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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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    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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    Condoms Less Painful?

    Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

    I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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    Will there be an end?

    Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

    I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

    I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

    Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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    you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

    Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

    Hello everyone,
    i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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    Hi Im from Australia :)

    Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

    Hi girls... I live in Australia.
    I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
    Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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    Has anyone had a biopsy?

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    Has anyone had a biopsy?

    Post  Help!!! on Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:43 pm

    Hello,

    I am new to this website and thankful that I have found it. I am 26 and been suffering with vulvar pain for a year and a half how. I gave tried several things and spent a fortune in lotions and potions and pills to try. I am on amatrictilyine at the minute and some days I don't really feel it. However after sex, exercise or any stress at work then it is very painful and lasts about a week. Without the tablets I am in pain all the time. My dermatologist now thinks we should biopsy the area and investigate. It is on my left labia and i am a bit concerned as what I have read about it sounds very painful. I wondered if anyone else had a biopsy done? My pain is in a small specific area sp hoping they will be successful in removing some of the damaged tissue.

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    Re: Has anyone had a biopsy?

    Post  x_chelss@live.com on Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:12 pm

    Hiya. I'm sorry to hear that you are suffering but I'm glad you have found this forum. I've had 5 biopsys taken. 4 around the outside of my vagina, 2 either side of the clit, and then another 2 lower down and then one inside.
    They numb the area and I actually found relief for a small while whilst I had the anaesthetic down in that area. My biopsy found irritation, and imflamation. But they were actually testing for vulvar cancer!

    I hope your biopsy goes well it's nothing to fear!

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    Re: Has anyone had a biopsy?

    Post  mikan92 on Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:30 am

    Hi,

    My gynae also told me that if my condition does not show improvement (via natural recovery) in a month's time he will do a biopsy. So I'm also wondering what the biopsy is for, because I seriously do not think that my pain is associated with cancer (it is probably triggered by something!). I am really scared that the operation will make my vulvar more inflamed/worse.

    HElP! how did your vulvar pain start?
    I have pain on my labia too, especially the deepest fold that connects with vestibule. I am confused because I have pain on my vulvar too, but all these are only provoked with pressure and friction. Does this sound like vulvodynia or what?

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    Re: Has anyone had a biopsy?

    Post  x_chelss@live.com on Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:45 am

    Yeah it sounds like vulvodynia. I had the exact same pain your describing, I had the surgery in January and I no longer experience any pain really. I still get the odd sensation off burning but nothing major! I had half off my labia removed because I had pain in the fold as well, my vagina appearance does look different but I'd say it looks better in all honesty.

    My pain started 3 years ago in July, and having the operation was the best thing I'd ever done. My daily life is so much better since.
    I think the trigger for me was rough sex, my parents were away on holiday and my
    Boyfriend was staying with me whilst they were away, we had sex A LOT and over the week it got unbearable! I thought I had thrush but it just got so much worse and the doctors wasn't exactly helpful. Where are you from?

    They test you for everything when having a biopsy, because vulva cancer causes painful intercourse and more symptoms like vulvodynia but my skin around the vestibule changed colour so that's why I had mine tested.

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    Re: Has anyone had a biopsy?

    Post  mikan92 on Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:04 pm

    I'm glad that the operation worked for you! It's hard to have a normal life like everyone else with this pain down there Sad

    For your case did the Drs identify a cause to your symptoms? I mean rough sex might have damaged your vulvar tissues, so does that mean the nerves are irritated?
    I really don't like that they just label this condition with something "dynia", I believe there is a cause to all the pain we are experiencing and I think identifying the cause is key to effective treatments. I am living in Australia atm but am not a citizen so doesn't have medicare. It's so expensive & troublesome to see a specialist here (I need referral from all the incompetent GPs who think they know what they are doing but are just slowing down the process of me being diagnosed)!

    I remember telling the gynae how I think the tissue skill looked red after the potent steroid ointment application and he said it looks normal to him (under a high magnifying microscope), not inflamed, not dry. That's why I find it odd that he still wants to do a biopsy. Maybe I'll seek a second opinion from a vulvar specialist instead.

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    Re: Has anyone had a biopsy?

    Post  MensRea on Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:54 pm

    I had biopsy! It wasn't bad experience at all. The biopsy of course showed inflammatory change thus vestibulodynia, which was something i knew from the beginning, but at least it ruled out other diseases.

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    Your case sounds just like mine.

    Post  sweetstarfire on Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:22 pm

    I am 26 as well. I have been dealing with this for 15 months. My dermatologist just did a biopsy last week and he found that my nerves were inlarged. That is when he gave me the diagnosis. It has been a rough road but I am glad I finally have a name for what I have been going through. My pain is always worse in the evenings after a day of moving around. Sex can make it worse. The biopsy wasn't as bad as I thought and it did give me information about my case. I was numb for the biopsy. I felt a little pinch for the numbing and that was it. I was uncomfortable for about a day and a half after the numbing wore off. But could start having sex about two days later. So it didn't really interfere with my day to day.
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