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Hurting, Burning, Itching, and Worn Out

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:55 pm by donnambr

This vulvodynia that I'm currently suffering with is so cruel. I hurt, I burn, I itch. When I first got this several years ago, before the internet, I though I was the only one with this awful disorder. Doctors couldn't figure it out. I felt so alone and devastated. Somehow it disappeared for a few years and now I'm suffering again. This dreaded V misery is back and I feel like I will be with …

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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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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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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25

Hello!

I am a 25 year old woman and wanted to share my story here as I feel frustrated by the suggestions of my gyno and am hoping for some advice.

To give the context for this: in September 2016 I moved in with my long term boyfriend after living abroad a year and (nearly) abstaining from sex. Within a few weeks I had got a yeast infection which I treated myself successfully, but then 2 weeks …

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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured

Hi,

Every so often I'm reminded of the constant, persistent, horrible pain I was in two decades ago, and I reach out to try to help others who are suffering. If someone had offered me a solution during that terrible time, I'd have jumped at it. I hope this helps someone.

Yes, I did have terrible vulvodynia. It felt like someone poured acid all over my vulva. My doctor confirmed it and was …

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

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

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

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

coconut oil* not water!

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