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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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Post  Celticrose on Sun May 25, 2014 12:31 am

I would like to say 'hi' to everyone and to introduce myself. I am Irish but have lived in Australia for 7 years now. I originally was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in 2003 in the UK and have been on fentanyl patches (25) ever since. I started menopause in 2006 and take HRT for that. In 2007 we moved to Australia and it was around that time that I started to experience urinary frequency for which I had a bladder investigation. My bladder apparently cracked and bled when examined, which I wasn't told about at the time. I continued to experience frequency and was given Vesicare tablets, which didn't help. Last year I had a radical nerve block in my back but continued to have referred nerve pain. It was around this time that I began to suffer from pelvic pain and severe itchiness in my vagina. I began to experience severe bouts of cystitis-like symptoms but each time I saw the doctor, there was no infection only some blood and raised white cell count. No one could tell me what was wrong until I saw a leading urologist two weeks ago who after looking at my notes informed me that I have Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC) and Vulvodynia with perhaps some VA thrown in for good measure. I am in so much pain sometimes, that I now have to change the fentanyl patches every 2 days instead of 3. Having this on top of back pain has left me feeling very low but antidepressants react with the patches so that's not an option. Sorry to be so long winded about this but I know that I have to live with what I've got and no amount of crying will change that. I am so glad to find a support group and hope to gain more knowledge through this site. My husband is totally unsupportive and as sex is so painful and my husband, uncaring, I know I will be on my own soon. This really concerns me as I know that I won't be able to work full time due to the pain and discomfort. I am completing my postgrad degree in June. Anyway, thanks for listening and I hope to hear from others who may have similar experiences.

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Post  zarli on Mon May 26, 2014 9:19 am

Hi there and welcome. I am so sorry to hear your story. Do you have any other support apart from your husband ? Men.....Some times I have to remember not to judge them all the same !! Do you have a good gp? I would like to offer my friend ship to you and let you know that your not alone. Its great that you are completing your post grad. I am 42 and have had to go back to study so I can change my job because of my pain its hard work but so worth it. You will be ok. Love your self and believe you are strong and will be able to cope if you're on your own as you are more important than any one else.
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Post  Celticrose on Thu May 29, 2014 12:18 am

Thank you Zarli,
Your offer of friendship is greatly appreciated and it's good to know there is someone who understands. I have a daughter and son near me but of course they must live their own lives. Do you find that even though we are loved by family, they don't always want to hear about your pain? I can understand this as they feel helpless and when the pain is constant, no one wants to hear about it, not even me! It has been difficult to study especially as stress over assignments makes the pain worse but it has also been a wonderful experience and given me something to look forward to. I have been busy with assignments this week so didn't get a chance to get onto this site. Hope to hear from you again, zarli x

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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:31 am

cheers Welcome, Celticrose Smile
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Post  zarli on Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:28 pm

Hi there just wondering how you are getting on ? What state in Australia do you live in?
Sorry I haven't made contact with you I am so busy but its no excuse !
Hope you are doing well Smile

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Post  zarli on Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:29 pm

Sorry just read properly your from Adelaide! Im from Melbourne

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Welcome! We have quite a few Australian members!
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