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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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Recovered from Vulvodynia

Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 pm by chancesunny

Hey everyone,

Im a new member on this forum and wanted to share my story so I can help anyone who is feeling helpless. Maybe what worked for me can work for you. I'll try to make this short so you can go get better!

I had vulvodynia for about 3-4 years. In the beginning, it started with pain that I thought was just a yeast infection and then I thought it was a urinary tract infection or …

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New here, my story and looking for advice

Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:02 am by rachiecakes

Hi All!

I was really hoping to get some feedback from everyone here - it's very hard dealing with an issue like this because no one really understands what I'm going through!

Im 28 years old I've had interstitial cystitis for 3 years - but never an vaginal issues. About 6 months ago I got a yeast infection following a course of antibiotics - similarly I developed IC after a bad UTI. The itching …

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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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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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Male visitor

Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:19 pm by outsider

Hello!

I am a 25 year old guy who has erectile dysfunction following an injury a few years ago. I am here because I think that men and women with sexual dysfunction could benefit from dating each other. My experience has been that women have lost interest when they found out that penetrative sex was not possible with me.
So I am interested in learning more about female sexual disorders. Do young …

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New Here: Question/My Story

Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:00 am by overit14

Hi everyone. I came across this site by Googling "vulvar pain support". I feel like my case is different than most I read about so I was wondering if anyone else here experiences this in the way that I do.

This started in 2012 and has happened off and on since. I get really, really red and it's very painful, swollen and burns. Sometimes it may be a little itchy, but mostly it just …

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New to the group

Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:52 pm by canuck girl

Hi Everyone
I found the site tonight, and am so pleased I did, I hadn't realised it was such  a problem, and I for one am grateful that the group exists. I recently had a really awful , well the worst one I had ever had UTI, after 4 days of antibiotics it should have cleared though. i now had this awful feeling, and sensations, very sore, burning, some strange sensations I have  that  are hard …

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How do you live with this?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:15 am by Persevere1990

Hi everyone,

It's great to see there is a support network here... I was diagnosed a few weeks ago and have started nightly treatment with lidocaine cream one week ago. Not noticing any difference yet.

I notice I get flare ups throughout the day, typically after peeing, showering, walking and when I'm stressed. I'm pretty sure my vulvodynia was caused by nerve damage due to a bad case of thrush …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Post  angelique2016 on Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am

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 it has the same ingredients, but the ointment protects the skin more when you wee, rather the cream wont stay on as long, but if used just before bed it will mean you will sleep and not have to pee) used sparingly every night only before going to bed, and not to wash to much off in the shower in the morning. (Must not use ointment in the morning, as it will cause more pain due to friction) I did this for about 3 months, took the Nortriptyline at night before bed and used the ointment at night before bed. This worked, why, because the Nortriptyline, is for pain if taken in low level doses (highly levels are for depression), and makes the brain stop thinking about the pain, as it has now become persistent pain, and the ointment, soothes the skin and it has properties in it to help heal the skin. I have been cured for many years now. Anyway I stopped posting on here as I was getting abused by people that were not able to get a hold of the medications in other parts of the world. So if anyone is interested in this information, and if you can get these medications, then it will cure you, you will need to do your pelvic floor exercises after you are cured to help strengthen the muscles again, but I hope that this information can help some people out there, as I know how extremely excruciating this problem is, it bought me to tears, and no sleep and could hardly sit, wanted to go to the hospital so many times, I nearly went crazy with the pain, and of course no intercourse what so ever, could barely even wee without pain, had to wear loose clothes, not tight jeans what so ever. I tired everything, so many creams, ointments, lotions, you name it, nothing worked. It was originally caused by a harsh medicated body wash. Just use sorbolene or something like that on your body, and dont wash with harsh soaps or body washes. Just mostly water is fine, and dont sit in hot baths. Tried to have intercourse, which made it worse as the skin was so delicate now, it just made the skin split with masses of microscopic splits, which was diagnosed by the oncologist/gyno who examined me with a high tech microscope thingy! LOL So it took longer to heal. The skin doesn't heal down there because it is moist all the time and because of the urine and the friction of movement and rubbing from clothing, this is why the ointment works, and only used at night when you are resting, not moving around. This is why vulvodynia just keeps going on and on and on forever with no relief.

So I wish everyone all the best, please dont write back nasty things to me, simply because the medication might not be available in your country, perhaps look for medication that are of a similar nature that will help you, or go onto ebay and buy the cream. It takes time to heal, 3-6 months but you will get there, just be patient. I feel for everyone that posts on here as I know how painful this problem is, and I know how desperate the situation gets, and how it affects every aspect of your life, This worked well for me, and it might not work for everyone, but at least give it a go!

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Re: Cured of Vulvodynia

Post  lindsey_taylor on Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:02 pm

It is so awful that people were writing nasty things to you! I, for one, am thankful to know that someone has been rid of this awful problem and I am very grateful to have read your story. Thank you for sharing with us! Smile It helps us with ideas of treatment options.

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Re: Cured of Vulvodynia

Post  Sarah001 on Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:24 pm

I recall way back when you used to post and mentioned Advantan Fatty Ointment, it was purely the name of the ointment that reminded me!! I don't remember anyone being nasty about it but I do remember looking for it myself in the UK and not being able to buy it here, I've just had another look and still can't find any here, however... it seems to really just be a hydrocortisone ointment as opposed to a cream and if anyone in the UK is interested in trying an ointment version Boots do one called Derma Care and it's only about £3.60 a tube, I use it if I'm using steroid ointments for anything and it's good. I can't comment on V being cured by it because it depends on the cause of the problem but if anyone in the UK fancies ointment as opposed to cream pop to Boots.

Angelique2016 very pleased to hear you're still doing well. Very Happy
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Re: Cured of Vulvodynia

Post  Ldc on Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:15 pm

Angelique2016, I would like to ask you what were your simptoms like. It makes me feel hopeful and happy reading this kind of successful stories, but before giving if a try I would like to be sure if your Problem was similar to mine. Anyway, glad to hear you are still doing great. I would consider this treatments in a while if mine doesn't work (my doctor is trying other approaches right now).

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Re: Cured of Vulvodynia

Post  sgw11 on Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:36 am

Hey,

I'm just curious, I'm from Melbourne too and also see a female dermatologist. I'm about 95% cured too after having botox injections and peudendal nerve blocks. I'm currently on amitriptyline orally and in cream form too, but I'm decreasing the meds. What was her name? I see Dr Tanja Bohl. Would highly recommend her Smile

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95% cured

Post  CarolRD on Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:41 pm

Did u have vulva pain, did you have a biopsy? Did the cream help?

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Re: Cured of Vulvodynia

Post  Suzie on Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:33 am

Hi does anyone experience yeast infection symptoms with Vulvonydia, mainly a week or so after your cycle?? Please share any remedies, supplements or products that you use..
Thank you

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Re: Cured of Vulvodynia

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:09 pm

Sarah001 wrote:I recall way back when you used to post and mentioned Advantan Fatty Ointment, it was purely the name of the ointment that reminded me!!  I don't remember anyone being nasty about it but I do remember looking for it myself in the UK and not being able to buy it here, I've just had another look and still can't find any here, however... it seems to really just be a hydrocortisone ointment as opposed to a cream and if anyone in the UK is interested in trying an ointment version Boots do one called Derma Care and it's only about £3.60 a tube, I use it if I'm using steroid ointments for anything and it's good.   I can't comment on V being cured by it because it depends on the cause of the problem but if anyone in the UK fancies ointment as opposed to cream pop to Boots.

Angelique2016 very pleased to hear you're still doing well. Very Happy


Sarah, you're back! You were gone for so long. I hope you are doing OK! X
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Re: Cured of Vulvodynia

Post  Sarah001 on Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:58 pm

Hey Tinkerbelle Very Happy nice to see some familiar faces here even if it's not for the best of reasons.
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Cured 90% with Eumuaide first aide ointment

Post  Silvergirl on Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:15 am

Ladies. I'm going on my 10th using this ointment 3x a day. It's so nice not to continuously think about the pain. It's still there but better every day. Well worth the $48. First few days I did get relief but it's better each stay. Stick with it.

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