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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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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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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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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Lidocaine with condoms?

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 pm by AEM1

Hi everyone! My doctor just prescribed me a topical lidocaine to administer before sex, but I forgot to ask if it is okay to use with condoms. Has anyone else used this before and know it is safe to use with condoms? Thanks! Very Happy
Unrelated, but I just started Lyrica a few weeks ago...no changes yet, but I'm hopeful something will come out of it. 3 years with vulvodynia and unable to have sex …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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Recently Diagnosed which has motivated my research study

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm by ebclose2free

Hi everyone,

My name is Eliza Barach and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in October of 2017. I'm also PhD student at the State University of New York at Albany. I work several professors at SUNY, but one in particular, Dr. Mitch Earleywine researches marijuana and its possible efficacy as an alternative treatment. Our previous examined cannabis and symptoms of PMS/PMDD and found that women …

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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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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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New member: My story

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New member: My story

Post  Emmie0986 on Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:24 am

Hi all,
My name is Emmie and I am twenty years old and was just diagnosed with vulvodynia about a month ago. I am writing this to put my story out there so that if anyone has gone through similar experiences they can relate and use my story as some support.

It all started when I met my boyfriend of about a year now (it took me a year to get a right diagnosis). I was perfectly fine all my life until about a week after I was first intimate with him. I was itchy and went to the doctor who diagnosed me with a yeast infection and prescribed me Diflucan. However, the itching did not stop after taking my medication so a week later I saw an OB/GYN to be tested for clamydia, gonorrhea,trich, yeast, and BV. It turns out I still had a yeat infection so once again they prescribed me diflucan, which didn't work. After this I started to have horrible bladder pains and urgency and urning of my urethra. I was then tested for herpes, which came back negative, and I was also told I may have IC (which to this day I might). Now by this time I feel disgusting for being tested for so many STDs but I refused to give up. I traveled from doctor to doctor and got 0 answers until I saw Dr. Nyerjesy's group in Philadelphia. They gave me gabepentin for my nerve endings and they also prescribed this MIRACLE CREAM!!! It is an antidepressant/muscle relaxer cream that instantly takes the itching and burning away. I have finally found some relief and can enjoy my love life now and also enjoy going out and not worrying about scratching constantly. If anyone needs some advice feel free to contact me. I hope that this helps and I am glad I have found a place for support and a place to share my year-long struggle with this disorder that takes forever to diagnose.

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Re: New member: My story

Post  lolainslacks on Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:35 pm

I'm glad to hear you finally found a solution to your problem. What is the name of this miracle cream? It sounds amazing, I'd like to ask my gynecologist about it when I see her next.

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Post  Emmie0986 on Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:20 pm

My cream is amitriptyline/baclofen cream and I use it twice daily. It really works well and it can be used up to four times daily so if you feel itchy still after using it twice you can use more. I hope this helps!
-Emmie

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Post  lolainslacks on Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:45 pm

Thank you! I'll be sure to mention it to my gyn. So does this cream numb you? Does it make pressure and penetration less painful?

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Re: New member: My story

Post  Zazu on Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:47 pm

You might also want to ask about a gabapentin/lidocaine compound cream. Some people have had great success with it.

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Re: New member: My story

Post  Emmie0986 on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:25 pm

The cream that I take doesn't numb but it makes the after effects of sex (a little pain and pressure) much less noticeable. You can still feel and enjoy penetration but it takes away all the itching and burning. And to Zazu, yea I heard the lidocaine works really well but if your anything like me stay for away from a mixed benadryl ointment. I almost was put on lidocaine but my doctor thought benadryl would work better but all it did was burn me really really bad.

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Re: New member: My story

Post  Zazu on Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:02 pm

I personally also found that the gabapentin/lidocaine cream caused more irritation and didn't make penetration possible, but different things seem to work for everyone. I'm glad you've found something that works for you!

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