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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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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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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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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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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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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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Just Diagnosed- frustrated and worried please help

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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

Kt

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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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