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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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Post  ellie12 on Fri May 17, 2013 12:26 pm

Hi there

I am a freelance journalist and vulvodynia sufferer and I am looking to write a long feature about the condition to pitch to womens magazines. When I first began to experience symptoms aged 19, I found it very difficult to get a diagnosis from doctors and had never heard of the condition myself. I would like to help young women like I was with their diagnosis by explaining the condition fully in an article.

I need some case studies - although I do already know some other sufferers who I will be interviewing. These people could be young women, post childbirth sufferers and post menopause sufferers. I want stories from people who's condition has been caused by all manner of things. I also need to talk to experts and support group members if anyone would be willing to discuss the effect that emotional support has on sufferers. Please do let me know if you would be interested in helping me out with an interview - I am available over Skype, email or phone at any time. My email address is eleanorfrancesslee at gmail dot com if you'd like to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Ellie Slee

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Post  msginayorke on Sat May 18, 2013 1:20 pm

I would love to share my experience in order to help others, how do I get in contact with you?

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Post  ellie12 on Sat May 18, 2013 4:06 pm

I've sent you a private message Smile

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Post  msginayorke on Sat May 18, 2013 4:22 pm

I sent you one back, let me know if you didn't get it!

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Post  Melbourne lyn on Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:45 am

Hi, my name is Lyn and I live in Australia. I am 60, a fitness fanatic and a surviver of sexual abuse. The discomfort began less than a year ago and has made my anxiety and depression much worse. For the last couple of weeks I have tried managing without any exercise at the recomendation of friends to no avail but half a sedative three times a day does seem to be helping. I have seen a phsyiotherapist, a psychologist, a gyno and a pain specialist (plus others). They all seem to agree that lowering my stress would help but that is easier said than done. The Royal Women's hospital in Melbourne is working on the issue for young women but the post-menopausal women are not being included in the trials at this stage. The pain has reached the level of acid or broken glass and is making my life a misery but the sedative is helping although I worry about my driving reaction time. The internet seems to be almost the only place I can find people who have heard of the condition which again makes things more difficult. An ointment made from coconut oil and shea butter combined with some soothing essential oils that my friend has put together seems to be helping me and doesn't stain my clothes which is also beneficial. I would love to hear from others with their ideas on the subject and am happy to take part in your article if you would like my input. I look forward to hearing from you, best wishes, Lyn.

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Post  BpCookie on Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:39 pm

Lyn, You said that your taking a sedative, what is the name of the medication? I have vulva lichen simplex chronicus which causes burning pain, which in turn has caused depression. I take Lorazepam once or twice a day, just to calm me down. Also I have heard good things about coco nut oil, I think Im gonna try it.

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:34 pm

Be careful with coconut oil, it has the ability to cause infection and yeast because it traps bacteria in and won't let your vagina "breathe" normally. Which can cause BV, yeast, etc etc. Not fun! And if you ingest it, very high in calories and can cuase you to break out. Just be aware of what you're putting where. It seems harmless, but in reality, can cause all other problems you might not want to play with.

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Post  BpCookie on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:24 pm

Hi Alana Sweetie, Oh no, I have enough problems with YI and BI. Thanks for the heads up. I use A and D ointment. For some reason the A and D ointment makes my vulva feel a bit better and protects it from the darn sweat and any discharge I may have. My Gyno told me to use it, Ive used it for two years now, I hope its not gonna cause me any problems. uuugggghhh All I need is more problems with my burning bush, with Mrs. DoubtFire, with Vagisorous......I could go on and on. lol
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Post  Alana3 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:50 pm

Yeah ew its an oil probably not the best thing to put there

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