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Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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Diagnosed recently, looking for advice

Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:51 am by Cloudberry

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad I found this forum! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (still not sure about the difference between all the different terms) a couple of months ago and I could do with some advice. This is probably going to be a lot of text because I just want to get everything off my chest, so please bear with me.

I’m a woman in my late 20s. Before getting diagnosed …

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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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Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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6 year sufferer but I’ve found some hope

Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 am by Npage14

Hey, ladies! I’m new to this support group, I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while so I wanted to try this out! I’ve had vulvodynia for 6 years now, I am self diagnosed. I’m 20 now and the pain started when I had my first encounter with sexual contact when I was 14(I still remained a virgin though it was fingering). For a couple years the pain was so bad I could hardly …

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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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Lyrica...advice please

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Lyrica...advice please

Post  sailor_moon on Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:46 am

So out of desperation my doctor wants me to try Lyrica. I am scared to take it as I have read about the really bad side effects it has, like constant fatigue and drowsiness, and excessive weight gain . I have PCOS and am struggling with these issues already let alone having this drug make things worse....I can't afford to get any fatter, I can't even lose a single kilogram and I am on a strict sugar free, dairy free gluten free diet! If I put on any more I will be overweight for my height. Fairview ought if the medication weeks, but I have to be on it 3 months and if it doesn't work I will be even fatter and won't be able to lose it. If I am even more fatigued I am at risk of losing my job or having a car accident as I travel to work. My V symptoms are redness, itching and vestibule burning. Any advice on the matter would be very much appreciated. I have had a very bad day... I have a migraine and can't stop crying. My doctor was not as optimistic this time around...he is running out if ideas.
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Post  BpCookie on Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:25 pm

Hello Sailor hun, I really feel for you. My advice would be to give Lyrica a chance. I take Lyrica and its the only medication that helps. You need to weigh what is most important to you, on one hand you MAY have specific side effect and on the other hand Lyrica MAY help you. If you give Lyrica a try and you don't like any of the side effects that you may get, then you can always quit taking it. If you do want to quit taking Lyrica pls. talk to your Dr. first.

Have you tried Lidocaine %5 ointment yet? When rubbed into the skin it numbs it. So it could help you.

Also, if your Dr. is running out of ideas, then find another Dr. There is always something else that you can try. Finding something to help your symptoms is very frustrating but you have to keep pushing yourself. Giving up is simple but pushing yourself to find help is hard but can be very rewarding!!

I cry off and on too but the next day I find myself putting on my boxing gloves and fighting my way through the day. I find that a great stress reliever is to find someone who annoys me and give them a quick boxing glove to the back of the head, point at my vagina and scream in their face "THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT JERK FACE" and then walk away. *shrug* Nah, only kidding. But it would be fun to see the look on someones face if I did do that.

Hang in there honey bunny.

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Post  sailor_moon on Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:15 pm

Thankyou Cookie. I really appreciate the reply.

I took my first Lyrica last night. Only a small dose of 25mg, as I am gradually building up my dose to 150mg. This morning I feel so dizzy and spaced out.

Can I ask what your main symptoms are/ were with V? My main symptoms are chronic inflammation and itch, with random burning in the vestibules that comes and goes.

How long did it take for Lyrica to kick in and really work?

And can I ask what your main side effects are?

Any more advice on the matter would be very much appreciated. Thankyou Smile
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Lyrica

Post  Jo44 on Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:27 pm

Hi hun

I was also scared to take Lyrica too but caved in & took them & apart from a bit of lightheaded ness the following morning it's been fine! I am over weight & was terrified of putting on more weight but I've been on it 6 weeks so far & have only gained a about 2 pounds! I'm also on Amitriptilyne too which is another drug notorious for weight gain but didn't gain whilst on that. I'm weaning off that at the moment.

To be honest it hasn't stopped the soreness I get but it helps me sleep really well, which I love as I suffered insomnia for two years!

I'm on 150mg of the Lyrica.

Hope it helps you xx

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Post  sailor_moon on Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:38 pm

Thanks for your response Jo44,

I only tool 25mg and I feel really dizzy and light - headed this morning. I think I'll do 25mg for a week and then increase to 75mg for a week and see how I go working up to 150mg.

I am only short, 158cm. And a petite frame. I have PCOS and low estrogen and progesterone, and I am struggling to stay within a healthy weight range. I don't want to put on more weight cause I won't be able to lose it! My V is so bad I can't exercise. I eat super healthy but it's not enough .

Can I ask what your symptoms are? Do you have itching or just burning?

I haven't tried Amitryptilene. Do you think it works?
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Lyrica advice please

Post  Jo44 on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:08 pm

Hi

Initially my symptoms were burning, soreness and redness, I then started the Amitriptyline just before Xmas, and each time I upped my dose, I had some relief ie: no pain at all, then it would come back after about 10 days or so, so again I increased them once again until I was at 60mgs by the beginning of Feb!! Then I saw my gynae, who wanted me to come off the Ami and take Lyrica and use Dermovate cream twice a day! By that time the burning had actually stopped. Now I'm left with soreness and redness. The cream doesn't seem to be helping at all tho!

If this doesn't help me then wants me to have injections in the bit just below the opening of my vagina!! Ouch!!!!

I think you're wise to start slowly, before increasing the dose. I am very sensitive to meds so thought I would have loads of side effects but haven't, but then again it hasn't helped with the soreness either. I'm going to ask my GP if I can stay on it for sleep!

Hope it helps you, it should kick in pretty quickly.

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Post  BpCookie on Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:19 pm

Hi honey, My main symptom is burning. I don't itch but I do burn most of the time. Sometimes there is redness and swelling. My Dr. started me on 150 mgs right away and it worked right away as well. 150 mgs causes me to have dry mouth and poor concentration. Sometimes I feel like I'm in my own strange world but other times it doesn't bother me as much. You may not have to take 150 mgs, you may find that a lower dose will help you. I have 3 different mgs that I take depending on my burning pain level, 150 mgs, 100 mgs, 75 mgs. Since my burning pain fluctuates, I take the mgs that are needed at that time.

Ask your Dr. about Lidocaine 5% ointment. That will really help.

Ive had 2 surgeries, a number of procedures and pills. blah. The second surgery help me a lot and the last procedure helped also. My pain is starting to increase again so Im going back to my Dr.. Last procedure he injected alcohol under the skin in order to kill the nerve endings and it helped for about 2 months. I may have to have multi procedures.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

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