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» my rock bottom, psychological effects of vulvodynia, I told him he can leave me
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» NO PAIN DURING SEX
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» Coping with Vulvodynia
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:55 pm by NaughtyNanny

» Newby not sure where to turn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:10 pm by sarisbaris

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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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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Anyone else have burning on the front of thighs?

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Post  Hopeitworks on Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:20 am

10 yrs ago when my vulvodynia first started I had intense burning skin sensations on the front of both thighs. It almost feels like sunburn. Over the years it's calmed down a lot and it only bothers me once in a while. Anyone ever feel this?

My vulvodynia is unprovoked, but I had a Vestibelctomy and my V is doing great.

I do think I have PN nerve damage.

Thanks in advance for sharing!

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Post  Zbrown on Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:10 pm

I had the burning sensation also. I had it around inner highs, and right under my bum cheeks, also vulva area. I then seemed to get sciatica shortly after. My pain had got alot better but I still have bad days, I think mine is nerve related I had a fall on my bum/Tailbone and the next morning this occurred. Have you any suggestions how to manage the burning xx

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Post  Hopeitworks on Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:14 pm

I'm going to a neurosurgeon tomorrow. I will let you know what I find out. What treatment he recommends etc;

I have always believed my Vulvodynia is caused by some type of nerve damage.

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Post  mary jane on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:01 pm

Zbrown wrote:I had the burning sensation also. I had it around inner highs, and right under my bum cheeks, also vulva area. I then seemed to get sciatica shortly after. My pain had got alot better but I still have bad days, I think mine is nerve related I had a fall on my bum/Tailbone and the next morning this occurred. Have you any suggestions how to manage the burning xx


With those symptoms it sounds as though you have pudendal neuralgia and not vulvodynia any longer. the same treatment applies and you can also get nerve blocks for it
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Post  mary jane on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:02 pm

Hopeitworks wrote:I'm going to a neurosurgeon tomorrow. I will let you know what I find out. What treatment he recommends etc;

I have always believed my Vulvodynia is caused by some type of nerve damage.  


it's hard to prove it's nerve damage. I was able to come off my medication alltogether and had 1 year and 4 months of no symptoms. I basically had full remission. I doubt nerve damage would act that way as the moment you quit the medication you get the pain back ....
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Post  mary jane on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:03 pm

Hopeitworks wrote:10 yrs ago when my vulvodynia first started I had intense burning skin sensations on the front of both thighs. It almost feels like sunburn. Over the years it's calmed down a lot and it only bothers me once in a while. Anyone ever feel this?

My vulvodynia is unprovoked, but I had a Vestibelctomy and my V is doing great.

I do think I have PN nerve damage.

Thanks in advance for sharing!

The pain in front of the thighs is just referred pain and not an evidence of nerve damage. when I saw my pain consultant 4 years ago she simply told me I have sensitized nerve endings from frequent bartholin cysts.
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Post  Hopeitworks on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:15 pm

I have never had bartholin cyst. So what causes my referred pain? I'm just worried if I don't treat the nerve Vulvodynia will come back. I'm almost 5 weeks post op and V feels ok. A few flare ups with a little stinging but it doesn't last. I think I could live with the burning sensation on my thighs. But not if it cause v pain or clitoril pain.

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Post  mary jane on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:19 pm

Hopeitworks wrote:I have never had bartholin cyst. So what causes my referred pain? I'm just worried if I don't treat the nerve Vulvodynia will come back.  I'm almost 5 weeks post op and V feels ok. A few flare ups with a little stinging but it doesn't last. I think I could live with the burning sensation on my thighs. But not if it cause v pain or clitoril pain.


https://www.physio-pedia.com/Referred_Pain



Referred pain can be from any nerve irritation at one site, but because nerves "talk" to each other, you can feel pain at a site that seems to not have any connection to the original injury or irritation. for example I used to have coccyx pain and pain in my toes from V.

5 weeks is very early however, so it actually sounds pretty good for the time being Smile

i'm sure the referred pain you get will go away with time
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Post  Hopeitworks on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:25 pm

Mary Jane I would love to pick your brain all day lol. Your full of knowledge! I love it! Thanks I'm just going to stop Googling it for now and hopefully that will ease my anxiety. The internet scared me by saying if nerve pain is NOT correct it could result in genital arousal syndrome! I don't want that!!!!! So I googled that and oh my it scared me because sometimes I get tingling on my clitoris for no reason. Doc said the tingling is from V. Maybe I'll go back on Gabapentin. Idk....

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Post  mary jane on Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:59 pm

Hopeitworks wrote:Mary Jane I would love to pick your brain all day lol. Your full of knowledge! I love it! Thanks I'm just going to stop Googling it for now and hopefully that will ease my anxiety. The internet scared me by saying if nerve pain is NOT correct it could result in genital arousal syndrome! I don't want that!!!!! So I googled that and oh my it scared me because sometimes I get tingling on my clitoris for no reason. Doc said the tingling is from V. Maybe I'll go back on Gabapentin. Idk....

Persistent genital arousal syndrome is incredibly rare, a lot more rare than V. I used to have buzzing and tingling everywhere as well !

If this helps, you can try to start drinking valerian and sleepy tea Smile I found that this and magnesium helped me . anything that calms down the central nervous system will help and even eradicate nerve pain (alongside traditional treatment like medication or pelvic phisio)

I've had remission and relapse from V by now so I've learned a lot by reading forums like neurotalk and ones on fibromyalgia. They seem to be related, fibro and V.
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Post  Hopeitworks on Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:27 pm

Mary jane,
I probably overreacted and don't have presistent genital arousal. Especially since so many with V have tingling in clitoris. Thanks for your suggestions I'll try them.

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