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Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25


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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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured


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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Recently Diagnosed which has motivated my research study

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm by ebclose2free

Hi everyone,

My name is Eliza Barach and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in October of 2017. I'm also PhD student at the State University of New York at Albany. I work several professors at SUNY, but one in particular, Dr. Mitch Earleywine researches marijuana and its possible efficacy as an alternative treatment. Our previous examined cannabis and symptoms of PMS/PMDD and found that women …

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Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist

after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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Can A Cut In Vestibule cause Vulvodynia?

Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:07 am by rockylife

Can a cut in the vestibule area cause vulvodynia? Is it possible that some nerve a were damaged that’s why I feel this pain in my area without visible lesions?

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Anyone from New Jersey

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

Looking to maybe talk to someone from NJ to see if there are any support groups in this state.

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Post  jessica1980 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:01 pm

HI ladies.
For months I have been dealing with vulvodynia. And like you I have had the same experiences, weeks of antibiotics, weeks of dulifican, steroids, red irritated vulva, pain using the bathroom, repeated bacterial infections, and the thought of having sex with my husband( married only 4 months when this happened...unbearable!!!!) I have been frustrated, had biopsies taken from my vulva which was $1100 and revealed only "CHRONIC INFLAMMATION." DEPRESSED, FRUSTRATED, ANGRY. So lets just say....been through it all. These threads online have been a life line to me....and some of the suggestions people have posted have really HELPED!!!!! Thank you!!!!
1.) PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES!!!! When I first tried them I was skeptical...but what I noticed was that I was so weak down there I could hardly do 10 kegals. They hurt too! But then next morning when I woke up I noticed I wasn't in as much pain as they day before. I have been doing these daily for 4 weeks, and have felt the pain receded back from my vulva, to the muscles, and now I feel the pain on my hip bone in my lower back. (The day this happened to be I was doing yard work....straining...pulling roots out of the ground. I didn't make the connection then...and 5 days later I was diagnosed for a bladder infection...tested positive for bacteria. I now suspect...I may have pulled/ripped/torn something that day...or severely pulled myself out of alinement) I am almost certain now... this is what caused it for me.
2.) ST JOHN'S WART OIL by Herb Pharm
I have tried many topical for the vulvular pain...but this one was almost an immediate relief. If you want to try this...make sure you use the oil NOT the TINCTURE. The tincture is a oral medication and loaded with alcohol. NOT something you want to put down there. The oil is OLIVE OIL and ST JOHN's WART....it was the only way I could make it into work some days.
3.) BLADDER COMFORT by Crystal Star
This is a blend with many antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and soothing herbs. Marsh mellow root is especially soothing. I have taken 2 of these tablets every night before bed along with CALM- Magnesium Citrate FIZZ drink. Such a relief not to have stinging burning pain when I get up in the middle of the night to go pee.
4.) Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg
This is a supplement diabetics often use for nerve pain. It is also an antioxidant.

I vowed to myself that I would return the favor and share with as many women as I could what has worked for me!!!! Thank you for all of your experiences and tips!!!! Best of luck!!! GOD SPEED

Jessica Very Happy

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Post  Delilah1 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:27 pm


Congratulations!! I am celebrating with you! It's great to hear that you are feeling better. Thank you for sharing things that have helped you!! Very Happy



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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:40 pm

So good to hear Smile

I have been thinking more about going back to pelvic floor exercises. Unfortunatly I got out of the habit when I went through depression but will deff give them ago again!

Hope things keep getting better and keep us posted.

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Post  Alana3 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:48 pm

Just to add go to vitamin shopped they can help too just be careful with oils they can quickly cause other problems because they trap bacteria, natural oils, sweat etc. Im definitely not discrediting it if they work awesome just saying from my own experience. Isn't it crazy how we walk around in so much pain and it boils down to muscle and how we hold ourselves? That's insane! Glad you're feeling better!


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