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» I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)
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» I think I know what causes vulvodynia-it's the memory of pain
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New here would very much appreciate advice at the end of my rope

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm by Jma990o

This might be a little long but it's been such a long time I've even been able to talk about my problems openly thank you in advance for any helpful advice.
So ok I'm 24 I've been having this problem for over two years seen quite a few doctors and obgyns alike and nobody will take me seriously I have had a few utis and yeast infections and even bv once and this all started after one of the utis …

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Diagnosed Recently

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm by flissyg

Hi All,

I’m so glad I’ve found a place where there are others who understand how I feel!

So this is my story:-

I’m 36,  and 4 months ago, whilst innocently sitting in bed reading I experienced a very sharp stabbing pain in my clitoris. It last only a few minutes and then subsided as quickly as it came on. It put it down to “one of those things”.  The following morning I woke up …

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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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New and need advice and help

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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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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Hello. Happy to have found this group.

Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:01 pm by foxysugarpants

I am new here and hope to gain some insight into my vulva pain. I suffered for a long time not realizing that there are ways to feel better. I saw the Dr. yesterday and I am starting P/T pelvic and valium suppositories. queen

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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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Anyone have pain with urination?

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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20 years old with vulvar vestibulitis

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20 years old with vulvar vestibulitis

Post  mrs.optimistic on Thu May 14, 2015 6:29 pm

My name is Jess- this is my story.
I met the love of my life in highschool, sex was amazing and we never had a single problem. At just 17, I fell pregnant with twins. During my third trimester, i had a yeast infection and treated it (or tried to anyway) with monostate one. It was so strong that it felt as if I was being burned by acid from the inside out. I jumped in the shower and tried my hardest to get the medication out, with no success. I laid in bed in agony that night and cried myself to sleep. Since that day things haven't been the same. I had a c-section and waited 6 weeks before having sex with my husband. All I experienced was pain, but didn't think too much of it. I was put on depo and literally bled for 3 months straight, so I changed contraceptives. I had back-to-back yeast/bacterial infections and UTI bladder infections during this time. I was treated with constant antibiotics with no relief. After two years, my doctor told me i was experiencing swelling and discomfort because my birth control was causing an hormonal imbalance. So, I stopped taking the pill to let my body return to its normal state. With no luck I saw a handful of different doctors, that told me everything looked fine and I was just paranoid. Tests were negative for STDs, doctors didn't know what to do with me. My family physician told me my husband was probably too big, and I should practice with dildos to widen my vagina. I was sick and tired of no one knowing what the hell was wrong with me, and belittling my problems because I was young. Last year I got really sick, throwing up for days with intense back pain. I couldn't get out of bed, so I finally went to the E.R. I found out I had ovarian cysts and one of them ruptured, causing fluid build up in my back and abdomen. I saw an obgyn to follow up, and she told me the only way to control cysts is by taking birth control to stop the function of my ovaries. Due to my trouble with the pill in the past, I gave up and forgot about it. A few months ago the swelling really took a toll, becoming worst and worst. I couldnt take the pain and burning anymore, so I did some research and self diagnosed myself with vulvodynia. Now knowing vaginal pain was a condition, I was able to find myself a vulvar specialist who specialized in the treatment of vaginal pain. He recently diagnosed me with vulvar vestibulitis and pelvic floor dysfunction. All in all, I've been battling with vulvodynia for 4 years now. I can't have sex or use tampons (which sucks because without the use of birth control my periods are wicked heavy). My husband is extremely supportive of my condition (thank god) and we are taking things one step at a time. My advice to those of you with vaginal pain.. Seek a specialist. Don't waste years of your life bouncing from doctor to doctor like I did! They made me feel like I was crazy, and what was happening to me wasn't real. Turns out it's very real, health professionals just don't know what to look for. My vulvodynia hasn't gotten better, in fact it had been getting even worst. But, I take comfort in knowing I have a diagnosis now, and im not the only one. You'll feel better when you find out what's wrong. It kills me knowing im so young battling this, i cry constantly. All i can do is keep trying, and hope for the best.

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Re: 20 years old with vulvar vestibulitis

Post  mikan92 on Fri May 15, 2015 12:08 pm

Hi!

Just wanted to say you are not alone in this!
It's really horrible to be going through all these esp at such a young age Sad I'm 23 this year and at first was really really scared about having this for the whole life, not being able to have pain free sex etc. But after reading all the successful stories here I think everyone can get relief, it's just the matter of time in finding the right one Smile I did cry a lot too, but impt thing is not to lose hope! Please believe that there is something for you (at least that's what I'm trying to do now). You can talk to others in this forum they are all really helpful and nice. Some posts have good advice on treatment options too. Don't be scared, even though we are young we can still win this battle! We can't let this ruin our lives we still have so many things to explore and so many things to enjoy in life Very Happy

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Re: 20 years old with vulvar vestibulitis

Post  mrs.optimistic on Sat May 16, 2015 8:27 am

Thanks so much, that means a lot to me right now. If you aren't giving up, well I can't either. I'll keep reading and researching. So far I'll be trying coconut oil and a probiotic. Maybe even switching to all natural soaps/washes. Wish me luck!

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Re: 20 years old with vulvar vestibulitis

Post  mikan92 on Sat May 16, 2015 10:05 am

No prob!
Coconut oil is good I'm using that too. Some people ingest 2 spoonful daily and got relief, I've been trying but personally don't think it's working for me Sad
Hope the probiotic works for you! Keep me updated with your progress cause I'm also in search of more things that might work for me Smile

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Re: 20 years old with vulvar vestibulitis

Post  Breathe46 on Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:47 pm

Hi Mrs Optimistic,

I am shocked to hear your story because mine is very similar. I have had vulvodynia for the last four years (started at 25 ans im 30 now) and it all started with a yeast infection that I tried to treat with Monistat. Like you, I had intense itching and pain and had to jump in the shower and nearly screamed in pain (worst pain of my life!). I had to go to the ER where they told me I probably had some kind of allergic reaction and gave me anti-yeast pills to treat the infection. Things got better for a few months until I noticed intense itching periodically and also severe pain when I tried to have a pelvic exam to the point where I could not tolerate it. I was diagnosed with vulvar vestibulitis and I went to see a specialist who told me she thought it was all muscle related. I went to pelvic physical therapy for three months which initially hurt a lot but I tthink helped eventually but I had to stop going bc I needed to go to school and didn't have time or a nearby physical therapy place for this (it is somewhat rare). Since then I have had flares that come and go, especially at the end of the day and during periods. It never goes away completely but some days it almost does only to come back Witt a vengeance the next for no foreseeable reason. I currently use lidocaine gel when it hurts a lot, all hypoallergenic products, and cold water after going to the bathroom which numbs the area. I still can't have a pelvic exam (I refuse to) and I also refuse to date bc it causes me to much stress dealing with this problem. I think the Monistat caused everything and I severely regret using it and ruining my life. I think we should all band together and get them to write a warning label on it because NOBODY deserves to have his happen to them.

Mrs Optomistic, I am so glad your husband is supportive of you. If you ever want to talk we should exchange emails because it's always good to have support. I currently hope to be able to try physical therapy again in a year bc I have an intense job right now. Prayers to all of us who are suffering from this dreadful condition.

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Re: 20 years old with vulvar vestibulitis

Post  Emmae394 on Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:13 am

What is this "physio" that everyone is speaking of? I'm new to this forum and am seeking out any options to help manage my PVD!! Currently on 30mg of Nortriptyline, daily use of an estrogen/lidocaine compound cream and self pelvic floor muscle therapy with a therawand. All prescribed and suggested by my doctor who specializes in vestibulodynia. I'm 21 years old and have been dealing with this ever since recovering from chronic uti's for 2 years. Never thought I would have issues like this! My vestibulodynia has developed over the course of a year and a half. Started out with no pain, to slight pain in one small spot, to intense burning in generalized area after sex. This sucks! Trying to stay hopeful though

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