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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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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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Recently Diagnosed.... Help!

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Recently Diagnosed.... Help!

Post  leoscc on Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:00 pm

Hello everyone. I'm so happy I have found this page. I'm new so I am hoping this gets
posted to the right place, haha. Today I was diagnosed with provoked vulvodynia. I've been having painful intercourse for the last 1.5 years. Super burning, a lot of raw/irritation after, even ocassionally bleeding. The pain makes sex almost unbearable. Sometimes I can't at all. It's destroying my mentallity and my relationship with my boyfriend of 3 years. This never was an issue before and suddenly happened. He is very supportive but for me, as a once very sexual being, am super depressed. Luckily it's not as worse as some cases where you cannot walk or sit. I'm just so frustrated and sad that this has happened. I recently got over a 7 year struggle with anorexia. I am 21 and things finally have turned around for me, until this. I feel so doomed.

I feel it may have started with a yeast infection that I thought cleared up but never did. My gyn is putting me on a 6 month oral yeast treatment, and I'm hoping for results. He recommended antidepressants, but when I was sick with my eating disorder these were like deadly for me, so I am hesitant.

What do you guys do you help?? Will this ever get better/be normal again, or anchor I doomed? I just need some hope. I'm so distraught over this.

Side question: could birth control pills lead to this? I've tried switching brands and no help Sad

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Re: Recently Diagnosed.... Help!

Post  Hopeitworks on Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:20 pm

Hi,

I am sorry your going through this experience. It's not fair to any of us. Since you have provoked vulvodynia just get the surgery. You having provoked makes you an excellent candidate for the vestibuletcomy. None the meds every worked for me. I am still recovering from my vestibuletcomy but I already feel better than I did before. I have provoked and non- provoked.

Find yourself a specialist and do research to ensure they are good at dealing/treating Vulvodynia.

You probably don't have a yeast infection. When my symptoms first started they told me the same thing. Had be on yeast pills for 6 months and boric acid suppositories. Again none of that helped.

I'm glad your boyfriend is supportive during this struggling time in your life. That's the kind of guy you want to keep.

Please don't allow this condition to jeopardize how far you've come with your eating disorder.

If your going to take any meds I would take something for anxiety and maybe Gabapante.

We are here for you if you need us.

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Re: Recently Diagnosed.... Help!

Post  infinitelywondering on Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:31 pm

Hi there,

Please don't rush to get the surgery just yet. From what you've described, this pain hasn't always existed? Therefore, it sounds like you have secondary vulvodynia- where you've not had it all your life. I had primary, so since birth.

From my experience, people like me with primary have no massive options other than surgery, and even that hasn't got 100% success rates. I do believe that yours could be due to something else. It's incredibly likely it's down to the pill, perhaps try coming off it altogether for a while if you can?

Studies have shown that some women suffer due to the bath products they use, so you could just be badly allergic to something you are using in the shower. I'd try and reduce this if you can

I hope this helps- I'm no expert but believe me, the surgery is a big ordeal and it's definitely worth trying other things out first. Every woman is different so it's best o find something that works for you.

Please message me for any more help/advice or info if you need it x

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Re: Recently Diagnosed.... Help!

Post  leoscc on Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:53 pm

The thought of a surgery does intimidate me, especially due to my career field and my last year of school for my degree... but yes you are correct, it is secondary, which makes it all the more confusing and random for me. It's odd because I can use tampons comfortably for the most part, or even Monistat applicators. However, sex is just a no go and it is driving me nuts. Thank you so much for your advice though. It is just comforting to hear from other people. I've been on the pill for about 3 years. The first year or so we're completely fine, then this developed out of nowhere. I tried switching but it didn't need help. I've read that hormonal changes can contribute so I am willing to stop the pill completely... I do us every pH balanced soaps and wear cotton bottoms. It does help if I am sore afterwards but certainly isn't no the cure, haha. Thank you again.



infinitelywondering wrote:Hi there,

Please don't rush to get the surgery just yet. From what you've described, this pain hasn't always existed? Therefore, it sounds like you have secondary vulvodynia- where you've not had it all your life. I had primary, so since birth.

From my experience, people like me with primary have no massive options other than surgery, and even that hasn't got 100% success rates. I do believe that yours could be due to something else. It's incredibly likely it's down to the pill, perhaps try coming off it altogether for a while if you can?

Studies have shown that some women suffer due to the bath products they use, so you could just be badly allergic to something you are using in the shower. I'd try and reduce this if you can

I hope this helps- I'm no expert but believe me, the surgery is a big ordeal and it's definitely worth trying other things out first. Every woman is different so it's best o find something that works for you.

Please message me for any more help/advice or info if you need it x

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Re: Recently Diagnosed.... Help!

Post  Hopeitworks on Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:56 pm

You may just need physical therapy. I wasn't born with vulvodynia. It started 10 years ago for no reason. But try PT I've hears it helps many.

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The Pill

Post  amyhp on Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:57 pm

The birth control pill is what caused my pain. I was perfectly fine, never experiencing pain for 20 years of my life, but then it all started once I went on the pill.

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