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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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Anyone from New Jersey

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

Looking to maybe talk to someone from NJ to see if there are any support groups in this state.

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vaginal cream

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm by LindafromNJ

I have been given ABC cream to start using for my condition. This is gabapentin, amitriptyline and baclofen cream. Has anyone tried this. Also has anyone used lidocaine. My doctor told me not to use it. It is so sore at the vaginal opening. Has anyone used it there. Please respond!!

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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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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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Post  naomi on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:36 pm

So my usual head doctor has referred me to a friend of hers who works as a psychotherapeutic cousellor. Not that she wanted to bunk me off to someone else, but she thought it might be good to gain another persons perspective on my situation etc.

So I went today (dragging my heals - I hate change!) and the lady seemed really lovely... she completely 'gets' me and is going to work with the below...CAT

•Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
CAT focuses its attention on discovering how problems have evolved and how the procedures devised to cope with them may be ineffective. It is designed to enable clients to gain an understanding of how the difficulties they experience may be made worse by their habitual coping mechanisms.

In my life i feel like im just treading water to keep my head just above water to stop my drowning!! I know that sounds a bit dramatic but thats how it feels. So she intends to help me find coping stratorgies (spelling!?!) etc.

I think im going to have a good stab at it. Its the only thing i have going on a weekly basis...the medical side of all this has ground to a halt practically and its so frustrating as my consultant wont reply my letters or phone messages....do that actually give a flying fuck about helping me?!!! tossers.

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Post  naomi on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:37 pm

sorry bit of a rant on there! Just makes me so angry I could punch something!!

Bed for me anyhooz Im shattered

hope u guys r ok xxxxxx

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Re: C.A.T therapy

Post  tweety on Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:02 pm

Hey Naomi,

That sounds interesting... it sounds like something I should prolli try too if I can learn better coping strategies.

Let me kno how your first session goes.




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Post  Sarah001 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:37 pm

It's good that you've found someone to talk through coping with, I think we all understand the treading water feeling. Have you thought about getting or borrowing a copy of Amy Stein's Heal Pelvic Pain? It's full of good advice and exercises if you don't fancy going to a Women's Health Physio, she covers exercises for the external muscles to help the pelvic floor relax and massage for internal and external to help the pelvic floor relax. The great thing about the book is it doesn't cost much either, I think my copy was about £7 and it's a really good book. Like most of us you've been let down by conventional doctors so it's probably time to start looking at your options to help yourself. Hope you at least have a read through it in a library to get some handy hints on things to try, and inflamed skin is mentioned too!

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:48 pm

That sounds great Naomi! I get cbt with my therapist who also takes a person centered approach so its a mix really

I find it very helpful so I wish you luck!!!!

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