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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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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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Post  Lisa1627 on Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's really still there. My doctors say no symptoms no chance of spreading as long as I use condoms but I don't believe it. So needless to say I haven't had sex with my boyfriend in 5 months. This is going to ruin my life. Sorry for the negativity and I imagine no one on here can relate because I haven't read anyone saying theres is caused by hsv. But I thought I would post anyway.

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Post  overit14 on Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:01 am

Hello. I wanted to respond to tell you that you are not alone. Although my pain is not related to an STD, it is still very painful and affects my sex life greatly. It also affects how I feel about myself as a woman. So just know that even if you haven't found someone with your exact symptoms, you still have people out here dealing with various degrees of pain for different reasons and in different ways. I hate to hear that you feel like you don't want to live b/c of this. There is always hope. I would suggest to continue looking for support online and def offline as well. I know it's super personal, so the only people I talk to about it with are my mom and one of my friends. Keep researching doctors in your area and see who might be able to help you. Just b/c one or even a few doctors didn't work out doesn't mean there isn't one out there that will. Also, b/c you are feeling so sad, I would look into maybe talking to a professional? Just want you to know someone cares and I'm really sorry you're going through this. I wish I could help and make it all better for you but just know you're not alone. I love you

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Post  Lisa1627 on Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:08 pm

Thank you for responding to me. I am feeling a bit better as I am on lyrica now, but I still feel pretty hopeless. I just wanted to say that I do appreciate your kind words.

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Post  mary jane on Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:01 pm

the medication doesn't work like anesthetics to trick your brain or anything, they are supposed to try and reprogram it altogether....you can google neuroplasticity for an example.
How have you been btw?
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Post  Lisa1627 on Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:30 pm

mary jane wrote:the medication doesn't work like anesthetics to trick your brain or anything, they are supposed to try and reprogram it altogether....you can google neuroplasticity for an example.
How have you been btw?

Hi Mary Jane, I am hanging in there trying to live a life as normal as possible. I am freaking out right now because my doctor wants me to get an MRI to rule out anything. I always think the worst and am dreading that maybe its MS related. Nerve pain can be ms related. How are you doing? You are new to the forum? What is your story? Thank you for responding. Its always nice to have people to talk to as only my boyfriend and 1 friend know my situation as its too embarasing to tell people.

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What are your symptons?

Post  rmb on Tue May 09, 2017 8:05 pm

I can definitely say you're not alone in feeling like you would rather be dead. This week for some reason has been the toughest week I've had in a long time since dealing with this (10 years and counting). The latest gyno I seen, her end result was I will most likely never feel relief and that my boyfriend will have to wear a condom...I feel so defeated...and Vulvodynia doesn't affect your sexual partner but my boyfriend complains of a "burning pee hole" after sex with me and even days after sex with me. We haven't had sex in a long time so I don't know if he still feels anything but he hasn't said anything. I just feel at the end of my road, I've been tested for everything and everything comes back normal but I have a constant burning vagina and I can't even have sex with my boyfriend or I will pass it on...I'll be alone forever...I've been having suicidal thoughts for months I just don't want to feel this uncomfortable burning I'm going crazy

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Post  Lisa1627 on Wed May 10, 2017 11:21 am

Hi RMB, thank you for responding to me.

Its funny that you responded because yesterday was also a bad day for me, but lately most days are bad. But don't let you gyno tell you that you will never recover. I know 10 years is a long time and I am feeling hopeless only having this for 6 months. But sometimes all we have is hope! So don't give up.
I also don't think having your boyfriend wear a condom is the worst thing in the world... I am afraid to have sex with my boyfriend even with a condom because of the H. And it breaks my heart because we love each other so much. He is a beautiful man and has been my only source of comfort thru this whole ordeal. I tell him everyday that he deserves better than me and should go find someone normal. Because I am broken! I am an attractive 46 year old woman, who doesn't look at all my age, but I feel so bad about myself. 46 is too young to give up on a sex life. I sometimes wish I was older so and over sex so this wouldn't be such a big deal.
So is your pain only when touched or all the time? Mine is burning all the time, touch doesn't bother me. My burning is in my vag and also I get talbone buring and a burning in my butt (feels like a sunburn). Have you tried Lyrica? Its making me gain weight which I hate, but it has helped with the pain.
Last night I sat in the tub with my boyfriends razor staring at my wrist wondering if I could ever really do it. I know I would need a different razor, but the having those thoughts really scares me. Please write back! Lisa

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Post  rmb on Wed May 10, 2017 7:40 pm

My pain is burning in my vag constant...sometimes it's worse than others for some reason but none the less it is there, rain or shine. I agree my boyfriend wearing a condom isn't the worst thing but I feel like that's a band aid to the problem "just put a condom on and pretend nothing is wrong." I haven't even told my boyfriend about my problem only because I don't know what to tell him..."Hey Babe, I have a constant burn in my vag and the doctors say nothing is wrong with me but sorry it's making your penis burn too." If I knew 100% what was wrong I would tell him and we would figure it out. I know that Vulvodynia makes the most sense for me as every test comes back as normal and trust me I've been tested for every possible thing just the only thing that does not make sense is that it affects my sexual partners. I've had 5 boyfriends and everyone has complained at some point or another. I would rather have Vulvodynia and do all the steps to help beat it then to just not know...that's the part that's killing me is the not knowing...Has your boyfriend ever complained of having a burning or irritated feeling after sex?

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Post  Lisa1627 on Thu May 11, 2017 12:15 pm

I would have to say that you must have something else going on that's not being detected by testing... No my boyfriend has not complained about burning. Have you tried using probiotics for women? Maybe its some kind of BV that tests aren't finding? I wish I knew what to tell you. How long have you been with this boyfriend? Isn't it hard to keep this from him? I am depressed alot from this and there is no way I could keep it from my boyfriend because of how said it makes me. How old are you? Where are you from? You can PM me if you want. I'm just asking questions to get to know you more.

Talk to you soon!
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Post  mary jane on Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:32 am

Lisa1627 wrote:
mary jane wrote:the medication doesn't work like anesthetics to trick your brain or anything, they are supposed to try and reprogram it altogether....you can google neuroplasticity for an example.
How have you been btw?

Hi Mary Jane, I am hanging in there trying to live a life as normal as possible. I am freaking out right now because my doctor wants me to get an MRI to rule out anything. I always think the worst and am dreading that maybe its MS related. Nerve pain can be ms related. How are you doing? You are new to the forum? What is your story? Thank you for responding. Its always nice to have people to talk to as only my boyfriend and 1 friend know my situation as its too embarasing to tell people.

I was never embarrassed to tell others but I could see they feel embarrassed FOR ME if I tried to open the topic ...whatever, fuck them.
It really sounds like you have post herpetic neuralgia ..I don't know why they call it vulvlodynia
I found some info on other forums
https://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?52591-Genital-Herpes-A-Non-Traditional-Cause-of-Pudendal-Neuralgia
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/trigeminal-neuralgia/462517-genital-post-herpetic-neuralgia.html

I would go back to your doctor and mention this ..I can't believe doctors plaster vulvodynia on so many different types of symptoms and conditions...

Oh, and definitely stick to your medication for the time being... Most likely it is going to go away for you, I'm sure..

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Post  Lisa1627 on Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:47 am

Hi Mary Jane, I did mention the post hepetic neuralgia, so I am also taking antivirals, but they do nothing for the pain.

I haven't done the MRI because i am too afraid.

I have had this for 8 months now. It doesn't seem to be going away.

Thank you for responding.
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Post  mary jane on Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:33 pm

Lisa1627 wrote:Hi Mary Jane, I did mention the post hepetic neuralgia, so I am also taking antivirals, but they do nothing for the pain.

I haven't done the MRI because i am too afraid.

I have had this for 8 months now. It doesn't seem to be going away.

Thank you for responding.
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Sad I'm sorry to hear ..
I think it will go away with time. IT should
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