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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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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


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


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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Post  bvnh13 on Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:04 pm

Hi everyone, this all started for me about five months ago, and I am 42. I had sex with a new partner and a few days later I was red inflammed and on fire down there. Went to the DR did cultures and it came back as yeast, gave me diflucan and got better but not fully. I then got bronchitis and got a RX for Zythromax and after that and my period the same symptoms game back.I got two doses of Diflucan and same thing better but still minor irritation. I decided to see another DR after my period and he said no its BV, but I had no odor I was confused but did the Metrogel and that made it a little worse then he put me on Flagyl and thats when it all started....So I finished the Flagyl and said Im still irritated but now for two months, two more DRs and 6 cultures later everthying comes back negative. I havent had sex since the beginning of March. I have my tubes tied. I dont use any harsh soaps..Im VERY careful. Heres my symptoms.....
I can go hours without feeling anything, never had irritation around or in the vagina. Its on the labia minora or right under the hood or clitoris. I sleep well.. Sex never hurts... The q tip test never bothers me, pelvic exams dont bother me but my new doctor says its probably Vulvadonyia....It feeling like a sting that comes and goes or a occasional itch in the areas I mentioned. Im not red or imflammed and the DR say everything looks normal inside and out.. I am symtom free on my heavy days of my period. I take probiotics (femdophilis) Eat healthy , tried Oxalate diet for two weeks, Estrace, Nuerontin, Calicum citrate, Vit E and multi Vit. NOTHING is helping...also my pap came back normal and neg for HPV. and I have been tested for every STD incl HIV several times all Neg.....can anyone help?????THANK YOU


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Post  Caropes on Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:12 pm

Hi and sorry for your pain!! I don't have the same symptoms you do, but my constant aching, pain came on after two back to back treatments for BV with Metrogel and Flagyl. (With many other treatments within the past two years.) I don't have pain on the inside and don't have trouble with tampons, etc. My pain is in the vulvar region and is constant! I did have pain with the Q-tip test and was diagnosed with vulvar vestibulitis. My Gyno, who is terrible, gave me Neurontin, I have been on it for three weeks with minimal results. I am also on Calcium citrate, Magnesium, Fem-dophilus, multi vitamin and am trying the low-oxalate diet. I don't think any of these things are working though. I had the severe depression, lost 12 pounds in two weeks and went to a very dark place for a few weeks.

I have researched the hell out of v.v. and vulvodynia since my Gyno seems completely incompetent. A lot of women have found relief with Amitrityline and Lyrica. Maybe you could talk to your doctor about that? I am currently trying to get a referral to a new Gyno in hopes of trying these meds. It is a terrible thing to have! I was really happy when I found this website and forum. It really helped me a lot.

So, if you would like to email me directly, please feel free! My name is Cathy and my email is caropes32@hotmail.com. Sorry, I can't give you any more info. Where are you from? I live in lower Alabama.


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Post  kks224 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:17 am

I have found a specialist at the Medical Center of Houston, Texas, Baylor Women's Clinic. She is fabulous. She has assured me that this condition is a trial and error situation. She understands very well what the pain is. She is the first specialist in strictly vaginal disorders I have found. She has enrolled me in physcal therapy for this, because vulvodynia being a nerve ending disorder confuses the avg. gyn. I am using several creams and the physical therapist told me the nerve endings "piss of the internal muscles' and get them irritated. Thus the therapy. The neurontin make me have gastric pain. But, I truly believe the Dr. is on her way to helping me. Some of the other antipressants are supposed to help this condition. Right now I use a sterioid cream, premarin cream, fagiflem, and a lidocain deading ointment. She as also prescribed 500 mg. of Naproxen for pain. Hopes this helps someone.


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Re: New,Depressed and need help!!!!!

Post  sailor_moon on Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:00 am

Have you had blood tests done? You say that your problem eases on your period. Have you had your hormones checked and thyroid, pituarity gland ect?

I am starting to wonder if my problem is hormonal too. Now apparantly a run-of-the-mill blood test wont show hormone imbalance majority of the time. Apparantly you need to do a sailva hormone test and a 24hour urine test as well as getting a blood test every week to check your cycle.

You say it is up near your clitoris....is it possible that your urine is irritating your skin in that area?

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Re: New,Depressed and need help!!!!!

Post  bvnh13 on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:21 am

I think Im going to ask to have my blood tested for hormones etc.I dont have any pain when peeing. only after I wipe i get irritated. my symtpms come and go during the day some days im a 1/10 and some days a 7/10...I cant figure out what provokes it at all...


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