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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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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Recovered from Vulvodynia

Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 pm by chancesunny

Hey everyone,

Im a new member on this forum and wanted to share my story so I can help anyone who is feeling helpless. Maybe what worked for me can work for you. I'll try to make this short so you can go get better!

I had vulvodynia for about 3-4 years. In the beginning, it started with pain that I thought was just a yeast infection and then I thought it was a urinary tract infection or …

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New here, my story and looking for advice

Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:02 am by rachiecakes

Hi All!

I was really hoping to get some feedback from everyone here - it's very hard dealing with an issue like this because no one really understands what I'm going through!

Im 28 years old I've had interstitial cystitis for 3 years - but never an vaginal issues. About 6 months ago I got a yeast infection following a course of antibiotics - similarly I developed IC after a bad UTI. The itching …

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New w/ Secondary Provoked Vestibuldynia

Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Male visitor

Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:19 pm by outsider

Hello!

I am a 25 year old guy who has erectile dysfunction following an injury a few years ago. I am here because I think that men and women with sexual dysfunction could benefit from dating each other. My experience has been that women have lost interest when they found out that penetrative sex was not possible with me.
So I am interested in learning more about female sexual disorders. Do young …

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New Here: Question/My Story

Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:00 am by overit14

Hi everyone. I came across this site by Googling "vulvar pain support". I feel like my case is different than most I read about so I was wondering if anyone else here experiences this in the way that I do.

This started in 2012 and has happened off and on since. I get really, really red and it's very painful, swollen and burns. Sometimes it may be a little itchy, but mostly it just …

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Hormones and Regular Periods

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Post  lisa98 on Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:25 am

My period is 6 weeks late. Ive had a pregnancy test (might have transferred things during outercourse) which was negative and Im waiting for some blood test results. I usually have a very regular period, but i thought id ask you ladies how regular your cycles are- as a kind of test of how 'normal' all our hormone levels are. Has anyone had their levels of testosterone and other sex hormones tested? I haven't done any research into the influence of hormones on this condition so I dont really know what Im talking about. I did read that female hormones affect joint pain because around ovulation they make the ligaments holding the pelvis and other bones together relax, which comes in handy for childbirth but can exacerbate conditions based on hypermobility or wonkyness of joints. Why do our bodies have to be so damned complicated? Anyway, fingers crossed god isnt playing cruel jokes on me and giving me forced celibacy for 5 years as well as an accidental pregnancy.

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Post  Sarah001 on Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:51 pm

I wanted my hormones tested but the doctor refused, my periods have got alot closer together in the last 2 years but as my Mum was fully menopausal at 45 and I'm almost 38 now I suspect it's my hormones starting to decrease because of that. It's right before and during a period when the ligaments get looser, mine are loose all the time anyway but at that time my pelvic joints are alot worse and more prone to dislocation than at other times. Do you have hypermobile joints normally?
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Post  itchyandscratchy on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:57 pm

I feel like hormones might have some effect on my condition also, I notice the cyclic patterns, but my doctor seems skeptical. Think I'll ask again if I can get my hormone levels tested, I'd just like to be able to rule it out if nothing else. You'd think doctors would be willing to check up on and test everything when they don't know the cause of a condition, but too often they're resistant to ideas they didn't come up with.
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Post  Zazu on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:50 pm

In the book 'When Sex Hurts' by Dr. Goldstein(s) and a psychologist whose name I forget, he says there are three underlying causes of provoked vestibulodynia (VVS). The first is nerve-related, the second is pelvic-floor related and the third is hormonally related. The science behind the last one is pretty interesting. Apparently, when we are all tiny embryos, our vestibules develop from different tissue than the vaginal tissue (I think it's related to the urinary tract system). This different tissue actually relies on testosterone to remain healthy. If you have low levels of testosterone, it can throw the tissue into crisis. One major cause of this is the birth control pill which binds to active testosterone in the blood and deactivates it. Apparently those of us who started on the pill from a young age (I was 15) have an astronomically higher chance of developing VVS (something like 900 x more likely). I'm writing this from memory so don't quote me on it but that's the gist. The Dr. has had a lot of success with hormone modulating creams which increase testosterone in the vestibule but also supply estrogen in the surrounding vaginal tissue. Anyway it seems pretty conclusive that hormones affect V.

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Post  Sarah001 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:01 pm

It's infuriating isn't it? I've seen quite a few posts from women who improved using testosterone and oestrogen cream mixed but they are all from the U.S and not a single one from the U.K. My doctor was very, very reluctant to give me even oestrogen cream and ended up giving me pessaries instead which didn't work. I know for a fact she'd never consider giving me testosterone cream! I also started on the pill at 15 but haven't been on it for about 6 years now. I've also seen alot of women who took Yasmin with V and VVS and that was the last pill I was on too.
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Post  Zazu on Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:08 pm

Wow, I was on Yasmin too!!

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Post  itchyandscratchy on Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:40 pm

Did a quick search for "low tesosterone in women" - this is the first result http://www.buzzle.com/articles/symptoms-of-low-testosterone-in-women.html

Pretty interesting, dryness and pain during sex are apparently symptoms of low tesosterone in women, but it sounds like the research is pretty cutting edge.

That book sounds really interesting Zazu, think I'll look into getting a copy.
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Post  Sarah001 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:37 pm

My copy of that book is winging its way to me right now from Amazon! Another to add to the collection. Andrew Goldstein wrote the foreword in Amy Stein's Heal Pelvic Pain, I posted a link to it somewhere on here, can't remember where but if you find the link you can read what he thinks about treating V with physiotherapy. Or read it in Amy Stein's book of course if you have it!
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