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» my rock bottom, psychological effects of vulvodynia, I told him he can leave me
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» Some interesting information about nerve pain in general
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» NO PAIN DURING SEX
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:33 am by Athena

» Coping with Vulvodynia
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:55 pm by NaughtyNanny

» Newby not sure where to turn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:10 pm by sarisbaris

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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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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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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