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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


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


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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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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Post  gem123 on Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:48 pm

i am 24 and have been suffering from vulvodynia for 4 years now, i have seen gynaecologist, urologist, dermotologist,
syscho swxual counsellor, and also suffer from clinical depression this illness has made me lose my job, lose my confidence and make me put on weight through various tablets i have just been re refered to my dermotologist to see if there is anything else i we can try, i am very lucky to have a supportive boyfriend who understands but it is so painful sometimes its unbearable the pain is internal and external, it hurts to urninate and sometimes i get kiney infections too, sex is unbearable, and the list goes on i have never been on anything like this before so not sure on what more to say thanks for reading! xxxx


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Post  jules on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:19 am

Welcome, you are obviously not alone. So sorry you couldn't work and you are in so much pain. There is hope. There are many different meds out there and the research continues. I'm sure you have tried many of the treatments. I am on 2400 mgs of Gabepentin and now 300 mgs of Lyrica. I have had relief in the past so i am hopeful it will be back. This disorder has interfered w/ my working out, sex and everyday life (sitting etc.) but, i continue to fight the battle. at times it is a tough battle. different things work for different people. we are all here to support each other. Don't give up hope.

i'm happy you have a supportive boyfriend. hang in there and keep on signing in.



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Post  gem123 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:44 am

hi thanks for your reply i am on 150mg of amitriptaline 100mg of tramadol and 75mg of lyrica what is gabapentin and what is it prescribed to do, i feel like ive got a bit more fight in me just from your one comment! i am going to write a list of treatments what people have tried to show the specialist, my daughter has just been diagosed with type 1 diabetes she is only three so i need to be well to cope with that my partner has left work to care for us both but he cannot stay of forever so need to get myself sorted!


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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:05 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum..

Yes there are lots of different treatments you can try so dont give up..my first is nerve block and Im going to get physical therapy as well after seeing how block goes.

The girls on here have lots of great advice and have helped me so much since I started the forum.

Keep fighting you are not alone and we are here to support you

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Post  jules on Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:01 am

hello again Gem123.

Gabepentin is the generic name for Neurontin. neurontin is a anti-convulsant. it really did cut my pain in half when i first started. but, i had to go up to 3000 mgs. Like Sebby says..there are a number of a combination of treatments that helps individuals. i never went on ami-triptiline. it sounds like it can help, but side effects for some are not good. keep on advocating for yourself. we will find a way! yes..you need to feel good and be there for your child. we need to take care of ourselves and not give up.


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