

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