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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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Post  Redhead23 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:15 pm

Hey ladies.

I'm at a stage in my life where my vulva pain has completely taken over. I'm depressed and even suicidal and after crying a ton today, decided to look for support.

I'm from the UK, I'm 31 and I've suffered with pain, burning and stinging of the vulva, clitoris and vestibule for 12years after a yeast infection and a bladder infection.

I've struggled over the last decade trying to get doctors to believe me. One told me there's nothing they can do, one basically told me to go away and live with it. I've been given lidocane and amitryptiline in the past but neither changed anything.

My symptoms are worse just before and during my period, at the same time I have what I call a bladder flare up. I feel a heavy feeling like my bladder is falling out, it hurts to pee and I feel the constant fullness of needing to go to the toilet. Along with the pain, stinging and 19 day periods I experience my life is hell at the moment.

I honestly don't know which way to turn at this point. I saw a gynecologist who was only interested in looking into my periods. His answer was the implant, but like contraceptive pills in the past they only made my stinging worse, which he didn't believe, anyway the implant is now out but the pain hasn't reduced. I've been left unable to function. I can't sit down and I spend my days crying because I honestly don't know where to go next.

I have a joint condition which includes weak muscle stability and twisted up joints, this includes a bad back and often wondered if its all connected.

My partner found this site for me and suggested I join. So here I am. Hoping the girls here have some advice for me.

So hello to everyone here. R xx


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Post  x_chelss@live.com on Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:49 pm

Hi. I'm 19 and from Birmingham. I was like you two nearly three years ago I seen countless amount of doctors and none could diagnose me! I went to different hospitals and I ended up at Solihull hospital I seen a lady called doctor Hutchon. She is the woman who made my life better by diagnosing me but worse knowin there was no straight forward cure, after a year of pointless tablets not working I decided to go private at the BMI Priory, in Edgbaston (I don't know where your from) and I seen a man called Professor Luesley, he is a specialist in gynocology and noes a lot about vulvodynia. If your not to far from Birmingham/Edgbaston I would recommend you see him, his appointments range from £150-£200 but you will not be disappointed he made my life better after one appointment. He offered me surgery, and I had that on 28/01/15 I haven't looked back since!

Good luck x


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Post  MensRea on Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:23 am

Hey Cheiss. I am new here! I have read all your topics regarding your vestibulectomy and i would like to ask how much did you pay for the surgery.
Thanks in advance Smile


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Post  sarisbaris on Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:41 am

Please please read my post titled "Cured from vulvodynia - I've been pain free for over a year... please read" I really was cured a year ago... while I was super pregnant as well.  Please consider this option before surgery.  Unfortunately the vagina baffles western medicine. I saw so many western doctors who couldn't help. I realized over time that they really wanted to help but didn't have the knowledge, the understanding nor the cure. Some doctors would dismiss me, other would deny my pain, others would be angry and the best ones would be truthful and confess they couldn't help. This is the worst thing about vulvodynia.

This is first paragraph:
I had vulvodynia on and off for 15 years. (I have probably seen 15+ western doctors plus specialists in San Francisco). I tried acupuncture and TCM herbalists which helped but wasn't a cure. I got pregnant and it was horrible. I found a practitioner of Acupoint Nutritional (or Integrative) Testing who finally pinpointed the cause of my pain and alleviated my pain in a few months. It was a slow progress (a few months) but it was a permanent fix. Basically she just gave me a bunch of pills that were all herbal and natural. I was pregnant at the time. I'm so grateful. (This won't allow me to add a link but just google Acupoint Nutritional (or Integrative) Testing.  They have bad online presence, so if that doesn't work google Dawn Dolan in Cotati, CA. She can find someone in your area. Basically, she uses applied kinesiology to figure out the cause of my the problem and the remedy. Sounds crazy but it worked! Now I've been pain free for over a year!  She said that if you are not in the northern California area she can help you find a practitioner who can help. This is legit.  I'm sorry I didn't post sooner, I've been busy with my baby. If you're reading this and you're in pain my heart goes out to you. That pain was freakin unbelievable. Please give this a shot. Let me know if you have any questions.

(see my post for the rest)

Note: I just looked online and unfortunately they have the worst web presence. Sigh. I'll see what I can find out from my doc and see if there is a directory or any in the UK.


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Post  Redhead23 on Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:18 am

Thank you ladies. Im gonna get around to reading as many posts as I can and see if theres anything I can try. I see my doctor on Friday so I wanna go armed with some info for her. Sadly today I'm very ill with my other condition and haven't had the strength to do much but sleep. I'll definitely look into your suggestions. Im in the north east of England by the way x


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Post  Barbie2 on Fri May 01, 2015 1:13 pm

Hi I am from Manchester, have struggled for 5 yrs clitoral, vulval, burning, pins and needles, heavy bladders feeling in morning, has settled mainly to left, I am on max dose lyrica tried pt in London, nothing picked up, any questions feel free to ask.


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Post  Nat0511 on Wed May 06, 2015 10:05 am

Hello there,

I am so sorry to hear that it is all getting too much, although I completely understand. It is beyond words how awful it is to live with debilitating and socially awkward conditions that are under researched and badly diagnosed. You have my complete sympathy.

I wanted to offer some help though - I have vulvodynia and i used to have chronic cystitis and thrush too - I was on a constant cycle of cystitis, antibiotics, thrush, and I was so, so miserable. In desperation one day I searched for cystitis self help books and I found one on Amazon by Angela Kilmartin called 'Urinary Infection - Sexual Cysitits'. She offers help for both sexual and interstitial cystitis. But basically it was a massive revelation and I am completely baffled as to why her advice isn't the first thing mentioned by any GP worth their salt, instead of ruining your immune system with antibiotics, poking and prodding you. Basically, Angela's advice is that non interstitial cystitis is a direct result of faecal matter travelling from your anus to your urethra and the only way to stop the infection is to stop this happening. She teaches a way to wash after defecation and before intercourse using a water bottle and soap. I did this for a while, although it is a bit of a nuisance, and I literally never got cystitis again. After some time, I thought I might try the unscented moist toilet tissues that you can buy as carrying around water bottles, soap and flannels all the time was a bit of a pain. And it worked!! I keep a pack of moist tissues is my handbag and one by the toilet at home. I use them after every stool, before bed, before sex, and after sex (just on my anus), and they seriously work. I had cystitis every other week from when I became sexually active aged 20 until I read Angela's book last year, aged 29. I'm now 30 and been free of cystitis for 1 year. And being free of cystitis has also freed me from thrush as my immune system and PH balance is better. The vulvodyina is another matter but feeling in control of my cystitis has helped me feel better about myself and more able to cope.

I hope this is of use to you and I send you lots of encouragement and understanding about what you're going through.



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