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Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:51 am by Cloudberry

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad I found this forum! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (still not sure about the difference between all the different terms) a couple of months ago and I could do with some advice. This is probably going to be a lot of text because I just want to get everything off my chest, so please bear with me.

I’m a woman in my late 20s. Before getting diagnosed …

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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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Partial Vestibulectomy

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  JGD13 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is most likely caused by the 1 week antibiotics that i was given, (ny doctor gives these to all her vestibulectomy patients to help fight any infection)
So he gave me the oral capsule for thrush and i took that 29/9. I cant see anymore white but i still have gloopy discharge. I have tried to look online but feel unsuccesful.

Have any of you that have had the surgery done noticed the discharge? Is it just a case of the sistches starting to heal now? And disolving? Should i see a doctor again?
I just want this to heal best it can.

Thankyou in advance

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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  Hopeitworks on Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:12 pm

Hi JGD13,

I am in the same situation as you! I had my vestibulectomy on July 28, 2017. Today marks 7 days post op. I started having intense itching today, so my doctor called some yeast meds in just in case. But lucky me I started my period 2 days ago. So not only am I dealing with recovering, but my period as well. I have been dealing with vulvodynia for years also but mine is not provoked. The pain is always there no matter what I do. Please keep in touch and let me know how your doing. I wish us both the best outcomes!

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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  JGD13 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:48 am

Thankyou for replying,
I did visit my gp again who told me off a bit said the stitches look great and i am probably thinking about it too much, and cleaning too much etc which apparently when you do this it can cause change in discharge due to you interfereing with the natural ph balance.
2 days running i bled aswell only at 1 point 5/10 mins but quite a bit, i said hes not sure what this could be but dont worry to much and he has taken a swab just to rule out any infections.
I feel i am now at the itchy stage! Im ok if i ignore it but wen i go to the toilet im aware it suddenly very itchy, im hoping this is my stitches healing.
Oh bless you getting your period thsts bad timing isnt it, wish we was able to control our menstrual cycle, wouldnt that make life easier! I am due mine in around 7 days, my period stopped the day of my op.

I just am very hopful the op did what it was supposed to, i feel some discomfort down there still but the doctor said the skin is sore from the op so fingers crossed its just that.


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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  Hopeitworks on Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:39 pm

JGD13,

Mine itches the most when I go to the bathroom and shower/bath too. It must be our stitches healing of we are both going having the same symptoms. I'm staying as hopeful is all we can be. Keep in touch!

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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  infinitelywondering on Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:38 am

Hiya

I'm experiencing this gloopy discharge too! Perhaps it's not an infection, but just our body's way of combatting foreign materials (stitches) that it's not used to. It's interesting that we have the same sort of discharge, so I'm sure that means it's quite normal and nothing to worry about.

If you're worried about thrush, apply some bio live yoghurt down there which will kill any infection if there is any Smile

Xx

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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  mary jane on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:06 pm

Hopeitworks wrote:Hi JGD13,

I am in the same situation as you! I had my vestibulectomy on July 28, 2017. Today marks 7 days post op. I started having intense itching today, so my doctor called some yeast meds in just in case. But lucky me I started my period 2 days ago. So not only am I dealing with recovering, but my period as well. I have been dealing with vulvodynia for years also but mine is not provoked. The pain is always there no matter what I do. Please keep in touch and let me know how your doing. I wish us both the best outcomes!

I get nocturnal itching sometimes. The intense itching you get sounds like neurogenic itching to me (basically it's a nerve dysfunction). It's treated with amitriptyline. Are you on any medication for the nerve pain at all?
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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  Hopeitworks on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:10 pm

Mary Jane I was on Ampiteipline and Gabapentin with no improvement. So I stopped taking it and I was on it for a year or so. My itching has gotten better now that may stitches are dissolving.

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