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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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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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spine fracture and pudental neuralgia

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spine fracture and pudental neuralgia

Post  sailor_moon on Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:02 am

Hi ladies,

Its been a long time since I have been on here. But I have some news for you all to share.

For those who have followed my story, you will know the 3 1/2 years of hell i have endured so far. for those who don't, feel free to go back through archives.

Anyway, I went and saw the only Pudental Nerve specialist in Australia. He sent me for a special Pudental Nerve MRI, which shows possible pudental nerve entrapment due to acute angulation at my s3-s4 sacral spine...the S3 S4 area are directly connected to your genital nerves! It showed on my MRI that i have had a fracture to this spinal area that was left untreated [despite me having constant falls and always having lower back pain, I always got ignored by doctors coz I was so young!], and the fracture has supposedly healed since but is angulated and causing likely entrapment of the pudental nerve.

Now unfortunately, I have already been rejected by one physio who rudely dismissed me almost instantly and put me in the too-hard basket, so I havnt had much help in my recovery. I see a new physio next week who will hopefully have a better attitude towards me than the previous cow I had to deal with.

At the end of next month the PN specialist is doing an injection of hyaluronic acid into the affected nerve, which is meant to help heal the nerve and help regenerate it.

Also looking into having acupuncture done as well, just need to find a good one who is willing to help me out!

Just letting everyone know where I'm at currently, and that if nothing else has worked for you, maybe pudental neuralgia could be the cause.

Who would have thought that a bad back could be the cause of your genital problems?

And another thing, please do not give up!!!!!!! If there is hope for me after 3 1/2 years ,I believe there is hope for all of us! Never give up, even if the odds are stacked against you.

Any advice would be much appreciated, and I would love to hear your thoughts and input.

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Re: spine fracture and pudental neuralgia

Post  PainBlogger on Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:04 pm

I'm glad you've finally got some answers to the cause of your problem. And I wholeheartedly agree - never give up. There is hope for us all!

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