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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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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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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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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Lidocaine with condoms?

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 pm by AEM1

Hi everyone! My doctor just prescribed me a topical lidocaine to administer before sex, but I forgot to ask if it is okay to use with condoms. Has anyone else used this before and know it is safe to use with condoms? Thanks! Very Happy
Unrelated, but I just started Lyrica a few weeks ago...no changes yet, but I'm hopeful something will come out of it. 3 years with vulvodynia and unable to have sex …

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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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Recently Diagnosed which has motivated my research study

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm by ebclose2free

Hi everyone,

My name is Eliza Barach and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in October of 2017. I'm also PhD student at the State University of New York at Albany. I work several professors at SUNY, but one in particular, Dr. Mitch Earleywine researches marijuana and its possible efficacy as an alternative treatment. Our previous examined cannabis and symptoms of PMS/PMDD and found that women …

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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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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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First acupuncture

Post  Zbrown on Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:48 pm

Well I have a lot of trigger points and tension through out my body , after y first trip there has the needles put in at various points on my right leg and left arm but no relief from the v lol ! How many appointments before noticing a difference xox

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  bridget234 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:17 pm

Hi.. I tried acupuncture once a week for about 2 months. I honestly don't think it did anything except make me feel realized for about an hour.

I think it may also depend on your pain as well. For me, I have more external/nerve pain so the acupuncture can't really help with that. However, if your pain is more internal/muscle related, I think it could be beneficial. My acupuncurist said that it usually takes 8-12 weeks to see a difference though.

But everyone is different so it may work for you! Good luck!

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  Zbrown on Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:14 pm

Mine seems to be generalized external but idk about internal a bit bit definitely external , what kind do you have ?? I haven tried any medication like antidepressants ect yet so far just avoid some things eg tight clothes sex ect they want me to try acupuncture first before any medication they said because I'm only 22 :/ but idk do medications ever be a cure or just cover symptoms up so new to all this ! They haven't even diagnosed me with vulvodynia like they never said the word but all the treatments they have talked about eg acupuncture, Pilates, antidepressants ect sounds like a by of a give away ??? :/ xox

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  Alana3 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:16 pm

I stopped going to it I would bleed and have horrendous cramps every time. And I'm pretty sure it was in my head when I did "feel better" after acupuncture. I wanted to believe it worked so it did, but not really. Medications can actually help it, but keep in mind there is not a cure for vulvodynia. There are things that can be done- I had surgery and even tho I'm 100% better I am not considered cured.

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  Zbrown on Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:25 pm

Yeah I jw when people said thy where cured was confused ? I honestly can't remember what it feels like I be normal and it's only been five months lol ! They said if acupunture didn't work but gapenitn or something sorry for bad spelling ?? Mine seems to be more generalized inner thighs ect too but I do feel as I my pelvic floor muscles are contributing with the pain. Is there any surgery for generalized I guess not ? Xox

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  Alana3 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:35 pm

More for local, but who knows. Try the gaba!

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  Zbrown on Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:16 pm

Yeah well I'm back for acupuncture this Monday and then the following week after but I may schedule another apointment with the doctor see if there's anything I could do in conjunction get more relief , it's all very draining lol thanks Alana !!! Xo

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  Alana3 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:44 pm

Trust me.I know and I wish I could help you but your problem was different than mine so I dont want to tell you wrong

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  bridget234 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:11 am

I have more external pain but I also had some muscle related pain. Acupuncture didn't help with either. I would ask your doctor about physical therapy. I think it kind of has the same goal outcome as acupuncture for the muscle related pain but you're doing more hands on work that works for more than just a little bit after a session.

I am only 21 and have had this for almost 3 years so I know how you feel, zbrown Sad. Ask your doctor to prescribe you so lidocain for temporary relief here and there... at least that would help sometimes.

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  Zbrown on Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:34 am

Oh really are you only 21 too ?? It is frustrating like I had a normal life 5 months ago it's over welming sometimes . Where do you live yourself bridget234 xo

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  bridget234 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:04 pm

Yeah I'm 21, almost 22. I am right outside of Philadelphia.. what about you?? I know its soooo frustrating! I get so upset about it all the time because I'm so young and feel like I should just have a normal life.
Feel free to private message me so we can talk!

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  Zbrown on Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:26 pm

I'm in Ireland , how donee personal message sounds crazy idk ??? Yeah no up until 5 months ago I was perfectly fine :/ xox

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Post  bridget234 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:42 pm

Personal massages? My physical therapist does this and it seems to help..

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  Zbrown on Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:25 pm

Ohh I
Meant private message i don't
Know how to personal message on this forumn x

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Re: First acupuncture

Post  bridget234 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:55 am

I'll message you...next to your username at the top there should be something that says 'you have __ new messages' !

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