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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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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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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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Chronic tiredness (possibly V related)

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Chronic tiredness (possibly V related)

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:21 pm

I've felt so so tired, weak & lethargic for about 3 years now and I'm just so fed up.

I've had the V for 7 years now but I think the tiredness I'm feeling is definitely affected by it / exacerbated by it. I'm only 24 and I just want to enjoy being young and have fun and enjoy life. I'm a positive person by nature but this is a miserable existence. The v hasn't been TOO bad recently, which is great obviously, although it is definitely still there, burning away every day. I think when I have other health problems the V bothers me less which is strange, or I am less aware of it /or maybe I've just developed a higher pain tolerance or got used to it?

I keep going to the docs about the fatigue and they can't find much wrong - aside for some vitamin deficincies which could contribute plus have had sinusitis.

I just feel so physically, emotionally and mentally drained and exhausted. My body is so weak and I'm possibly struggling with some depression as well. I have anxiety and worrt a lot which could also be making me tired. Luckily one good thing is, I have no trouble sleeping. I rarely wake up in the night.  I could probably sleep and sleep...That's probably not healthy either. I never wake up feeling refreshed and always have a headache Sad


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Post  PainBlogger on Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:03 pm

Mention fibromyalgia to your GP. Maybe ask for referral to a pain management specialist. Pain plus tiredness could be fibromyalgia.

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Post  mary jane on Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:30 pm

tinkerbelle2 wrote:I've felt so so tired for about 3 years now and I'm just so fed up. I've had the V for 7 years now but I think the tiredness I'm feeling is definitely affected by it / exacerbated by it. I'm only 24 and I just want to enjoy being young and have fun and enjoy life. I'm a positive person by nature but this is a miserable existence. The v hasn't been TOO bad recentl which is great obviously although it is definitely still there, burning away every day. I think when I have other health problems it bothers me less which is strange, or maybe I've just develoled higher lan tolerance or got used to it?

I keep going to the docs and they can't find much wrong - aside for some vitamin deficincies which could contribute plus have had some sinus issues.

I just feel so physically, emotionally and mentally drained and exhausted. My body is so weak and I'm possibly struggling with some depression as well. I have anxiety and worrt a lot which could also be making me tired. Luckily one good thing is, I have no trouble sleeping. I rarely wake up in the night.  I could probably sleep and sleep...That's probably not healthy either. I never wake up feeling refreshed and always have a headache Sad


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You are really young and shouldn't be this fatigued.. I also have had excruciating fatigue this past year, it's usually caused by long term anxiety and vitamin D deficiency..maybe you have this too? Low vitamin D can cause bad exhaustion and needs treatment !

I use an app called Pacifica, it's for anxiety and stress, it's actually really good !!! They have a few free audios included and I love how it automatically asks you how you're feeling in the evenings. I'm really sorry to hear you are feeling depressed, I struggle with depression too and have recently been referred to mental health team for my anxiety and depression, maybe you can get this too ??

I wouldn't jump to conclusions about fibromyalgia yet, it tends to have more severe symptoms I think ..

hope you're well

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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:53 pm

PainBlogger wrote:Mention fibromyalgia to your GP. Maybe ask for referral to a pain management specialist. Pain plus tiredness could be fibromyalgia.

Thank you girl. I don't feel that it is fibromyalgia as I've researched it before but I suppose it's always worth ruling it out. Hope you're doing ok xx
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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:00 pm

mary jane wrote:

Sending hugs xxx

You are really young and shouldn't be this fatigued.. I also have had excruciating fatigue this past year, it's usually caused by long term anxiety and vitamin D deficiency..maybe you have this too? Low vitamin D can cause bad exhaustion and needs treatment !

I use an app called Pacifica, it's for anxiety and stress, it's actually really good !!! They have a few free audios included and I love how it automatically asks you how you're feeling in the evenings. I'm really sorry to hear you are feeling depressed, I struggle with depression too and have recently been referred to mental health team for my anxiety and depression, maybe you can get this too ??

I wouldn't jump to conclusions about fibromyalgia yet, it tends to have more severe symptoms I think ..

hope you're well

xxx

Mary Jane I love you sorry for a very belated reply I've been terrible at replying to messages. Thanks so much,you've always brightened me up. Funnily enough vitamin D is one of my deficiencies so that's interesting! Zinc and iron also. All can cause low energy plus being in constant chronic pain AND being anxious isn't a great mix haha..How are things for you? V wise and mental health wise? How was it with the mental health team? I'm going to start seeing a new therapist. That app sounds good, I will check it out!
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