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Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:49 am by Jet227

hey, im 19, ive been struggling with this almost a year. The first week I became itchy I went in to check about a yeast infection another week later. I have been to 10 different doctors a total of about 15 appointments for this problem for the past 11 months. I have been tested for everything including having a biopsy. I was first told basically to just go home and use hydrocortazone, then I went …

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Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm by flissyg

Hi All,

I’m so glad I’ve found a place where there are others who understand how I feel!

So this is my story:-

I’m 36,  and 4 months ago, whilst innocently sitting in bed reading I experienced a very sharp stabbing pain in my clitoris. It last only a few minutes and then subsided as quickly as it came on. It put it down to “one of those things”.  The following morning I woke up …

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New and need advice and help

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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New here would very much appreciate advice at the end of my rope

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm by Jma990o

This might be a little long but it's been such a long time I've even been able to talk about my problems openly thank you in advance for any helpful advice.
So ok I'm 24 I've been having this problem for over two years seen quite a few doctors and obgyns alike and nobody will take me seriously I have had a few utis and yeast infections and even bv once and this all started after one of the utis …

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MonaLisa Touch

Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:35 pm by rl2091

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the MonaLisa Touch treatment for Vulvodynia? My pain started when I went on HRT(pill) for anxiety mainly and my pain abruntly stopped when I stopped HRT. However, when I started on the HRT patch (at my dr's suggestion), the pain returned and has never left. That was 7 years ago. I found MonaLisa Touch on the internet purely by accident …

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New member desperate need of other vulvadynia sufferers

Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:55 pm by Tfc13

Hi there hope some1 reading this is going through the same shit as me!, I'm new to this so don't really know where to start , I'm Teresa , I've just been diagnosed with vestibular vulvadynia , after countless appointments with GPS being misdiagnosed, tested for god knows everything , eventually under my gynochologist ,who done all her necessary tests, I now have been given a diagnosis I'm in …

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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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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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Hello. Happy to have found this group.

Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:01 pm by foxysugarpants

I am new here and hope to gain some insight into my vulva pain. I suffered for a long time not realizing that there are ways to feel better. I saw the Dr. yesterday and I am starting P/T pelvic and valium suppositories. queen

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Post  Mariahopes on Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:53 pm

Hi Ladies,

I felt it was important for me to share my progress with you all, considering it has been almost 2 years of utter hell!
My issues started following the natural delivery of my little girl in March of 2013. She was basically too big for me and the labour and subsequent delivery lasted 4 days!! 4 bloody days!!

I ended up with a large episiotomy and a manual delivery of the placenta- ouch! I never felt right afterwards and saw so many specialists- yet none of them could see or feel anything wrong.. but I would sting like mad- particularly when I walked!

I spent a long time tracking down Prof Wendy Reid at the Royal Free in London. She diagnosed me with 'dodgy skin'.. poss on the Lichen Sclerosis spectrum but she couldn't be sure. She said all my symptoms were coming from my incredibly tight pelvic floor muscle, my pudendal nerve was inflammed and irritated and this causes the stinging and tingling that I often experienced. She referred me to an excellent physio called Helen Forth. I have been seeing her for 3 months now and have NEVER felt so good. I am not totally cured, but a combo on 150mg of pregabalin, some mid steroid ointment for the skin, and a shed load of physio has gotten my pain down from a level 8 on most days to just about a 5 ONLY when I get my period! AMAZING!!!!!!

I know how much any pain in that area can affect self-esteem and self-confidence, I urge anyone really struggling with this to seek a really qualified professional with experience in treating pelvic pain. I know it is incredibly hard but you must have the patience of a saint as this thing does not go away over night and requires a significant amount of work to get on top of. I can have pain free sex.. i'm a bit of a vice but a bit of deep breathing and a couple of glasses of red wine goes a long way towards helping that!

I think the trouble with pelvic pain is that although it can present itself in many similar ways, there is no one cause for it, and subsequently, no one solution. Seeing an experienced practitioner is vital!

Be patient, stay strong, be positive, because it can and it WILL get better.

So much love to all of you... We are amazing women!
xxxxxxx


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Post  Mariek on Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:44 pm

Thank you for the uplifting words. I hope you are right.

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Post  Jo44 on Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:36 am

Hi Mariahopes

It's great to read of your progress. Please can I ask what steroid ointment you have been using as I have been on Pregabalin 150mg & Dermovate applied twice a day. I still have soreness & redness below. I've been using the cream since 6th Feb this year!

Did you have soreness too? Did you have any lower pelvic discomfort? I do & I wonder if it could be tight pelvic floor muscles too!

I'd appreciate your advice.
Many thanks

Jo x

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Post  Emmae394 on Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:09 am

What is this "physio" that everyone is speaking of? I'm new to this forum and am seeking out any options to help manage my PVD!! Currently on 30mg of Nortriptyline, daily use of an estrogen/lidocaine compound cream and self pelvic floor muscle therapy with a therawand. All prescribed and suggested by my doctor who specializes in vestibulodynia. I'm 21 years old and have been dealing with this ever since recovering from chronic uti's for 2 years. Never thought I would have issues like this!

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Post  Georgia H on Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:23 pm

Hi guys! I thought I would add to this. I also saw Wendy Reid .. I owe her my life. I also live completely pain free now, she was a godsend. I recommend anyone in London to try and get in to see her. If you can afford it, pay privately, otherwise, you can get in on the NHS if you beg your GP.

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