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

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25

Hello!

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

Hi,

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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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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Post  seagirl88 on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:21 am

Hi everybody. I have been suffering from vulvodynia for as long as I can remember. I am only 22 years old, but I have never lived without intense pain upon penetration (even when I was a young teenager and trying to insert tampons). I am kind of at the end of my rope at this point and I have found it very difficult to get over my spells of depression lately. I am incredibly lonely and I feel absolutely hopeless. I decided to finally join one of these support groups in hopes that I can work through my emotional and physical pain alongside others who understand. This condition is absolutely awful, but I am glad to have found a place with empathetic women who are working hard toward finding a cure! I look forward to sharing stories and treatments with you all.

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Post  naomi on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:15 am

Hi hun!

Welcome to the forum...you're among friends here so no thinking you are on your own anymore! I felt like that about 2.5/3 years ago and struggled away until I came across this forum cruising the health sites etc for any help I could find. Sebby (admin) is a god send for setting this website up as there seems to be little accessible help out there.

We are all working on this condition together on here.....crap days, crappy days and better days! And believe me we can all relate to the feelings of despair, hopelessness and depression...know that all too well Sad

There are loads of treatments that are possibilties and these are the girls to get to know! Since I joined in July it has been my main place of mental relief.

The regulars on here are a bunch of nutters but completely harmless Smile heheeee, I think they are all lovely and we do have fun on facebook (message Sebby the Admin or me on here and I'll get you on the secret group on facebook where were are all real girls woooooooh Smile there's about 20 of us on there now, all spread across the globe, so there is always someone around to chat to if you are struggling...or talk about general rubbish Smile It is a secret group so no telling the world about ur La-la problems Smile

I hope ur day is good. And dont forget you're not alone in this anymore!!

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Post  seagirl88 on Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:12 pm

Thanks so much Naomi! I actually JUST deactivated my Facebook after having it for 5 years because I was finding that it was only bringing me down (i.e. always reading about everybody's perfect lives and love lives). If I decide to reactivate it I'll definitely join the group!

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:02 pm


Welcome to the forum Smile

Yes we can all relate to how you are feeling. This condition is so isolating as you don't feel able to talk to many about it like you would if your arm hurt!

I too have always had pain witht penetration, during sex, tampon insertion (since I tried at 13) and medical exams. This does not mean that it will be any harder to treat just because you have had it for a long time.

I have dealt with feelings of utter despair and there are days when I just don't feel I have the strength but the women I've met on the forum help to refill my strength bottles..lol I really dont know where I got the term strength bottle!

What treatments have you tried and what treatments are you currently on?

Im going down the route of pelvic floor biofeedback which may take months to take effect but I am plodding on and remaining hopeful

I have also been on 300mg on Pregabalin for about a month and have noticed a reduction in general pain and flare ups last a day or two rather than several days

I am also spraying the vulval area with water after urination and applying vaseline as a barrier against rubbing which Im also finding helpful

If you wish to joing the facebook group you can always set up another fb page even with another name, just to allow access to the group

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Post  seagirl88 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:40 am

Thanks Sebby. It's so nice to know that there are other people who are going through the same thing! Also, creating a Facebook account under a different name is a good idea-- I might do that. As far as treatments go, I've had a hard time admitting to myself that this is a problem that isn't going to go away on its own. Therefore, I probably haven't tried nearly as many treatment options as most of you all have. I have definitely gone down the route of oral antifungals a couple of times (because I was either diagnosed with a yeast infection or BV) and those of course didn't do anything. I then used Estrace cream for a while in combination with a steroidal cream, but those didn't do anything either. I JUST finished a treatment prescribed to me by a naturopathic doctor where I douched with chamomile tea and slippery elm bark and vaginally inserted both natural antifungals and probiotics. It may have helped slightly but not significantly.

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Post  Mouse on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:14 am

Hey hun and welcome!

We're all here to help =) We have a lot of fun on the FB page and it's a great place to have a whinge also! So give that some thought.

It's really easy to get down, this thing can be soul destroying. Have you got a therapist? Mine virtually saved my life, I was circling the drain six months ago. Now I meditate, have radically changed my diet, do PT, aim for good sleep hmm and try to destress - that's a work in progress. Most days it works.

In the mean time do you have a pelvic pain specialist or a vulval specialist? Check out Sebbys consult with Howard Glazer there is really good advice on there.

Sadly there are a lot of women your age on here but all of us are desperately seeking a cure. Making a commitment to finding that is the first step so well done! Ideally living the cure rather than the disease - sounds good in theory doesn't it!

I hope you are having a good day. Take care
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Post  seagirl88 on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:59 pm

Thanks Vicki! I actually just made an appointment with a therapist for this coming Monday. I've gone to therapists before about dealing with my anxiety and depression, but I've always been too embarrassed to mention my vulvodynia. This time, I'm just going to let it all out! I also booked an 8 hour meditation orientation for the end of May, so hopefully that helps.

Currently I'm still going down the route of diet change (and a possible upcoming detox and candida treatment). My plan is to spend the next 3 or so months doing that. If I don't have any significant improvement I will definitely look into going to a pain or vulva specialist.

Thanks for your support!

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