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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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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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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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Laser Acupuncture=total success :)

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Laser Acupuncture=total success :)

Post  ebella on Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:23 am

I had vulvodynia for 2 years before I had any success in treating it. I tried amitripyline in this time and did not find it very useful. I started laser therapy (in Melbourne) last September and have had treatment every 2 weeks (now March). Within 3 treatments all the pain was completely gone. This is a treatment I will definitely be sticking with! I'm SO relieved to be free of chronic pain. Give it a go if you haven't already!


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Re: Laser Acupuncture=total success :)

Post  MensRea on Fri May 15, 2015 3:00 pm

Hey!! I am so happy for your results!
Can you tell me more about the laser? Because i have been also offered to have a laser treatment but i was afraid that it will cause me further problems. Laser in nowadays it is not considered as a treatment for vulvodynia. Also, what kind of vulvodynia do you have?
Thank you in advance for your response! Smile


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Laser acupuncture- reply

Post  ebella on Sat May 16, 2015 12:40 am


Yes- I tried laser acupuncture (that is administered by a GP) after contacting the practitioner and asking her about her experience in treating vulvodynia. She suggested I give it a go. The treatment (in Melbourne) cost me around $40 a treatment.

It takes about 10 minutes and is a pain free procedure. It involves using a laser on my acupuncture points (this is around my knees and calves for the area affected by vulvodynia). They also have the option of moving closer to the site. It is low level cold laser therapy. Here is a link to info about it: http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=32725
Wherever you are in the world, I hope they have it somewhere near you Smile

It took about 2-3 weeks of having the treatment once a week for it to work. I then had to keep going in every week until about the 8th treatment, then I started going every fortnight, then monthly etc.

I have generalised vulvodynia (chronic pain all of the time) as well as scarring on my bladder. The treatment relieved both of these conditions. I also have provoked vulvodynia (which has now arised after going off amitripyline). This is a result of pelvic floor dysfunction. I'm progressing with this with laser acupuncture and dialators.

I hope this is helpful Smile


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Re: Laser Acupuncture=total success :)

Post  Freedom1990 on Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:31 am

Hello! I know this was 2 years ago but do you have the name of the person you saw for the laser acupuncture? I also live in Melbourne and I am eager to try it.

Thank you!!

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Re: Laser Acupuncture=total success :)

Post  sophiarp on Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:35 am

Ooh, I just saw this post and am also in Melbourne - also very interested to hear any updates! <3


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