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Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:11 pm by CherryTree23

Well, I was just diagnosed today, yay...my symptoms are just burning pain in vaginal opening. This all came about after taking Bactrim, Monistat, Clindomycin and Diflucan. This doctor was extremely confident I have Vulvadynia. Also told me my vaginal skin isn't red. Yes, it is, mine isn't typically electric red. He prescribed Ampytripline (sp) said, I have a very mild case, and worse case …

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Vulvadynia

Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:53 pm by Linda Williams

I am 68 years old and a year ago was diagnosed with vestibulitis, then vulvadynia. I have a history of chinchilla bladder infections, have had major bladder repair, hysterectomy, mid 30's, an auto immune disease. I take a daily antibiotic to keep UTI's at bay. My doctor has done the Quip test which was uncomfortable but did not test anything. I use Premarin vaginal cream 2 times a week. These …

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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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Looking for a friend IRL; LA/OC

Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am by crypticcalico

Hello!

I am hoping to find a friend in the LA/OC area that I can meet up with in person. I live in Long Beach, California and I am willing to drive a bit to meet. The only person that I've told about this is my doctor(s) and someone who couldn't wrap their brain around it. It would be nice to be able to talk to someone else who understands.

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Owner of vulvodyniSuppoet.com

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:28 pm by LaurenVV

Hi, I started vulvodyniasupport.com at the age of 28.
I was a leader when there was no help, no forums etc.

As I went on my path, I found acupuncture, herbs and time helped me recover.
Most never do.

I met a wonderful woman named Hanna. She was a patient and became a support leader. She lived in FLoroda.

I have moved on from the support world and found a career that allowed
Me to bring my …

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anyone from southern california in here?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm by Melissa777

Hi Im just wondering if anyone here is from so cal- USA
I am in san diego- but from LA!!!

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Anyone else try Cold Laser therapy/ Low Level Laser Therapy for their vestibulodynia?

Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 am by Tired89

Hello everyone. It's been quite a long time since I've posted. I've been extremely depressed and bottling it all up. I've been seeing a pelvic floor therapist (it's only been 4 visits) for my provoked vestibulodynia and the only reason she can get inside of me to do myofascial release and to use the dilators is because I use BLT (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine) ointment on my vestibule prior …

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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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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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Long time sufferer

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Post  mirror on Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:07 am

I'm 34 years old, I've been married for seven years, and we can't have sex because I'm so miserable.  And this has been going on my entire adult life.  Any kind of penetration ranges from extremely uncomfortable to downright excruciating for me.  I don't wear tampons unless I absolutely have to because even inserting a small tampon is awful.  And I can constantly feel it as I wear it, like it's rubbing raw flesh inside me.  I would describe my pain as raw, irritating, and burning.  The intensity varies.

I used to be too afraid to see a doctor about this; and up until this year, I'd only seen a gynecologist once, and that was when I was 21.  I finally got up the courage to try again last spring.  She says she cannot find anything physically wrong with me.  The only abnormality she sees is on my slides.  She says I have no infections, but I also have NO good bacteria.  She said my vaginal flora is pretty much non-existent or dead.  I started taking probiotics, but it hasn't helped.  I've tried Rephresh.  I tried some natural suppositories.  I tried a $150 anti-fungal steroidal ointment that was a total waste of money.  I stopped using any kind of soap or cleanser down there, only water.  Nothing gets rid of the burning pain.    

In order to help my sex life, she prescribed Xanax for me to take to calm me down.  Because I expect the pain, I tense up terribly and then nothing can get in.  The Xanax does help me to relax a bit, but we still can't have sex.  I've just been using dilators to get more used to penetration, but it still hurts and I don't enjoy any sexual activity.  In fact, I just feel dread and I feel annoyed by it.  I've come to hate anything or anyone sexual because I cannot enjoy that part of myself.  My doctor also gave me a numbing gel to use during sex, but I haven't even tried it.  For me, what is the point of having sex if I have to numb myself to get through it?  

Xanax and numbing gel.  Not exactly what I always dreamed sex would be like at this age.

I've also been going to therapy to talk about this.  I told her recently that I don't even feel like a woman anymore, and haven't for a long, long time.  I feel defective and broken.  My self-esteem is dead.  While my doctor says I have no infections, I often get a "yeasty" smell without the clumpy white discharge or itching.  Most of the time my discharge is clear, thin, and occasionally has a yellowish tinge to it.  It definitely doesn't seem like a yeast infection, except for the occasional odor.  I told my doctor that I often get the feeling that part of this is hormonal, but she seemed to blow that idea off.  I suggested that to her because I still get acne every month, and I'm constantly exhausted, and I'm a type two diabetic.  I take metformin, but it doesn't have any effect on my sex life.  Something is just off with me.  She wants me to come back in a few weeks for a recheck, but I don't want to.  I've been to her twice, and I feel like conventional medicine is not going to cure this.  My next step is going to be to try acupuncture, but I'm not getting my hopes up.  I've lived a lifetime of this, and I'm starting to think I will never have a normal sex life (or any other kind) or be able to have kids.  

Anyway, it's nice to find this forum and to be among women who understand me.  I feel like less of a freak already.

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Re: Long time sufferer

Post  EverythingIsDifferentNow on Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:36 pm

I'm so sorry about this Crying or Very sad I've actually heard that type 2 diabetic women experience more problems with their vagina or "down area" more than people who don't have type 2 diabetes. Have you had any problems with your back? Are you eating healthy? Are you eating food that is causing the pH in your vagina to be unsuitable for your body?
Stuff to try if you haven't already:
-all natural vitamin pills
-calcium citrate
-exercising regularly (especially abdominal core exercises)
-drink plenty of water
-NO TAMPONS (use non-irritating pads)
-pelvic floor exercises?
-problems with your back or pelvis? use therapy
-non-scented detergent
-loose-fit clothing
-no bicycles or bikes
-acupuncture has helped some women, has lowered some of their symptoms down to 20% or more
-heating pads
-warm baths (no lotion or body wash, keep shampoo and conditioner as far away from your down area as possible)
-ice packs work for a lot of people

Stuff to help your mind, lose more stress:
-yoga
-meditation
-therapy (this forum can be a form of therapy)
-classical music always helps me

MORE TREATMENTS IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE AND HOW WOMEN WITH VULVODYNIA REACT TO THEM sunny
http://curetogether.com/vulvodynia/treatments/

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Re: Long time sufferer

Post  Sparkle on Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:49 pm

I have had really bad pain with intercourse too. It's absolutely soul distroying so I know how u feel. You don't feel like a women and it can send u to aug a dark place. Fortunatly I have made some simple changes which has made a massive difference and non are pills it's more natural.
Have a look under the anouncements section and read my post. It's called healing with simple changes...or somthink like rhat. I think you should give some of my methods a go for a month doing them all religiously and see if anything changes for u. It worth a try...

I'm so sorry to hear how much you are suffering. This condition is horrible but you can't lose faith. Thers so many things to try that doctor doesn't have to percribe. I hope you find your solution soon. It sounds like you have had it hard for a very long time.

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Some links and clindamycin

Post  Marylynnreily on Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:02 am

You guys, I urge any of you to ask your doctor for clindamycin pills 300mg, 2times a day for 10 days.
Its the standard treatment for BV, but ALSO for Tooth abscesses, jaw infections and other really severe infections.
Ever since doing that Im all but cured, except some yeast issues after which went away eventually with diflucan and Floraster aswell as other probiotics,  that were recommended by other women. And stoneyfield yogurt, and Kefir.

The thing is, taking clindamycin carries risks, altho commonly prescribed by dentists and gynecologists.

An intestinal infection called C-Diff can result, as clindamycin effectively wipes out all the good bacteria in your intestines(aswell as bad in your body), and you can have the runs for months after taking a round of it. You can either get loose stools that will eventually go back to normal after a few weeks to a few months or c-diff which can be potentially life threatening. Please research. It doesn't happen to everyone but it does happen to some people, and this infection can result from any antibiotic, but is expecially linked to Clindamycin because its so powerful.

You will have to ask your doctor. I am not giving you medical advice, this is just what my doctor prescribed me. I convinced him.
Youll have to be taking the probiotics with the antibiotics a few hours apart from eachother, and months after, you must keep on with the probiotics.

Ask your doctor, ask your doctor!!!
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