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Anyone have pain with urination?

Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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Diagnosed recently, looking for advice

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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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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Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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6 year sufferer but I’ve found some hope

Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 am by Npage14

Hey, ladies! I’m new to this support group, I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while so I wanted to try this out! I’ve had vulvodynia for 6 years now, I am self diagnosed. I’m 20 now and the pain started when I had my first encounter with sexual contact when I was 14(I still remained a virgin though it was fingering). For a couple years the pain was so bad I could hardly …

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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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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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