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Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:54 pm by Roselilyflower

Hi there everyone, I was diagnosed with vulvodynia about 5 months ago. It all started as an allergic reaction to some thrush cream I used to treat a yeast infection which I got agter a heafty load of antibiotics. I have been tested umteen times for herpes etc and I am all clear which is reassuring but still depressing as Inwas not sure what the hell was going on, then finally I was given an …

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How do you live with this?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:15 am by Persevere1990

Hi everyone,

It's great to see there is a support network here... I was diagnosed a few weeks ago and have started nightly treatment with lidocaine cream one week ago. Not noticing any difference yet.

I notice I get flare ups throughout the day, typically after peeing, showering, walking and when I'm stressed. I'm pretty sure my vulvodynia was caused by nerve damage due to a bad case of thrush …

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I just found this site tonight

Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:35 am by surprisemom44

Hello all,

I just found this site tonight. I am on my fourth round of antibiotics in a row since Nov. But honestly, have been having the pain, itching, burning for years. I had never heard of this condition until tonight and have not been diagnosed but I feel it has to be what I have. I had my first encounter with burning, itching, pain when I was 12! My mom tried to get me to douche! I had …

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Pain following a vaginal cyst procedure a year ago.

Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:22 pm by crackleberry

Hi everyone, I'm sorry this is going to be long, but please listen and help if you can. I am a 17 year old girl. In february of 2016 I had a mass protruding from my vagina, I went to the er, they didn't know what kind of cyst it was but they did an incision and drainage and put a word catheter in to help the cyst drain. During the procedure I had a sharp pain from where she cut me, but once it …

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New here- please help

Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:49 am by 1989SBSC

I've been reading these forums for the past year or more and have never posted anything online like this before. I'm overwhelmed and don't even know where to start. Up until a couple years ago, I never had any urinary tract/vaginal problems. Sex (intercourse) always felt good, and I didn't notice any burning feelings in my vagina or urethra. Then, I lived abroad for a year in a hot, tropical …

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Male visitor

Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:19 pm by outsider

Hello!

I am a 25 year old guy who has erectile dysfunction following an injury a few years ago. I am here because I think that men and women with sexual dysfunction could benefit from dating each other. My experience has been that women have lost interest when they found out that penetrative sex was not possible with me.
So I am interested in learning more about female sexual disorders. Do young …

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vulvodynia

Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:44 am by owlcity

I've bee recently diagnosted with vulvodynia. I had my first UTI and that was probably the trigger for me. I started using estrace topical cream and at first it didn't help at all. After few weeks i actually had one month with no pain or burning. I almost forgot that i have a "problem". The lastfew days the burning is back on and off, maybe not as bad as before. I don't know if i should …

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Provoked Vs. Unprovoked Vulvodynia?

Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:03 pm by Sarah08

Hello,

I am just wondering what the difference is between provoked and unprovoked vulvodynia?

I had sex with someone a few months ago and the pain/stinging has been constant ever since. Multiple visits to the GP ruled out any infections and a specialist has since suggested vulvodynia. I'm wondering whether, since it was the sex that brought it on, it would be considered provoked, or since it …

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Newlywed and newlydiagnosed- help!

Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:06 am by hollync

Hello, I am 24 and had pain-free sex with my new husband for 3 years before starting to have this pain about 2 years ago. It started after a course of antibiotics, and although I have been on hormonal birth control for over 10 years, I changed to a similar, but different birth control around that time as well. It generally stings and burns, mostly after intercourse.

I finally saw someone about …

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Post  owlcity on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:44 am

I've bee recently diagnosted with vulvodynia. I had my first UTI and that was probably the trigger for me. I started using estrace topical cream and at first it didn't help at all. After few weeks i actually had one month with no pain or burning. I almost forgot that i have a "problem". The lastfew days the burning is back on and off, maybe not as bad as before. I don't know if i should ask my obgyn to give me a new prescription of estrace mixed with progesteron this time. I am getting close to being menopausal I suppose and my hormomes are pretty low. I can tolerate some burning but I never know what the next hour is going to bring. I am a nurse working in the hopital. I have pretty sick patients to take care of and I can't worry about how I feel. I am worried about taking amitryptyline or gabapentin. I can"t afford to be sleepy for hours at the time or quit my job, I am the only one working in my household. Anybody tried other things that worked? Does anybody know if EMUAID cream ever works? Big advertisement on line for it, hard to tell if it's a scam or it's worth the money.
Thank you all and i hope they come up with a cure. None of us deserve this:(

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Re: vulvodynia

Post  sailor_moon on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:45 pm

Do you have any other symtoms besides the vulvodynia?

Have the doctors done a blood test over a 4 week period, doing a blood test every week to see what your hormones are actually doing?

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Post  owlcity on Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:50 am

Thanks for answering. No symptoms other then burning/stinging/pain. Mostly burning. My doc siad that vaginal dryness is common when you're 50 and most likely my hormons are low. I never actually had any blood tests. I'm pretty familiar with most nursing area expect obgyn/mother-baby/labor and delivery. Maybe I shoud ask my doctor to run some tests? I do seem to have the "classical" symptoms of vulvodynia. Grrrr! My life was so perfect before, I should've appreciate it more! We never do I guess. I dont expect a cure (wouldn't that be nice), just acceptable level of discomfort. I'm so demoralized right now, all I'm reading is that you may have this conidion for years! OMG! Years? I don't think I can take it for fow months let alone years. Thank you so much again for answering.

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Post  sailor_moon on Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:13 am

I'm only 26 and have had this sh*t for 14 months now. I totally get what you mean about having a wonderful life before Sad it makes me so sad.

I am only just seeing a doctor who knows what he's doing now, after 14 months of dealing with incompetent doctors who just wanted to put me on antidepressants and send me to councilling!

I have a lot of other symptoms accompanying my problem, which may or may not be related.

Many women with vulvodynia have other hormonal issues that the patient doesn't even pick up on until things get REALLY bad. I didn't pick up on my other symptoms at first until they escalated to extremes because I was so wrapped up and focused on my vulva, I was ignorant of all the other symptoms I was expiriencing, even though they all started at the same time (and the doctors were fobbing off my other symptoms as stress...ummm extremely sore breasts are not caused by stress!)

It wouldn't hurt to have blood tests, especially with the way you are saying about your response to hormones. And low hormone levels are suspected already, so it can't hurt! At least you will be ruling it out. It may not give you an answer, but it may!

I work in a pharmacy and one woman has suffered vulvadynia due to lack of estrogen. She uses estrogen cream and is on HRT and it fixed the problem. Another lady was experiencing vulvodynia-like symptoms because she had no testosterone in her body. She gets testosterone shots now and the problem is fixed. Lack of iron can cause vulva issues.....oh the list goes on!

It is up to you to decide what action you want to take, but if you are anything like me, you would do anything to be rid of this horrific condition.

The women on this site are awesome, I have gotten some very valuable information from this site, and the ladies are awesome to chat to for advice.





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Re: vulvodynia

Post  zarli on Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:21 am

Hi maybe you should seek the care of a specialist such as a vulva pain specialist. Don't worry about having it for years everybody is different yours could settle down once you hit a different stage of menopause. On forums they are great but they are just some of the stories of vulvodynia. People who beat it are not necessarily represented on here properly. Stay positive Smile

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Post  sailor_moon on Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:27 am

I agree with Zarli, try and seek out a specialist that deals with Vulvodynia Smile

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Post  bearferret on Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:12 pm

Ive been on Amitryptilin for three months and am now pain free, I took it at night before bed so didnt get sleepy during the day. Ive also taken Gabapentin for my back, not that did make me sleeping other times during the day even if I just took it at night. I am pleased with the result of Amitryptilin and would take it again if it flared up again, hoping it doesnt.

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Re: vulvodynia

Post  Alana3 on Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:51 pm

I beat it! But it is true most people who did beat it really don't come back on here.  I had mine about 7 years before I got my fix!  And I def recommend going to a vuvla specialist!

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Post  kpog on Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:09 am

This post is to sailor_moon. Hoping you are still on this thread. I also have vulvodynia and very sore breasts. Wondering if your issue turned out to be hormonal? What treatments have you tried and did anything work for you?

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