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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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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

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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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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This consumes me.

Post  EviE°Bee on Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:39 am

I don't know where to start. Uhh... are there still active members in this forum? The latest topics were posted in 2012.

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Been there

Post  mushroomvisionlala on Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:40 am

How long?

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Suffered too

Post  mushroomvisionlala on Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:42 am

Im married, but I lost the best years of my life to this condition. Even tho Im healed now, I still carry the emotional scars.

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Post  EviE°Bee on Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:02 am

As of right now, vulvodynia consumes me. It's what i think about every waking moment. I'm glad I found this site and I pray I can find some solace. I would like to share my story but before I do, here are some important factors:
* Dx with PCOS in 2010 (I get small cysts on my ovaries which causes absent periods)
* I have county insurance. (AKA really bad, rude, horrible, non-caring insurance. I guess I can't complain. It's free, right?) <--- I can complain. O:-)

In 2008, I had gotten a big bad UTI that lasted 3 months. I took tons of meds, had gotten yeast infections from the meds, developed major anxiety and I now have a fear of UTI's. Whenever I get one, instant fight or flight response. Finally, after taking Macrobid, I was able to live a little but I have not felt "normal" since then. After the whopping UTI, I would feel a minor burning sensation on my vulva when I would do certain things, hot baths, sometimes when I would exercise, during sex, after sex, I figured thats just me, the UTI probably just messed me up a little, no big deal. I would get UTI's twice per year which isn't bad and I would get a period 2-3 times per year which was fine by me, I thought I was lucky. I was so wrong. A few years later out of the blue I got this horrible itch in my vagina, no discharge, but I automatically assumed it was from a yeast infection. I had gotten some vagisil and used it for a week, symptoms persisted and worsened. I went to the county urgent care to make sure it was a yeast infection before I bought any otc insert cream. Urgent care found no traces of yeast, checked me for std's and found nothing. I was healthy. Itch persisted and became worse. I scheduled appt with county womens clinic and was told earliest appt was 3 months away, Ugh!!, so I made an appt, I had no choice but to wait. During those 3 months I went to the ER and crossed my fingers they could possibly give me an answer. Np checked out my outer vagina and did not know what to make of it (did not check inside vagina) and they determined it was dermaitis, gave me topical steriods and sent me on my way. Steroids helped for a few days then symptoms became even worse. At this point, im desperate, I need help. I continued steroids and finally my gyno appt came. I told him i initially thought it was a yeast infection and told him about my trip to the ER and current symptoms. He inserted speculum and quickly removed it and said i did not have a yeast infection. He came to the conclusion that I had uncontrollable itching due to being over weight. (Side note: I am over weight but healthy. Not morbidly obese) I was shocked, hurt, and dumb founded. I literally wanted nothing to do with that Dr ever again. Stupid me, I did not complain nor report.him. He prescirbed more steroids and sent me on my way. 2 more months pass and symptoms were worse and It felt like I was a walking cut. I was so desperate, I scheduled another appt, I had to wait 2 months this time. The day finally came. He again said I was over weight and if i lose weight my problem would fade. I explained how rediculous that sounded and demanded he give me a pap smear. He complied and gave me one. With my legs in the air he said "I don't need to wait for the lab, you have a bad yeast infection." I was livid. After the exam he had the nerve to say how much he cares about me and my well being. He gave me pills and creams and sent me on my way. Vulva symptoms started worsening each passing year after that, heck, I was walking around with a yeast infection for 8 months, I'm not surprised. Summers were the worse seasons for me because the heat and sweat were automatic triggers. In March 2013, I had gotten a UTI due to me starting my period. This UTI was stubborn and lasted a month. Since March, I have had a period every month. My body regulated my menstral cycle, I'm guessing from my internal clock. Since I've been regular, my vulva has been taking a serious beating. All my symptoms have worsened x10. I cannot have sex without repercussions, no hot showers/bath, no exercise, no heat, no sweat if i can help it, every period is excruciating. I have been to numerous urgent care and Er visits. No help. While researching my symptoms, I came across Vulvodynia and I was crossing my fingers that I did not have it. I scheduled an appt with womens clinic NP and I told her my symptoms, she said (check out this one) that my hormones were so out of whack that these symptoms are a result from having pcos. She said the symptoms would go away once my body regulated. A month passed and I found myself in urgent care again, the pn was unbearable, I couldn't function. Dr was wonderful, she examined me and found out I had another yeast infection. I had no itch, no discharge, no foul smell. Infection was so bad, WBC's were off. She prescribed pills, creams, more pills. Pn was still present but lessened. I determined that I did have vulvodynia because my symptoms were spot on according to my research and where the pain was located was a dead give away. I scheduled ANOTHER appt with womens clinic NP. After a 2 1/2 month wait, the day finally came. I showed up with a portfolio of previous u/c visits, ER visits, wc visits, Dr's and license #'s, dx, rx, pictures, references. EVERYTHING. She looked shocked. Shedid not examine me nor give a smear test, she gave me 300mg of gabapenton and said f/ u in 3 months.

Symptoms come and go. Menstration is the worst. At times it's manageable, others, not at all. Gabapenton is not working like I had hoped. I get anxiety because these Dr's and staff are rude and it seems like they just make things up as they go. I had to diagnose myself. I'm in the hands of these incompetent county medical workers. I dont know what my next move should be? Will my symptoms get worse? How can I trust my Dr? Or the NP? Who do I turn to for this?
Im lost.

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Re: This consumes me.

Post  EviE°Bee on Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:06 am

Hey mushroom! I'm so happy you responded. I've been with my hubby for 11 years. Vulvodynia started showing in 2008, flare started in March of this year. Im so glad you are cured mushroom. Your best years are still being lived. O:-)

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Re: This consumes me.

Post  EviE°Bee on Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:11 am

I'm sorry guys, this was more of a rant then a Hello. :-\

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