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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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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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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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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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Recovered from Vulvodynia

Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 pm by chancesunny

Hey everyone,

Im a new member on this forum and wanted to share my story so I can help anyone who is feeling helpless. Maybe what worked for me can work for you. I'll try to make this short so you can go get better!

I had vulvodynia for about 3-4 years. In the beginning, it started with pain that I thought was just a yeast infection and then I thought it was a urinary tract infection or …

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New to vulvodynia and searching for solutions

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New to vulvodynia and searching for solutions

Post  justbecca28 on Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:39 am

Hi,
I am 30 and was just diagnosed with vulvodynia about 6 months ago. Since the first time I had sex, when I was 16, I knew there was something wrong. My bf at the time couldn't even penetrate, and when he finally did, the pain was unbearable. To this day I have never had sex without pain. I didn't even understand that what I was experiencing was not normal until I was probably 20. I thought to myself - everyone experiences pain when they first have sex right? Maybe I just need to have more sex and the pain will go away? Well, a few years and a few boyfriends later, the pain was still there. I was so embarrassed and ashamed and didn't have a clue how to talk about it with anyone. I got married when I was 22 and for the first time saw very clearly that something was not right, and how badly it would affect my life if I did not do something about it. I was able to share with my husband what was going on and he encouraged me to talk to my doctor. This started a long and aggravating journey of Dr's basically telling me there was nothing wrong with me, and that I just needed to engage in more foreplay. I gave up hope that there was an answer until a year and a half ago, when a therapist I was seeing assured me that what I was experiencing was not normal, and that there are solutions. Due to lack of insurance and other life circumstances I was not able to see a specialist until this year. That's when I found out that what I have been suffering from is called vulvodynia. I also found out that they don't know the cause or have a definitive cure. Ugh. Well, two steps forward and one step back, but that's ok. I'm still one step forward.

Surprisingly I have been able to maintain a fairly healthy marriage for 8 years, but the lack of sexual intimacy is really starting to take a toll on both of us and I am in search of solutions. As I have searched the web and read posts on this forum, I see that my symptoms are pretty mild compared to many, and I am thankful for that. I don't think my pain is nerve related, but seems to be more of a combo between skin irritation (maybe food/chemical allergy related?) and a hormone imbalance. Honestly, what I am looking for is just people to have a dialogue with, and natural solutions. I hate the idea of putting chemicals into my body for the rest of my life. If you can relate, I would love to chat and hear your suggestions and stories.

Thanks for reading!

justbecca28

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Re: New to vulvodynia and searching for solutions

Post  EverythingIsDifferentNow on Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:04 pm

Hi newly member (: I've been a member for a few months now and have traveled a long, hard road to recovery. I'm 16 by the way. What really helps me more than anything is EXERCISE. Every. Single. Day. If you do not know what to do, try ab challenges you find online. They really help. I also take vitamin pills and don't eat too much junk food. Also DIET has A LOT to do with your body, especially your vagina. There are cures out there, it is NOT incurable. If your body was able to produce this terrible condition, it is able to reverse the situation. So find out about your diet, do exercises that work out your core and abs, and find out if your spine or pelvis is causing the problem. My spine (I have mild sclerosis) is a factor to my vulvodynia and i've been doing physical therapy to help me. Anyways let me give you some tips:
-don't use tampons, use pads (unscented)
-find out what detergent your using, it can be a cause. Sounds weird, but I know people who have had vulvodynia because their detergent had been irritating them down there causing all sorts of problems. Make sure it's unscented also (:
-loose fit clothing
-heating pad works wonders for me, but an ice pack works wonders for almost everyone
-vitamin pills (all natural)
-exerciseexerciseexerciseexercise (this is my cure or excellent treatment for me)
-don't go to the pool or beach
-change your pads frequently throughout the day
-look up more treatments for vulvodynia and please RESEARCH. If i had not researched about this excessively i would have not found my cure which is simple and easy. Please please research as much as you can. Lots of love xx
P.S. Never give up sunny

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Re: New to vulvodynia and searching for solutions

Post  justbecca28 on Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:21 pm

Thanks for the tips! I just started to implement some of these things - new detergent, etc. So it's good to hear it's working for you. And nice job at taking charge of your health at such a young age! Your body will love you for it later. Smile I've always led a pretty active lifestyle so I think I've got the exercise thing down. Hopefully with the help of other things, it will all work together to make a difference. Thanks again! Smile

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Re: New to vulvodynia and searching for solutions

Post  Alana3 on Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:46 pm

I jumped through a ton of hoops before a doctor would do surgery on me and I am so happy with it. I can have sex painfree now (not to brag, I was in your shoes for 7 years and it absolutely was terrible, so I can relate). Things I tried before I went to surgery, and hopefully they help you better then me:

Estrace (didn't do shit my doc said Vulovynia was only due to not keeping clean BULL SHIT my hooha is very clean she was stupid)
Coconut oil
Low oxalate diet or whatever
baking soda wash (helped but not for long period of time)
various compounds... meh gabapentin, amitryptyline and lidocaine
acycolvir- no I do not have herpes and run like hell if anyone gives this to you for vulvodynia. It's not a treatment
Various sopositories (fun shit I love shoving shit up my vagina)
Various vitamins
changing pads blah blah blah
loose clothing
changing immeadiately from wet clothing
At any rate, none of it helped so I got the surgery, very happy with the outcome hope this helps some...

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