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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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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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First acupuncture

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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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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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