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'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. 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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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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