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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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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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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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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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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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Vulvodynia and antihistamines

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Vulvodynia and antihistamines

Post  Sherylvp on Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:48 pm

Hello, I have suffered with vulvodynia from the first time I had sex until the age I am now, 25. The pain ranged from a mild burning sensation to throbbing pain and bleeding. I found it particularly painful when my partner ejaculated inside me, and the stinging would continue for days afterwards. I was also very prone to cyctitis as a result of the swelling. Originally I thought that all women must be suffering during sex, but once I spoke to my friends I realised that this is not the case. I saw my doctor, who took swabs and examined me to find nothing. I asked the pharmacist for lidocaine ointment, which helped enormously but could still cause a little stinging. I saw a gaenocologist who offered only steroid cream to help with the pain but nothing more.

Finally, in July of this year my mother in law told me that she had seen an episode of embarrassing bodies on channel 4 (UK), where a lady with similar symptoms had been cured. She has a condition where her body produced too much histamine (an allergic reaction) to scratching and rubbing. This was particularly bad in her vagina. The solution was so simple - a standard hayfever one-a-day tablet every day. Within weeks she was cured. I was very skeptical, thinking that if it was so easier then why hadn't the gaenocologist suggested it? However I gave it a go. On holiday this year my partner suggested sex without the lidocaine and I reluctantly agreed. To my amazement there was no pain. The sex was as I imagined it should be for most women- comfortable, stimulating, arousing. We then had sex every day for the 10 days we were away and every time was the same - no pain even if i was not fully aroused.

If you are suffering like I was, I urge you to please, please try anti allergy medication - loratadine 10mg tablets (over the counter from most supermarkets, boots, pharmacies, ect) Clarityn brand name in the UK. These will do you no harm, even if they do not solve your personal vulval/vagina problems so it is surely worth a try.

Thank you

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Re: Vulvodynia and antihistamines

Post  Alana3 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:12 pm

That would only work if you were infact allergic to something. Most women on here have problems way worse than allergies. But it can't hurt to try it. I just dont want someone thinking that its that easy to cure because typically it isn't.

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