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Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci


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


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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Just found this site.. thank god.

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Post  abbey5531 on Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:59 am

Hi everyone-
I have been struggling with my diagnosis of vulvodynia since February of this year, but problems have been going on for a long time. I was on the pill after I lost my virginity due to a pregnancy scare when I was about to turn 19, which was over two years ago now, and since then I have experienced pain while having sex. My boyfriend at the time and I ended up breaking up, and I think it was partially due to the fact that we couldn't connect without having sex, and he thought that I just didn't want to do anything with him. Anyways, back in February, I was given my diagnosis and began amitriptyline. I didn't have sex for a month or two after, but I immediately realized that the pain wasn't there. I was ecstatic! Since then, I have realized that some condoms or lubricants can increase my symptoms, and have steered clear of them. Recently, I started another relationship and sex has become more regular. I also got a Paragard IUD. I chose this one because it is nonhormonal, and the hormones in birth control gave me chronic bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, which led to my vulvodynia. I think that I may need to increase my prescription of amitriptyline because my symptoms seem to be returning but, I'm nervous, because I think that the medicine prevents me from having an orgasm. I think that it blocks the good feelings as well as the bad, and I don't think that increasing my prescription would help this. Maybe it is a psychological issue, but I'm not sure. I love my boyfriend very much and trust him, and before my symptoms returned I could come close to an orgasm, but not all the way, but would not experience any kind of pain at the time or afterwards. I have an appointment to talk to my doctor, but I just wanted to get opinions on other treatments out there. I've never met anyone else with this problem, and am so thankful to have found a place to get some feedback. Things to keep in mind: I am in a monogomous relationship, I have an extremely effective form of birth control, and I have tried amitriptyline. I eat fairly healthy, well, for a 21 year-old college student. I will appreciate ANY sort of advice out there. I just want to be able to have a normal, consistent, conventional sex life. Is that too much to ask? Thanks, ladies. I'm really glad I found this group.


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Meds that work

Post  lexiharley on Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:09 am

I was diagnosed with vulvadynia 14 years ago. I suffered horribly for a very long time. I was put on Amytriptyline and clonazepam and I have been mostly pain free for 10 years, I did join a health club and my symptoms returned so I had to quit. I can now walk on the treadmill but that is about it...but I can wear jeans again...so yeah!!!!


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Re: Just found this site.. thank god.

Post  Sparkle on Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:18 pm

Hey abbey, what else have your tried minus the ami? When I went to the doctors she wanted to put me on that too but I went down another route which included vitamins and using no purfumes products down Ther...wasging knickers in non bio powder no Softner and using only aqeous creme to wash with. Maybe your should try those aswell. I have tried anti depressents bwfore wen I got quite depressed and they stopped me from having an orgasm too. I think they block it tbh... That's the main reason I tried other route before trying them and my methods made me better after a month. I get flare ups wen I get lazy and forget stuff or I get thrush can bring it back for a few weeks.
I would suggest trying a few other things after coming off ami. Ami is a last resort and not everyone needs it. If you want Me to send u exactly what I did to get rid of my pain let me no. X


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Post  OBRN2007sms on Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:56 am

Just wondering how taking antidepressants helps with this condition? Other than I am very depressed about the life I am living right now, but if it helps I am willing to try. No


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Re: Just found this site.. thank god.

Post  gsygrl8 on Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:43 am

Anti depressants helps with chronic muscle and nerve pain it helps to relieve it, doctors tend to use them for many other conditions, normally at a lower dosage then they would be used as an anti depressant! X


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Post  Mariek on Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:41 pm

Wellbutrin is the only anti depressant that did not give me sexual side effects. I took them for years, went off them 8 months ago and now due to vulvodynia I'm thinking of going back on them. Can't seem to win! My doctor said use nothing. It water for cleaning that area, no lotions or fabric softeners and only clear detergents.


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anti depressants

Post  desperate on Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:10 am

I am very new to this site, having discovered you through research.   This is a very new issue with me, since the end of Oct.   I'v been to three gynocologist since then and no one has ever mentioned vulvodynia.  I had to discover it on my own through research and I fit to a "T".      I've tried extra strength Tylenol, lidocain, which does not seem to help.  Is there something stronger than that???
I have been taking half of a 2mg Xanax and think I get more relief from that, but really don't want to keep doing that.
I have, or until this at least, a very active sex life and I am NOT ready to give that up.
So thankful to have found this site and all the different things to try.


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