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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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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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New & feeling lost!

Post  Molly_ on Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:43 pm

I'm 21 and have been suffering with vulvodynia for over 6 months now.
It started when i kept getting UTIs and cystitis frequently which I had become used to until I met my current partner and started experiencing really painful intercourse too.
I'd never had problems before and after visiting the doctors several times they told me nothing was wrong psychically. I decided to see a gynaecologist who then told me about vulvodynia. He put me on 10mg of amitriptyline for two months which made no difference. I was also given instillagel to use before sex which helps!
I've now been put on 25mg of amitriptyline and been told to be patient.... Wondering if anyone else has a successful amitriptyline story or any other helpful advice? I'm not too knowledgeable about it all!
Thanks! Smile

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Post  Lms911 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:11 pm

I don't have much advice for you love but I'm in the same boat as you. This forum is wonderful for advise and help! Stay strong and praying for relief for us ALL!

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Post  Molly_ on Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:18 pm

Yeah I'm glad I'm not alone! Ill have a good look through for advice Smile thanks!

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Re: New & feeling lost!

Post  mary jane on Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:57 pm

I'm on amitriptyline 50 mg at the moment, my pain was also triggered by a small infection (of the bartholin glands)....
it works for me right now, my pain went from 7/10 to a 2/10..however, mine is a nerve pain...
but at 10/20 mg it did nothing for me!

unfortunately, not everyone reacts the same. I tolerate it very well, but I know others are comatose from this drug....
then again, I am desperate and I would take anything to cope with daily school life.

anyway, just so you know, lyrica is a great drug (efficiency wise) for vulvodynia if ami does not work
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Re: New & feeling lost!

Post  Molly_ on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:00 pm

Glad its working for you! I'm hoping 25mg will work but if not ill have to ask about this lyrica Smile thanks for the help

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Post  zarli on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:06 pm

Please try Lyrica it works..and keep positive this forum is wonderful, read read read info on here Smile 

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Re: New & feeling lost!

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:18 pm

Hey Molly welcome to the forum! My vulvodynia also started after a bad urine infection, but there were also other things like being on antibiotics and starting the pill. I'm the same age as you. I have had it since I was 17 and I was so so sad and lost. Finding this forum has helped me so much! I also have a bit of relief with a numbing gel during sex and in general but it does burn the skin a bit at first and the effect wears off quickly. I was put on Gabapentin which I initially thought was helping but think the soreness was just lower coincidentally. What type of pain/irritation do you feel?
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Re: New & feeling lost!

Post  Molly_ on Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:14 pm

Thankyou! It's so good to see other people's advice and thanks for sharing your situation with me! Smile
It's painful both inside and outside :/ It's a constant throbbing pain and is really sensitive to touch on the outside. I get cystitis a lot but its mostly pain during intercourse which is the worst! It just came on all of a sudden. I'm thankful for the gel at the minute for that even if its sore afterwards. How about you?

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Re: New & feeling lost!

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:14 am

I have a constant stinging and burning of the opening of the vagina and around it and inside Sad jeans and tight trousers irritate me and I never wear thongs now - granny pants all the way! - This forum has been the best thing to come out of having this. Talking can be therapeutic! The girls on here have helped me out millions more than any 'healthcare professional'. It's nice to just have people there that care and show interest
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Re: New & feeling lost!

Post  Molly_ on Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:18 am

I hear you there! I always find cotton underwear being the best or sometimes none at all! It is nice! I've been reading every day, glad I found it too Smile just hoping the amitriptyline will help soon!

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