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Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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Post Vestibulectomy

Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:15 pm by infinitelywondering

Heya,

I had my vestibulectomy (full) about a day and a half ago. I was very sick and poorly just after the op and experienced intense pain down there Sad

However, today I came home and have done the following things:

-washed with warm water
-applied manuka honey to the area
-ensured I wash at least 3 times a day and dab the area dry gently
-use frozen peas to stop the swelling

As of now I am …

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New w/ Secondary Provoked Vestibuldynia

Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Anyone from the PNW?

Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:54 am by jungleclover

I'm located near Portland and I would be really cool to actually meet someone with this issue. I think my roommate in college technically had this problem. She had an overgrown hymen removed and can't deal with penetration as a result. But she is gay so it seems like it hasn't been a huge problem for her (although we didn't talk about it much so there was possibly more to it than she let on). …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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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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Has changing diet actually significantly helped anyone?

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Re: Has changing diet actually significantly helped anyone?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:47 pm

A food diary is a really good idea, I need to get down to it !
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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:32 pm

The contradictions annoy me the most. Like, I eat a lot of broccoli because it is high in iron and my iron levels are really low probably due to being a veggie. But apparently broccoli is bad for the bladder and vagina ?! Orange juice and cranberry juice have health benefits but are acidic..you can't win! I've started my food diary at least
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Re: Has changing diet actually significantly helped anyone?

Post  Alana3 on Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:17 pm

As long as they aren't hurting you directly you should be ok. Maybe talk to a nutritionist who can help put you in a better direction

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Re: Has changing diet actually significantly helped anyone?

Post  alessandria on Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:50 pm

We shouldn't forget, the official stance in the medical literature on the oxalate diet is that it does not significantly help for women with vulvodynia as a whole. It does work really well for a few individuals, just the way being gluten-free really works for some individuals, and being low yeast works for others. But that's the unfortunate part, VV has a million different causes producing the same symptoms, and so diet will only be the culprit, and thus only be a therapeutic factor, for some sufferers. I have found zero dietary influence in my own symptoms, which has in some ways been awesome (yay, eating what I want!!), and some ways less awesome (boo, no magical cure...). Food diaries are awesome for uncovering the chance that anyone's particular symptoms are related to diet, but I will say that I think the oxalate hypothesis has been pretty thoroughly debunked as a common cause of VV, and it's a pretty challenging diet to adhere to. If you notice no change in symptoms after a cycle or two, it's probably not worth the hassle.

Do keep in mind that weight, rather than diet, can play a role in a couple of ways. Excessive fat is becoming well-known in the literature as a cause of chronic inflammation, and it is also an active secretor of estrogen. One can have the pro-inflammatory variety of fat without even being overweight by BMI standards, so it's absolutely not a matter of being what we term aesthetically overweight. Losing some pounds may help reduce your body's level of inflammatory signaling molecules in the blood, which can then go on to decrease both inflammation and pain with VV. Estrogen is also thought by a few VV experts to play a role in the disease symptoms, though in a really crazy and indirect way that no one has 100% figured out yet. So, losing some fat can be worthwhile, even in the absence of a challenging diet that limits what foods you can eat. Again, no one factor will cure everyone with VV, but we all just have to keep trying until we find something. Smile

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Re: Has changing diet actually significantly helped anyone?

Post  zarli on Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:21 pm

Hi Alessandria
Your responses to forum questions are amazingly detailed and so well informed. It has got me wondering if you may be a Doctor or a professional in some way related to medicine ?
Just curious.....

Thank you for your responses I love reading them they are so helpful.

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Re: Has changing diet actually significantly helped anyone?

Post  samyurai76 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:29 am

I was on the anti-Candida diet for years (still am, really). It's difficult to adjust to and I have occasionally succumbed to CAKE and MOAR CAKE! And I never really understood why I couldn't have Marmite, bread and mushrooms - entirely different sorts of yeast\fungus! It did seem to help for quite some time. But it also took time to start helping. Months and months. It's a long haul thing. However, I've recently had a terrible flare up (in spite of the diet) which has ultimately led to my diagnosis (after 20 years) of 'neuropathic pain' - which I'm taking to mean 'vulvodynia'. To cut a long story short - I agree that diet can be a therapeutic measure, but it clearly isn't a solution. That said, a low sugar diet has other huge benefits, so I'll probably keep it up.

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Re: Has changing diet actually significantly helped anyone?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:00 pm

Samuryai - yum, cake! I agree that a low sugar diet is definitely a good idea. There is so much scientific proof and evidence for it too. Most days I eat very healthily but if I want a few biccies or choccies I have them. Or haggen dazs pralines and cream icecream mmm... My food diary hasn't really helped me at all. Also I don't get how if I was fine eating things before then why would I suddenly develop symptoms? I guess things like coeliac can come on randomly and you can develop intolerances and allergies that you didn't have before etc. My mum is a nurse and she doesn't think my diet would have anything to do with the vaginal burning, but that's only my particular vulvodynia. I reckon for other types of vulvodynia especially those connected to cystitis, what you eat and drink could have some bearing on down below. My GP and one gyno I saw didn't think food would affect it either. But everyone has different opinions
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