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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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Pretty much cured!

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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Re: Pretty much cured!

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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