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» I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)
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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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Change in vulvodynia symptoms

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Change in vulvodynia symptoms

Post  Annmaria on Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:49 pm

Hello everyone

If anyone could help me with this symptom change I would welcome any advice.
Most of my pain used to be on my vulva on the left side at the labia majora and I have had this consistently for 2 years. Just recently it has shifted to my right which (apart from the odd feeling of discomfort now and then) was not really painful till this happened. It also seems to affect a wider radius too and I'm getting fold cuts on my labia minora which bleed where the skin is becoming sore and reddened.
Weirdly I first noticed that my right thigh has an itchy area (with no evidence of a sore or a spot) which doesn't go away and this was followed by the increased labia pain.
Has anyone experienced anything similar with it suddenly changing from one area to another?

I started amitryptiline 10mg about 5 weeks ago and thought I was doing OK but now I feel it is worse. Neutral
I asked my GP if some oestrogen cream might help the skin but they say not. I'm 57 and well through menopause

Thank you for any advice you can offer me

Annmaria

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Re: Change in vulvodynia symptoms

Post  Coop on Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:14 pm

With a change in symptoms, I'd suggest you go for another examination. Dry and cracked skin and itchiness could point to eczema though. I have seborrheic eczema as well as my vulvodynia and I was prescribed a steroid ointment (ointment - not cream, as cream has more ingredients that could irritate) for it. I'm not a big fan of using steroid creams there, so after a while of feeling like my ointment wasn't working, instead I applied coconut oil each day - it worked quite well. Sorry if TMI, but I'd break off a lump of the coconut oil and insert it like a pessary, and also rub a little around the outer parts too. It's just about keeping moisturised, but making sure you use as few unnatural ingredients as possible.

It's only one suggestion, but it won't hurt to use the coconut oil until you can be seen by your Dr.

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Re: Change in vulvodynia symptoms

Post  Annmaria on Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:22 pm

Thank you so much!

I hadn't thought of 'inserting the coconut oil but that seems that it would help.

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Re: Change in vulvodynia symptoms

Post  mary jane on Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:18 pm

yes, I had this years ago when it started. It's simply because (I think) nerves communicate with one another...they "signal" "there is pain, you should be hurting." hence the other area hurting too.
You need to start some lidocaine creme or gel, like Posterisan or instillagel, desentitization therapy ( you can do this yourself) as well as more medication, ami doesn't work until at least 30 mg..it also takes forever to start working, like 2 months
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