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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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A Glimmer of hope? Inversion table

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A Glimmer of hope? Inversion table

Post  Delilah1 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:59 pm

Hello ladies. For some reason I have had some pain free days this month. I really don't know why. The pain/burning was at a level one during ovulation. It crept back up while on my period and days after but those few days were such a relief I had to tell you all! All I have been doing for months is taking a multivitamin, washing the vulva with only water, deep breathing, rinsing with water after urinating, stretching exercises, lying on an inversion table 3 times a day, taking aveeno oatmeal baths and trying to think positive. I keep telling myself I will be pain free one day and this will go away as quickly and suddenly as it came.
I would like to ask if anyone else has tried an inversion table. The first time I used it I knew I was stretching muscles/tendons I had never stretched before. I felt a stretch in the psoas muscles, inside my vagina, lower abdominal muscles and even the labia felt like they were stretching. I don't know what if any of these things have helped. Just thought I would share. I still think mine was caused by a bacteria or virus that damaged the nerves and the muscles tightened up to guard from the pain. I'm no scientist but thats my feeling! Still waiting to see a specialist. I hope you are all having a pain free day! Thanks for listening!

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Re: A Glimmer of hope? Inversion table

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:05 pm


So glad to hear you have had some pain free days!

I always find period time and just after, the time I am most likely to get a flare up!

Umm...I don't actually know what an inversion table is?

Is it something you can use at home? Embarassed
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Re: A Glimmer of hope? Inversion table

Post  Delilah1 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:13 pm

Thank you Sebby! Yes, you can buy an inversion table online. You lie on your back on it with your feet secured and hang upside down. My husband purchased it for his back. I decided to give it a try and was surprised at the stretch I felt in those areas.

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Interesting

Post  jessica1980 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:31 pm

Might want to try that myself....thank you for your suggestion

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Re: A Glimmer of hope? Inversion table

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:00 pm

Yes thank you, I will deff be looking into that as I also get back problems. I have noticed my lower back has been quite painful the last few days. This is after my flare up a few weeks ago.

I bend down to pick something up or wash my hair and have to get back up slowly like I am in my 90's! I'm only 32!lol

Gonna have a look at pics of this table, hanging upside down sounds a bit scary tho Shocked lol
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Re: A Glimmer of hope? Inversion table

Post  BpCookie on Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:33 pm

Ive always wanted an inversion table for my back pain. I think Im going to buy one now. I know that my pudendal nerves are probably pinched because of the way I have to sit because of my vagina pain. This only cause the nerves to get more pissed off. Also, when your in pain, you tend to tighten your muscles, so this Inversion table may help a lot of us.

Thanks for letting us know. hugs
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Re: A Glimmer of hope? Inversion table

Post  ringostarr26 on Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:22 am

Amazing! I am so glad you are feeling better! It is so great to hear women fighting through this and having good days as opposed to feeling alone and in pain. I wish you many more pain free days!

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Re: A Glimmer of hope? Inversion table

Post  Delilah1 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:27 am

Hello ladies!  If you do try the inversion table just take it slow.  I started out just lowering my head slightly.  I could feel the stretch with just that slight recline.  I don't spend a long time in the recline either just long enough to do a few deep breaths and to relax through them.  Thank you for your encouragement and support!  I wish you all pain free days!  Thanks for the laughs BPCookie:D some of your posts have made me laugh out loud!  Thank you Ringo:D  Hanging upside down is really kind of fun Sebby. And it is relaxing for me.  There are warnings for people who have high blood pressure, eye disease and heart disease.  Just check it out before you use it.

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Re: A Glimmer of hope? Inversion table

Post  Sarah001 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:38 pm

At the risk of being a party pooper anyone with stability issues should not use an inversion table until they are stable.  That is all! Wink
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