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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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Post  ameliaamelia on Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:27 am

I am really not sure what to do at this point in time. I hate this condition so much but was not told by my gyno any types of treatments available- all she gave me was the NVA self help tips for vulva skin care, and didn't even tell me the name of the condition. I will describe all my symptoms so if any of you have very similar ones/treatements that work you can let me know.

I have been prone to yeast infections all my life and over the fall I noticed an increase in them. I would also have random periods where I would have almost unbearable itching sensations from my vagina. I didn't really think much of it because usually they would go away. In January I had one incident where the I itched the area so much that it caused one outer lip of my vagina to swell almost 4 times the size it usually is. Towards the end of the month sex began becoming slightly painful. I could still have intercource but I could only do very basic positions that had no deep penetration, and after sex I would have slight burning, stinging, and itching from the area.

Forward to march, it became too painful to have sex. Sex felt like sharp shooting pains and it burned too much to even try. I also have this weird white pilly discharge that happens if I dont wash my vaginal area at least twice a day. I went to a doctor in april who had no clue what it was and ran several tests on me for stis and yeast infections etc. After the results being inconclusive he directed me to a gyno.

She seemed to know what my problem was right away but did not tell me the name of the condition. I only found out what the condition is called TODAY! I have felt so absolutely alone during all of this and I am so happy to finally have a name for my condition and a support network. I have broken down crying to my mom several times from feeling so alone and frustrated but she doesn't understand. My doctor only gave me the NVA self help tips and did not tell me the name of this horrible condition which made me feel even more issolated.

My symptoms include: constant redness, periodic intense itching sensations, soreness, burning, white bally discharge, and stinging (all of this is on the vulva), and in my actual vagina there is just extreme soreness if any pressure is applied. It is the most frustrating thing in the entire world. My age is 18 by the way. Non of my friends understand at all what I am going through but they feel really bad for me. I have diarrhea almost daily and I think it could be related to my condition.

The only thing I have found to help is rinsing my vulva area out with cold water. I haven't really tried anything else except for flora pills but those didnt work. I went off of my birth control pills and also have tried to modify my diet to stop my diarrhea. Please recommend treatments if you know of any that have high success rates! (I react badly to anti depressants).

I am so sorry if this entire thing was badly worded or sounded stupid. If any of you took the time to read this THANK YOU. I feel so much better after finding this website. I can not believe there is a support group. This is exactly what I needed. All I can say is this is the most frustrating thing ever and I am so sorry that so many of you have to deal with it.

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Post  ameliaamelia on Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:37 am

Some other symptoms ive identified after reading other peoples posts:
-Strange shooting pain that goes up from vulva randomly
-Muscle cramps in toes/feet/legs/hips

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Post  sailor_moon on Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:52 pm

Oh babe, your vulva symptoms sound exactly like mine! Itching, swelling, the discharge. The only thing that is different is the pain on touch, I don't have that.

Do you have any other symptoms or are you in good health otherwise? I am finally seeing a decent doctor and he thinks it may be hormonal, as my symptoms go in a cycle at certain times of the month....and my period is not regular. I am sick and nauseous every day. Like morning sickness but im not pregnant.

Im only 26 so I know how hard it is being a young person trying to live with this horrific condition. X
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Post  sailor_moon on Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:56 am

Oh babe, your vulva symptoms sound exactly like mine! Itching, swelling, the discharge. The only thing that is different is the pain on touch, I don't have that.

Do you have any other symptoms or are you in good health otherwise?  I am finally seeing a decent doctor and he thinks it may be hormonal,  as my symptoms go in a cycle at certain times of the month....and my period is not regular. I am sick and nauseous every day. Like morning sickness but im not pregnant.

Im only 26 so I know how hard it is being a young person trying to live with this horrific condition.  X
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My vulvodynia has basically vanished

Post  EverythingIsDifferentNow on Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:54 pm

I'm gonna go straight to the point, try out these treatments:
-calcium citrate pills (cheap, won't upset stomach, can be taken with/without food)
-1 vitamin pill daily (natural!)
-The nerves that are shooting pain in ur leg and foot sound like you have some pelvic nerve damage, so try out pelvic muscle exercises (you don't NEED a physical therapist, you can do it at home like me, can find it on youtube)
-eat organic, low oxalate, not super acidic (Whole Foods will become your best friend, && DON'T TRY AZO CRANBERRY PILLS, they won't help you!)
-EXERCISE daily

to be honest, I dealt with problems with my Vjj since I became 13 or 14, but it got really bad this year, so I feel your pain. I couldn't go to social events, I was in a bad mood a lot of the times, and felt depressed and a bit suicidal. But doing research on my own I found my own *cure*. However, this may not work for you. It varies from woman to woman, but HONESTLY I don't see why it wouldn't.

I hope you get better. PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE. I am young proof that this can be cured. Don't trust doctors, or at least most of them (;

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Post  EverythingIsDifferentNow on Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:56 pm

Btw email me if you need support and advice, I'm here for u I love you

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