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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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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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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Bonjour.. The newbie here

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Bonjour.. The newbie here

Post  key_lime_teddy on Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:32 pm

Greetings from the states.

Where do I start. I guess there is a part of me that is in shock of what is wrong with me and if this is the place for me. Dealing with a UTI at the moment. That is a nightmare. I had went to the doctor 3 weeks ago for a UTI and was told that it was not one. Sent home in tears, with all the symptoms of one. I spent hours on the web doing reseaching and just treated it as a yeast infection at home. Was sick after a week of home treatment, so I went off to a new doctor. She then told me that it is a yeast infection, but did not check to see if I had a UTI. She treated me with Fluconazole. But the symptoms where still there, and was getting worse by the day. I was so sick, I thought I was going to lose my mind. My husband rushed me into the ER after 3 weeks of not sleeping, eating, pain and consent burning. I was told it was a UTI after 3 weeks. I was so happy to know that I was not crazy and that I could be treated. Well being sick these last 3 weeks. I talked to my bosses, they are doctors and I feel comfortable talking to them. My female boss brought up to me "Vulvodynia".

So I spent the last couple of day googling about it and it sounds like me.
I started to cry. Is this all the pain and discomfort I felt from tampons, riding bikes, during/after sex, setting to long on chairs and etc. Have to do with a condtion called Vulvodynia. I though this was normal for all woman to feel burning during normal things like this.

I hope if I have this condtion, that they can treat it soon.

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I am in the sates also !!!!!!

Post  Somedaysoon on Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:22 pm

I hope that things will get better for us soon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Bonjour.. The newbie here

Post  Sarah001 on Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:20 pm

If you are only a few weeks in I still think they need to completely rule out infections by doing a culture of your urine and a culture of a vaginal swab. Next step is to establish if there is anything to see on the skin, if there is a vulvar dermatologist should know if it's a skin condition or not. If the skin looks normal and you have no infections pain control is the next step, there are plenty of painkillers available and lots of us on here have found some relief with low dose anti depressants (Amitriptyline etc) or anti convulsants (Gabapentin etc) so that needs sorting out for you. Once you have some pain control on the go you should get your pelvic floor tested to see if it's that that's causing or adding to your problems and get your alignment checked too as misalignments of the pelvis or hips are often to blame. If it i vulvodynia the earlier you get going on treatment the easier it is to treat so don't delay.

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Re: Bonjour.. The newbie here

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:56 am

Welcome to the forum, Yes I would say more tests to rule out persistant infection as your symptoms are fairly new.

I would personally warn against constantly using any thrush creams down there as this can make you more sensitive but you can be treated with oral thrush pills.

As for normal..after speaking to a couple of mates of mine who do not have vulvodynia they do indeed go through episdoes of pain, urine infections and skin sensitivity so I do think this is far more widespread than we think.

The vulva is a delicate part and its bound to get sore etc just like skin and tissues on other parts of our bodies.

The term Vulvodynia just means Vulval pain so can be applied to anyone with persistant pains no matter what the cause so make sure you keep going back to the dr for the tests.

If it turns out you do not have infection then it could be a skin issue or like sarah said a pelvic floor issue or even a nerve issue.

Keep plodding on you can find relief and we are here for you

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