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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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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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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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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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Just Diagnosed- frustrated and worried please help

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Just Diagnosed- frustrated and worried please help

Post  ESR on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:03 pm

Hi all,

I am 18 years old began trying to have sex for the first time 7 months ago with my boyfriend and we never managed it at all due to the pain and probably additional tension in my vaginal muscles.
I found my journey to being diagnosed very emotional and confusing, going on internet sites, a family planning clinic before finally going to a GUM clinic where they did that cotton bud test and decided I have vestibulodynia(?? I have the provoked one, I think that is the name for it) The doctor said the friction involved during attempting penetration causes irritation in four areas/glands around my vagina, in the way of redness, swelling and stinging, similar to the way for example pollen makes hayfever sufferes' eyes itch and go red and puffy . I have very bad hayfever and maybe slight eczema and asthma and this makes me 'atopic' and this could possibly be the cause of my vestibulodynia.
Everywhere I look there seems to be different information about the causes of this condition and I just wonder if anyone really knows enough about it, even when it affects so many people.
The treatment plan the doctor gave me consisted of applying a weak anaesthetic (instillagel) to my vestibule three times a day then when I used that all up move onto a stronger anaesthetic (lidocaine 5%) for two weeks, which I am currently in the middle of doing. After those two weeks she said I could try sex again. She said the aim was to 'retrain' that area to not be so sensitive but I just feel sceptical about this actually working. She also gave me some antihistamine pills (ucerax) and isntructed that I should take one before I have sex. I was wondering whether any of you were given the same treatment and if it's worked because as of yet I have not found anyone else who has been told to continually numb the area for retraining or something.
I would love anyone's opinion or help with my problem and will be so grateful for the support from someone who knows how I feel.

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Re: Just Diagnosed- frustrated and worried please help

Post  Alana3 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:13 am

Uh its not gonna just stop because you numb it. I used lidocaine but because of pain. Once it wears off it will.come right back.

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Re: Just Diagnosed- frustrated and worried please help

Post  EviE°Bee on Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:32 am

ESR,
your gonna be asked to try a whole lot of different treatments and some may work, some may not. Depends on the lady and culprit. Everyone responds differently to meds, creams, injections, ect.

Best thing to do is do a bunch of research regarding VV, keep a daily log of your symptoms and possible irritants (diet, activities, ect), how you respond to treatments.

I know it's overwhelming and I wouldn't wish VV on my worst enemy but your not alone.

I've never heard of "retraining" the vulva back to normal. Keep us posted. Muah.

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Re: Just Diagnosed- frustrated and worried please help

Post  mary jane on Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:29 am

Don't worry, everyone is different and has different sets of symptoms. You will find something, you're very young and the body recuperates fast !
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Re: Just Diagnosed- frustrated and worried please help

Post  Alana3 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:13 pm

I've heard of retraining but typically after a diagnosis of vaginismus or surgery. Lidocaine blocks pain while on it but when it wears off the pain is still there. It would work it you had muscle pain but not nerve/skin pain. Maybe get another opinion...

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Re: Just Diagnosed- frustrated and worried please help

Post  Sunflower82 on Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:33 pm

When I was first diagnosed I got given the same treatment the strine gleans then lodicaine. Which helped in the shirt term when I used it but didn't give any long term relief. The got given trimovate cream which is a steriod and told to come back in three months! After that was out on anti depressants after 6 months I said it made know difference and I was told, "of course it has" it hadn't it didn't feel any difference!
The only think that helped was Physio, this I had to pay for privately. I am now able to have sex the pain does come back but I have a back related issue that makes my vulvar pain worse.

Hope this helps

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Re: Just Diagnosed- frustrated and worried please help

Post  Sunflower82 on Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:35 pm

Oh dear lots of auto corrects !
I had the same gel in the syringe that was supposed to say !!

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