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Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:46 am by Jma990o

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Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:09 am by Gaby

» Clinical Trial for Vulvodynia Treatment
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:13 pm by wramirez

» New and need advice and help
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:48 am by Derry59

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» Found relief after more than 15 years of pain!
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:17 am by Amethyst

» I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:06 am by Cin124

» 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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Does it go away?

Post  cam4221 on Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:16 am

I started having problems in May 2016 and it took seeing 5 doctors to finally get diagnosed after 6 months of pain. I've been taking ami @ 75mg and also taking gabapentin 600 mg multiple times a day. It seems that there are times that this condition just disappears and then comes back at random times. Does anybody go through that? Also does anybody else get infections more often than they did before this condition came on? Also does anybody feel like when they are ovulating that it's extra gunky down there? I'm not sure if maybe I notice my ovulation more because of this condition and it may be the normal amount but I just am unsure on how everyone feels and sometimes it's hard to describe to a doctor when they don't have that condition and it seems that not many doctors know about this condition....

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Re: Does it go away?

Post  SinclairSassy on Mon May 22, 2017 1:55 pm

Hey there!

When I am on my period, I feel completely fine. I can wear jeans, underwear, you name it. But once I am off my period, my symptoms come back at random times. I might have a few days where I don't feel much pain (of course, I take my gabapentin every day, regardless of pain), then bang, I'm back to sitting on an ice pack. Recently, the pain has been gone during the day and around 9:30pm it returns. Just in time to guarantee a sleepless night. My IC is like this, too. I am fine during the day, but once it is about time to go to bed, I start feeling pain. My IC is not affected by diet. About every other year I get a huge flare that lasts a month or two. Sorry, I am rambling. Cool

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Re: Does it go away?

Post  mary jane on Mon May 22, 2017 2:12 pm

yes, it will and the more you believe it the better these chances are.
It can go away forever or come back again after some years but it is still very possible to achieve at least a remission. Don't let anyone tell you it's for life because people are different and don't forget there is also something called spontaneous remission.

Some years ago, I had a very bad nocturnal panic attack and the ambulance was called because I was hysterical and telling everyone I'm dying Shocked l, in an effort to calm me down, one of the ambulance ladies told me she once had cystitis for 6 full months ! and that one day it disappeared the same way it appeared for her...for no obvious reason. So there you go!

Try and read positive stories and maybe buy some positive books on remissions from illness, it helps a lot to stay positive
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