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» NO PAIN DURING SEX
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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist


after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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Vulvodynia nerve pain after having baby

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Vulvodynia nerve pain after having baby

Post  ethome on Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:33 pm

I recently had my second baby 7 months ago and since then I have had pain at the site where I tore and just inside my vagina. It only really hurt if pressure was applied but I have recently had a steroid and anesthetic injection into the vagina area to help treat this. This has made things so much worse as now I have pain all the time. It throbs and burns constantly. I went back to the gynae who treated me and he said that there was no reason for me to be feeling like this. He couldn't say a lot other than I shouldn't be in discomfort and gave me some lidocane gel. I am keen to know if anyone else has experienced this and if it will subside. This was 4 weeks ago. Thank you

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In a similar situation

Post  Kissimmo on Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:46 am

Hi there,

This is my first time on this site, I've only just discovered it. Bit overwhelmed by the wealth of information and advice but finally not feeling so alone!

I had my little girl just over 7 years ago. I experienced a third degree. 10 weeks later, we had sex, it really hurt but kind of thought it was normal and would ease with time. A year down the line it was still hurting. I was diagnosed with 'vaginismus' described to me as a pyschological condition that manifests itself physically i.e. it my body was remembering the pain of childbirth and tensing up the muscles and therefore hurting. I had a session of counselling and it was quickly noted that I really didn't have an 'issue'. I then had a year or so of physiotherapy to 'retrain the muscles'. It had no effect. Years followed of frustrating appointments with various people. Eventually a doctor decided I actually wasn't phycially right down there. She did a biopsy and it turned out I have a skin condition called 'lichen planus'. It's an autoimmune thing. They don't know what caused it, perhaps being pregnant or perhaps a weakness around the scar tissue.....but unfortunately there is no cure. However, there are ways of treating the symptoms. Sadly, none of the steroids/creams worked for me. Lidocaine didn't make a difference to the pain either. I am currently on Nortriptyline which is usually used as a anti depressant but in this case can help weaken the nerves down there. So far it hasn't worked, I've been asked to double the dose from 50mg to 100mg and see if that makes any difference.

Looking on here there seems to be so many routes to go down....acupuncture, homeopathy.....I'm not sure where to go next but feel like I need to give this medication a proper shot first.

I'm so sorry your doctor has been so unhelpful! I have just started to see a dermatologist at the hospital who specialises in skin disorders of this area. Would it be possible for you to maybe ask your GP if there is similar in your area and get referred? I forgot to add to 'my story' I also had allergy tests. I have never reacted to anything before so was very surprised to learn I am allergic to fragrance. I have completely stopped using fragrance body washes etc and wash my underwear in non-allergic non-frangranced stuff. It seems childbrith can make this area susceptible to reactions to things, perhaps you didn't react well to the injection? Sorry I haven't been very helpful in offering advice, but hope it's some comfort knowing it's not just you! I really hope things improve for you soon. It's very frustrating I know!

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