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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Recent "Poke" Pain - So Confused/Losing My Mind

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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Post  Hfronckowiak on Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:02 pm

This is my first post. I never really opened up about having vulvodynia because I was so embarressd by it. I think I just need some support from someone who understands what its like to have this condition.
My problems started 5 years ago when I first started having sex. It was painful everytime and wasn't getting any better. The first doctor I went to told me there was nothing wrong with me and it was all in my head. I got my diagnosis from the second doctor I saw. In the end I ended uo at 5 different doctors to get to where I am today. I tried every medicine and procedure for this condition with no success. Two months ago my doctor said the only thing left to do is to have a vestibulectomy. This scared me a lot. To think this is the only option I have left to get a shot at a pain free life. And I never had surgery before so I didnt know what to expect.
Yesterday I had the surgery. They put a nerve block in so I didnt feel much of anything until this morning. Yes, its painful and the amount of blood that was coming out was a but scary. I took two percocets which helped with the pain but I feel dizzy. I'm praying this to be a success in the end. I've been so depressed for 5 years and I just want a pain free happy life.

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Re: Vulvodynia/vestibulectomy

Post  x_chelss@live.com on Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:25 pm

I hope the surgery works for you and I hope you have a speedy recovery. I had the surgery in January so I know how nervous and anxious you must feel, it was my first surgery too. I had my second on Monday. Let me know if you have any questions but all the best for your recovery and the rest of your pain free life hopefully! Xx

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Re: Vulvodynia/vestibulectomy

Post  elednor on Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:50 pm

good luck with your recovery! I was lucky with mine, it hardly hurt at all following the surgery, but it did not get rid of my problem. the main bit of advice i could give you is once you've healed more, massage the scar tissue with oil to keep the skin supple.

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Post  Hfronckowiak on Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:45 pm

Does it look any different down there? I tried looking at it today and i couldnt see much, but theres something poking out that looks weird. The pain was pretty bad earlier but i took some painkillers and slept all day. Its at the stage where it feels like it will never get better

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Post  Hfronckowiak on Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:58 pm

And why do you need two surgeries?

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Re: Vulvodynia/vestibulectomy

Post  x_chelss@live.com on Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:22 pm

I didn't really experience any pain, I think I was quite lucky! I wouldn't judge anything until you have your stitches out. I looked at mine the day after, it was every colour you could imagine, swollen and bruised. From how it looked then, to how it looks now you'd think it was a different vagina all together.
My vagina does look different, but I think it looks better to how it used to but that's my personal opinion- my boyfriend says he wouldn't know I'd off had surgery down there if he never knew I'd had it.

I had to have a second surgery to remove my paraurethral glands, there the glands either side of the urethra because I was still experiencing burning from that area but so far so good Smile.

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Re: Vulvodynia/vestibulectomy

Post  Cami90 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:15 am

Hey, I see you got your surgery 2 months ago… how are you feeling?
I just wanted to add my experience.. I suffered for a couple of years until I finally had surgery (about 3 years ago I think).. it really takes a couple months to know if it worked.. it worked for me, but I still had a little bit of pain.. then i started doing physical therapy and that's what made me pain free! She showed me how to massage the little scar I had and that was very helpful. Anyway, I think the combination of surgery and PT is perfect! I've been pretty much pain free since then, the only exceptions being a couple of sex positions.. I hope you get to be pain free too!!

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