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Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Newly diagnosed

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Recent "Poke" Pain - So Confused/Losing My Mind

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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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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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Provoked Vestibulodynia + Pelvic Floor Tightness + Tearing/Fissures. Having surgery

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Provoked Vestibulodynia + Pelvic Floor Tightness + Tearing/Fissures. Having surgery

Post  Sarah2993 on Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:39 am

Hi, ladies!
I'm 23 and have been dealing with these issues for about 5 years. Like many of you, it took some time, persistence, and several different doctors to finally get diagnoses. I have 3 separate issues that all interact with each other.
1. Pelvic floor tightness: I've been doing physical therapy for about 5 months now with little to no improvement. The next step in PT is dry needling which sounds absolutely awful, but what do I have to lose?
2. Provoked vestibulodynia: I've tried gabapentin, lidocaine, clobetasol, aquaphor, clindamycin (to rule out strep-B) and estrogen. I switched from the pill to an IUD because my doctor said the pill can exacerbate/cause vulvodynia. I'm careful about what substances I come into contact with (for example, I stopped using fabric softener on underwear).
3. Tearing/Fissuring: Every single time I have sex, I tear at the vaginal opening, at/near the posterior fourchette. I also tear (but not as badly) from a speculum being used in an exam. My doctor doesn't know exactly why I tear, but since I've failed all conservative treatments, my only remaining option is surgery. She will do a vestibulectomy to hopefully get rid of the vestibulodynia issue altogether, and then advance some vaginal tissue forward over the posterior fourchette area to address the tearing issue since vaginal tissue is more elastic. And I might have Botox injections during the surgery to help with the muscle tightness, but I'm waiting to decide on that for sure until I can give dry needling a shot.

So here are my questions...does anyone else here tear on a regular basis? Anyone else considering surgery? (Especially the vaginal advancement part). Anyone have experience with/opinions on dry needling vs. Botox for the pelvic floor muscles? Any advice/suggestions?

Thanks!
Sarah

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Re: Provoked Vestibulodynia + Pelvic Floor Tightness + Tearing/Fissures. Having surgery

Post  PainBlogger on Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:21 pm

I don't have any experience of Botox, surgery, or tearing, so I can't advise on those. I've had dry needling though in the piriformis muscles at the top of the buttocks not in the pelvic floor. I have to say, it was pretty unpleasant and I felt a bit bruised afterwards but did make the muscles relax for a while.

I hope you find something that helps soon.

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