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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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New w/ Secondary Provoked Vestibuldynia

Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Anyone from the PNW?

Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:54 am by jungleclover

I'm located near Portland and I would be really cool to actually meet someone with this issue. I think my roommate in college technically had this problem. She had an overgrown hymen removed and can't deal with penetration as a result. But she is gay so it seems like it hasn't been a huge problem for her (although we didn't talk about it much so there was possibly more to it than she let on). …

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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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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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New to the site and just had a vestibulectomy

Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:19 am by Hopeitworks

Hello Everyone,

I have been suffering from vulvodynia for years! So I decided to go ahead and have vestibulectomy on July 28, 2017. I really wished I would of found this site before I went through with the surgery. Maybe I would have been more prepared to deal with recovering. I just need someone to talk and I dont mind hearing your story.

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Post Vestibulectomy

Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:15 pm by infinitelywondering

Heya,

I had my vestibulectomy (full) about a day and a half ago. I was very sick and poorly just after the op and experienced intense pain down there Sad

However, today I came home and have done the following things:

-washed with warm water
-applied manuka honey to the area
-ensured I wash at least 3 times a day and dab the area dry gently
-use frozen peas to stop the swelling

As of now I am …

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can anyone recommend a good dermatologist in LA?

Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:17 pm by saffron

Hi, I am wondering if anyone knows a vulvar dermatologist in Los Angeles? My problems seem to be external, but I'm having trouble finding a knowledgable doctor. My current dermatologist is pretty cosmetic based and I'm afraid all the products he prescribed actually made my situation so much worse!

I know there a few drs in Orange County/San Diego, but was hoping to stay local as even …

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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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Weight gain from Neurontin?

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Weight gain from Neurontin?

Post  Antaea on Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:15 am

Did anyone of you Ladies experience weight-gain while using Gabapentin?

I am on Neurontin, 300 mg in the evening, since 3 weeks. It works very fine. But during the last week I have increased my weight with 3 pounds/1,5 kg, even I do not eat different. My weight increased from one day to the other with 1 kg. This makes me very unhappy, because I do not know how to stop it. I just want to cry!! Is this a side-effect of Gabapentin? Is becoming a fat, ugly woman the price I have to pay for living a normal life in spite of V???? Sad Sad Sad
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Re: Weight gain from Neurontin?

Post  emalita on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:43 pm

I'm sorry to hear you're having weight gain side effects. I personally do not use gabapentin, but studies do show weight gain as a side effect (see below link). If you are using it in a compounded cream, I would assume it would reduce the side effects but not eliminate them.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9263379

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Re: Weight gain from Neurontin?

Post  SinclairSassy on Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:57 pm

I started taking Gabapentin in June and worked up to 300 mg, three times a day. Before I started it, I was in so much pain and suffering so much anxiety, I literally could not eat, so I did lose weight. Now that I'm taking Gabapentin, I'm eating normally and have put on a few pounds, which is natural after starving myself (not intentionally). I finally leveled off at 145 lbs in July. (I was at 155 lbs when my pain first started in April, 2016). While I have consistently hovered at 144 lbs to 146 lbs for the past two months, I've noticed that my stomach seems more rounded and puffy. So even though my scale isn't showing any weight gain, my body feels heavier. Maybe your body simply needs to adjust to your new medicine. I know what you mean about wanting to cry. I think I have cried every day since April. Hang in there!

I do want to point out that I was put on Gabapentin for a back injury. I have not been formally diagnosed with V yet, but I am 99.9% certain that I have V. I have an appointment with a specialist in Birmingham, AL, on December 1st.

My biggest problem now is trying to find clothes to wear. I have looked at four stores online this morning and can't find any pants. I'm not sure what I am going to wear this winter! I'm starting to wonder if I will need to buy a sewing machine, learn to sew, and make my own pants.

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