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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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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

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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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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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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My almost 4 year old was diagnosed today

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My almost 4 year old was diagnosed today

Post  HazelsMum on Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:50 am

Hello

This morning my daughter was diagnosed with Vulvodynia. She has been suffering pain since she was 18months and it has taken over two years to get referred to a paediatrician who diagnosed her.

Her symptoms have been intense pain, normally at night. Now she is older she can tell us about it and she says she feels like her 'front bottom's is on fire. She is SO SO distressed when happens. Nothing consoles her. It is really upsetting for anyone who is with her as well, my poor dad was babysitting during one epidode and had to be talked out of calling an ambulance.

Whilst she has had some pain in the day, it normally only occurs at night. Her only relief is a cold pack between her legs, but that only helps a bit. Our GP ruled out UTI, thread worms and thrush.

The paediatrician this morning told me that she was very likely to grow out of it but to come back if it gets worse. I left feeling really reassured until I came home and Googled Vulvodynia....nowhere mentions growing out of it. I am really worried for my daughter now and her future well-being and relationships.

Does anyone have experience of very young children diagnosed with this?

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Re: My almost 4 year old was diagnosed today

Post  emalita on Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:20 pm

I'm sure you've ruled out irritants, but I wanted to throw it out there just to be sure. Below are some of the top ones that come to mind, and just remember, it can take months or years for a reaction to show. So don't rule out things you've been using on her for a long time.

- Wipes: I was using flushable wipes for MANY years before I started to have a reaction to them. If you're using them on your daughter, it may be a really good idea to stop for a month or so to see if things improve.

- Laundry Stuff: Detergents, dryer sheets, fabric softeners, etc. Even the ones that say they are "gentle" contain tons of chemicals. Check out this website for the ratings of common laundry products: http://www.ewg.org/guides/subcategories/49-LaundryDetergentHE

- New Clothing: I have an allergy to unwashed new clothing where I break out into a bodysuit-type rash if I even brush up against unwashed clothing. I now need to wash my clothes at least 3 times before wearing them.

- Bath Products: Shampoo/conditioner, soap, body wash, bubble bath, etc.


I'm sorry your daughter is going through this, and I hope she finds relief soon.

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Re: My almost 4 year old was diagnosed today

Post  HazelsMum on Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:40 pm

Thanks for replying. My daughter has quite bad eczema so we are already pretty carefully with detergents chemicals in the house. She has special soaps etc in the bath. We've found no relationship between what's she's done during the day .(swimming, bath, what's she's eaten) and when she has an episode. It is so frustrating. I really want to be able to pin it on a particular trigger but haven't been able to identify one.


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Re: My almost 4 year old was diagnosed today

Post  emalita on Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:51 pm

My reactions didn't show themselves for maybe 24-72 hours after coming into contact with the irritant. So make sure to be expanding your daughter's symptom journal to things that she's come into contact with the last 3 days or so since chemicals have a sneaky way of hanging out in the body for a little bit before setting off a reaction.

It sounds like you've already done all this, and I'm sorry if I'm telling you things you already know. I just know how frustrating allergies can be since it took me so many years to identify my triggers because they were never as "obvious" as doctors and the internet made them sound like they should be  Wink

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Re: My almost 4 year old was diagnosed today

Post  Toobusy9561 on Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:52 pm

How did the doctor rule out worms?

I ask because there is an old thread on another site about children having pain, mostly at night. Once the lights are out. Many of them did the "tape" test and was negative but persisted and were able to see a worm. Apparently, they come from the rear but move up into the vagina as well and that's where the pain is. Some would wait until their children fell asleep and then flick on the light and do a quick check but others said to wait until they are sleep, use a flashlight and look because the light makes the worms pull back in so you won't see them.

Their descriptions of their children's symptoms sounded like yours. Some even had it for years.

It was also suggested to try a worm medication anyway just to be sure. These girls were in pain but once they treated for worms, they were fine.

I'm not sure if we can post off site links. If we can, then I will post it so you can read about it.

If not vulvodynia, then possible Lichen Sclerosus? Children are known to get this. Usually the vulva skin will have white patches or areas though.
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Re: My almost 4 year old was diagnosed today

Post  Pavloviandoggy on Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:27 am

Has the doctor ruled out lichen sclerosus? Vulvodynia-like symptoms can present themselves when girls are really young, but usually don't get diagnosed until later in life.

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