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Vulvadynia

Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:53 pm by Linda Williams

I am 68 years old and a year ago was diagnosed with vestibulitis, then vulvadynia. I have a history of chinchilla bladder infections, have had major bladder repair, hysterectomy, mid 30's, an auto immune disease. I take a daily antibiotic to keep UTI's at bay. My doctor has done the Quip test which was uncomfortable but did not test anything. I use Premarin vaginal cream 2 times a week. These …

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Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:11 pm by CherryTree23

Well, I was just diagnosed today, yay...my symptoms are just burning pain in vaginal opening. This all came about after taking Bactrim, Monistat, Clindomycin and Diflucan. This doctor was extremely confident I have Vulvadynia. Also told me my vaginal skin isn't red. Yes, it is, mine isn't typically electric red. He prescribed Ampytripline (sp) said, I have a very mild case, and worse case …

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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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Looking for a friend IRL; LA/OC

Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am by crypticcalico

Hello!

I am hoping to find a friend in the LA/OC area that I can meet up with in person. I live in Long Beach, California and I am willing to drive a bit to meet. The only person that I've told about this is my doctor(s) and someone who couldn't wrap their brain around it. It would be nice to be able to talk to someone else who understands.

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Owner of vulvodyniSuppoet.com

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:28 pm by LaurenVV

Hi, I started vulvodyniasupport.com at the age of 28.
I was a leader when there was no help, no forums etc.

As I went on my path, I found acupuncture, herbs and time helped me recover.
Most never do.

I met a wonderful woman named Hanna. She was a patient and became a support leader. She lived in FLoroda.

I have moved on from the support world and found a career that allowed
Me to bring my …

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anyone from southern california in here?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm by Melissa777

Hi Im just wondering if anyone here is from so cal- USA
I am in san diego- but from LA!!!

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Anyone else try Cold Laser therapy/ Low Level Laser Therapy for their vestibulodynia?

Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 am by Tired89

Hello everyone. It's been quite a long time since I've posted. I've been extremely depressed and bottling it all up. I've been seeing a pelvic floor therapist (it's only been 4 visits) for my provoked vestibulodynia and the only reason she can get inside of me to do myofascial release and to use the dilators is because I use BLT (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine) ointment on my vestibule prior …

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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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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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Post  Hodg72 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:27 pm

Hi to all

I guess I am looking for others with similar symptoms/experiences to mine, and looking at some of the posts I think I might find some here.

I have experienced itching, burning and some pain 'down there' for about 15 years. For 12 of those years I thought I had recurring thrush, and treated the problem accordingly. I had many swabs over the years, but was never actually told that they swabs were negative - so I subjected myself for the harsh treatments for years unnecessarily! Finally my Gynae looked in my file and asked why I was going through all the courses of treatment when I had always come back negative??!! (GRRRRR).

We them looked at other things such as dermatitis etc, and I was given steroid treatments to try. Nothing has really helped, although there are some (very few and far between) months when I DON'T suffer. That is the other thing about me - my symptoms are definitely ciclical (although this was poohoo'd by my Drs).

So - finally I was referred to a dermatologist to look at allergic causes - and after waiting for many more uncomfortable months I went through patch testing. I tested positive to an allergy to Balsam of Peru (has anyone heard of it??) and nickel. So - I have cut these products out of my life as best I can (Balsam of Peru is little heard of but in EVERYTHING! Especially in producst you are likely to use 'down there'. I have been looking on forums, and products suggested to me to use as an anesthetic or cooling gel seem to contain it (anything with Benzoayte, basically!)

My Dermatologist did suggest that I may have Vulvodynia, esp if my patch tests came back negative. I am wondering if this is in fact the case, as my symptoms are not always visble (especially when I get an examination) and also the sensation can be on one side, then shift front, back, other side, etc etc. I hve read that itching is not usually a symptom for this condition, through.

Any help GRATEFULLY received

thanks all

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Re: Looking for guidence

Post  jen007 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:52 pm

Hello Hodg72 and Welcome to the forum!

I've had vulvodynia for 5 years now. I too had itching and burning pains "down there" for a long time, mostly caused by chronic yeast infections. A lot of the time, vulvodynia is misdiagnosed as a bacterial infection. Theres a few ways to tell if you have vulvodynia...at least that I know of. Let me know if you answer yes to any of these questions:

Are you now on or have ever been on birth control?
Do you have any food allergies?
Do you get reoccurring yeast infections?
Is the pain constant or is it provoked? ....meaning does it hurt all the time or does it only hurt when you touch "down there?"

The allergy you mentioned could be the issue, but if you took all of it out of your daily routines, things should've gone back to normal. Also it isn't unusual to have periods of no pain. I always had pain...but only provoked pain, but a few women here have talked about going through a few months pain free or even a few years and then it comes back. Not sure why...this is a very strange disorder, in my opinion. I'd recommend finding a vulvodynia specialist if you have one near you. If you do have vulvodynia it is important to get some help to keep it under control.

-Jen

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Re: Looking for guidence

Post  Hodg72 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:05 pm

Thanks, Jen

In answer to your questions:

It seems that although I had suspected yeast infections, it wasn't so.

Food allergies would be the nickel and Balsam of Peru - both are present in both food stuffs and other products. I have ben advised to avoid tomatoes (Nickel) and the presence of B of P, and things that are similar (cinnamon, cloves, citrus peels etc etc) It is nigh on impossible to avoid in products AND food, but I've been doing my best by changing shampoos, any other bathing products used elsewhere on my body (I have not used products in the effected area for years) washing powders,, cleaning products etc. Really made no difference except to my bank balance!

When I get the symptoms, they are fairly constant, this month has been worse than recent - I am towards the end of my period and still in a bad way - normally things start up halfway through my cycle and finish as my period starts (hence my notion that my issues are cyclical and flare-ups with hormone levels). Sex is very uncomfortable both during and afterwards.

I am having acupuncture this week (haven't had since our long quest for a child (he's four and asleep upstairs!) - and am hoping she may be able to help me.

Thanks again for your response - other than my husband and Drs I haven't really talked about this before -As I said to my husband this morning, due to the nature of the problem, it isn't really easy to discuss, like evident skin problems behind you knee!

Fliss

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