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» my rock bottom, psychological effects of vulvodynia, I told him he can leave me
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» New and need some help
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:12 pm by fairlight10

» Acupuncture gave me my life back!
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:25 pm by Bx11

» Anyone from New Jersey
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

» vaginal cream
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm by LindafromNJ

» Acupuncture advice please
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:25 am by ryn207

» Please tell me this can get better
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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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Anyone from New Jersey

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

Looking to maybe talk to someone from NJ to see if there are any support groups in this state.

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vaginal cream

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm by LindafromNJ

I have been given ABC cream to start using for my condition. This is gabapentin, amitriptyline and baclofen cream. Has anyone tried this. Also has anyone used lidocaine. My doctor told me not to use it. It is so sore at the vaginal opening. Has anyone used it there. Please respond!!

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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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Recovered from Vulvodynia

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Recovered from Vulvodynia

Post  chancesunny on Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 pm

Hey everyone,

Im a new member on this forum and wanted to share my story so I can help anyone who is feeling helpless. Maybe what worked for me can work for you. I'll try to make this short so you can go get better!

I had vulvodynia for about 3-4 years. In the beginning, it started with pain that I thought was just a yeast infection and then I thought it was a urinary tract infection or bacterial infection (i got them from time to time). Then I went to the doctor and they did all the swab and pee tests which came back negative. Then they did the scary tests for STDs which also came back negative. After that, they just sent me home and said hey, you're fine. Obviously that wasn't the case. For the next 3 years I lived in constant pain and kept returning to the gyno who had me try lidocaine, amytriptilline, and a fungal Creme which did help the burning pain I had for maybe 15 mins at a time. The amytriprilline was horrible and just made me completely useless and tired. Lidocaine seemed to make my burning pain worse at first and then would do its job, but I wanted a cure, not a 10 min solution. So after trying all of that, I tried changing my diet and eliminating any acidic foods. That probably helped my body but not my vaginal pain. Pretty much tried everything under the sun, including wearing loose clothing and using non fragrant soaps.

After that I pretty much gave up on my gyno and continued my strenuous research. Finally, the topic of physical therapy came up and changed everything. I mentioned it to my gynecologist and she said "great idea!". Yay. Only took 3 years.

When I went to PT for the first time, I was very excited and also a little worried that it wouldn't work and I would be back to square one. The first thing my therapist asked me was "what's the number one thing you want to fix?" And I said "SEX" a little too enthusiastically. She cracked up and then explained the steps we would have to take to get there and also told me that this would take time. That's one of the most important things I want to share- it does take a little while to get better but just truck through it and know you can do it. It took me about 9 months to heal and train my muscles because I was so tense.

It started with her applying pressure to my pelvic area with her two index fingers. When she did that, I immediately cringed and had a jerk reaction to it. It was amazing because I had no idea how much tension I was holding in my gut. She then explained that those pelvic muscles are the muscles that are pulling my muscles in my vagina and making me squeeze every muscle pretty much 24-7. Crazy. Then came the next step which can make some women uncomfortable. She inserted a finger into my vagina and pressed on one wall at a time. That was SO painful. Then she explained that she was going to insert a sensor device into my vagina to see when I'm tensing and when I release my vaginal muscles. It was insane- she said the results we saw on the monitor were equivalent having continuous and constant Charlie horses all day long. So for the next 9 months, I met her once a week and she would do those steps with me and then have me tense and release my muscles - kegels. After a long time, I was able to hold my muscles for 30 seconds when I was barely able to hold them for 1 months ago.

After my 9 months, I hadn't had sex with anyone yet until maybe 6 months later when I met my boyfriend. When we were ready for sex, I told him about my past and we agreed to try to have sex and would take it slow if it hurt. To my insane delight, it wasn't painful at all. Physical therapy worked!! My physical therapist really saved me and I can't thank her enough.

So if you're having burning pain and pain during sex, this solution might be for you. I still have some pain sometimes when I get stressed and tense again but I know exercises and breathing techniques that can control it.

Good luck to anyone who tries this, I highly recommend it!!

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Re: Recovered from Vulvodynia

Post  mary jane on Wed May 10, 2017 7:29 pm

thanks for posting !
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Re: Recovered from Vulvodynia

Post  sj17 on Thu May 18, 2017 4:20 pm

Hiya.


thanks for posting. is your pain provoked or unprovoked? What type of PT exercises did you do? Thanks

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