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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

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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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

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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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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Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

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Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  tanyam23xo on Wed May 01, 2013 7:51 pm

Hi everyone.
I am 26 year old female. I have had right side vaginal pain for about 3 years now. Some days it is burning, some days it is pain, some days it is nothing. I dont have any pain durning sex, but after it hurts. I have been to countless doctors. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT IS WRONG!! I recently just had a larproscopy done, and they found PID. They removed the PID, and i still have pain. I am thinking about trying Primose Oil, has anyone tried this? I am on an anti-depressant, that helps but the pain comes back. I use to take gabapintin 3 times a day, but i stopped that. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!! Any type of advice would be good. I am starting to lose my mind. I am in consent pain every single day. I use to be very active and now I just want to sleep all the time. I can still have sex. Sex doesnt bother me, slightly, but i can deal with the pain. Please help

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  Sarah001 on Wed May 01, 2013 8:10 pm

Could be trigger points in the pelvic floor or the hip rotators, go and see a womens health physio and have them do an internal examination to see if they can find the spot.
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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  tanyam23xo on Wed May 01, 2013 8:15 pm

I have been to a pelvic floor therapist. I did therapy for about 5 months. Pain would come back and go away. I even had a steriod injection inserted in my vagina!! I am speechless to what this pain could be. Everything anyone has tried, it doesnt help. I magically don't have pain when I am on my period. But as soon as I am off, the pain is right back. I feel that it is more muscle pain, but I'm not sure on what it could be exactly. Any thoughts?

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  Alana3 on Thu May 02, 2013 1:31 pm

Could be nerves along with muscles too... Could be anything have you been to a specialist yet? maybe you could try that?

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  tanyam23xo on Thu May 02, 2013 1:46 pm

I havent been to a "Pelvic Floor Specalist" but I have been to an OBYN, about 5 of them. No one knows what is wrong. I just had a laproscopy done, and they found PID. The PID has been removed, but i still have the pain. It hurts to even touch my right side of my vagina. It hurts to walk. I am out of words or ideas at this point. I dont know what to do Sad I am starting to think it is Vulvodynia, but i dont know. I have had ultra sounds, MRIs, blood work etc. NOTHING comes up. I have been on gabapintin, now i am on a anti depressant. I am going on a trip next week. I just want to feel better. When I went to physical therapy, it helped. My pain went away for about 6 months. But it is now back, and it HURTS!

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  Kate1981 on Thu May 02, 2013 1:58 pm

Hi tanyam
Your pain sounds exactly like mine. I have deep right sided vaginal pain constant every day. Mine started after sex. It's kind of a dull sharp ache in my vagina wall sometimes raw. I have seen everyone gynos urologist dermatologists pain doctors etc but have found what is wrong with pelvic women's health physio. I have trigger points all inside my vagina mainly over the obturator internus muscle which connects with the hip. The trigger points are irritating the pudendal nerve causing the pain. My physio can pin point exactly along the nerve where it hurts. I maybe could have sex but I'm single now which is easier for me. But like you the pain came over the sex. Have a look at pudendal neuralgia.

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  tanyam23xo on Thu May 02, 2013 2:02 pm

Hi Kate,
So how what do you do to get rid of it? What kind of doctor do you think i should go to? Are you on any current medications? I dont have pain when I am on my period. No pain at all. I do believe its a muscle/nerve issue as well. Is there anything they can do to make it go away?!

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  Alana3 on Thu May 02, 2013 2:28 pm

You're in Ohio? Go to Ohio State Hospital or Cleveland clinic!! Oh, and Go Bucks!

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  tanyam23xo on Thu May 02, 2013 2:39 pm

Yes i am in Columbus, Ohio! Smile And yes of course. Go bucks!!
Alana, Do you have this type of pain? I have been to every doctor. I have kind've lost hope.

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  Alana3 on Thu May 02, 2013 2:58 pm

I don't I had provoked vestibuldynia. Message me I need to ask you about Columbus (I'm pondering a move). I see a vulvar specialist in South Florida (where I live), he's my hero. Fixed me up like no ones's business, if you have the funds, I def suggest him, but I understand if you cant. He is ALSO affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic (down here) so that's why I thought maybe head into that direction up there, cant hurt right? My entire vag would hurt when I would have sex, touch it with qtip, or tampon use. But I had surgrey in December, which I'm sure you have seen me talk about on here. I have very little pain now, and I have muscular issues now, but it's no way near as horrible as it was back even 6 months ago Smile But I'm not sure what PID is (i know its pelvic inflammatory disease) but I know nothing more than what it's called, clue me in?

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  Kate1981 on Thu May 02, 2013 3:07 pm

Hi tanyam
I think you should find a women's health pelvic floor physio who has a good knowledge of the pudendal nerve. If you look on the pudendal hope website there is a list of specialist physios. I think you need someone who can give you a thorough pelvic floor examination to see what's going on. I've been having physio for a good few months and it's definitely helping its hurts at the time and afterwards but my trigger points are loosening inside and outside. I take nortriptyline 40mg and lyrical 300mg per day. My nerve is going crazy why no one seems to know.

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  tanyam23xo on Thu May 02, 2013 3:36 pm

Kate, does the therapy help your pain? and does the medication? Seems we are on the same medication!
Alana, sent you a private message:)

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  Alana3 on Thu May 02, 2013 4:13 pm

sent you a text

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  tanyam23xo on Thu May 02, 2013 4:57 pm

I didn't get it. 614-361-2041

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  Kate1981 on Thu May 02, 2013 5:11 pm

The physio therapy is helping with my pain I have had some pain free days. Does your pain feel deep inside your vagina? Mine is probably about 3 inches inside. I'm not sure about the medication I think it just takes the edge of the pain. The really bad burning has gone but I don't know if it is the medication or just time

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Re: Help! Right side Vaginal Pain!

Post  tanyam23xo on Thu May 02, 2013 6:46 pm

Yes. Mine is deep inside my vagina on the right side.

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