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Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:46 am by Jma990o

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» Clinical Trial for Vulvodynia Treatment
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:13 pm by wramirez

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Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:48 am by Derry59

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» Found relief after more than 15 years of pain!
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» I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:06 am by Cin124

» I think I know what causes vulvodynia-it's the memory of pain
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:24 pm by foxysugarpants

New here would very much appreciate advice at the end of my rope

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm by Jma990o

This might be a little long but it's been such a long time I've even been able to talk about my problems openly thank you in advance for any helpful advice.
So ok I'm 24 I've been having this problem for over two years seen quite a few doctors and obgyns alike and nobody will take me seriously I have had a few utis and yeast infections and even bv once and this all started after one of the utis …

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Diagnosed Recently

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm by flissyg

Hi All,

I’m so glad I’ve found a place where there are others who understand how I feel!

So this is my story:-

I’m 36,  and 4 months ago, whilst innocently sitting in bed reading I experienced a very sharp stabbing pain in my clitoris. It last only a few minutes and then subsided as quickly as it came on. It put it down to “one of those things”.  The following morning I woke up …

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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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New and need advice and help

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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Post  Ceriane on Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:24 pm

I have had vulvodynia for years. I also have vitamin deficiencies which are really bad at the moment B12, D3 and anaemia. I avoid getting into relationships because of it, and have also started avoided even socialising if I know I will be in situations where I will be constantly quizzed over why I'm not in a relationship. It is getting me down so much and making me miserable. I really feel disabled by my condition. At the moment I have a lot of soreness and dryness of the vagina, it is so uncomfortable and I couldn't face even being intimate with anyone at the moment. I have zero sex drive. I also have what feels like a uti...a burning sensation in my bladder, and around my back passage the skin is so sore it is splitting open. I am in so much discomfort and pain, feel like I have a yeast infection I can't get rid of. It makes me feel really horrible...I don't think it is the nerve pain thing (although I think I have that as well) I think it is more infection, skin condition related and linked to my body being very run down by my vitamin deficiencies. I don't think this is something that can be solved by an operation, I worry that if I was with a guy, they would expect me to have the operation....but I don't think my problem is that simple (guys always think there is an easy solution). It's getting me down emotionally and I can't go on avoiding relationships forever (like I have done for years....and people's questions are getting more and more awkward). I just don't know what to do...I am so miserable. Can anyone relate or offer me any advice. Would be appreciated.

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Re: Mine is really bad at the moment

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:17 pm

Hi, I'm sorry to hear you are going through a bad patch.

I had my worst time with it back in 2009 for over 2 years. I had constant pain, rawness, soreness etc.

I have always had provoked and I think it was stress that caused the constant pain. Then suddenly it went! I still do have provoked but not pain 24/7. I wish I could know what helped I was on lyrica but have since come off it with no problems.

It can be such a bloody mystery this condition, feels more like art than science trying to find solutions.

What have you tried so far? physio? meds? diet? there is so much to try and it can feel so overwhelming but different things seem to help different ladies.

Don't rush yourself to feel able to date or feel you have to make excuses. I was single for the 2 years and just said I needed time on my own for me.

I started dating my now husband in the spring of 2011 and was so nervous when I told him about the V but he has been amazing and patient! You never know you may meet someone just as understanding.

including myself two other ladies I met of this forum met someone and got married all whilst struggling and still struggling with V.

There is always hope and healing

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Post  Ceriane on Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:01 pm

Thanks Sebby...That has really helped. You know...I think people underestimate how much stress can be a factor...I know when I'm stressed mine gets a LOT worse...feel a lot more positive now about learning to manage my condition, and that I can still have a great relationship. Wish I hadn't let it put me off for so long.

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Re: Mine is really bad at the moment

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:33 pm

Yes you can have a great relationship as many of us have.

Stress and anxiety definitely makes my condition worse. Its a vicious circle having V and an anxiety disorder as they both feed each other.

I try to practise mindfulness and breathing exercises as well as prioritising self care.

Don't give up searching for a treatment that works for you. Its normal to hit dead ends on many of the roads but at some point you do find something that helps.

Wishing you luck and healing

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