Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:04 am by AvaElizabeth
I've been with my boyfriend for 2.5 years and before this August I had maybe 2 or 3 flare ups that only last maybe a week so I thought it was dry down there or something. I got diagnosed in August because I was having constant …
Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:55 am by senozs1
I've been struggling with provoked localized vulvodynia for some time. I feel like I can't take it anyome, and what I wanted to know is if there's anyone out there who's completely cured? Thank you, and I hope all of us get better
Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:50 am by syeraa
I am questioning myself as far as if I may have vulvodynia, and maybe you guys can help me. I know you're not doctors, and therefore can'T give me a diagnosis but you might be able to help regardless.
A few weeks ago, I started having burning sensations after sex. I thought at first it was …
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:10 pm by aaj12345
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Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:28 am by jen007
I wanted to see if anyone has ever had experience with vagional pain caused by scented toilet paper or any scented products that affected your area.
I have been experiencing the new pain that I had thought was a yeast infection, but ended up not being one. My doctor had asked me if I had switched toilet papers or anything like that. At the time I said no, because I hadn't... at home …
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:03 pm by patty
When I was a child I was sexually abused by a sibling. It falls under sexual abuse, and should not be …
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:27 pm by HARDROCKMOM72
I went to an OB/GYN, checked for a UTI (negative), was told I had a mild prolapsed bladder, and a yeast infection. I treated myself for the yeast, but continued to have pain. I went back and asked for a …
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:23 pm by ashley215
I am new to this and I wanted to know if anyone can tell me what to except over the next few weeks.
I had surgery on 9/11 and it has been about six weeks since my surgery. I had a post-op appointment on 10/7( 4-week mark).
He stated that I was healing very well! And that I should not stress every little pain or sensation at that point because it is too early to determine anything. …
I am a new member, and would like to share some info. with everyone. I have been suffering on and off for 30 years with Vulvodynia. I was treated in my early twenties, after having many UTI's and infections from constant use of antibiotics. A Gyn. froze the painful areas with liquid nitrogen, and the pain went away completely for many years. The doctor is not practicing anymore and I cannot find anyone who will do this procedure. The freezing procedure worked for over twenty five years with only minor bouts of burning.
I am now in my early fifties and about four years ago, the horrible pain came back. I am peri-menapausal, and cannot relieve myself from this constant burning, even using Estrace cream. I have been to many specialists and have tried many treatments. I just found this website today and am very happy I did.
If anyone has tried Evening Primrose oil and it has relieved the burning, please let me know. I am desperate, like all of you suffering constantly, to rid myself of this burning pain. Thank you so much, Minny.
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I heard years ago when I was on a different forum about a lady who used vinegar and water, she put a folded face cloth in the mixture and then doused her self with it. Funny enough my Mum used to do this to my head when I used to get migraines, they used this for pain in the old days. The vinegar draws out the heat.... I don't suffer from burning down there so I have never tried it, but I couldn't see any problem with giving it ago. I feel you should look into going to a vulva pain specialist if you can. All the best
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Hi ladies, I wanted to tell you what has helped my 22 year old daughter. My daughter has been battling vulvodynia, chronic UTI's, yeast infections, BV, and even strep B vaginal infections for almost 3 years now. She's been on the neverending revolving doOr of antibiotics, vaginal creams, lidocaine, hydrogen peroxide douches, etc., etc. FINALLY I SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND TOOK OVER!! There's nothing worst than seeing your child in so much pain and agony, and it was so heartbreaking watching this "animal" take my daughter's womanhood away from her. SUPER SAD!!
Here's what I did and, shockingly, it has helped her tremendously. Even to the point where she and her fiance' are actually having sexual intercourse with very little to no pain.
1. Get off all HORMONAL birth control.
2. Get on a daily regiment of:
Garlic pill - 1
Vitamin C (500mg) - 1
Femdophilus - 1
Cranberry pill - 1
Biotin - (she takes this because her hair has been thinning)
* Barlean's, The Essential Woman Supplement, Swirl, Chocolate Mint - 1 TBSP
* Flaxseed Oil - 1 .... once the Barlean's, The Essential Woman Supplement, Swirl, Chocolate Mint drink is gone. The two main ingredient's in this drink is Flaxseed Oil and Primrose Oil.
Folic Acid - 1
Jarrow IBS 299V Probiotic - 1
Femdophilus - 1
Cranberry pill - 1
Biotin - (again, she takes this because her hair has been thinning)
* Primrose Oil - 1 .... once the Barlean's, The Essential Woman Supplement, Swirl, Chocolate Mint drink is gone. The two main ingredient's in this drink is *Flaxseed Oil and *Primrose Oil.
She also uses a spray bottle to spray that area with a mixture of vinegar and water while taking her daily shower.
About 2 weeks after starting this regiment, I'm telling you, it's been like night and day for her. She is so happy right now. Almost makes me want to cry. And btw, she had a copper IUD with NO HORMONES inserted for birth control.
Also, we will be adding Zinc (and copper ... needed with zinc supplementals) to her daily regiment. I found some very interesting articles that say that low zinc levels are often found in people who have acne and hair loss/thinning due to their hormones being out of whack, "PARTICULARLY IN LOW PROGESTERONE LEVELS," which, voila', is often noted in women with vulvodynia.
Anyway, I just wanted share what has dramatically helped my daughter with this awful, AWFUL thing. I don't know if her daily regiment will help all, but even if it helps 1 or 2 people, that's a couple less women that have to live with this evil problem.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!
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Alana3 wrote:Im glad shes.feeling better but please dont tell people to get off bcps you have absolutely no idea why someone is on something. And telling someone to get off drugs could.potentially hurt them. I'm on it for endometriosis my growths would grow out of hand without the help of bcps. None of this would work for me as mine was nerve pain. Mine was handled thru surgery and removal of my skin and nerves. That for me was never an option and sorta seems like yeast or an infection. But I appreciate what you're saying and helping other women but try not saying to get off of something.
Alana3, I'm sorry. The only reason I said to get off hormonal BC is because it's strongly suggested (and do I dare say, universally KNOWN) by many that vulvodynia is actual caused by or strongly contributed by hormonal BC use. Obviously if you have other illnesses where hormonal BC is needed, then you may need to find differing ways/regiments to help with the vulvodynia. Like I said, my daughter's daily regiment isn't for everyone and may not help everyone, but if it helps just a few women, it's worth sharing.
Also, my daughter did have yeast and other chronic infections, but she was diagnosed with vulvodynia about 2 months ago. The doctor even admitted that she had probably been misdiagnosed with "infections" for a couple years. They even discussed having surgery to remove the nerves, and also the possibility of trying local injections. Even though she was in unbearable pain, my daughter was super leery and scared about having injections or surgery down there, so she opted to give her daily regiment of probiotics, vitamins, and sprays a chance. She actually started feeling a bit better after 2 weeks and, thankfully, stuck with the regiment. She'll be the first to tell you that she had her doubts about "the regiment" but, I know, now after 1 1/2 months of sticking with it and feeling 98% "normal" again, she would encourage everyone to find a daily regiment THAT'S GOOD FOR YOU and STICK WITH IT. Give it a chance to work. Also, I want to add, she didn't get her IUD until about 1 week ago, about 3 weeks after she was feeling some improvement in her vulvodynia.
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My gyne has just suggested I go back on BC progesterone only after I have been off it for about 5 years.
I used to use combined BC pills for about 10 years, my v pain began probably about 3/4 years after I started taking the pill, but it was manageable you know like 5 days outta 30 I would have some pain. (It all started after a run of infections and yeast down there) But since coming off the BC pills the pain has gotten so much worse like 25 days out of 30 I'm in terrible burning sore pain.
There are bound to be several other factors at play here, but it seems to me that going back on the pill is worth a try. Especially as my pain is always better at the start of my period and worse towards the end of my period and just after. Seems there is something cyclical going on.
It certainly hasn't helped me much coming off.
And like Alana - my pain is nerve related so I can't imagine how or why the BC pill will make a difference but lets see.
I'm always confused at all the conflicting advice, for example, my pain is said to be just my nerves playing up, but nobody will recommend surgery or even a nerve block to give me some relief.
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