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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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I just diagnosed myself and SO happy I found this forum!!!!

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I just diagnosed myself and SO happy I found this forum!!!!

Post  Mamamontez on Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:31 am

Hi! Wanted to vent and get some input because I think I just diagnosed myself with Vulvodynia. My pain started 10 months ago and it came out of nowhere. At first I thought I was experiencing a UTI because that was the only thing I can compare it to. I went to the doctor and she prescribed me some antibiotics for my "Uti" but once I was done with the medication, the pain was still there. I thought this was odd. It felt like a constant, burning, raw, dull pain that came and went in waves. A few weeks later I went to my doctor and told her the pain was still there. She did a Pap smear and I had an ultrasound done to check my cervix, ovaries, uterus etc and everything came back normal. She had no idea what this pain could be so she referred me to a Urologist. The urologist performed several test including swiping cells from my urethra, checked my bladder. All of her tests came back normal. 10 months later im experieing this dull pain almost everyday and it comes and goes in waves. I went back to my doctor yesterday and cried to her. I broke down. I told her if this pain that I'm feeling isn't killing physically (because at times it feels like it is) it's sure as heck going to me mentally! My husband and I have been trying to conceive baby #2 since October and we haven't had any luck. We got pregnant so easily, one time, with my son back before this pain even started. my doctor prescribed me Nortriptyline (a 10 MG starter pack) She said this medicine helps with nerve pain and she wants to see if it could help. I can't wait to email her tomorrow and inform her of what I discovered!!!

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Post  drivenbyambition on Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:01 am

I was diagnosed through a biopsy. Unfortunately, this condition is not exactly curable. I would not wish it on my worst enemy. Today my pain was quite unbearable. Hope you get some relief soon.

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Post  Mamamontez on Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:14 am

Now that I have a name for it, I emailed my dOctor and told her what I diagnosed and she agreed that she thinks it's Vulvodynia even though she was completely clueless before! She referred me to OBGYN and I actually have an appointment with a Pelvic Pain clinic near my home that specializes and cures Vulvodynia! I'm on my 4th day of Nortriptyline and have been applying coconut water and lavender essential oil on my vulva area and have had a lot of relief! So happy to finally see a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel!

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Post  Mamamontez on Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:15 am

coconut oil* not water!

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