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Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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Post Vestibulectomy

Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:15 pm by infinitelywondering

Heya,

I had my vestibulectomy (full) about a day and a half ago. I was very sick and poorly just after the op and experienced intense pain down there Sad

However, today I came home and have done the following things:

-washed with warm water
-applied manuka honey to the area
-ensured I wash at least 3 times a day and dab the area dry gently
-use frozen peas to stop the swelling

As of now I am …

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New w/ Secondary Provoked Vestibuldynia

Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Anyone from the PNW?

Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:54 am by jungleclover

I'm located near Portland and I would be really cool to actually meet someone with this issue. I think my roommate in college technically had this problem. She had an overgrown hymen removed and can't deal with penetration as a result. But she is gay so it seems like it hasn't been a huge problem for her (although we didn't talk about it much so there was possibly more to it than she let on). …

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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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Post  princesst124 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:27 pm

I just went to my GYN nurse and she believes I have nerve pain and she wants me to see a vulva specialist. I am B R O K E! We live in the US , have insurance through my husband's work but it's minimal. The last time I had female pain it was constant cramps and they said I had a weak lower pelvic floor. I went to a female physical therapist.  The out of pocket expense was over $700! I knew I most likely would need a female pt again after giving birth. What did you all do for vulva pain? Any tips even if sexual/gross, would be appreciated.

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Post  bvnh13 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:54 pm

My Vulvodynia is nerve related..I did not relief until my ObGyn prescribed me Lyrica and Elavil....The Lyrica is very expensive its over 500$ , theres no generic yet. Im lucky that i have great insurance that will pay for it. Other things is I eat a low Oxalate diet, take vit e/a/b12/b6/zinc, omega fish , grapeseed extract/aloe capsules/calcium citrate/magnisium and potasium. I drink only high PH water (8.Cool and wear white cotton underwear only. Aveeno oatmeat baths help too. I also get acupunture every week. Im about 90% pain free now and if I start to get irratated Its like 2/10 and doesnt last long at all...hope you get relief soon

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Post  princesst124 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:59 pm

I would prefer not to take lyrica! Can't do the other stuff you mentioned either Sad .

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Post  Caropes on Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Hey Princesst124. Where in the u.s. Do you live? How long have you had problems? What is your history. I was recently diagnosed and am still in the process of finding treatment.

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Post  Alana3 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:20 pm

I live in the states and finally had surgery to get rid of it but you have to jump thru hoops for that. Where do you live?

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Post  princesst124 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:39 pm

Boston area.

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Post  princesst124 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:41 pm

Caropes

I thought I replied to you. not sure if it didn't post or got deleted for some reason. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, hyperthyroid, obesity caused by the previous, endometriosis, and anxiety.

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:42 am

Dr Goldstein is a good doc if you haven't already seen him Smile

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Post  princesst124 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:51 am

Thanks Alana but I got a recommendation for someone in Burlington. I live closer to there.

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Re: hi all new possible diagnosis of vulvodynia

Post  Leslieg on Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:27 am

Hi Princess, I go to the specialist in Burlington, ma too. I hope you're pain free soon.

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Post  Leslieg on Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:33 am

While you're waiting for an appointment, the standard stuff is:
Minimal soap there, only water; cotton underwear only; rinse w/ little water bottle after urinating; ice packs or frozen peas (20 min); warm water soaks; loose fit clothing.
Monitor pain to determine triggers....
Some girls have tried coconut oil to soothe. If its truly nerve pain....ice packs will be your best friend. xo

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Post  princesst124 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:06 am

Leslie,

Luckily it's only when touched. So it's got to be nerve pain. I do wear cotton panties, I never use soap inside unless I feel gross from menstruation / discharge. I have noticed I'm itchy though alot lately is that part of it? I still have my water bottle from giving birth , I could rinse with that. And I LOVE ice for muscle pain. It will be interesting to see what she can do. I would prefer not to take any meds if possible maybe just before intercourse would be ok. The topical sounds interesting but I don't want it getting on my husband.


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Post  Alana3 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:04 pm

When I was going thru vulvodynia, I used a baking soda and water combination made it into a paste and put it down there for about ten minutes and washed away with warm water.  Supposedly baking soda allows your pH to become a little more normal and I will tell you I had INSTANT relief.  I did it twice a day and it allowed me to get thru my day a little better.  Also, massage and/or acupuncture helped me a lot.  If yours is only when touched, you sound a lot like me!  Mine started to get worse towards the end because my muscles were compromised as well at that point.  I also tried physical therapy- before and after my surgery and got relief both times.  My doc made me a compound of amitriptyline/gabapentin/lidocaine which I applied 3 times a day.  This was so I wouldn't get any of the side effects common with the oral drugs.  I would apply it right to the area for 6 weeks.  It unfortunately didn't work for me, but my doc has gotten a good response about 65% of the time.  So it's something to maybe try!

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