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Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Newly diagnosed

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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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

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Post  jen007 on Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm

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 surgery, I was 99% pain free... I say 99% because I still had some tightness here and there, but nothing my dilators couldn't help along. In October of 2016 that all changed. I went to sleep one night pain free & woke up the next with pain. It's never left me since. The pain is much different than what I had experienced before surgery. This didn't feel like vulvodynia to me. The pain moved around my urethra. I thought I must've had an infection or maybe even a reaction to some scented toilet paper... If only that were the case. It's had some variations over this past year, but mostly my symptoms are constant burning... like a thrush type of burn or UTI type burning. All inside my labia around the urethra. Sometimes it even burns to urinate. I can still enjoy sex & have orgasms, but there's times where it's impossible. The aftermath is also unpleasant. I feel deep stinging pain... my regular burning feeling times 10. It doesn't last long, but I'm out of commission sex wise for a few days to recover. Wearing tight clothes is painful, but I deal with it because I don't want to sacrifice my style... it's one of the things that makes me feel normal. I try to make myself look as good as possible with clothes & makeup to compensate for the awful pain I feel 24/7. I've tried so many things, but nothing seems to help me. At first my surgeon, who did my vestibulectomy, thought the pain stemmed from a Skenes Gland Cyst. He removed it and it changed nothing. I had to go thru the same recovery time as I did with my first surgery & paid all that money for no results. It was very upsetting. Then I tried various creams & medications as I did before my surgery. Even went back on amitriptyline & nortriptyline... neither helped at all. I can't use lidocaine gel to numb the pain because it burns too much... even if I mix it with lubricant gel... I tried it a couple of times & just decided to never use it again. The pain it caused wasn't worth it to me. I've gotten to the point where I had to stop seeing my gynecologist that has been with me throughout my entire journey. She has nothing left for me to try... and honestly she was just guessing with treatments. Antibiotics, medications, creams, therapies... doctor after doctor... nothing helps. I started seeing an infectious disease doctor. I wanted to see if there was some way I could've gotten some kind've new infection that on one has heard of or doesn't test enough for. She couldn't find anything wrong with me either. We did a bunch of blood work... no STDs or anything out of the ordinary. I also went to a urogynecologist to no avail. Currently the infectious disease doctor has me on Singulair for anti-inflammation. I've been on it for 2 months & haven't noticed anything drastic.

Here is a breakdown of my symptoms:

Constant burning pain around the urethra and labia area. Also, every once in awhile the pain escalates... at times I wonder if I have an infection, but I usually don't show anything when I get tested. The pain will last between 2-3 weeks & then I'll feel the regular burning pain until the next time it escalates.

I'm wondering if any of you have experienced something similar to this. I would love to hear recommendations. My gynecologist told me that our nerve endings can grow back after being removed & then travel to a different area. I never heard of anything like this before surgery. I didn't know nerves could grow back after being cut. Maybe I'm just one of the unlucky ones... but I feel like we never hear from women after surgery. We never get to know what happens years later. Who knows if they live a pain free life still. I was hesitant to post here again... it's taken me some time to realize I need to be a voice for women who suffer with this. No one deserves this. I hope that one day I can find relief... as well as all of you.

I hope to get to read some feedback from you ladies. Hope you're all managing as best as you can!

-Jen

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Re: Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Post  fairlight10 on Tue May 02, 2017 8:52 pm

Sorry to hear you are still suffering. Have you considered trying a low oxalate diet? I have had some stinging this past week. Especially after urination. I looked at what I have consumed recently and there are a lot of high oxalate foods. For instance, spinach, peanut butter,beetroot,too much coffee and chocolate. It has calmed down now, but was starting to remind me of the old days. I also used to make sure I was dressed nicely, hair and make up just so. Did not know why I did this but I was probably compensating or trying to disguise what was going on with me. I know you can also neutralise the acidity of your urine with calcium citrate, calcium carbonate and potassium citrate. Hope this can help.

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Re: Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Post  sj17 on Sat May 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Hi. Sorry to hear about your suffering, I truly hope your pain goes away soon. I'm just wondering did you receive your surgery in the UK and if so what hospital / doctor?

Thanks,

Sarah

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Re: Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Post  flick001 on Mon May 22, 2017 10:12 am

Hi,

To me the deep burning and stinging connected with the urethra sounds like Interstitial Cystitis - have you seen a urologist and been tested for this?

I hope you find out what it is and get some relief!

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Re: Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Post  Meggiemay on Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:19 pm

How are you doing now? All of my pain is around my urethra and clitoral area and they are telling me to have a vestibulectomy but i'm not so sure.

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