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Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Newly diagnosed

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

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  bluejean on Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:59 am

Hello all, so glad I found this forum. Vulvodynia has caused me so much grief in the last two years. It started out hurting after sex and then hurting during sex to the point where I just couldn't bear it anymore. I started going to my gyno and he finally diagnosed me with Vulvodynia. At first I was tested for STD's, yeast infections, ect. I even bought over the counter yeast meds but it made it worse, now I know why, cause I didn't have one. DR put me on Gabopentin (sp?), and then ladocaine........nothing worked.
He sent me to a specialist and she did a biopsy to check for cancer........I didn't go back to her cause it was so expensive but at least I found out I don't have cancer.
To make a long story , it had me so depressed and the pain consumed my days and nights. Then one day I was invited to an essential oils class. I listened to all the things people use the oils for.......head aches, sinues, sore throats, and inflammation. I thought why not try it. So I used coconut oil as a base and I tried the francesense first. It burned like I have never burned before and I thought what have I done. I went down on my knees and took deep breathes to withstand the pain........then slowly about five mins later, it started to subside.........and then for the rest of the day I felt relief. So I used it again that night.....pain has gotton better and better.....then I tried the lavender.......It was even better.......the dryness is better , the pain has subsided like %80%. I bought my oils from youngliving so they are 100% pure. They have no perfume or additives at all. They are kind of expensive but it is so worth it. I have used my whole bottle of lavender and ordered more. I've been without it for a week now and the pain has returned. I'm despertly waiting on my order to arrive. Coconut oil is defiantly the best base I've used yet but I have used olive oil too and then the lavender oil. Oils have been used since the biblical days and come from the plants of the earth. I'm now a firm believer and will use for the rest of my life if I have too. I finally feel like I'm being cured. It's been three weeks so we will see..........youngliving is not the only company out there but please make sure your oils are pure with NO perfume or additives or it could really make it worse. Also, I take Citro Calcuim and that seems to also really help. THey say it absorbs the oxalates that cause the irritation down there.........I hope this can help someone else. I never heard of this before and never dreamed there was such a thing.

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Post  lavrose on Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:09 am

Im so glad another women has tried this, and Ive been doing it for the last few years, and it DOES work..bt not long term.

But to me, it proved I had some kind of bacteria infection,and that there was a way I can live with this condition. It def makes it go away while your using them, and youll find if your partner can tolerate the smell, makes sex very tolerable, and the dryness is better, etc, etc..oils are great!
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Post  Marylynnreily on Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:12 am

that's interesting.
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Post  bluejean on Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:17 am

Yes, I'm so glad someone else has tried them also. I'm disappointed to learn that they don't cure it though. I was having hope. I havn't had my oils lately cause I ran out and my order is very late getting here. The pain has returned of course. Taking the CitroCAL really does help also though. I didn't mention this before cause wanted to focus on the pain issue but this caused me to have a divorce and my husband left me for another woman. He didn't believe in my pain and I think he thought I just didn't want to be with him. I guess it was meant to be if he wasn't going to be any kind of understanding. I don't think I could have sex anyway if I tried with the pain that feel now.

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Post  Sparkle on Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:14 pm

I would be up for trying these oils. I'm finding that vitamins and vitamin e oils are helping me atm so very intersted in this. Is it one in particular that helps the pain and how long does it help for? It's it better for provoked pain or generalised?

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Post  lavrose on Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:25 am

But be careful tho. if you guys look at my previous blogs from a couple of years ago, Ive burned myself before pretty severely, but then again I was putting 3 or 4 drops of straight CLOVE oil up my flowers, among other oils, like thyme, etc, I don't know how I did not cause myself permanent damage, but I remember first starting out with Tea tree oil, then east cape Manuka oil, (Ive read of a few cases of women being cured of their problems with that one), neem oil, and Lavender and Rosemary oils, diluted with Vitamin e oil in a geletan capsules and inserted OR frozen in Ice cube sport bottle trays melted coconut oil as a carrier...

So start with Lavender, Tea tree oil, Rosemary, etc, those wont burn you, some oils are way stronger than others..
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Post  lavrose on Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:29 am

If you go on Younglivingessentialoils website and look at their blogs, women have said good things about Mountain Savory oils, and Oregano oils, and oils like "purification" and other etc, I will try to post some links from their websites..
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Post  lavrose on Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:38 pm

www.oil-testimonials.com  

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A study published in the journal, Mycopathologia, showed that the essential oil of lemon can be used as a very effective natural remedy against candidiasis caused by C. albicans.

Candida albicans is a yeast (or fungus) that normally inhabits our digestive system. In healthy people, candida does little harm because it’s kept in check by beneficial microorganisms or probiotics.

These “good” bacteria, however, can be easily destroyed by antibiotics, prescription medications, birth control pills, poor diet, and daily stress, allowing Candida yeast to grow out of control and produce infections. Thought to affect more than 40 million Americans, Candida can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as vaginitis, weight retention, bowel disorders, ear and sinus irritation, intense itching, canker sores, and In the present study, conducted by the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Opole in Poland, six commercial lemon essential oils were tested against five Candida yeast strains (Candida albicans 31, Candida tropicalis 32, Candida glabrata 33, Candida glabrata 35 and Candida glabrata 38).

The six different lemon essential oils had different chemical compositions, but all of them contained almost exclusively “terpenes and oxygenated terpenes.” Their tests showed that the antifungal potential of lemon essential oils against Candida yeast strains was related to the high content of monoterpenoids and the type of Candida strains. The authors concluded in the abstract: “Our study characterizes lemon essential oils, which could be used as very effective natural remedies against candidiasis caused by C. albicans.”
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www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov  › …  › Braz J Microbiol  › v.41(1); Jan-Mar 2010
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16696681

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The battle against multi-resistant strains: Renaissance of antimicrobial essential oils as a promising force to fight hospital-acquired infections Summary

Hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to be major health concerns worldwide. Particularly problematic is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and its ability to cause severe soft tissue, bone or implant infections. First used by the Australian Aborigines, Tea tree oil and Eucalyptus oil (and several other essential oils) have each demonstrated promising efficacy against several bacteria and have been used clinically against multi-resistant strains.

Several common and hospital-acquired bacterial and yeast isolates (6 Staphylococcus strains including MRSA, 4 Streptococcus strains and 3 Candida strains including Candida krusei) were tested for their susceptibility for Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Thyme white, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove Bud, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Kunzea and Sage oil with the agar diffusion test. Olive oil, Paraffin oil, Ethanol (70%), Povidone iodine, Chlorhexidine and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) served as controls.

Large prevailing effective zones of inhibition were observed for Thyme white, Lemon, Lemongrass and Cinnamon oil. The other oils also showed considerable efficacy. Remarkably, almost all tested oils demonstrated efficacy against hospital-acquired isolates and reference strains, whereas Olive and Paraffin oil from the control group produced no inhibition.

As proven in vitro, essential oils represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains as MRSA and antimycotic-resistant Candida species.
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Activity of Selected Essential Oils against Candida spp. strains. Evaluation of New Aspects of their Specific Pharmacological Properties, with Special Reference to Lemon Balm

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The aim was to investigate the antifungal effectiveness and some of pharmacological properties of essential oils (EOs), which had not yet been thoroughly studied in the planned scope. We first evaluated MIC/MFC of sixteen EOs against C. albicans ATCC 10231. Then, five most active EOs were tested, using 50 clinical Candida spp. strains and additional reference C. albicans ATCC 90028 strain. The time-kill curve, carryover, post-antifungal effects (PAFE), mutant prevention concentrations, the susceptibility of reference strains to the cell wall disrupting agents and tolerance to oxidative stress, were evaluated. For these detailed studies, we chose the following four essential oils. Clove oil, Geranium oil, Lemon balm and Citronella oil, with MICs of 0.097% (v/v), resulted concentration- and time-dependent killing and may be therapeutically safe, because they do not generate resistance. The best one was Lemon balm, which caused most extended PAFE, significantly reduced tolerance to oxidative stress and increased susceptibility to Calcofluor White, Congo Red and SDS. Phytochemical analysis of these four EOs has been performed and compared; looking for the reason that Lemon balm was the best.


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Post  lavrose on Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:39 pm

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www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?65383-Vulvodynia-Spray

everythingessential.me/HealthConcerns/Vaginitis.html
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Post  bluejean on Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:37 am

Thank you so much Lavrose for the links....I'm going to look at everyone of them as time lets me.
Sparkle, they have given me lots of relief but they have to be pure oils with no perfume or additives. I use youngliving. You can go to youngliving,org to see the website.
I have not used lemon oil as Lavrose suggested but I will defiantly try that one next. I have used Lavender, Frankincense, Clary Sage and just this week Progressive Plus (which is a serum). I have noticed out of all of them that Fraknincense stops the pain the most. Clary Sage, Geranium, and progressive plus are all meant for female problems but Frankincense is supposed to help with inflammation........so that is why I tried it. It is the one that burned so bad at first but doesn't burn at all anymore....it only burned the first time. I like to use coconut oil as a carrier.
I'm so grateful to have found something that is helping. I've only been using them for about a month a half. I used all of my frankincense really quickly but I was using to much and wasted it. I just ordered a new bottle and started it today. I'm already having relief that I havn't had with the Clary Sage or the progressive plus.
I've wondered at time if I have a yeast problem in my whole body that is not showing up on a test at the dr. I don't think I'm even going to the dr anymore..........nothing they did worked. I'm all about home remedies now. I would like to try Borick acid. Have not tried that yet.

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Post  bluejean on Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:41 am

I forgot to mention Lavender oil also worked very well. I ran out of it to but have ordered another.

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Post  lavrose on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:13 am

yes, if you want to address the yeast issue in your body, Id start with natural antifungles like

Sachromyces Boulardii from Jarrow Brand
Femdophilus from Jarrow brand
And Caprilic Acid
aswell as PB8 capsules.
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Post  lavrose on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:15 am

Personally Ive never tried Lemon oil in my vag, but lavender, tea tree and rosemary were the ones I used the most.
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Post  JulesB on Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:55 pm

I actually find coconut oil itself very soothing. I use Groovy Food organic virgin coconut oil, sold by Tesco and Waitrose in the UK. If thrush is a problem it has anti fungal and anti (bad) bacteria properties. Can also be used as a lube during sex (but being an oil, not with condoms). I also eat it for its anti thrush properties - one teaspoon in the morning and one at night. I know, yucky, as you are basically eating a spoon of fat - I pop it in my mouth and swallow down with a drink. I also drink coconut water and coconut milk. I'm nuts for coconut! Well, I am all for going all out with things that cannot do you any harm. Like the acupuncture - it may not work for you like it did for me, but it can do no harm (providing the acupuncturist is properly qualified!). Also take anti thrush supplements, such as garlic capsules, oregano oil capsules, resveratrol, caprillic acid and probiotics. Recurrent and persistent Thrush was my problem which waged a war on my vag skin and caused the chronic inflammation and hyperactive nerves i.e. Vulvodynia. Also the thrush topical remedies (fluconazole cream, cider vinegar, bicarbonate of soda) just made it worce. The only thing on there that didn't sting / burn was coconut oil. Well, there was also the saginil gel I ordered online from Italy - not natural, I'm afraid, but actually did take the pain away with a lasting effect.

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Post  yoginimom on Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:00 pm

Has anyone tried calendula oil? I have been putting that in my bath and it seems to be helping a bit. I infuse the calendula flowers in pure coconut oil, i keep it in warm water (crock pot is best if you have one) over night and then strain it with a cheese cloth. About a table spoon in the bath is all you need. Wondering if anyone else here has tried this?

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Post  JulesB on Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:31 pm

No I haven't, but I have noticed from my scouring the internet for topical preparations to provide relief from vaginal dryness and remoisturise and restore normal function to the tissues that some of those that you can buy from Italy (e.g. Lubrigyn crema and Pegaso IntiNorm - available from Amazon) contain Calendula extract. So calendula is obviously used in preparations for the vaginal area. It is beginning to annoy me somewhat that I find so many preparations for the vagina in Italy, often based on natural ingredients, and nothing here other than the steroid creams that the doctors push at you. Many other countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland are so switched on natural, herbal remedies. A friend of mine has severe wrist pain which was not relieve by anything the doctors gave him here; he went on hols to France, went to a pharmacy there and they have him all natural tablets to take (containing many things such as turmeric, devils claw, etc) and these relieved his pain. When are we going to start using more natural plant and herbal preparations in the UK? It seems from reading this website that many women here have been concocting their own!

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Post  JulesB on Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:35 pm

Also, Saginil gel, which I have written about in other posts (developed specifically for vulvodynia with natural plant based active ingredients) is from Italy. They obviously care more about the health of their privates than we do in the UK!

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Post  Mamamontez on Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:45 am

I plan on buying young living essential oils soon. Can you please tell me which ones you used specifially for the pain and how do you apply it? Just all over your vagina or inside???

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