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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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Young in pain

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Post  Future.Gyno on Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:09 pm

So I've been dealing with this anxiety about my probpems for a while, and I decided to share with people who will actually understand. I was just diagnosed with vulvodynia this summer. My gynecologist also suspects I have endometriosis. At twenty years old, I sometimes feel hopeless. I've been with my boyfriend for three and a half years, and for about the last two, we've been sexually "active." I've never been able to have sex with him successfully. Although he is patient and understanding, I have so much anxiety about it. How long will he be patient? If i don't find a magic cure, will he give up on me? And will i ever get to know what sex is really supposed to feel like? I talk about it with him sometimes, but he always tells me i should see if using my dilator will help. The thought of even using it makes me uncomfortable, and now that i know what the problem is, i don't even think it would help. But he's convinced, and he doesn't want me in pain so he keeps bringing it up. I feel like no matter what I'm going to always be in pain and always have this anxiety. I feel like I'm too young to be having these kinds of problems with sex. I just want us both to be happy, but i feel like this will always be a problem. Well at least if i do end up alone, I'll have an awesome career as an ob/gyn to focus on.

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Post  WaahwaahUK on Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:18 pm

Don't give up on getting better. You're so young, and you never know, gently trying some of the suggestions you may find it helps. The most important thing is to try and relax. And talk to your boyfriend. You've been together a while, so tell him your fears. He doesn't have the chance to show you he's sticking around if you don't give him the opportunity to be there for you when you're feeling like this. Remember how brave you are, having gone to the doctors and sought help. Try and take some small steps. You never know, it could resolve quote quickly with the right approach. Not everyone who has this pain condition has it long term. It varies in each case. Stay strong.

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Re: Young in pain

Post  Maple on Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:36 am

To me the thought of using a dilator just sounds like it'll hurt like hell as well. I know it works for some, but if your not comfortable trying it, it's likely going to cause more pain than good due to constricted muscles from anxiety of it.

As a less scary option, I find that sitz baths with epsom salt are extremely helpful, but I always make sure to dry thoroughly afterwards, with a hairdryer even. Self massage down there can also be very helpful, and can have a similar effect as a dilator if done well.

Good luck!

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