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Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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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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Hello. Happy to have found this group.

Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:01 pm by foxysugarpants

I am new here and hope to gain some insight into my vulva pain. I suffered for a long time not realizing that there are ways to feel better. I saw the Dr. yesterday and I am starting P/T pelvic and valium suppositories. queen

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Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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Anyone have pain with urination?

Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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Diagnosed recently, looking for advice

Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:51 am by Cloudberry

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad I found this forum! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (still not sure about the difference between all the different terms) a couple of months ago and I could do with some advice. This is probably going to be a lot of text because I just want to get everything off my chest, so please bear with me.

I’m a woman in my late 20s. Before getting diagnosed …

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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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6 year sufferer but I’ve found some hope

Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 am by Npage14

Hey, ladies! I’m new to this support group, I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while so I wanted to try this out! I’ve had vulvodynia for 6 years now, I am self diagnosed. I’m 20 now and the pain started when I had my first encounter with sexual contact when I was 14(I still remained a virgin though it was fingering). For a couple years the pain was so bad I could hardly …

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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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Vulvodynia burning mouth and bladder discomfort

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Vulvodynia burning mouth and bladder discomfort

Post  Annmaria on Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:35 am

I have been diagnosed with vulvodynia and I also have burning mouth pain at the same time. I was convinced I must have herpes simplex but I have exhaustively tested negative for this including having a western blot test which is the gold standard test for herpes simplex.
Now I just don't know what to do and would love to hear from anyone who might be able to advise... Is there anyone out there who has experienced burning mouth and vulvodynia together and if so did you find anything to help relieve the discomfort of the mouth?
I also find with the V symptoms I get a full bladder feeling... it isn't cystitis but is uncomfortable... any advice on dealing with this also?
I've given up on trying to get any medical support and I have been asked by doctors if I suffer health anxiety... no one seems to understand that this is real!
I just want one pain free day but suspect that this just isn't going to happen
I'm 57 and so post menopausal

Thanks very much

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Re: Vulvodynia burning mouth and bladder discomfort

Post  PainBlogger on Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:21 am

With regards to the bladder symptoms I'd suggest (if you're not already doing this) cutting out: caffeine, alcohol, carbonated drinks, artificial sweeteners, and citrus fruits/juice. Decaffeinated tea/coffee is best avoided too as it's still acidic and can irritate. I still have some caffeine because I do eat chocolate, but by cutting out the above and switching to redbush tea or peppermint tea as my hot drinks I noticed a lot less urge to empty my bladder when I didn't really need to. I don't limit my fluids - in fact, I drink about 10-12 large mugs of (redbush/peppermint) tea per day plus plain water. When I empty my bladder now it is generally pretty full and I empty 6-7 times a day, which is normal.

I can't offer any advice on the burning mouth issue. I don't get that thankfully.

I hope you get some relief soon.


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Re: Vulvodynia burning mouth and bladder discomfort

Post  Annmaria on Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:47 am

Thank you so much!

I do drink redbush as it's the closest to thinking you are drinking tea and I make a lot of teas from herbs I grow. Is the bladder thing a common symptom? I am so confused with this partly because of the mouth symptoms ( which now I think about it probably started first) I really struggle with not understanding why I have got this which is why I assumed I must have had herpes simplex .

I think some of this for me is learning to not overthink things and if I could just get one symptom under control it would be a relief!

Thanks again

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Re: Vulvodynia burning mouth and bladder discomfort

Post  PainBlogger on Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:33 pm

A lot of women with vulvodynia also have some bladder involvement. It's not surprisingly really given how close together everything is down there.

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Re: Vulvodynia burning mouth and bladder discomfort

Post  Alana3 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:02 pm

Check out IC. Thar could result in bladder pain...

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Post  Tilly56 on Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:55 am

hi, you sound similar to me I'm 56 menopausal. As regards bladder, I always show blood on urinalysis strip, suffer dys vulvo. Are there anyways that help you, Lyrica helps me.

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Re: Vulvodynia burning mouth and bladder discomfort

Post  Eliza123 on Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:39 am

I used to have burning tongue and mouth....thought it would never go away. This was before I got vulvadynia. It did go away but I wonder if the burning is somehow related. I also got atrial fibrillation in between! It's been a tough couple of years.

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Re: Vulvodynia burning mouth and bladder discomfort

Post  Annmaria on Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:21 pm

Hi Eliza
Sounds as though you have had a tough time! I think the Vulvodynia started a little before the burning mouth for me but the mouth burning is what really gets to me. I have recently had some days where it has been OK and then it comes back. It doesn't seem as bad now though. I was wondering however: How long did you have it for and did you find you got some days without it once it started to go away?
I have some medication from the doctor but I've been coping better using meditation and trying to reduce stress by not obsessing over it !
I do think there must be a connection between the two conditions but I don't come across many people who experience it!
Thank you for your reply


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Re: Vulvodynia burning mouth and bladder discomfort

Post  Zbrown on Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:26 pm

Yeah I have both aswell sorry I know this is a old post but yeah I do feel as if it's stress sometimes but I don't know the burning mouth pain is so annoying it comes and goes I can't pin point a trigger if I'm honest xx

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