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Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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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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Hello. Happy to have found this group.

Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:01 pm by foxysugarpants

I am new here and hope to gain some insight into my vulva pain. I suffered for a long time not realizing that there are ways to feel better. I saw the Dr. yesterday and I am starting P/T pelvic and valium suppositories. queen

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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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Acupuncture advice please

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Acupuncture advice please

Post  Bx11 on Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:59 pm

I've suffered for 7 years now and just cannot have sex with my husband – he is a saint. The worse problem I have faced is this is stopping us trying for a baby which we both want more than anything. It breaks my heart and I'm sure his. Have tried lots over the years with no joy or support from the NHS so I'm researching alone. I have an amazing physio that I see for my Hypermobility and she is going to try acupuncture on me. I've seen comments about different types and I was wondering what other people have had done and what worked for them. I'm hoping to work with her and advice her what's recommended for his as she isn't a woman health physio normally.
Any help greatly appreciated x

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Re: Acupuncture advice please

Post  PainBlogger on Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:29 pm

I've found acupuncture helpful- in conjunction with physio and medication (duloxetine). I had electroacupuncture as well as needles. Unfortunately, I was having needles in for other things at the same time so I don't know which points were for the pelvic pain. So I know that's not very helpful but I just wanted to wish you good luck with it all anyway.

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Re: Acupuncture advice please

Post  ryn207 on Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:35 am

I tried dry needling with pelvic floor physical therapy. I can't say 100% if it was the dry needling, the PT, or the combination of the two, but I definitely felt the severity of my symptoms decrease. While it didn't solve everything I think it's worth a shot! Crossing my fingers that you find relief as well!

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Re: Acupuncture advice please

Post  Bx11 on Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:00 am

Thank u. I have my first PT assessment with a woman health Physio tomorrow and the anxiety of it being a dead end has brought on a massive increase in symptoms.
So far no joy with the needles but only had two sessions so far. Can I ask where ur needles were put as finding different info on locations and not sure what to try.

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Re: Acupuncture advice please

Post  fairlight10 on Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:08 pm

Hi bx 11 l had 20 sessions of acupuncture after first being diagnosed. The needles for vulvodynia where put into ankle, leg/knee area , small of the back and abdomen area. You need needles for the stress this condition is causing you. I was also treated at the same time for migraine and acid reflux disease. When l had my first session l had no idea if this would help but l felt that something powerful had happened to me. I was already on nortriptyline which was starting to help. But l definitely know it brought down my stress levels and l came off reflux medication. I tried chinese herbs which did not help what so ever.Goodluck.

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Acupuncture

Post  infinitelywondering on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:27 pm

Hi there.

I think Acupuncture is great and I've been having it for maybe 3/4 sessions now. It hasn't totally eradicated my pain but it's certainly reduced it. I don't know if that is because it has ACTUALLY helped or it's just my brain telling me it's helping. Either way, I am seeing a difference and I keep going back because it just makes me feel more positive, like something is moving forward in this.

Please feel free to message me about any info on Acupuncture x

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Re: Acupuncture advice please

Post  ryn207 on Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:25 am

I typically had them in my legs, feet, stomach, vulva, and fingers. I don't know how much relief I got from acupuncture itself. I know that pelvic floor PT helped me for sure. After the needles I definitely felt more relaxed, but I can't say if it really helped long term.

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