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» my rock bottom, psychological effects of vulvodynia, I told him he can leave me
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» NO PAIN DURING SEX
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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist


after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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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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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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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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