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New and need some help

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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Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:49 pm


Hi guys

I always get a flare up during my period. I do think it is linked to the pads. Even the boots cotton pads I tried caused so much rawness this week that I decided to try tampons.

Trouble was I was light so I do not think there was enough blood for them to go in easy enought so I felt sore!

I am going to try tampons again when I am at a heaveir flow next month

What do you guys use and do you have any tips?

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Post  Mouse on Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:17 pm

Hey there Miss,

I can use tampons but find when the flow is light it's kind of dry up there. I use compact tampax with the plastic applicator, they seem to slide in a bit easier and sometimes the cardboard ones have their teeth showing affraid

Was the soreness worse than the issues that pads cause?

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:49 am

I use Tampax with the cardboard applicator if any because the plastic ones have trapped my skin a couple of times in the past, not what you need at any time never mind with V! I use panty liners for light days though as tampons completely drying out the vagina can lead to thrush and BV and of course pain! More pain should I say. One word of caution, anyone considering getting the Naturcare tampons because they're 100% cotton should be aware that alot of them have faulty applicators for some reason and you end up wasting a good half a box so I'd steer clear of those. Wink
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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Aussie on Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:23 am

I use tampax compact also with plastic applicators I make sure I put a lot of lubricant on the applicator and try to stay away from them on light days. I find even cotton pads cause me irritation and that awful raw feeling, plus, I just don't feel clean.

A good brand I have found that is 100% cotton is "cottons" for pads and tampons, these pads cause less irritation than the others. The tampons don't have applicators though, I have used applicators from the tampax ones and put the cotton tampon inside, inpractical though because then you ahve to buy 2 brands.

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:48 pm


Thanks guys

I have bought the cottons tampons ready for the next period! I am going to perservere with tampons as pads are just rubbing me far to much.

I will deff just use panty liners on light days as using the tampons last time was too hard as I was too dry

I wasnt sure if I could use lube with them? I was worried it might effect their absorbency? What lube can I use?

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Mouse on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:14 pm

Hey Seb, just lube the applicator oh and use something natural. Do you use almond oil at all? What do you use on your homework project affraid ?

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Zazu on Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:23 pm

Has anyone tried Natracare tampons and pads? They're supposed to be really good in terms of all organic cotton, free of chemicals, etc. etc. If anyone uses pads theirs are the only ones I've found which use natural products and are free of absorbing chemicals, scents, and plastics.
The scary applicators with the teeth are definitely to be avoided Shocked
Has anyone tried the reusable menstrual cups (here it's the DivaCup)? I heard that the silicone is good for anyone with skin irritation because no one in the world is allergic to it, but the application process might not be so good for us ladies.

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:06 pm


Thats interesting I was advised to get silcone dilators/dildos instead of plastic as they do not irritate

I have had a look at that moon cup thing but it looks so odd lol and I think I would get into a bit of a mess! I mean how would I wash it out at work, in the shared loos!! Shocked

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Post  flashlight on Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:23 am

Shocked Shocked

I am amazed that anyone with v can use tampons. I find them excruciating. Maybe I am worse off than those of you who can use them. I have tried every now and again in summer, and have been so sorry. Even lathering them up with lidocaine doesn't help. If they're not soaking wet either going in or out, I practically need general anesthesia to manage.

It's pads for me. I am not aggravated by clothing, materials, soaps, etc...just concentrated urine (I never drink enough) and direct pressure...and, arousal. Which brings me to another question...which I will post separately.

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:29 pm

Zazu I mentioned the Natracare tampons a bit further up this thread. I use the panty liners from that range on light days and they're ok but nothing to write home about in my opinion. I bought some sanitary pads but they're the really thick ones like the ones we had in the 80's so they rub even worse. I mostly use Bodyform pads because they don't have the nasty waxy top sheet that is filled with chemicals.
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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Mouse on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:55 am

Flashlight, I have generalised unprovoked V (as do some other ladies on the forum) so generally have no trouble with penetration. I just have/had crap burning pain all day every day.

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Zazu on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:27 pm

I know those super thick pads by Natracare that you mean, Sarah001, but at my health food store they also have the thin kind. Maybe they only sell them some places? I've never heard of Bodyform but I'll have to look into it. Nothings exactly comfortable though, is it?

Flashlight, I think everyone's pain with this condition is individual: triggered by different things, experienced at different times, and in better/poorer stages of progression of the condition. One thing I'm pretty sure of is that every woman on this forum has reached 10/10 on the pain scale at some point(s).

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