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Hurting, Burning, Itching, and Worn Out

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:55 pm by donnambr

This vulvodynia that I'm currently suffering with is so cruel. I hurt, I burn, I itch. When I first got this several years ago, before the internet, I though I was the only one with this awful disorder. Doctors couldn't figure it out. I felt so alone and devastated. Somehow it disappeared for a few years and now I'm suffering again. This dreaded V misery is back and I feel like I will be with …

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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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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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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25

Hello!

I am a 25 year old woman and wanted to share my story here as I feel frustrated by the suggestions of my gyno and am hoping for some advice.

To give the context for this: in September 2016 I moved in with my long term boyfriend after living abroad a year and (nearly) abstaining from sex. Within a few weeks I had got a yeast infection which I treated myself successfully, but then 2 weeks …

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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured

Hi,

Every so often I'm reminded of the constant, persistent, horrible pain I was in two decades ago, and I reach out to try to help others who are suffering. If someone had offered me a solution during that terrible time, I'd have jumped at it. I hope this helps someone.

Yes, I did have terrible vulvodynia. It felt like someone poured acid all over my vulva. My doctor confirmed it and was …

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TREAT THE UNDERLYING PROBLEM (still cured btw)

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TREAT THE UNDERLYING PROBLEM (still cured btw)

Post  EverythingIsDifferentNow on Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:11 pm

This mostly revolves around unprovoked vulvodynia (since I had it and I'm talking from experience), but it might work for provoked. Not everyone with unprovoked vulvodynia may feel this applies to them.
Hi guys, I've been cured for more than a year now. I've done everything holistically and through months of research. I am confident the majority (if not all) cases of vulvodynia victims have kidney issues/sensitivities and may have an underlying chronic disease they don't know about. Chronic illnesses include diverticulitis, celiac, ezcema, any autoimmune condition, and so much more. If you don't know, look at the simple things. Do you get dandruff a lot, do you have bad body odor, do you have a lot of gas, are you lactose intolerant?  Why do I say this? Everything is connected. If there's even one organ of your body that contains high levels of toxicity, chances are 3 other organs and probably your whole body is affected. This sets off imbalance, and imbalance is everything vulvodynia stands for.  If you have chronic illness, that means your body is in a state of toxicity/acidity, and is more unable to get rid of the toxins that have accumulated in your body since you were born/started to develop the illness. Since curing vulvodynia, I learned I had MANY different diseases going on in my body (almost all chronic illnesses). Don't worry, this is probably not the case for you. What I have is rare, but I just wanted to give you some background info. on me.


When the body is unable to get rid of the toxins that accumulate in your body (in this case, the toxins found in western diet food - processed, GMO, not organic, etc.), then the kidneys aren't fully able to break down the oxalates found even in simple foods like spinach or other high level oxalate foods. Not just that, but acidic foods definitely don't help either (coffee is a biggie). Combine acidic foods in your already acidic body, and high level oxalate foods (or even medium oxalate foods that build up oxalate crystals over time in your body- then BOOM, suddenly you wake up and get a horrible acidic feeling down there -happened to me) and you get the worst disease I myself have ever experienced. The other 7 diseases I have are absolutely fine compared to this nightmare and that says a lot, and that's the only reason why I STILL go on here once in a blue moon to give insight to women/girls out there who were in my terrible shoes long ago.


Solutions? First and foremost, get rid of those oxalate crystals (which are basically acidic crystals) through calcium citrate or calcium/magnesium supplement. Take it EVERYDAY. You will not feel cured immediately, especially if you have a bad case of vulvodynia. For me it took maybe 2 weeks to see improvement, then a month in I felt a lot better. However, take it continually at least for 3 months. In conjunction with this, stop taking acidic foods/beverages like coffee, try to cut out high caffeine drinks like black tea, eat organic as much as possible (with all the research and books I've read, I'm convinced the food in western society is poison and responsible for most diseases today), eat a mainly alkaline diet (this diet greatly soothes the body) and DESTRESS. I didn't think stress was a big deal and dismissed it first coming here, but lemme tell you, it's a pillar of health. It can literally save you from death. Yoga helped me a lot, especially ab workouts.


Recommendations include enemas, liver tonics, prebiotics/probiotics, yoga/saunas, and removal of gut irritating foods. This changed my world around. My mind feels more at peace than ever.


Most western doctors aren't trained in vulvodynia. They are trained in giving patients pharmaceutical drugs to treat the symptom of the problem, which literally makes no sense, since the symptom is the body's natural way of healing itself. This absurd thinking usually ends up making the problem worse/causes confusion and stress in patients. Been there, done that. Been called "crazy...it's just a yeast infection. Here's a $500 cream that doesn't even work. affraid "...ya right. Don't worry, nature is here to help (and cheaper  Razz ).


If you are not your own doctor, you're a fool. -Hippocrates


While you're at it, you might want to address if you have any other health problems. Anything is impossible. The word impossible has "I'm possible". Hope this helps. sunny sunny sunny


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Post  mary jane on Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:55 pm

I really like your approach to this, I do think STRESS can cause inflammation and a million other diseases. ALso doing Yoga is very clever to add to this. I've read that if you have central sensitization (meaning nerve pain, IBS, TMJ and other pain) then doing sports is considered one of the treatments.

I have read a lot of books on this topic, I do agree that a low oxalate diet and supplements can help or cure vulvodynia.

However western medicine CAN help and without it we would be dead. For me, medication works, and it works very well. I do add mindfulness, magnesium supplements and probiotics to the mix and they do help, however for NEUROPATHY  it's unlikely that one can be cured through detoxes and supplements. Pain occurs in the brain, that is why we need to take these medications. If you search for some users here, they have had remission from vulvodynia using Lyrica or others. Myself included. They don't mask the symptoms, their point is to interrupt pain signals so they don't become permanent.  you can research this theory. It's about nerve memory. Medications do work for some, as vulvodynia can have very different symptoms from one person to another. I don't know how much GMO is present in UK foods, I've never heard of GMOs cause burning pain or nerve symptoms, maybe it can happen, but to say that your solution works for everyone is sending the wrong message.
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