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Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Newly diagnosed

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Recent "Poke" Pain - So Confused/Losing My Mind

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Do you know what your "cause" is?

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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  Sarah001 on Tue May 07, 2013 5:57 pm

With me it was very, very obvious, my pelvis has been severely unstable for 9 years due to another condition and my V started after a physio had me use extra pelvic floor activity during exercise in an attempt to gain some stability, it didn't work and left me with V so an additional problem for the last 3 years of the 9. After being silly and doing as you say "fighting symptoms" I finally went to a women's health physio who checked my resting tone, 2 or below is normal, some women can have problems at 5 and around 15 was the highest she'd seen in 30 years so my resting tone of 20 that crept up to 29 when I was totally relaxed talking to her was a bit of a giveaway too! Because of my other condition I have to be very careful and can't have my pelvic floor released yet so I'm not a good example of typical PFD. I do find relaxing the pelvic floor helps my V though and clenching makes it much worse so again pretty obvious with me! Physio is a longterm situation so some women would be fine after a couple of months and others take much longer, the only way to know if you should stick with it is if there is still some trigger points and spasm to release and/or areas to realign and stabilise. Only a trained physio would be able to tell you if those problems exist on you and it really is worth going to one and finding out.
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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  juleps on Tue May 07, 2013 7:21 pm

thanks for taking your time!
i also had pysio but it seems not to help me so well, although i also have to admit it is hard to find time forall the exercises al the time. but my physio concluded that i seemto have no issues to relax my muscles and it seems to be the skin.
now i dont know if i should just be more patient or assume that is not my ideal treatment.

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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  Kathy100 on Wed May 08, 2013 10:47 am

Hi Juleps

I'm having physio at the moment too as I do have issues relaxing my muscles. Earlier on I went to see a vulval dermatologist to check whether it was a skin problem. For me it wasn't, so the next thing to try was physio. I think Sarah is right you have to know the cause so you can find the treatment that's the right one for you. Unfortunately this can take loads of time (and money). If you haven't already it may be worth seeing a dermatologist to check whether it is a skin problem. Good luck.

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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  Kathye10 on Wed May 08, 2013 2:29 pm

Hi Girls,

I agree with Kathy, seeing a derm will definitely rule out certain skin problems and the biospy isn't that bad. If you can afford it, DO IT! Very Happy

I had a vulvar biopsy done. At the time I had folliculitus so it showed that I had that, and some other type of inflammation but no word on what it was. They ruled out skin diseases, so who knows. The process like you said, is lengthy, expensive and frustrating as hell. I'm seeing a PT on the 20th to rule out PFD. I have a feeling the muscles have a lot to do with it.
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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  Alana3 on Wed May 08, 2013 3:11 pm

I saw a vulvar specialist, best thing going, expensive as hell, but so worth it in the end! If you can find one you should go seriously Smile

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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  juleps on Wed May 08, 2013 4:41 pm

ok so a dermatologist?
what and how do they tests things?
does anyone actually have the skin as the issue as the seems for most people it´s muscles?!

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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  Alana3 on Wed May 08, 2013 5:11 pm

Mine was skin and nerves once I had the surgery I was fine but no dermatologist is going to be able to diagnose vv unless they're specializing in vulva issues

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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  Kathye10 on Wed May 08, 2013 7:07 pm

They will need to biopsy a piece of your skin. Some ladies have this due to a skin condition, others bacterial/yeast issues, others pelvic muscle probs, etc. Try and find a derm that specializes in the vulva.
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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  Sarah001 on Wed May 08, 2013 7:08 pm

I saw a vulvar dermatologist, there are a handful in the uk and they travel around the hospitals and run one clinic a month in several they cover so yes there are vulvar dermatologists out there and they also deal with prescribing pain meds for V too if it turns out not to be a dermatological issue. A biopsy is a possibility when you see one but it depends what there is to see.
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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  Kathy100 on Thu May 09, 2013 10:42 am

Mine examined me but didn't do a biopsy as she said the skin was healthy.

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Re: Do you know what your "cause" is?

Post  Ridgwell on Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:15 pm

When the pain started for me during sex I just kept saying it would fade that it was just an odd circumstance that wouldn't last. Weeks of this I finally went to the doctor who told me I had thrush which I treated and the first time I had sex afterwards the pain was gone. Then next time it was back. I went back to the doctor and had multiple tests again an everything came back clear and so I was sent away. This happened with multiple doctors and the pain continued until I was finally diagnosed with vulvodynia. As they say the cause is often unknown, but I think the cause for myself may have been the thrush

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