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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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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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Does Vulvodynia affect your sexual partner?

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Does Vulvodynia affect your sexual partner?

Post  rmb on Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:27 pm

I have been dealing with this for 10+ years. I am almost 26 and this started when I was 15. I have constant burning feeling in my vulva area, sometimes things make it worse but it is always there. Rain or shine. I am being told I have Vulvodynia....the only thing that is keeping me from accepting this is that my boyfriend complains about his urethra being irritated feeling after having sex with me and he's not the first boyfriend to complain about this. I have been tested for every possible thing out there and everything comes back as fine. Has anyone else had sexual partners complain about this?

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Tenderness?

Post  amyhp on Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:34 pm

Do you have constant pain and tenderness or just constant burning? I am so sorry you have suffered with this for so long Sad
My husband has never mentioned having urethra pain after sex.

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Burning

Post  rmb on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:38 pm

Basically just constant burning Sad and knowing that its affecting my boyfriend is killing me...It's one thing that I have deal with this discomfort on a daily basis but knowing that I'm passing it on makes me feel like I can never have a normal relationship or kids or anything...I just feel like my life is passing me by and I can't even enjoy it

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I understand

Post  amyhp on Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:03 pm

I completely understand. I am 25 years old and married. The pain stared for me when I was 20 after 6 months of being on the birth control pill and 2 months after marriage. I feel horrible for how this impacts my husband's life, but he stands by me and NEVER complains. If you ever want to talk you can private message me. <3

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Re: Does Vulvodynia affect your sexual partner?

Post  amyhp on Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:30 pm

Also, if your burning is caused by vulvodynia there is no way that the burning could be passed to your partner. So no need to worry about that!!

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Re: Does Vulvodynia affect your sexual partner?

Post  rmb on Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:14 pm

Yes, that's why I wanted to reach out to other's who have been diagnosed with Vuvlodynia...It's like having chronic pain in your shoulder just because your shoulder touches someone else's shoulder doesn't mean that they're going to start having shoulder pain...that might be a bad example but that is my point, it's like doctor's don't want to listen to me whatever I have it's affecting my partners too over the years it's been about 5 boyfriends that complain after having sex with me... and my most recent gyno I was telling her that my boyfriend is complaining about having a burning or irritation feeling in his urethra after sex and even days later and she said well maybe something is wrong with him and that she doesn't specialize in guys...it's so frustrating he was fine before he started having sex with me there was nothing wrong with him I know it's because of me

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Strep B

Post  amyhp on Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:18 pm

Have you been tested for Strep B? Sometimes this can be a cause for burning, but it is not a test that is regularly ran.

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Re: Does Vulvodynia affect your sexual partner?

Post  rmb on Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:45 pm

No I haven't I'm not currently seeing a new doctor, I need to get a referral from my family doctor.. Thanks for your replies and suggestions it has helped Smile

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Good Luck!

Post  amyhp on Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 pm

I am glad to help in some way! Best of luck to you Smile

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