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    Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:46 am by Jma990o

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    » 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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    What is Physiotherapy supposed to be like?

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    What is Physiotherapy supposed to be like?

    Post  Ellie_01 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:30 am

    Hi,
    I'm new to this forum and new to being diagnosed as well. After months of running to the doctor I finally got diagnosed about two weeks ago by a specialist who said I have Vestibulitis and muscle spasms. She put me on amitriptyline (currently on 20mg, not really noticing anything yet) and told me to go to Physiotherapy. I just had my very first appointment with a Women's Health/Pelvic Floor Therapist yesterday and was quite disappointment after it. I have never needed any kind of physiotherapy before, but thought they would show you exercises, massage your sore spots or something like that. She pretty much just gave me a set of dilators (instruction: use it for 10 minutes each day), without explaining much about them and a leaflet with two or three exercises to relax my leg to back muscles. Then the appointment was over and she told me to come back in 3 or 4 weeks to see how I'm doing. Crying or Very sad I just felt so down, because all that she told me I already had read online and wouldn't have needed to see a physiotherapist for.

    What was your first appointment with a pelvic floor therapist like? Is this the norm and was I just expecting too much? I am considering trying to find a new physiotherapist, since I can't believe that this is all they are doing? Please give me your opinion.

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    Re: What is Physiotherapy supposed to be like?

    Post  PainBlogger on Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:52 am

    Mine did an assessment of my pelvic floor muscles - like an internal exam but not with a speculum or anything like that. She just felt for how tight the muscles were and asked me to say which areas were most painful. She then explained how to use he smallest dilator (to start) to stretch 'around the clock' from 3 to 9 - stretch and hold for 30 seconds on each clock point.

    At some further appointments she reassessed. Also did some manual stretch and holding on trigger points. At most appointments she was working externally to try to rebalance my pelvis and get rid of trigger points around my thighs and buttocks.

    The physio I saw wasn't NHS. I paid privately rather than wait to see one on the NHS. Not cheap but worth it as the appointments didn't feel rushed.

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