Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:54 pm by Roselilyflower
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:15 am by Persevere1990
It's great to see there is a support network here... I was diagnosed a few weeks ago and have started nightly treatment with lidocaine cream one week ago. Not noticing any difference yet.
I notice I get flare ups throughout the day, typically after peeing, showering, walking and when I'm stressed. I'm pretty sure my vulvodynia was caused by nerve damage due to a bad case of thrush …
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:35 am by surprisemom44
I just found this site tonight. I am on my fourth round of antibiotics in a row since Nov. But honestly, have been having the pain, itching, burning for years. I had never heard of this condition until tonight and have not been diagnosed but I feel it has to be what I have. I had my first encounter with burning, itching, pain when I was 12! My mom tried to get me to douche! I had …
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:22 pm by crackleberry
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:49 am by 1989SBSC
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:19 pm by outsider
I am a 25 year old guy who has erectile dysfunction following an injury a few years ago. I am here because I think that men and women with sexual dysfunction could benefit from dating each other. My experience has been that women have lost interest when they found out that penetrative sex was not possible with me.
So I am interested in learning more about female sexual disorders. Do young …
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:44 am by owlcity
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:03 pm by Sarah08
I am just wondering what the difference is between provoked and unprovoked vulvodynia?
I had sex with someone a few months ago and the pain/stinging has been constant ever since. Multiple visits to the GP ruled out any infections and a specialist has since suggested vulvodynia. I'm wondering whether, since it was the sex that brought it on, it would be considered provoked, or since it …
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:06 am by hollync
I finally saw someone about …
I finally saw someone about 9 months ago and was first given gabapentin, which I had too many problems taking 3 times a day (I'm currently a graduate student and my schedule is very inconsistent) and was having a lot of fatigue during the day. I now take amitriptyline 50 mg a day and am having troubles with fatigue and grogginess in the morning as well, and I'm hoping to change to something else- I just can't deal with the grogginess I get from the amitriptyline. It has improved the pain some, but definitely not all the way. I also have topical lidocaine that I use for breakthrough pain.
I am hoping some of you have advice for what to try next, what to talk to my doctor about, and anything else! My husband has been SO understanding, but I would love to get this under control for the both of us!
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Do you feel like you have muscle tightness? If so, physical therapy with a PT that specialises in pelvic pain/women's health may be useful. Dilators at home for stretching exercises.
Are you doing all the common sense things like avoiding fragranced products in that area (and fragranced detergent on underwear/towels)? I'd suggest drinking plenty of non-caffeinated, non-acidic drinks to keep your urine as dilute as possible so you don't have concentrated urine in contact with your skin down there.
I hope some of that helps.
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