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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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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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6 year sufferer but I’ve found some hope

Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 am by Npage14

Hey, ladies! I’m new to this support group, I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while so I wanted to try this out! I’ve had vulvodynia for 6 years now, I am self diagnosed. I’m 20 now and the pain started when I had my first encounter with sexual contact when I was 14(I still remained a virgin though it was fingering). For a couple years the pain was so bad I could hardly …

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Hurting, Burning, Itching, and Worn Out

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:55 pm by donnambr

This vulvodynia that I'm currently suffering with is so cruel. I hurt, I burn, I itch. When I first got this several years ago, before the internet, I though I was the only one with this awful disorder. Doctors couldn't figure it out. I felt so alone and devastated. Somehow it disappeared for a few years and now I'm suffering again. This dreaded V misery is back and I feel like I will be with …

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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:23 pm

Hello everyone, I know I have written my story before but I wanted to write it again with a clear mind. I'm 23 years old and never had sex. I never had any pain until 7 or 8 months ago. I have been in extreme pain and I was diagnosed 2 months ago with VVS. I'm on Lyrica 75 mg in the morning and 150 mg in the evening. I haven't experienced much relief though I feel maybe only a little better.
My now-ex boyfriend was kissing me and I was in my underwear when I felt a severe pain after I felt his penis. And since then, I have been in a lot of pain. Because of other reasons we fought and broke up, and I have literally been crying every day for the last 8 months thinking how he ruined my life causing me this pain. I know that I have to keep a positive attitude and believe that VVS will be cured but the pain doesn't allow me.
Is it true that VVS happens to some of us but is hiding and when something triggers it, it just happens? Excuse my English please because I'm not from USA or UK.
What I want to know is if I'm right that it is he who caused me this?
I feel so depressed and futureless. Does this ever go away?

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Post  EverythingIsDifferentNow on Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:53 pm

yes it will go away, but not likely on its own. You need to fix it. Best solution? research, research, research, research. You will find YOUR OWN CURE that way. I did. Took me a few months but I found out that I had too much oxalate in my body and that I needed to exercise. I take calcium citrate pills now and don't eat spinach anymore. I used to have that stuff like three times a day every day.

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Post  jen007 on Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:04 pm

Your ex-boyfriend did not cause you to have this pain, he only helped you discover that you have pain. I never knew something was wrong with me until I attempted to have sex for the first time. It hurt so bad that I knew if sex felt that way then no one would be doing it. I agree with "EverythingIsDifferentNow," that you should do your research. Before doing anything on your own, consult your doctor! Also, try finding a vulvar specialist or a good gynecologist who will listen to you. A lot of the time, women like us get written off from doctors because this disorder is so rare. I don't know what country you are from, but from what I've read on here in the past, it's hard to find a specialist outside of the U.S.A. You could also try going to a women's health specialist.

Again, don't try anything on your own until you've gotten the O.K from a doctor. It's really important to talk to a specialist before doing things on your own. This disorder is a delicate one and can be thrown off kilter very easily, making it worse than ever. Don't blame your ex-boyfriend. I know it's hard not to when after trying to "be with him" you started to feel pain. Try to stay positive because there is relief for everyone. We all have different ways of managing this awful disorder. Keep your head up and know that yo have a community of people here to support you.

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