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» my rock bottom, psychological effects of vulvodynia, I told him he can leave me
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» New and need some help
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:12 pm by fairlight10

» Acupuncture gave me my life back!
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:25 pm by Bx11

» Anyone from New Jersey
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

» vaginal cream
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm by LindafromNJ

» Acupuncture advice please
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:25 am by ryn207

» Please tell me this can get better
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:10 am by anon99

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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Anyone from New Jersey

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

Looking to maybe talk to someone from NJ to see if there are any support groups in this state.

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vaginal cream

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm by LindafromNJ

I have been given ABC cream to start using for my condition. This is gabapentin, amitriptyline and baclofen cream. Has anyone tried this. Also has anyone used lidocaine. My doctor told me not to use it. It is so sore at the vaginal opening. Has anyone used it there. Please respond!!

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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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Helping My Partner Cope

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Helping My Partner Cope

Post  Huffmanl795 on Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:20 am

I have had vuvlodynia for five years and went into remission with it for two. Unfortunately three months in to dating a guy I fell in love with, my symptoms came back and I now have pudendal neuralgia. Is there any tips or advice on helping him cope through this? He is always there for me and supports me but it is taking a toll on him. I can't go out and do things like I use to, our love life suffers, and he feels guilty for feeling disappointed. How can I help him cope and not feel guilty, at fault, or alone. He has tried to find ways to cope but to no avail. I tell him all the time that it's ok to feel upset about it and sad. That I don't hold me against it. It affects him just as much as me. I just want to help him so our relationship can thrive. Any ideas?
Thanks!!

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Re: Helping My Partner Cope

Post  PainBlogger on Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:55 pm

Good communication is really important. If you can both be 100% open with each other and talk through worries, frustrations etc then that's a form of intimacy in itself. Not the most fun kind, obviously, but it does help to strengthen a relationship.

Finding things that you can still do together - if you don't feel well enough to go out then think of some things you can do to spend quality time together at home. Or is there a way you can make going out and about more manageable - like getting a good cushion if sitting is an issue or making other adaptations.

If you're researching possible treatment options that you've not yet tried then include him, show him articles you read etc.

When it comes to physical intimacy, it can be easy to cut it out completely so as not to raise expectations, but I think it's important to continue to share physical affection by any means that does not cause pain. By making sure he knows exactly what you can and can't do right now before getting into that situation you can remove any pressure to 'go that bit further' when caught up in the moment.

This condition, by its very nature, does take more of a toll on romantic partners than some other chronic conditions. Which is not to say that, for example, severe back pain or a heart condition cannot cause equal disruption to one's love life and socialising opportunities, but at least other conditions are easier to talk about with friends and family.

Good luck Smile

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