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Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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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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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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Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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6 year sufferer but I’ve found some hope

Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 am by Npage14

Hey, ladies! I’m new to this support group, I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while so I wanted to try this out! I’ve had vulvodynia for 6 years now, I am self diagnosed. I’m 20 now and the pain started when I had my first encounter with sexual contact when I was 14(I still remained a virgin though it was fingering). For a couple years the pain was so bad I could hardly …

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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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Physio (back pain)

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Physio (back pain)

Post  Sunflower82 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:48 am

Hi,
    I've been seeing a women's health Physio on and off for well over a year and I don't think I would have got this far if it wasn't for all the treatment she has given me. The only think us half way through this treatment I hurt my back. L4 l5 area impinging in the nerve down my right leg! I recently had a nerve block and the majority of my vulvodynia symptoms disappeared and I am now able to have pain free sex. The only problem is my back and leg still feeling the same, if I have any Physio treatment to release my back it will immediate bring on my vulvodynia symptoms. Waiting for another nerve block ( which is not really the answer)

Wondered if anyone else had a similar experience ?

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Post  zarli on Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:23 am

Hi my specialist is thinking about giving me a nerve block, where did you have your block ?

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Physio (back pain)

Post  Sunflower82 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:38 am

Hi,
I had a nerve block at l4 l5 so technically it shouldn't have had an effect on my vulvodynia and the drs can't really explain why it has, it helped by back and leg pain temporary but within four weeks it was back! Were are u planning on having one ?

Thanks for your reply

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Post  zarli on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:33 am

Thank you, 15 years ago I started suffering nerve pain in my left shoulder blade, I believe this caused my vulvodynia which also started on my left side 6 years ago. Needless to say I've tried every thing for both problems and been to every one (well it feels like every one). I see a pain specialist who wants to try a puedendal nerve block and I'm thinking why not ??
I apologise for any negative aura but I'm having a pain flare and am struggling to keep up to life in general at present, but I know its just a phase and tomoro could be better.
Thank you for replying to me
Kind Regards Zarli

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Post  Sunflower82 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Zaria,
Sorry to hear u are having a rough time! I know that feeling well! A nerve block could be the way forward it's worth a try if u have tried other options! I'm presuming you have had Physio imput ?

Hope u have a better day tomorrow

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Post  mary jane on Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:35 pm

@ sunflower, was that a pudendal nerve block you had? oh, wait, you said it was for your back...

@ zarli, pudendal pain usually involves vulva pain, so it might work for you ! do update if it works, I'm interested in it as well
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Post  zarli on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:18 am

Thank you girls at this stage I have to wait until March !!! But Im trying to get in sooner my GP is going to pull some strings to try to make it happen sooner so will wait and see..
I will let u know asap.
Thank you for your lovely positive reply's its so comforting to have support, l have 4 young adult children and I hide a lot of my pain from them as I don't want them to get negativity from me, so its quite exhausting some days because I try and fulfil all family life and hide all the drama of having 'V'. I guess its nice to write negative feelings to people that understand, if that makes sense??

Yes I have tried 3 physios I have found a really good one and I am on going with that with very slow progress but I feel I let myself get to this stage as Endep worked for me for 4 years and I didn't try to find a cure I just thought I'd take that and slowly ween off it and tada 'V' would be gone.....very foolish thinking.

Warm wishes to you both


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Post  zarli on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:58 am

Forgot to say ...I know its not a cure but any thing to take away the pain while I am doing physio, my vulva specialist keeps
telling me its important to control the pain through medication while working on physio.Very Happy 

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Post  Kathy100 on Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:46 pm

Hi Zarli - I know what you mean about the meds, I thought exactly the same as you to start with (wishful thinking I guess) & then my pain spread out to legs, hips and back. Now I've found a really good physio who is helping (the specialist I saw said if physio did not work then nerve blocks would be something to consider). It must be terribly difficult to hide the V from your family life especially when you get a flare - I find it tough enough & I'm single. I hope you start feeling better soon.

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