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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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Happened So Suddenly

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Post  ChrisB on Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:11 pm

Hello... I am becoming desperate. I dont know how much more I can take. This all started back in May. I was having an IBS flare up and found it easier at work to use baby wipes. This had been happening for a few weeks. It was a friday night and I had sex with my guy. Over the weekend I felt irritated but assumed it was from sex. I was also not feeling well so I didnt pay too much attention. It continued on for a while but so did my illness and I was put on some meds for it. I saw a gyno and was tested for STDs, all negative. I was trying to explain to the gyno that it was a weird sensation, almost like my vag had pins and needles. No answers. I went to another gyno in the group and again, no answers. I tried an allergist even. No allergies that they can find. I was referred to a vaginal specialist. It is now August. He told me I had vulvo-vaginitis and some yeast but not common yeast, another type which likely came from the antibiotics and predinisone I had to take when I was sick. The problem is that the meds that kill this yeast also cause a vaginitis flare up. Whatever at this point, so I just took the meds. And boy did I flare up. but again, whatever at this point b/c it is now August and im getting fed up. Went back for my follow up and it seemed to have gotten worse. The swab test felt like he was dragging sand paper on my vag. I had been eliminating all fragrances and stopped using soap down there, basically everything that the doc told me to do. I had to go back again on November 5th and my assignment for this follow up was to eliminate every possible thing I could think of that could irritate me. If I have eliminated everything and still have not gotten relief then I have vulvodynia. Since my last visit I have not used soap down there, I have even covered my vag with a clean facecloth so that excess soap, shampoo and conditioner doesnt drip down, worn cotton undies, used vaseline to protect the skin, switched to Seventh Generation detergent and eliminated coffee. The coffee thing is interesting. I found that when I drank coffee, my urine burned me badly after, I guess b/c it was more acidic. IDK if its a mental thing or not but its what I noticed. Like I said, I am desperate. So now here I am 2 weeks from my visit and the burning has been bad. When the burning is bad, so is the discharge. Normal color discharge. Like I said, I have been tested for everything. I took a Benadryl 2 nights ago and the entire next day I did not have burning. It was amazing. So this is my story. I am becoming severely depressed b/c of this. I dont want to go on anti-seizure medication if its vulvodynia. I just want it to go away as quickly as it came on.
I just keep thinking, what if I never used those baby wipes? Could that really be the culprit? Or just a coincidence?
I guess I am just looking for support from people who are in the same boat. Any insight is appreciated.
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Post  Zbrown on Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:59 pm

It seems to happen suddenly with most Sad same with me :/ have your tried physio ?? I done acupuncture physio tried loads of antibiotics and creams but honestly physio was best I still have a stinging rawness :/ it's a nightmare I'd give anything to go back to wing my old self xxx

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Post  ChrisB on Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:22 pm

I have not tried anything yet. I was not officially diagnosed yet. November 5th will be the deciding day if the doc thinks I vulvadynia or just a severe irritation from something that I have not yet identified that I am still in contact with.
Thanks for the suggestions. This is a nightmare. I just keep wondering if I caused this by using the baby wipes. B/c after stopping for a few weeks, the burning went away and then I tried using them again and the burning came back. Now I stopped altogether.

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Post  Zbrown on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:18 pm

Stop altogether and see how that goes or change brands of wipes to a more sensitive one ???? Mines nothing really to do with baby wipes I don't think tbh :/ mines a mystery tbh. I have had numerous tests xx

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Post  Zbrown on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:19 pm

Stop altogether and see how that goes or change brands of wipes to a more sensitive one ???? Mines nothing really to do with baby wipes I don't think tbh :/ mines a mystery tbh. I have had numerous tests xx

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Post  ChrisB on Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:03 am

I went from regular wipes to sensitive skin to Seventh Generation to now stopping altogether.

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Post  Zbrown on Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:32 pm

Has that made any change ??? X

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Post  ChrisB on Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:44 pm

unfortunately no it hasnt. It feels like the "damage" is already done. Since this started I have not been able to use any products in this area now. The only relief I have is lately, I have been taking a few benadyls per week. One benadryl gives me relief for days. One thing that is postive is that I do not have pain during intercourse. If anything, I am more sensitive in a good way.

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Post  Zbrown on Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:57 pm

Awww that's not a bad thing I have pain with intercourse as the muscles pelvic floor had tightened due I pain aparntly ? Physio helped a bit but things still aren't back to normal I just think I'm going to have to adjust to the way things are but it is a lot better than this time last year xxx

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Post  ChrisB on Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:02 pm

Its a shame that this happens to us women. I might look into physio if this will be my diagnosis. Thank you for all your help.

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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:56 am

Hi Chris. Sorry to hear you're stuck in this crappy boat too.. it could be that the baby wipes disrupted your vag flora or it could be a coincidence? Mine came on pretty randomly too. When it started, I was a virgin, rarely used tampons, never had any infections down below even thrush or a uti and had zero health conditions and a perfectly pain free vagina.. quite lucky really! Since this i have had thrush bv and several urine infections :S
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Post  ChrisB on Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:50 pm

I saw my gyno (specialist) this past wednesday and he cannoto find anything else that is wrong with me. He is hesitant to say it is vulvodynia but that is the only diagnosis left. I was put on Cymbalta to see if that helps with the symptoms.
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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:35 pm

Good luck!! is cymbalta the same as lyrica? i think a few women on here were actually cured by it so fingers crossed and best wishes I love you
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Post  ChrisB on Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:32 pm

No they are different. I think Lyrica is more of an anti-seizure medication. Cymbalta is an anti-depression medication. My doctor thinks I am not severe enough to treat with something heavier them Cymbalta. Luckily. Fingers Crossed.

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