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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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Vulvodynia - Newly Diagnosed

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Vulvodynia - Newly Diagnosed

Post  emtx on Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:30 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm 19 years old and was diagnosed with Vulvodynia after constant pain with no physical reason as to why. They sent me for at least four tests to ensure I had no Sexually Transmitted Infection/Disease, despite me telling them there was no way I could have! I've managed the pain with Lidocaine 5% and painkillers as required. Relaxation techniques have also seemed to help as the doctors I saw believed it was related to stress. I saw a gynecologist last week who confirmed I had Vulvodynia and also referred me for cystoscopy as I always feel as though I have a UTI; he wanted to rule out any bladder issues.

Lately, I have experienced intense soreness and itching around my vulva and vaginal opening due to friction from wearing pads. This accompanied by Vulvodynia has been excruciatingly painful. The doctor prescribed me Clotrimazole to reduce the itching but the soreness remains. Does anyone know of any treatments or home remedies that might help? I'm a Student Mental Health Nurse and I start my placement next month, so I want to ensure I'm fit and healthy!

Another question I have is does anyone know of any good lubricants to use during sex that is good for Vulvodynia? I don't intend to have sex until the soreness has gone completely, but I'd like to find one which isn't going to cause anymore! I've been with my boyfriend for over 3 years and I want to ensure we maintain that side of the relationship.

Thanks in advance. Smile

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Re: Vulvodynia - Newly Diagnosed

Post  emalita on Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:08 pm

Hi emtx,

A good lubricant is an organic UK brand called YES. The waterbased lubricant also helped a lot with my vulvar itching. So it may be worth a try for you even before you have sex.

Epsom salt soaks also help with itching, but they are obviously not the most convenient. Outside of steroids and other creams, I can't really recommend a good itch remedy.

Do you have any physical changes to your vulva, or have you had a biopsy to rule out something like lichen sclerosus(LS) since you have chronic itching? Not trying to freak you out, but I had a semi-recent freak out with being misdiagnosed with LS, so it's fresh in my mind.

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Re: Vulvodynia - Newly Diagnosed

Post  emtx on Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:11 pm

Hi emalita,

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out! Smile I've seen some Aloe Vera ones but I don't know if they're any good for soreness?

It's slightly red but other than that it's pretty normal. The doctor had a look today as I was concerned, and she said she didn't notice anything out of the ordinary and wasn't worried. I think the hot weather and wearing sanitary towels has caused a lot of it. But it's something to remember for the future!

Thank you for your help. Smile

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Re: Vulvodynia - Newly Diagnosed

Post  PainBlogger on Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:28 am

I'd make sure that any sanitary towels you wear are non-fragranced and ideally cotton-based. I found that fragranced towels made my pain worse- they're not always obviously fragranced but if you read the packaging it should say if they are or not. Personally I've not found a cotton/organic/'natural' fibres towel absorbent/leak-proof enough for me, but I find Bodyform (which are non scented irritate me the least). That may be a UK brand though and I don't know where you're based. Towards the end of my (usually eight day) period, I still get a bit sore even though my problems have improved tremendously. But then I think a lot of people would after eight days!

I second the recommendation of YES lubricant. It's also wise to avoid any scented bath/toilet products and use fragrance free detergent on any clothes that are in contact with the affected area.

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Re: Vulvodynia - Newly Diagnosed

Post  emtx on Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:24 am

Hi Painblogger,

I'm based in the UK so I'll give Bodyform a go!

Thanks for your advice, and I'm glad your problems have improved!

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Re: Vulvodynia - Newly Diagnosed

Post  jjr23 on Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:44 pm

Hi emtx,

I use olive oil as lubricant. Mt gynocologist is the one who actually recommended this to me! His area of specialization is vulvodynia so I highly respect his advice. From my experience it's been great. It doesn't dry out as quick as other lubricants and it has a nice smooth and slimey feel to it. I have a bottle of it in my room always, it's my life saviour. If I'm ever ready or willing to try having sex I use LOTS of it and it really helps. It reduces the harsh friction on the painful skin. I'm not sure if it can be used with condoms though. Like the oil might break down the latex. (If not using a condom, the guy loves the feel of the oil too!)


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Re: Vulvodynia - Newly Diagnosed

Post  emtx on Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:49 pm

Hi jjr23,

Sounds different but worth a try!

Thanks. Smile

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