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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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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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vaginal cream

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm by LindafromNJ

I have been given ABC cream to start using for my condition. This is gabapentin, amitriptyline and baclofen cream. Has anyone tried this. Also has anyone used lidocaine. My doctor told me not to use it. It is so sore at the vaginal opening. Has anyone used it there. Please respond!!

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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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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad

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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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Post  JemimaSurrender on Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:48 am

I was just wondering if anyone has, or have had, an ovarian cyst?

I first had mine, a dermoid cyst, just over two years ago (and subsequently found I had polycystic ovaries too) and opted to have it removed. Then about six months ago I found I've got another one, much bigger, and growing all the time. They do run in families, and my sister has suffered with them terribly for years, so I expect to always have them on and off.

But I was just curious to see if anyone else has had them and whether they find there's any correlation between having one and flare ups?

I was feeling better for about thirteen months and sex was tolerable, but now it's getting bad again and sex is pretty painful so I wasn't sure if it's somehow related to the cyst.

I think I'll opt to have this one out too. It's pretty awful because you're damned if you do and damned if you don't, either way I could lose an ovary, and have to endure more scars too.

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:54 am

Yeah cysts cause pain with sex...


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Post  ringostarr26 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:52 pm

I had a dermoid cyst when i was 16 removed and they found another one the following year but it went away on its own. I also have endometriosis so pain with sex is a definitely heightened ugh!


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Post  JemimaSurrender on Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:53 am

I don't think my pain is any worse because of the cyst in that sense. I mean, like, it doesn't hurt when it's being prodded internally or anything like that, but I do have an inclination that the cyst is upsetting my hormones, which then makes my skin burn and sting more.

Anyway, I saw my consultant last week and they gave me the option of leaving it in or having it out. I was kind of torn. If I leave it in the chances are it will continue to grow as it has done and may take over my ovary (as it did with my sister, resulting in her loosing it), or, I can have it out, risking damage to the ovary anyway.

I decided to go ahead with it anyway. I figured, by the time I get a date for the op it will only have grown more, but if I change my mind in the meantime I can always cancel it.

I don't really want another op though. The scarring has only just started to go down from my last one (over two years ago), but, what can you do eh?

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