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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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Hey everyone I'm new and confused. Does this sound like Vulvodynia?

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Hey everyone I'm new and confused. Does this sound like Vulvodynia?

Post  Bananasmiles on Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:48 am

Hey everyone, so I'll start from the beginning. Im 19 years old, and about a year and a half ago, I had sex for the first time. It felt like it hurt more than it should but I thought it was normal pain since it was my first time. After having it a few times though I realized it was hurting a lot more on only one side. I got kind of worried but it went away when I stopped having it, and didn't really bother me. But it really hurt to be fingered as well, again just on one side. From then on, I would have weeks where that same area would hurt, like when I wore tight clothing, or after having sex, and the area hurts upon touch. But then it would almost just seem to go away, until I did one of those things again. About a week ago, I started getting burning after I got my period, and it was really intense, it put me in a really bad mood, and it felt horrible. I finally went to the DR, who thought it was herpes, but she didn't see any blisters, and all the tests for STDS came back negative, there is no cyst, and no yeast infection. It still hurts down there, especially when I walk, not a lot, just kind of like a dull pain, in just one spot. Its just upon entry of the vagina. Does this sound like it could be vulvodynia? Thank you so much for reading and for your help!

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Re: Hey everyone I'm new and confused. Does this sound like Vulvodynia?

Post  emalita on Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:45 am

Hi Bananasmiles,

Your pain sounds like provoked vestibulodynia, which is just a fancy way of saying your vestibule hurts from pressure. Vestibulodynia and vulvodynia describe symptoms, not the cause of the pain. For your situation, you may want to research pelvic floor dysfunction, overactive/damaged nerves, pudendal neuralgia, etc.

Have you been seen by a pelvic floor physical therapist, or have you tried any antidepressants or anticonvulsants for nerve pain (e.g. gabapentine, amitriptyline, etc.)?

What else have you tried to relieve your pain? Do you find that any specific time of the month is worse than others?

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Thanks for the quick reply!

Post  Bananasmiles on Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:41 am

emalita wrote:Hi Bananasmiles,

Your pain sounds like provoked vestibulodynia, which is just a fancy way of saying your vestibule hurts from pressure. Vestibulodynia and vulvodynia describe symptoms, not the cause of the pain. For your situation, you may want to research pelvic floor dysfunction, overactive/damaged nerves, pudendal neuralgia, etc.

Have you been seen by a pelvic floor physical therapist, or have you tried any antidepressants or anticonvulsants for nerve pain (e.g. gabapentine, amitriptyline, etc.)?

What else have you tried to relieve your pain? Do you find that any specific time of the month is worse than others?

Hey! I haven't researched much into that, but I just looked them up, and I guess really any of them could be a possibility? Im not sure. I haven't seen any specialty doctors, just a general doctor. I do have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which I don't know if that makes it worse? Also the guy who I lost my virginity to, did not go gentle on me, and so I'm thinking he could possibly have damaged a nerve or something. I haven't asked for antidepressants, but I can give it a try if it helps. The one thing I always find to help is sitting in the jacuzzi, and no it is not worse at any specific time, except maybe when I get my period.
Is there a reason it only hurts on one side? Thanks for the quick reply!!

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Re: Hey everyone I'm new and confused. Does this sound like Vulvodynia?

Post  emalita on Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:12 pm

Unfortunately there could be so many different reasons why it only hurts on one side. We all are different, and our bodies react to this horrible condition in such unique ways. The best answer I can give is that there is no good reason, and it's just because your body has decided to hurt on that one side Wink Your pain could definitely have been caused by something your first partner aggravated, or that could have just been your first trigger.

Did you notice any pain prior to your first time having sex (e.g. inserting a tampon or finger)?

Personally, I would suggest trying to see a pelvic floor physical therapist prior to going the prescription route just because I'm not the biggest fan of prescriptions that I have to take for the rest of my life. If you do want to try a prescription first, see if your doctor can prescribe them in a compounded cream that is applied directly to the vulva. This will help cut down on side effects. You will probably need to see an experienced vulvar specialist in order to have the best recommendations and follow up with the prescriptions.

I'm not sure where you're located, but pelvic floor physical therapists are a lot more common in many areas than most women realize. Plus, if nothing else, the therapist could probably recommend a good vulvar specialist to work with.

Keep us updated on how you're doing! sunny

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Re: Hey everyone I'm new and confused. Does this sound like Vulvodynia?

Post  web96 on Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:43 am

Yes I'm sorry to say it does sound like provoked v. I have the same thing, it used to feel like a burning/stabbing pain, which for me was caused by a severe allergic reaction of the glands in that area. I also had discomfort during my period due to the moisture causing chaffing. Things got way better after I pinpointed my sulfate/detergent allergy though, and I've talked to a few other women that have the same allergy/reaction. I still have a bit of nerve pain from years of this, which I'm treating as a separate issue, but it's like 90 percent better. You can read my story in my sig for all the details
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