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Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 pm by amyhp

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» Don't let Vulvodynia win. You are so much stronger than you realize!!!
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:54 pm by overit14

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Male visitor

Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:19 pm by outsider

Hello!

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 …

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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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New Here: Question/My Story

Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:00 am by overit14

Hi everyone. I came across this site by Googling "vulvar pain support". I feel like my case is different than most I read about so I was wondering if anyone else here experiences this in the way that I do.

This started in 2012 and has happened off and on since. I get really, really red and it's very painful, swollen and burns. Sometimes it may be a little itchy, but mostly it just …

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New to the group

Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:52 pm by canuck girl

Hi Everyone
I found the site tonight, and am so pleased I did, I hadn't realised it was such  a problem, and I for one am grateful that the group exists. I recently had a really awful , well the worst one I had ever had UTI, after 4 days of antibiotics it should have cleared though. i now had this awful feeling, and sensations, very sore, burning, some strange sensations I have  that  are hard …

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How do you live with this?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:15 am by Persevere1990

Hi everyone,

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 …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Has anyone tried Reflexology as a treatment

Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:54 pm by Roselilyflower

Hi there everyone, I was diagnosed with vulvodynia about 5 months ago. It all started as an allergic reaction to some thrush cream I used to treat a yeast infection which I got agter a heafty load of antibiotics. I have been tested umteen times for herpes etc and I am all clear which is reassuring but still depressing as Inwas not sure what the hell was going on, then finally I was given an …

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I just found this site tonight

Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:35 am by surprisemom44

Hello all,

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 …

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Pain following a vaginal cyst procedure a year ago.

Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:22 pm by crackleberry

Hi everyone, I'm sorry this is going to be long, but please listen and help if you can. I am a 17 year old girl. In february of 2016 I had a mass protruding from my vagina, I went to the er, they didn't know what kind of cyst it was but they did an incision and drainage and put a word catheter in to help the cyst drain. During the procedure I had a sharp pain from where she cut me, but once it …

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Newlywed and newlydiagnosed- help!

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Post  hollync on Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:06 am

Hello, I am 24 and had pain-free sex with my new husband for 3 years before starting to have this pain about 2 years ago. It started after a course of antibiotics, and although I have been on hormonal birth control for over 10 years, I changed to a similar, but different birth control around that time as well. It generally stings and burns, mostly after intercourse.

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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Re: Newlywed and newlydiagnosed- help!

Post  PainBlogger on Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:29 am

You could ask to try duloxetine. I get zero grogginess from it - in fact, I have more energy since I've been on it. I don't know if that's because I have so much less pain (and pain is tiring) or because I'm getting a slight stimulant effect from it. Acupuncture may help - it's not cheap (at least here in the UK), but it's helped me (in conjunction with the duloxetine).

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. Smile

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