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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist

after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad

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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Post  MelisaD on Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:25 pm

Hi all,

I'm 28, from Australia. I've been diagnosed with crappy condition for 5 years but I suspect I've been suffering for much longer. I'm too sure what triggered it in the beginning. When I was initially diagnosed it was a continuous pain, anything and everything would aggravate it, but after taking endep it reliever it to a point where only provoked pain through sex or examination.
I've been with my husband the same amount of time, it's been such a struggle, since he was my first everything.
I decided to come off endep as I felt like it had plateaued and started gabapentin but that hasn't helped at all.
Ive seen my specialist and all they want me to do is do my physio.
Just feeling quite down at the moment. Has anyone become pain free completely from physio?
My husband wants me to get the operation, but I'm a bit scared it'll be botched and won't even help.


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Post  emalita on Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:51 pm

Hi! I'm sorry to hear you've been suffering with this condition for so long. I'm not currently receiving physical therapy, but my specialist did tell me I would have to do home dialator therapy once my symptoms have calmed down a bit. So unfortunately I can't comment on PT myself, but I've heard it works wonders for some women. You can try searching this site to read through what women have said about it Smile

Surgery is an extremely serious decision that, obviously, shouldn't be taken lightly. If you do choose that route, I hope you do it for YOU, not anyone else. I hope you find relief!


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Post  MelisaD on Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:54 pm

Thanks for the reply. I'll have a look through and see if anyone has had success with just dilators


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Post  PainBlogger on Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:59 pm

I'm improving a lot with physio (including dilators) and taking duloxetine. It's not a quick fix, but well worth trying physio.


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Post  gingercat2426 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:39 am


Can I ask where in Australia you are located? I'm in Melbourne and after visiting several unhelpful GPs/Family Planning I've decided to bite the bullet and try and get a referral to the Royal Women's. I know of a few physios that specialise in pelvic pain but I think they tend to focus more on vaginismus than vulvodynia - either way feel free to message me if you want to talk about anything.


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Post  MelisaD on Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:20 am

Hi I'm from Melbourne. I do get seen at the Royal women's. The physios and sexual counsellor are lovely there, though the vulvar derm doctors (consultant in particular) are idiots in my opinion.
Yes I agree they concentrate too much on vaginismus. Thank you so much for the offer.
I'm feeling a bit better seeing all the lovely comments


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