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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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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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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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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Lidocaine with condoms?

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 pm by AEM1

Hi everyone! My doctor just prescribed me a topical lidocaine to administer before sex, but I forgot to ask if it is okay to use with condoms. Has anyone else used this before and know it is safe to use with condoms? Thanks! Very Happy
Unrelated, but I just started Lyrica a few weeks ago...no changes yet, but I'm hopeful something will come out of it. 3 years with vulvodynia and unable to have sex …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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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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Anyone feel their job is making symptoms worse?

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Anyone feel their job is making symptoms worse?

Post  Sunflower82 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:52 am

Hi,
This may seen a little odd, but I think my job is making my pain worse! I work in a school for children with autism in a position with responsibility for implementing programmes and training staff and deal with problem behaviour which can be aggressive ! I constantly feel like I'm making sure everyone is ok and I feel I'm always in fight or flight mode, I really enjoy my job and love the kids. But I've been bk to school for 4 days with the kids and my vulvar pain is back after 7 weeks of no pain ! Really struggling with making a difficult decision but this is the only job I have ever done and I don't want to be one of those people who just work with the less challenging kids !

Anyone been in a similar situation. ?

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Re: Anyone feel their job is making symptoms worse?

Post  Sarah001 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:05 pm

My job definitely does because I stand almost all day and have lousy posture and the quicker I have to go the worse I get for breath holding, gripping with the glutes and upper abs and it makes my pain off the scale. I find if I pay attention and make sure I breathe properly and don't grip with anything I only feel slightly worse at the end of the day as opposed to horrendous. I would say try and pay attention to what you're doing and work out if you clench or don't breathe properly before you leave your job, it could be a case of learning not to do these things whilst at work to keep the pain away.
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Re: Anyone feel their job is making symptoms worse?

Post  Elc88 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:12 pm

It's not likely to be stress related is it? Do you find the works stressful or is it just full on? Do you spend more time sitting when you're at work vs holiday time? Is there a chance it's even your work chair?

I wouldn't say my work makes my condition worse, but sometimes I do notice it stings a little more because I sit at a desk all day and probably have really bad posture...

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Post  Sunflower82 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:58 pm

Thanks for both your responses, not sure how I can describe my job, I run around like a headless chicken after children and spent time training other people, I have to get physically involved playing chase, jumping on the trampoline, riding scooters ! I do sit down on and off, but it can be a stressful environment working with children who can be aggressive. I also have to restrain children at times as well, dealing with aggressive behaviour often leaves you in a constant state of fight or flight which mean I can not relax when I'm not relaxed I hold in my tummy muscles which has an effect on my pelvic floor muscles.

Hope this gives u an idea of work day.

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Re: Anyone feel their job is making symptoms worse?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:25 pm

Hey sunflower,
I'm a care assistant and I work with elderly clients, and children and adults with learning disabilities so slightly similar!

Because the job comes with a lot of responsibility obviously you have to make sure you don't have too much time off, are on time etc. This pressure can be hard for me to cope with. I find the VV sometimes makes me want to not do anything and makes me run a little late as I'm trying to find creams and painkillers in the morning  (I should probably get more prepared the night before but I never learn!)

I do find stress seems to make the burning worse. Weirdly, when I was on holiday for 3 weeks the pain was not gone but greatly reduced. I was going in the sea and pool every day, I don't know if the cooling effect of the water was soothing maybe? No
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Post  Sunflower82 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:25 pm

Hi,
Thanks for your reply, I found the same when I was on honeymoon! Nearly any burning, I wonder if the salt water helped, we swam in the sea and the pool which was salt water! The shower in the room was also salt mildly salty!

Also has a nerve block in my back ten days before so don't know if it was a combination of that and getting married and being off work !

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Re: Anyone feel their job is making symptoms worse?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:15 pm

That's really interesting!

Yeah, good life events seem to at least make it slightly more bearable. I might try some bath salts to see if that does anything.

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