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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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Allergic reaction to silicone lubricant AND polyesoprine condoms

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Allergic reaction to silicone lubricant AND polyesoprine condoms

Post  Trees_trees on Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:57 am

So I have the good fortune to be allergic to Latex AND Silicone (dimethicone -in a lot of lubricant, lotions, conditioners, gives a silky feel). I mistakenly thought an episode triggered in 2010 was from polyesoprine (latex with the chemical most people are allergic to) condoms after mistakenly being told I had a yeast infection, herpes, and being put on acyclovir and diflucan for months with no effect because I didn't have herpes. I went on the IC diet, tried the candida diet and just about gave up.

So after 2 years I finally had intercourse again with Sagami polyurethane condoms, and unfortunately I had a horrible reaction because it turns out I am allergic to the silicone lube they put on the condom.

I think the whole thing was triggered by allergic reaction to lubricant years ago...

A) I am in pain ( it feels like broken glass is being shoved up my urethra)
B) The doctor only gave me a prescription for antibiotics


What can I do? I'm icing and heating. Im drinking wine, because 3 advil does not seem to be doing anything to help.

Also don't know what to do about birth control/ std protection because all non-latex condoms have silicone lubricant on them. I read somewhere to get a nitrile female condom and try to wash to lubricant off, but that's tricky because silicone is engineered not to go anywhere.

Thanks.

SusieQ


Last edited by Trees_trees on Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:00 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : edit on what polyesoprine is and additional question)

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Re: Allergic reaction to silicone lubricant AND polyesoprine condoms

Post  toosore on Thu May 07, 2015 7:53 pm

Are you absolutely sure that your reactions are due to allergy? The pain and burning after or during intercourse are typical of vulvodynia all by itself, without condoms or lubricant to cause additional problems. What exactly are your symptoms? Rash, hives, itching? or burning pain?

It's so hard to know what's going on, especially since proper medical care is so hard to find...

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Yes, pain started after using condoms

Post  Trees_trees on Fri May 08, 2015 4:37 am

Hi toosore. Thanks for your reply. The pain started after using condoms back in 2010. I never had a reaction with the Avanti Polyurethane condoms and they stopped making them. So when I tried the new ones that were polyesoprine was when I started having problems. That was back in 2010.

I did a test with the lubricant from a sagami condom on the inside of my elbow and it gave me a hive. Who knows what it did to the inside of my vagina and vulva. When I get dimethicone/silicone on my hands there are tiny blisters and eczema.

So I get varying rates of pain from acute to dull, more acute since recent exposure. The pain makes me tired.

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Allergic Reactions and Risk of Vulvodynia

Post  Trees_trees on Thu May 14, 2015 7:11 pm

Our data suggest that women with a history of urticaria, seasonal allergies or reaction to insect stings appear to be more prone to later development of vulvodynia than women with no history of these allergic reactions. We also showed that this association was largely confined to exposures that occurred before the first onset of vulvar pain, suggesting that allergenic exposures could be involved as, or a marker of, factors involved in the development of vulvodynia. We also observed that a history of other skin conditions, not as strongly related to an immune response, generally were not associated with the risk of vulvodynia.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2773800/

Vulvodynia is a complex disorder and described as discomfort or intense burning pain in the vulvar area. Such chronic pain affects 5 to 15% of women and many suffer of misdiagnosis. For sure the aetiology is multifactorial. Through few studies we consider the inflammatory response plays a major role. There is a genetic profile of women suffering of vulvodynia, especially genetic polymorphisms from genes coding for cytokines, Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist and Interleukin-1 beta, and gene coding for mannose-binding lectin (MBL). These polymorphisms result in a stronger inflammatory response and lay these women in a susceptibility situation. Histological analysis showed a chronic non specific inflammation. We have also demonstrated that these patients present in normal state or under infectious induction an inadequate inflammatory response. But there is still a variety of mechanisms which can interact with the inflammatory response. Management of such vulvar pain syndrome could be very frustrating, but the first step for improvement is to get the right diagnosis.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20108524v

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