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PAIN FREE WITH DR ROBERT MORSE

Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:19 pm by ria

Hello everyone,

I am now pain free no medication. Please look up Dr Robert Morse on youtube he has helped me with my constant pain he is a Naturopathic doctor in America. I did not go and see him I had a telephone consultation, but please feel free to call the clinic advice is there for free can you beleive it Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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New here/Advice about life with vulvodynia

Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:06 pm by blueberryrabbit

I haven't been on a website forum in years, but this is probably the only way I can really talk about this.

I'm 23, and I've had vulvodynia/vestibular pain/pelvic floor dysfunction since I was 15 (I've probably had it for much longer than that and don't really remember). I also have PTSD from being in a sexually and emotionally violent relationship for 5 years. I can have sex, but not without …

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NEWBIE UNCERTAIN

Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:48 am by QueenLatifahzw

Hi I am a newbie glad to join your site can already see it going to be much help.
I am 52 years old going through menopause. This has been going on for close to 3 years. It all started when my periods began to be irregular and for the first time in my life I came down with a UTI which was treated with antibiotics but I started to experience frequent urination and burning thereafter not all the …

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Any chance this could be something other than vulvodynia?

Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:45 am by mythreesons

I'm 45 and was diagnosed with vulvodynia 2 years ago. I was put on amitriptyline and vagifem and got the symptoms pretty much under control for almost 2 years, with just minor flare-ups whenever I'd have to wear a pad during my period. I weaned myself off the vagifem after the first 6 months and still didn't have a flare-up. Then in mid-June of this year, I started getting vulvar inflammation …

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New and no longer in pain, but struggling to orgasm

Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:30 pm by bearferret

Hi I had Vulvadinia for three years, had no help from my doctor so I self referred myself to the Sexual Health Clinic, the young Dr was wonderful, he prescribed Amitryptilin and I was on it for three months, now I have no pain.

I have come off the tablets, (that was difficult, as I wasnt aware how addictive they were), but tablets stopped and sex is great again, the only problem I now have is …

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vulvodynia

Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:44 am by owlcity

I've bee recently diagnosted with vulvodynia. I had my first UTI and that was probably the trigger for me. I started using estrace topical cream and at first it didn't help at all. After few weeks i actually had one month with no pain or burning. I almost forgot that i have a "problem". The lastfew days the burning is back on and off, maybe not as bad as before. I don't know if i should …

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New to forum but not new to vulvodynia

Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:31 pm by Nelliewelly

New to forum. Based in UK (south east). Just come from another gynae appointment- you have to laugh or you'd cry. Gynae suggested injections to turn off ovaries then hysterectomy. I am 40 and had 2 major vulvodynia flares lasting months-years since I was 20. This is third flare caused by a dreadful routine cervical smear by professional nurse (?!?!) in December 2013. I try to stay positive, …

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Has anyone tried Fusidic acid-hydrocortisone cream?

Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:35 pm by yoginimom

i'm always scared to try a new prescription in case it makes it worse. Has anyone tried this and had success?

Also does your skin feel like a raw chemical type burn pain? And what do you do that helps ease the skin sensitivity?

I've tried coconut oil, and that can be helpful at time. But sometimes nothing works.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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New Here ~~~~

Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:07 am by daisiesfordays

Hi all,  I love you 
I'm new here!
I'm a junior in college and was recently diagnosed with VVS. I had been taking birth control for the past year and 2 months before getting diagnosed, since it was the only thing that worked for my skin. Of course, I'm one of those people who hates hates hates blood, so I would always skip the sugar pills and start a new pack.
I got a yeast infection once, and …

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Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

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Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  kharris4283 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:13 pm

My daughter (7 yrs old) was diagnosed w/ this condition last year and it's extremely hard finding information for children.

If anyone know of other moms in my shoes, please let me know.

Thanks for your help and best wishes to you all.

Kimberly

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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:44 pm


Hi Kimberly

Our other member who's daughter has Vulvodynia has given me permission to give you her email address

I have sent it to you in private message

Sebby xx

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Contacting other mom with daughter who has vulvodynia

Post  kharris4283 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:10 pm

good morning, sebby

I never rec'd the private message containing the email address for the other mom whose daughter also has vulvodynia. If you could please send it to kmbrlyharr@aol.com I'd appreciate it.

Thanks for your help!!

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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:10 pm


Have emailed you the email address..hope it goes through let me know

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child with vulvo problems

Post  Vickie22 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:08 am

I'm also interested in connecting with mothers who have children. Can you send me their e-mails? My little girl was diagnosed by a pediatric gynecologist with vulvovaginitis. She gave me an ointment Clobetasol .05%. Saw improvement the next day. Hopefully this will work. She is still itching and burning after 2 days, but is suppose to get use to it.

Any luck with your daughter?
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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Shamilton on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:27 pm

Hi Ladies

My 9 year old daughter has been suffering with vulvic pain for 2 or 3 years now... very distressing. I finally came across this condition in one of my 3am google searches for something/ anything that would give her relief from the horrendous pain she was suffering (it nearly always happens during the night)

We have still not had a confirmed diagnosis from the NHS, they seem somewhat reluctant to agree she has Vulvodunia but I have now demanded she be referred to paediactric Gynaecology (I can't believe this has not yet been done!)

I would love to connect with other Mums who's daughters have this condition as I feel like I am banging my head against a brick wall trying to get some answers!

Many thanks
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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Alana3 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:58 pm

I have no advice to offer, but omg I feel so bad for your kids. No one should ever know what this is like, but for a kid, that's even worse. Sad sorry and hope you girls find answers soon!

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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Shamilton on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:46 pm

thanks for taking the time to reply Alana. I have an appt with a Herbalist tomorrow, and am waiting on an appt to see a friend, who does Cranio Sacral and Visceral therapy, to see if there is anything she can do. The NHS so far have been Useless!!

You're right it's awful but I'm just so relieved that I think I know what it is now.. she's been treated for everything from worms to fungal infections, even though I have never thought it was those. Been referred to dermatology, who were so dismissive, and I've even had GP's saying it could be in her head!

I guess its harder to diagnose in children as its so rare in kids, and its also hard for them to describe symptoms. I am convinced she does have vulvodynia though, as it is the only thing I have come across that ticks every box for her symptoms. Thankfully she only seems to get 'attacks' of it.. mostly at night and for a few days at a time and then she can have weeks when she is clear.

The only thing that seems to give her any relief is sitting for an hour or two in the bath until it passes and she can get back to sleep (great fun at 3am!) She did mention during last nights attack that squeezing her pelvic floor while she's in the bath helps her?

Sorry I've rambled on a little bit, we've had a few sleepless nights so not functioning properly, I'm so glad to have found this forum where others understand! I see the other lady left her email address I may email her directly as it was a while ago she posted. It would be good to see if she got any help

Thanks again for your reply xxx

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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Sarah001 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:37 pm

Hi Shamilton, I blither on alot about pelvic floor dysfunction but it does sound like there's a link there. It may be that she gets spasms every so often and the squeezing she does to help actually relaxes the pelvic floor off, muscles relax better after a contraction (look up contract relax techniques to see a more detailed explanation of why). I know kids can have pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) from holding urine too long, straining if constipated etc and i used to talk to one of the other mums on here and her daughter had a similar problem to me and was very hypermobile which if the pelvic joints are affected can set off the pelvic floor to try and stabilise the area. I don't know if your daughter is particularly bendy but things to look out for would be sitting in a W position with no problems, legs that bend back like bananas and elbows that do the same, being able to touch the floor with palms with no warm up when doing a forward bend and the pelvis gives a lateral tilt during walking that looks extreme when the pelvis is too loose. I would definitely pursue the pelvic floor angle though given what your daughter said about that, it is possible for it not to be constantly tight but to spasm on and off, does your daughter ever seem to have to push urine out in small sections as opposed to just relax and get a constant stream? That's another classic sign. Also with it happening at night has she been a bedwetter who now goes for extra pees to make sure she's empty and ends up forcing bits out that don't need to come out yet and irritates the pelvic floor before bedtime so it flares up during the night?

The reason they thought maybe worms is pinworms can cause symptoms if they get to the vulva from the anus from scratching and of course fungal infections can too. I would buy a copy of Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein and read all about it, she mentions children can be affected and the book is readily available from Amazon at a low price and has lots of bits you could get started with like the visualising relaxing the pelvic floor bit plus stretches for the muscles that attach to the pelvis if that's relevant.

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Post  Shamilton on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:54 am

Hi Sarah

Thankyou for your reply.. I do wonder now if it could be pelvic floor related. My daughter isn't hypermobile and has always had great bladder control from a very young age, never been a bed wetter etc. However she does have 'giggle' incontinence where she has little accidents if she laughs. I wonder if it could be related in some way. I will certainly buy the book you mentioned to see if we can get any help from it. I am just off the phone to our GP who wanted to put her on a low dose of amitriptyline. I am really reluctant to go down that route at the moment, and have demanded she be referred to the ped gyn 1st and will explore other options.

Thanks again for the reply!

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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Alana3 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:35 pm

Where do you live

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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Shamilton on Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:22 pm

I'm in Scotland Alana

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Post  Alana3 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:39 pm

Oh I loved Scotland when I visited! I was going to recommend my doc but he's in Florida so I guess that wouldn't Work Sad

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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  jen007 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:20 am

Hi ladies,

I don't have children, but my mother has told me that I used to complain about pain "down there" when I was a kid. I remember having issues with my area and going to the doctors to get it checked, but nothing ever came of it. This was back in the 90's so I'm not sure how familiar doctors were with vulvodynia back then. I didn't start looking for treatment until I was about 15 years old. I have PVD (provoked vestibuldynia) so maybe thats why it didn't bother me too bad while I was growing up, but it really became a problem when I was in high school. I used to get uti's when I was a kid so my doctor told me to stop taking bubble baths. It seems that throughout my life baths were always a problem. As I got older I stopped taking baths, but eventually after getting older and more stressed out I started getting back into taking baths to relax. I'd always get a yeast infect a day or two after and get a flare up of pain. Maybe this is all connected to bubble baths? Who knows... If your children do take bubble baths I do suggest having them take showers from now on. See if theres an improvement after a week or so. Also try unscented soaps and detergents, the perfumes from the soaps may be irritating them. I'm sorry that some of you have children going through this. It's hard going through this as an adult let alone a child. I'll keep you and you're children in my thoughts and prayers! Hope this helps!

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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Loulou on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:01 pm

Hi Shamiton

I'm so sorry that you're daughter is suffering - hopefully advice and info you get here and through your docs will find a cause and treatment for her. From what you say it certainly sounds like pelvic floor dysfunction. I don't know how clued up ped gynes are about that??? but if you have no joy with that route try a womens health physio as they will definitely know about pelvic floor.

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