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Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

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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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Vestibulectomy

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Vestibulectomy

Post  infinitelywondering on Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:50 pm

Hi ladies,

My vestibulectomy operation is scheduled for Wednesday the 2nd August; I'm really scared!
I'm going to post updates throughout the healing process- I keep having second thoughts but I've tried so many different medications that have failed me, this is my last chance. I'm only 17 so I am pretty young for this sort of operation AND I have exams to get into Med School this year - terrible timing!!

I'm super passionate about battling all types of chronic vulval pains such as vulvodynia and I hear it is something not widely recognised amongst medical professionals. My own GP told me that I am completely 'normal' and the pain is merely psychological Evil or Very Mad . It seriously saddens me that people don't understand and are not supporting us....

I know it sounds crazy and idealistic but I have been working my arse off to get good grades so I can get to medical school and kick some ass about chronic vulval pain. It cannot be ignored for much longer

I am lucky that I found Miss Gabrielle Downey, who I have mentioned before; she is a gynaecologist who specialises in this stuff and she is honestly as frustrated as me about it all. She works at BMI hospital in Edgbaston(private) and Birmingham City Hospital (NHS). I really think she is fantastic so if you are suffering and can make it up to Birmingham, I would recommend that you do. If you want to be treated quickly like me, I had a consultation privately for diagnosis and then was referred to NHS for surgery.

I have a very supportive family and a very supportive boyfriend- I won't let this get me down even though it is constantly at the back of my mind. I am excited yet terrified for the surgery and if anyone has any tips to help me, I'd be really grateful!!

Love,
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Good luck!

Post  jungleclover on Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:36 am

Hey man, good luck! That sounds so scary but I'm glad you're working on things, have a great medical team, and the support of your family. It's really hard having this problem when you have goals like med school. I'm trying to get into PT school and sometimes I wonder how I'll do it. Like how am I going to have a career where I have to walk around all of the time. Some days I feel great but others I want to curl up in a ball and not move. Either way, I really hope all goes well. Know that you aren't alone! Maybe you'll end up in the research field after med school and can help all of us ladies out <3

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  sj17 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:24 pm

<3 <3 Brave brave lady.

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  infinitelywondering on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:34 pm

Hi ladies I'm really worried...

I've started having this horrific burning since my vestibulectomy. I had a look and it appears that I must have some sort of infection as on one side my skin is bright red and burning hot Sad shall I contact my GP asap?

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  sj17 on Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:51 am

you probably have a yeast infection or a UTI. contact your gp immediately tomorrow. Nothing to worry about though, they're quite common post surgery xx

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  Ilya on Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:34 pm

Hello,
I hope you contacted your doctor and are feeling better already. Thanks for sharing your story with us Smile
I am sure with this positive attitude of yours you will overcome this pain ans will be a successful dr and will help a lot of women

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  Hopeitworks on Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:56 pm

I hope you contacted your doctor and it's going away. I had a Vestibelctomy recently also and I'm so worried it will get infected. Thanks for sharing your story!

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  infinitelywondering on Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:29 am

Hi ladies,

Thank you all for your lovely and kind responses.

The burning has calmed down, I'm not entirely sure what it was ? I'm feeling fantastic at the moment, I'm back to driving, my normal life style and going out again- one week after surgery!

I'm still taking things slowly though but I do seem to be healing really nicely. I think for me the thing that has helped lots is bathing in a bidet and recently I've been using salt water to help the wound (I thought that would hurt but it didn't). I've continued using the manuka honey and I'm sure it's working.

I've been off my pain killers for two days now and I feel great. I don't know why I've suddenly started feeling better but I am certainly not complaining ! Who knows if the surgery has worked, but at least for now everything is looking good

Thank you!

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  Hopeitworks on Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:33 am

I am so happy for you!

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  infinitelywondering on Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:40 am

How are you? X

How is your recovery going ?
I hope it's all okay Smile

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  Hopeitworks on Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:50 am

I'm doing well! The only pain I have is from healing. I have been taking it easy but I did go to dinner and lunch with my husband. We went shopping and it was nice to get out. But when I overdo it I start to feel it. I'm still walking slow. Still hurts if I sit directly on it. If that makes sense. I sit kinda on one but cheek. But I am so happy I don't have V pain! After 10 yrs of constant pain I am speechless! I stopped the pain meds 4 days ago. It still hurts to wipe when using the bathroom. I'm still taking baths or sitz baths at least 2 to 3 a day. I have no signs of infection but itchiness comes and goes.


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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  Ilya on Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:53 am

Very happy to hear both of you doing better. Keep us posted

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  infinitelywondering on Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:54 am

That's absolutely brilliant, you're right to keep taking things slow.

I hope this positivity continues for us
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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  infinitelywondering on Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:50 am

Hi guys,

I think I have an infection because I've experienced lots of swelling and yellow-green discharge from the wound....

Shall I contact my GP for antibiotics?

Thank you x

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  Hopeitworks on Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:39 pm

Oh No! Keep us posted.

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Re: Vestibulectomy

Post  sj17 on Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:55 pm

How is the infection now? X

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Infection update

Post  infinitelywondering on Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:42 am

I've been taking augmentin and had quite bad side effects ! However the infection has cleared up and I feel much better now Smile

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