Sun May 01, 2016 5:54 pm by Annmaria
I'm a 56 year old woman recently diagnosed although I suspect I have had this a long time but it has crept up on me.
I first noticed painful sex with a partner who lived away (about 4 years ago) and who I only saw about every month. I thought my problem was 'tightening' because I didn't have intercourse so frequently plus I was newly through the …
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:35 am by LouR
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:29 am by orangelight
I started having pain after taking yaz birth control pill for 5 months, that was 6 years ago. My doctor said Yaz was one of the worst offenders, and that the 'low estrogen' pills like it cause the most vestibulodynia. Apparently the estrogen in bcp is from horse urine and highly potent, and it shuts down your body's production of testosterone (by increasing sex hormone binding …
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:51 pm by Castle16
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:25 pm by MelisaD
I'm 28, from Australia. I've been diagnosed with crappy condition for 5 years but I suspect I've been suffering for much longer. I'm too sure what triggered it in the beginning. When I was initially diagnosed it was a continuous pain, anything and everything would aggravate it, but after taking endep it reliever it to a point where only provoked pain through sex or examination.
I've been …
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:56 pm by gingercat2426
For me, it started in October 2012. I had been with my partner for about 18 months and all was going well I had just come back from a month long trip and I was so excited to see him again. But upon penetration it hurt, it had never hurt like that before.
For a while I thought maybe it was the …
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:59 pm by Samuella
I have vulvodynia, with pain from 10 to 2 on the entrance to my vagina. I was wondering if anyone, with a similar problem as me, could give me advice on which sexual positions they have tried and which ones have either worked or failed miserably. I would love to be more intimate with my boyfriend, but it always seems to hurt. We have had a bit of success with what cosmopolitan calls …
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:45 pm by calidreaming999
I am 28 years old and have been suffering from what I think is vulvodynia for 7 years now. It's been a very challenging 7 years Especially listening to all my friends have normal, fun and adventurous sex lives whereas I am too afraid to even have sex for the pain it will cause and all the emotional blocks I have up now. But let me start from the beginning.
When I was 21 years …
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:07 am by daisiesfordays
I'm new here!
I'm a junior in college and was recently diagnosed with VVS. I had been taking birth control for the past year and 2 months before getting diagnosed, since it was the only thing that worked for my skin. Of course, I'm one of those people who hates hates hates blood, so I would always skip the sugar pills and start a new pack.
I got a yeast infection once, and …
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
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.
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?!
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.