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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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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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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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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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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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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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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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Husband/Boyfriend issues.....

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Husband/Boyfriend issues.....

Post  EviE°Bee on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:21 am

Husband is freaked out and tells me that the way I handle my VV will cause chain reaction of other unwanted health problems and I'll act/look way older before my time.

He doesnt understand fully that this is not an easy condition to deal with and that it comes and goes without warning. He says he will be with me through thick and thin, sickness and health but VV does take its toll.

Does anyone else have issues with their significant other? Does he/she ever get insensitive or frustrated?

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Re: Husband/Boyfriend issues.....

Post  Nelsonhs30 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:10 am

You are not alone. My boyfriend gets very frustrated. We are thinkin of going to counseling for this to help us mentally cope until I can find the right treatment option for me.

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Re: Husband/Boyfriend issues.....

Post  EviE°Bee on Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:02 am

Thats a great idea. It's definitely somethin im gonna consider. VV is a major relationship snag but I believe things can work out.

Thanx for responding, Muah!

Where are you located?

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Re: Husband/Boyfriend issues.....

Post  Kathy100 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:48 am

My ex used to get frustrated / fed up with me. This was when I just had provoked v and before I had a diagnosis. All the doctors we saw at the time & a gynae said there was nothing wrong with me - so this made things even more difficult. I felt like a freak & he thought I was rejecting him needlessly.

Could he go along with you when you see dr / specialist (assuming you've got one who is sympathetic) - who could explain things to him (I read about someone else who did this & said it helped them) - otherwise a therapist especially one who knows about V & all the issues it causes could help. I saw one who specialises in V so she was sympathetic & fully aware of all the problems it can cause - it was such a relief to talk to her. She could help with the sexual side of things too.

Good luck xx

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