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Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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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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Hello. Happy to have found this group.

Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:01 pm by foxysugarpants

I am new here and hope to gain some insight into my vulva pain. I suffered for a long time not realizing that there are ways to feel better. I saw the Dr. yesterday and I am starting P/T pelvic and valium suppositories. queen

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Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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Anyone have pain with urination?

Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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Diagnosed recently, looking for advice

Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:51 am by Cloudberry

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad I found this forum! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (still not sure about the difference between all the different terms) a couple of months ago and I could do with some advice. This is probably going to be a lot of text because I just want to get everything off my chest, so please bear with me.

I’m a woman in my late 20s. Before getting diagnosed …

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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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6 year sufferer but I’ve found some hope

Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 am by Npage14

Hey, ladies! I’m new to this support group, I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while so I wanted to try this out! I’ve had vulvodynia for 6 years now, I am self diagnosed. I’m 20 now and the pain started when I had my first encounter with sexual contact when I was 14(I still remained a virgin though it was fingering). For a couple years the pain was so bad I could hardly …

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Hurting, Burning, Itching, and Worn Out

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:55 pm by donnambr

This vulvodynia that I'm currently suffering with is so cruel. I hurt, I burn, I itch. When I first got this several years ago, before the internet, I though I was the only one with this awful disorder. Doctors couldn't figure it out. I felt so alone and devastated. Somehow it disappeared for a few years and now I'm suffering again. This dreaded V misery is back and I feel like I will be with …

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Lyrica - how to know if it is working?

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Lyrica - how to know if it is working?

Post  Veronica001 on Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:32 am


I have been taking Lyrica for 3 months, I started on 75 mg and am now taking 300mg and I am not really sure if it is working for me or not. While my symptoms haven't really gotten worse I am not sure if they have really improved either and it is so hard to tell as I can't remember what normal feels like after 1.5 years of this condition. I don't know if 3 months is too little for there to be a positive effect or not and my dr. is hopeless, I am overseas now and have emailed him a few times and haven't really received any help.

Can anyone who has tried Lyrica please let me know how the treatment is going for them and how long it took for them to receive any positive effects.

Any information or stories at all would be so so greatly appreciated!

Thanks guys


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re- lyrica

Post  zarli on Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:49 am

For me it worked pretty much straight away, although I do take nortriptyline also. I haven't got much info on Lyrica but my guess would be it would have worked by now. Maybe try a new doctor where you are and see if they could try something else. Good luck and keep trying.


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Re: Lyrica - how to know if it is working?

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:09 pm

I take Lyrica and it didn't help me until I got to 300mg but then it stopped working and I had to increase to 450mg which is where I'm at now. It only helps the unprovoked widespread burning in my case and it doesn't make the skin feel normal it kind of changes the sensation from burning to slight prickling for me. You can go all the way up to 600mg of Lyrica if you don't feel the current dose is working and it doesn't sound like it is after 3 months to be honest. I don't know if you have unprovoked or provoked only or if your pain is widespread or localised? It depends on the type of pain you are trying to treat to be honest.

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Lyrica does not work for me

Post  Fingerscrossed on Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:46 am

I'm currently weaning myself off lyrica because it was making me sleepy, even after the first month or so. I was getting drowsy while driving two hours on an interstate to my therapy appointments and to make matters even worse, it was making me fall asleep in my graduate school classes. I actually had to take a nap at a gas station so that I could continue home after I was finished with my appointments. I don't think I've been this sleepy during the day since I was a little girl. I hope everyone else has a better experience with it than I have. I can't wait to be finished with those evil things--only 3 more pills to go!


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