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Hurting, Burning, Itching, and Worn Out

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:55 pm by donnambr

This vulvodynia that I'm currently suffering with is so cruel. I hurt, I burn, I itch. When I first got this several years ago, before the internet, I though I was the only one with this awful disorder. Doctors couldn't figure it out. I felt so alone and devastated. Somehow it disappeared for a few years and now I'm suffering again. This dreaded V misery is back and I feel like I will be with …

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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25

Hello!

I am a 25 year old woman and wanted to share my story here as I feel frustrated by the suggestions of my gyno and am hoping for some advice.

To give the context for this: in September 2016 I moved in with my long term boyfriend after living abroad a year and (nearly) abstaining from sex. Within a few weeks I had got a yeast infection which I treated myself successfully, but then 2 weeks …

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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured

Hi,

Every so often I'm reminded of the constant, persistent, horrible pain I was in two decades ago, and I reach out to try to help others who are suffering. If someone had offered me a solution during that terrible time, I'd have jumped at it. I hope this helps someone.

Yes, I did have terrible vulvodynia. It felt like someone poured acid all over my vulva. My doctor confirmed it and was …

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Lidocaine and Itching?

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Lidocaine and Itching?

Post  lindsey_taylor on Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:49 pm

I have been trying this whole thing for the past few nights... soaking a cotton ball in lidocaine and putting it against the vaginal entrance at night. Tried this before, wound up hurting more due to the pressure of the cotton ball so I quit. Trying again. The lidocaine does help soothe the pain but I have still been having the pressure pain from the cotton ball. So I mixed the lidocaine with yes water based lubicant, squirted a little of this mixture inside my vagina and put the rest on the cotton ball and put it at the entrance of my vagina. Woke up yesterday morning itching around the inside of my labia, and right at the entrance of my vagina. I should also mention that I just finished a 21 day treatment with clindesse recently and it didn't do me any good. What could be causing the itching? The lidocaine? I have not had itching with my vulvodynia in the 2 and 1/2 years I have had it... just pain and discharge.

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Re: Lidocaine and Itching?

Post  Coop on Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:37 am

I tried the cotton wool trick, but also had itching. I came to the conclusion that the cotton wool was causing irritation, so I stopped! It doesn't say on the cotton wool pack whether it's 100% cotton, and the have no obligation to say whether the cotton wool has been treated with any chemicals (e.g. bleach Rolling Eyes ) I figured there was probably something in the pads.

Maybe you could search online to see if there are any brands better to use, or someone might be able to suggest?

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Re: Lidocaine and Itching?

Post  Pavloviandoggy on Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:53 am

lindsey_taylor wrote:What could be causing the itching? The lidocaine? I have not had itching with my vulvodynia in the 2 and 1/2 years I have had it... just pain and discharge.

I am seeing a new doctor who told me that occasionally lidocaine can lead to sensitivity. She also said that you can have rebound pain (i.e., the nerves will seem more sensitive when it wears off). This seems really bizarre to me, since it gets prescribed so often for vulvodynia.

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