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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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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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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

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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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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Trying for a baby after 9 years of vulvodynia

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Trying for a baby after 9 years of vulvodynia

Post  trying for a baby on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:00 pm

Hi there

I'm new to this site but not to the condition! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia nearly 10 years ago and spent many months in and out of the Drs/Hospitals/Pain Clinics etc. The only help i found was pregabilin which I was on up until recently and really the symptoms pretty much stopped. however last year I started to try for a baby and was told I couldn't be on pregabilin as it can lead to abnormalities and so I slowly withdrew the does from 300mg to nothing over a few months. Initially the pain was bearable but over the last 2 months the pain has never been so bad and it's having a debilitating effect on myself and my partner. I have to wear anaesthetic every day just to walk now and sex is proving very difficult. I just wonder if anyone else out there has been or is trying for a baby and has been successful and whether anyone can offer any advice not just to me but for my partner too. I've wanted a baby for so long and now worry that I'm putting too much pressure on us to conceive ASAP. I'm 35 as well.

Many thanks for any help. It's the hardest condition to cope with and I think unless you've been through it, it's just so difficult to understand.


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Re: Trying for a baby after 9 years of vulvodynia

Post  Alana3 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:46 pm

Can you ask for a topical instead of a pill? I don't know if this would have any effect or if it could be used safely but it would be absorbed thru your skin wall instead of your liver and bloodstream. I have no idea what to tell you, but maybe you can have his sperm put in you artifically? I have no idea how that works tho and how much it would be lol... But is not being able to walk really worth it? Are there other options you can consider? Don't get mad, at me suggesting this, but if I were in that much pain, I might consider a different option. Also, how will a pregnancy affect your pain? Can it be made worse, these are all things I would ask your doctor. I would hate for you to get worse after having a baby :/ freaking vulvodynia sucks! Sorry I couldn't help, but ask if a topical might help your pain and be safe to use.


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I am in a similar boat...

Post  Rainy Day on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:56 pm

I am also 35, and I am wanting to have my 2nd baby. I have had V for 1 full year, and didn't get it under control until 5 months ago. I was thinking about going off of meds in another year to try, but my fears are that the pain would be overwhelming. I am even going to a doctor next week to ask questions about pregnancy with V and my options for drugs, etc. I just wonder if we can go on some type of low dose med or something to sort of numb the pain. I don't think a cream is an option for me, since my pain centers aroudn my thighs, not my vagina.

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Post  Rainy Day on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:00 pm

Something my physio said before is that people who have worse pain during their cycles tend to have easier pregnancies with V...and those with better cycles the opposite is true. She says most people grit their teeth through the V pain until they can get off pain meds. Not sure I could handle it for 9 months. In her opinion, it would be very difficult to work AND be pregnant with V due to teh pain issues. I feel for you so much, since I am also upset about this but at least I had one child right before V kicked in. I have a feeling this will be my only child.

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