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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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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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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25


I am a 25 year old woman and wanted to share my story here as I feel frustrated by the suggestions of my gyno and am hoping for some advice.

To give the context for this: in September 2016 I moved in with my long term boyfriend after living abroad a year and (nearly) abstaining from sex. Within a few weeks I had got a yeast infection which I treated myself successfully, but then 2 weeks …

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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured


Every so often I'm reminded of the constant, persistent, horrible pain I was in two decades ago, and I reach out to try to help others who are suffering. If someone had offered me a solution during that terrible time, I'd have jumped at it. I hope this helps someone.

Yes, I did have terrible vulvodynia. It felt like someone poured acid all over my vulva. My doctor confirmed it and was …

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Burning redness and vulvodynia

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Burning redness and vulvodynia

Post  Bluenuddle on Mon May 28, 2018 11:34 am

Hi. I am looking to see if someone can give me hope or advice. I have self diagnosed vulvodynia. Doctors here do not have a clue. I been feeling it all my life but was mostly for a couple of days specially after peeing in the morning. I always thought is was an uti coming and going but I always tested negative for utis. About 2 months ago I had a flare that doesn't want to leave. You all know the misery and discomfort. The thing is for the first time it occurred me to look down there. I have an irritation in the vulva it is red just on one side. It burns like hell. Pee is my number one trigger. I don't have yeast or infection as I had tests done. I had antibiotics vaginal, creams, cortisone... You name it... nothing seems to help. The redness doesn't heal. Did anyone else had red add burning irritation? As i read vulvodynia is an inexplicable pain. The reason of my pain is the irritation... I guess. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. Very depressed...

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I'm in the same boat as you!

Post  anikita on Wed May 30, 2018 6:46 am


I wish I could give you an answer to your problem but I just wanted to reach out and say that I'm in the same exact boat as you. I used to always have this burning pain during intercourse - burns but was manageable until one point (in August, it wasn't). Switched doctors two times until one tested me positive for Ureaplasma - YAY, I thought. Everything will be solved. Things were better for a month. I would burn VERY slightly at the start of intercourse but with a great amount of lube, I would become desensitized to the pain and all was well.

I started burning again a month ago and now the idea of sex is just awful. Like you, I decided to take a look and realized that I have these red spots around the entrance. They BURN to the touch but if I coat them HEAVILY in vitamin A & E or coconut oil or aloe vera, it is not as bad which had me thinking maybe it was an issue related to dryness.

But like you, I've tried everything left and right and the redness DOES not heal. There are just two spots that are bright red and cause ALL OF THE BURNING!!!!!! I read online that sometimes provoked vulvodynia has redness around the entrance, whether its all around, or just on the left or right side.

As of this week, my doctor has me on a homeopathic route - baking soda sitz or baths once daily for 10-15 minutes, and manual attempts to desensitize the nerve endings in the area with coconut oil.

I just want you to know that you're not alone and that you are the first person I've encountered in the last year who has the exact burning redness, and that alone is somewhat comforting.


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Re: Burning redness and vulvodynia

Post  Bluenuddle on Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:48 pm

Anikita. Thanks for your answer. I am sorry you are in the same situation. I wanted to let you know that something that seems to be helping is msm. Might be you want to check with your naturopath. For mine made a lot of sense since 'sulfur' is my constitution. I didn't have sulfur as homeophaty handy. So I'm using msm which seems to be working. Fingers crossed. Might be this is something that can help you too.


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