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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25


I am a 25 year old woman and wanted to share my story here as I feel frustrated by the suggestions of my gyno and am hoping for some advice.

To give the context for this: in September 2016 I moved in with my long term boyfriend after living abroad a year and (nearly) abstaining from sex. Within a few weeks I had got a yeast infection which I treated myself successfully, but then 2 weeks …

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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured


Every so often I'm reminded of the constant, persistent, horrible pain I was in two decades ago, and I reach out to try to help others who are suffering. If someone had offered me a solution during that terrible time, I'd have jumped at it. I hope this helps someone.

Yes, I did have terrible vulvodynia. It felt like someone poured acid all over my vulva. My doctor confirmed it and was …

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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Lidocaine with condoms?

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 pm by AEM1

Hi everyone! My doctor just prescribed me a topical lidocaine to administer before sex, but I forgot to ask if it is okay to use with condoms. Has anyone else used this before and know it is safe to use with condoms? Thanks! Very Happy
Unrelated, but I just started Lyrica a few weeks ago...no changes yet, but I'm hopeful something will come out of it. 3 years with vulvodynia and unable to have sex …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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Recently Diagnosed which has motivated my research study

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm by ebclose2free

Hi everyone,

My name is Eliza Barach and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in October of 2017. I'm also PhD student at the State University of New York at Albany. I work several professors at SUNY, but one in particular, Dr. Mitch Earleywine researches marijuana and its possible efficacy as an alternative treatment. Our previous examined cannabis and symptoms of PMS/PMDD and found that women …

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Post Vestibulectomy Scar Pain

Post  jen007 on Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:51 am

Hi Ladies!

Sorry I have neglected the forum for a while...things had been going pretty well since my surgery, until recently.

I've been experiencing pain on my scar from my vestibulectomy - mainly where the hymenectomy occurred. At first, I had what I believed to be a average yeast infection. I called up the doctor and got the usual, Diflucan. All seemed when after a couple of days accept for this pain on my skin around my scar. This happened once before with my last yeast infection, but cleared up after taking Diflucan. I'm planning on calling my doctor tomorrow to get advice/ be seen, but I wanted to know if anyone else out there who has had surgery has experienced this as well.

Hope everyone is doing well!



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Re: Post Vestibulectomy Scar Pain

Post  amyhp on Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:31 am

I had a full vestibulectomy in January and a revision in May. I have never gotten relief from my unprovoked pain, but lately I feel more flared then ever. When I feel around it seems like my suture line is still hurting me terribly near my urethra. I am so scared something is damaged.

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Re: Post Vestibulectomy Scar Pain

Post  jen007 on Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:57 pm


Thanks for your reply! I have provoked vestibulodynia so most of my pain was on caused when something disturbed my area. At the moment it feels like I have unprovoked pain and I'm very discouraged. I'm worried I may have to go under the knife again to get a revision as well. My doctor thinks that it could be a lack of estrogen reaching the area...but I've been pretty much pain free for about 4 years now...I don't understand whats happening to me and I'm terrified. My scar under my uretha is also hurting me...it always hurt even a long period of time after surgery, but only when touched too hard...now it just feels like its burning all the time. The skin around my rectum is also being affected. I'm still having it treated for yeast, but if that doesn't work I'm going to start using an estrogen cream to see if that helps. If that doesn't work I'm going to have to go back down the guessing game treatment road again. I might even make an appointment with my surgeon/ specialist to see if there's anything he can do for me.



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Re: Post Vestibulectomy Scar Pain

Post  senozs1 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:02 am

Hello, I was wondering if 'scar tissue' and 'granulation tissue' are the same? I have a lot of pain after vestibulectomy, it's my 4th week and I feel worse than the first 3. Is there a way to speed my healing? Or do I have to live with this forever?


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Re: Post Vestibulectomy Scar Pain

Post  jen007 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:26 am


To answer your question, no, scar tissue is not the same as granulation tissue. Granulation tissue can be removed so it's nothing to worry about. It's actually common. I actually started to feel worse around the 4th week as well. Don't stress over it, we all heal differently. I would however call the surgeon who operated on you and ask if theres anything you can do about it or if he/she could do anything for you.

As far as a speedy recovery, there's nothing you can do about that. It's going to take time, 2 months is hardly a long time when it means you could potentially have a happy healthy vagina. Just rest as much as possible. Try not to walk too much. Bed rest is the only way you'll ever get better. I stayed in bed for pretty much the first 4 weeks. I had a lot of success because of that.

What steps are you taking to heal? Are you using a sitz bath? Ice? Are you on bed rest?



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