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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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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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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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Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

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Post  sophiarp on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 am

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to have stumbled across this forum. I have just been diagnosed and am really struggling emotionally. It's nice to find this forum and feel a little less alone.

I've been prescribed amitriptyline cream. Has anyone had success with this? I was happy to have avoided the amitriptyline tablets. I'm also participating in physio and have been told I need to see a psychologist - especially because the psychological aspect is likely rooted in my religious upbringing.

It's funny what you realise once you know that there's something wrong. I'm currently in a lot of pain just wearing a pad. I'm wondering if it's to do with using the cream and aggravating the area, or just being a little more aware of my body.

I'd love to hear what has worked for you. I feel pretty hopeless right now. Sad

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Re: Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

Post  infinitelywondering on Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:35 pm

Hi there,

I'm so sorry you are going through this. But honestly, this forum is so valuable to me and I'm sure it will become the same for you too.

Are you in the US or the UK?
I really need to see a physio and am just wondering who you've seen because in the U.K. Where I am, I can't seem to find anyone good....

The anytriptyline cream sounds really good, I wanna try that too and maybe Botox!

Hope you start to feel better xx

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Re: Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

Post  sophiarp on Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:07 am

Thanks so much for your reply. I'm really glad to hear that this forum has been helpful for you. Have you looked into the botox much? I couldn't find a lot about it where I'm from.

I'm actually in Australia - I wish I could give you a helpful physio recommendation! My Gyno referred me to a fantastic Physio - the clinic director has a special interest in vulvodynia and my physio is so lovely and knowledgable. I really hope you can find the same. Have you had a Gyno make a referral? They might know of someone with experience in this issue. Potentially there's also a database online where you can search for physios with relevant interests? I know there's a database like that for psychologists in Australia, so perhaps other health professionals too.

Let me know if you try the cream - I'd be really interested to chat about it. Apparently the topical form avoids the side effects of taking the medication systemically.

Thank you for the encouragement, wishing you luck in your physio search <3

infinitelywondering wrote:Hi there,

I'm so sorry you are going through this. But honestly, this forum is so valuable to me and I'm sure it will become the same for you too.

Are you in the US or the UK?
I really need to see a physio and am just wondering who you've seen because in the U.K. Where I am, I can't seem to find anyone good....

The anytriptyline cream sounds really good, I wanna try that too and maybe Botox!

Hope you start to feel better xx

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