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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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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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Post  Brevispink on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, but the burning and stinging is worse than ever. The vulval dermatologist I have seen has prescribed Nortryptiline and has told me to gradually increase the dose. I am on 40mg each night. She told me to apply Hydromol every day as a barrier cream.

As yet I have had no improvement and now find it very difficult to sit, walk or do anything as the slightest touch of my pants or pant liners sets off the terrible stinging.

I no longer have thrush, but have had thrush repeatedly over the last year or so. I didn't have this problem before the UTI reared its head.

I am due to have some pelvic floor physio next week.

Does anyone have any advice for me? Is there anything out there that actually works? I am in tears every day with this and am gradually withdrawing into the house where I can sit on an ice pack and get some relief.

Thank you so much.

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Post  fairlight10 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:30 pm

Hello Brevispink. I am sorry you have been diagnosed with this nasty, spiteful condition. I and all of us on this forum have had very similar symptoms. I have had this condition for over 5 years.I was prescribed 20mgs of Nortriptyline. It has definately helped me but it is not a quick fix. It takes months to gradually desensitise the nerves in the vulvar. Read some of the posts on this forum and believe it will get better.I have read of physical therapy being very helpful. I have had many acupuncture sessions which helped. If nortriptyline in low doses dose not help, there are many other medications to try. I bought a ring foam cushion to sit on in the early days. I now only use it to sit on when I drive. You need your family and friends to support you emotionally. It helped me to be able to talk to someone about how I was feeling. I had not found this forum then. Also,stress and being tense can make this condition worse.I hope this has been helpful.

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Re: Newly diagnosed

Post  Brevispink on Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:57 pm

Thanks so much - it's great to know that there are people out there who understand.

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Thinking of all who wrote these posts

Post  Guest on Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:54 pm

I'm sorry that you're suffering through this. Truly.
I've suffered from a diagnosis of unprovoked vulvodynia and vestibulitis for several years.
I've maintained it for several years but now am in a flare up.
Years ago I had a terrible flare up and spent all kinds of time running to doctors (some who were unkind), getting tests done, suffering from the tests, nothing working and everything a vicious circle. I could hardly leave the house for a year. It was cruel and imaginable. People just don't understand if they don't have it.

The burning and swelling are terrible now. Clothing is difficult, too. I was working regularly and now can barely do so. I can't sit even with a special pillow. This all came about a few weeks ago. I've had all kinds of tests done in the past weeks without any results in and so I've taken yeast pills and am now on an antibiotic, which I hate. It's strong, and I hope it doesn't create yeast. This seems to have a mind of its own. I, too, am in tears and distress each day and afraid. I've many personal responsibilities and feel stressed that I can't tend to them. This all creates stress for me but stress makes this worse. I try to do many stress relievers. I always hoped another flare up wouldn't come.
I can't believe how many women are suffering with this. I feel very sad and scared, and have to find the strength to carry this.
Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Newly diagnosed

Post  sarisbaris on Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:10 am

Brevispink,
I battled V for 15 years. I now consider myself cured. It wasn’t by accident. After 20+ western docs, I realized they couldn’t help. I saw countless alternative. Some helped by none cured. I followed the information from Anthony William. This is no joke. His advice cured it.

Ok… sounds like you’re battle an unknown/undetectable form of streptococcus. UTI infections are an unknown/undetectable strain of strep. According to Anthony William, 90% of vaginal burning cases are strep. 10% can be an unknown strain of shingles. I had strep in the inside and shingles on the outside. How do I know I had these, if there are no tests? Well I tried his protocol and supplements for the viruses I thought I had and they worked. First I followed his advice on strep. That cured the burning inside. I also had a rash sometimes on the outside, I used lobelia which he recommends and that cured it on contact. No joke. It came back a few times but lobelia would alway fix it. Now I don’t have any flare ups of either. If you have an outside rash, that might be shingles. He mentions this in his first book Medical Medium in the shingles chapter.

First, you need to educate yourself. Go to my blog, scroll down to the necessary reading section and listen to the strep show and read the page. Follow the protocol. Next, listen to the UTI show. He takes about an ice therapy in this show that I think would calm your nerves. Next, listen to the EBV show that doesn’t sound related at all but if strep is present then EBV is the foundation virus opening the door and allowing all this to happen. Finally, listen to the metal detox show. Metal feeds strep and EBV. So you’ll need to do a metal detox.

Shows/pages that will help:
http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/streptococcus-revealed
https://soundcloud.com/asha-bhuyan/medical-medium-uti?
http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/epstein-barr-virus-revealed
http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/heavy-metal-detox
http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/shingles-virus

My blog: http://myvulvodyniacure.blogspot.com/2016/12/if-you-are-in-pain.html

While you are educating yourself do these things now:
AVOID: eggs, dairy, wheat, corn, aluminium foil, water that is not filtered, canola oil (which is in almost everything
SUPPLEMENTS: licorice root (try this first if you don’t see a difference in a day) then try lemon balm and nettleaf (3 cups a day), esther C, cat’s claw (if you are not plannig to get pregnant), golden seal (2 times a day, 2 weeks on 2 weeks off),
A green juice would also help. Celery juice is great. Celery/cucumber/parsley or cilantro. See metal detox.
FOODS: Note all the foods he recommends. They make a difference. Lemon water/honey upon waking, green juice, then smoothie, salad for lunch… veggies heal.

Only buy the brands he recommends. Trust me. I wasted a bunch of money. No one makes a profit from these recommendations except of course for the company itself Wink http://www.medicalmedium.com/preferred/supplements

Also, because of the antibiotic use you will need to heal your gut.
http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/understanding-gut-health

Please keep me posted and let me know if you have any questions. Don't lose hope!

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Post  Brevispink on Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:06 am

Thank you so much. I listened to his programme. I've had a chronic UTI for 16 months and 9 months of antibiotics!! I'm sure my bladder is very inflamed and my nerves are shot to pieces. I must admit, I found all the information quite bewildering! Where should I start?

B12, zinc and liquorice? Nettle tea?

The celery/cucumber/parsley drink?

I have already cut most dairy from my diet, but I have been eating eggs. Since I cut out gluten, breakfast is very tricky.

I'm using ice packs every day already.

I'll do anything that might help!

Thank you again for your really helpful reply

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Post  sarisbaris on Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:42 pm

I totally understand. It can be a bit confusing once you start.

Here's a rough daily plan:
Upon waking water with lemon, honey and ginger
Celery juice - he heals everything including your stomach which you need after all the antiobitics
Morning Smoothie - 1 cup wild blueberries, 1 banana, handful spinach, kiwi, dates then add other fruits that you feel like. Right now I have just a smoothie for breakfast but in the beginning it would leave me hungry. So I ate other things as well. Look at my blog. There is a post titled "what do I eat then and it has a daily food plan in there".
Morning tea - thyme, nettleleaf, just combine them
Morning supplements - zinc in water, elderberry syrup in water, Jarrow formula for women-femdophilus, esther C, B12
Snack - kiwi/pomengranate or other fruits
Lunch - salad with arugula, asparagus, kiwi, lettuce and whatever else you like (recommended dressing: olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt or coconut aminos). I always eat salad with nuts or sweet potato or potatoes so I'm not hungry. Yes.. all potatoes are great for you! Just keep out the dairy Wink
Snack - kiwi/pomengranate or other fruits
Afternoon tea & supplements
Dinner
Bedtime tea & supplements

*The trick is to not go hungry. You need to fuel yourself to heal. All the things above are medicine. Just add as much of them in as possible. The more veggies/salad/fruit you eat the faster you will heal. Just be careful. Others found lemon juiced triggered more pain. This doesn't mean you body doesn't need it. It means you're detoxing. But we're trying to save your sanity as well as your body. So go easy on yourself.

If your urethra still hurts/burns... rinse every time with cold filtered water. Rinse after every bath. Faucet water has lots of chemicals in it. To this day if I drink more than a few glasses of tap water my urethra gets upset. Sigh. Also, if your urethra burns put a little of this on it while you are in the bath. No joke. It's amaze balls at least for me but super strong. Don't get another brand, I've tried lots. The only one that works is this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Melaleuca-Tea-Tree-Oil-T36-C5/dp/B0027V3W96/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1508355494&sr=8-10&keywords=melaleuca+essential+oil

Next steps:
Once you feel comfortable with this protocol your afternoon smoothie should be the metal detox smoothie.
After you added this try adding another glass of celery juice right before you go to sleep

Summary of the UTI show:
Foods to absolutely avoid if you have UT issues: Butter, Cheese, Milk including half and
half in coffee, Yogurt (will feed more pathogens than provide probiotics), Corn (big deal,
it used to be healthy a long time ago, but it is altered and bacteria is raised in lab on corn),
Canola oil (nightmare for cystitis), Eggs-even the best ones on the planet (not good for
yeast, itching, burning, discharge, UTIs), Wheat has to go when dealing with this stuff.
Cystitis foods to eat views are many. Some foods stop the fire of cystitis, but don’t help
you heal. You may feel better on eggs and dairy, but the inflammation is not going away,
and not being irritating; however these keep the inflammation there.

Top foods to heal UT: Wild blueberries (cranberry on steroids-except cystitis?),
raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, cucumber juice or lemon water (may burn a little
going out), garlic (strep cannot get resistant to this), red/purple grapes, arugula, lettuce
and spinach. Bring in more of these things. Asparagus is a secret weapon-cleanses it all,
lower yeast. Kiwis, thyme tea is a big deal/secret weapon to propel you away from
chronic UTIs. Ginger water-he loves it. Pomegranate helpsmend the walls of the bladder, cleans the inflammation, burns like hell going out; gets
blamed on being an irritant, but it actually helps you heal. We don’t have to eat pom, we
can eat other foods that don’t make it feel bad.

Supplements: grapeseed extract, monolaurin, elderberry water/tea 3 x a day is secret
weapon, nettle leaf is another weapon-long term every day you will build up your
immune system and reverse whole problem with UTIs. D-mannose. Jarrow formula for
women-femdophilus protects and balances UT and repro system. Cranberry extract.
Wild blueberry powder. Ester C-calcium ascorbate won’t irritate UT but battle the
bacteria. Ascorbic acid would make it on fire. Zinc-must have this, it’s critical to build
immune and protect from strep/e coli/yeast. Zinc is not just in blood, it gets low in
organs and systems. Liquid sulfate is the best one. B12 with adenosyl/methyl-helps
pudendum nerve that is irritated by UTIs

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Post  Brevispink on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:54 pm

Thank you so, so much. I can't imagine how long it must have taken you to type all that! I've been unable to eat fruit for over a year because even natural sugar has sent the infection sky high. I can eat vegetables, however. I usually have a baked potato at lunch time, but I admit, I've been eating it with cheese. If I tried tuna, would the mayo be a no-no? I could just have a huge salad and avocado.

Breakfast is difficult, but I usually have gluten free porridge with almond milk.

I'll get hold of the supplements and the nettle tea.

I'm so grateful.

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Re: Newly diagnosed

Post  sarisbaris on Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:55 pm

Caroline,
You're not alone. My struggle was so difficult. I'm grateful to help since the doctors are unable to right now.

As for fruit... according to AW if you're having reactions with fruit it means that the detox is too strong. Basically the fruit is too medicinal. So yes, stay away from fruit but try to bring it in little by little. It will detox you faster. Can you do sweet potato?

Sarah

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Post  sarisbaris on Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:50 pm

Caroline,
I'm guessing other doctors have convinced you that fruit has increased the infection. In my experience none of their tests/remedies worked for me. So I stopped listening to any of their logic because none of their advice worked. So if your pain increases with fruit it isn't about the increased infection but the detox. But please, remember we are also trying to save your sanity! If something increases the pain don't eat it. But I just want you to understand that healing power of fruit. So just start with a little.

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