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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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Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

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Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  lolainslacks on Sun May 01, 2011 9:42 am

Does anyone else have this same problem?

Lately I have been finding it almost impossible to sympathise/empathise with anyone else about anything. And it's gotten to the point where I actually become furious with someone and start to resent them when they complain about something. I never verbalise any of my anger, I don't want to upset anyone, and I can't talk openly with everyone about my condition, so I keep my feelings to myself. But I feel like screaming at them. They have no idea how good they have it. They can lead normal lives, and have normal relationships, and they never have to worry about whether or not their partner will leave them because they can't have sex, or whether or not they're going to be alone forever. Their most intimate part doesn't burn and feel like it's ripping apart. My friends complain to me about boyfriend problems, and I feel like scratching their eyes out. My mother complains to me about work, I feel like slapping her. I can't handle other people anymore, because I am constantly comparing their lives to mine. And I feel incredibly resentful of everyone, because I can't help thinking they have no right to be upset about anything as they are not going through anything as painful as what I am. I know it's unfair of me, but I'm having a particularily rough time and it's just they way my mind is at the moment.

Anyway, my question is, do you guys have this problem? And if so, how do you deal with it?

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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  Mouse on Sun May 01, 2011 10:44 am

Hey there,

It's completely natural to be pissed off! It's so bloody unfair and it seems like no one understands. Except us! I feel like it's a trip to crazy town if I did try to explain. In saying that you need support. Do you have friends who do know what's happening? I have a couple who I tell it like it is. I also have a therapist who I unload everything to. That really helps! It's really hard to come to terms with something that makes no sense. Be gentle with yourself.

Take care =)


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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  noni on Sun May 01, 2011 11:10 am

Hey there,

Yes I can completely identify...but I also like to remind myself that EVERYONE is either going through their own personal hell or has gone through it or will be in the future.

I think theres some tough lessons we learn here on earth and everyone gets a unique experience with regards to that. Dunno if im making any sense....but thats what I believe.

Theres always a silver lining though. But when your down in the pits of misery its hard to see beyond any of it.

Sending love,

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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun May 01, 2011 11:22 am


I can totally relate...

I often compare my life to others and just think its not fair and think why are you moaning...have my life!!!

I do try to tell myself that their problems are hurting them so I should try to extend some love rather than a smack lol

But you know what..I dont see anything wrong in feeling the way you are feeling. Its normal and I do think sometimes we just need to feel damn sorry for ourselves and extend that love to ourselves a bit more


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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  Sarah001 on Sun May 01, 2011 7:21 pm

Yes, me too, I've resented everyone moaning about their normal lives for years, way before the V because of other issues I have. Then I got V and realised previously I had alot less to moan about and feel resentful about and actually even when I feel like I'm at rock bottom life can and frequently does in my case get worse and throw even more shit my way so I try to feel positive about the things I can do and not worry about everyone else and their trivial or even serious moans. Does that make any sense to anyone except me? Laughing Although I was watching an advert earlier where a woman was moaning her skin was dry and found myself saying "I wish that was my biggest problem" at the TV! It's hard to deal with others when you feel so crap like we do and it's even harder I find when their lives are going brilliantly as seems to be the case with everyone around me right now! Lucky bastards!
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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  Aussie on Wed May 04, 2011 6:09 am

Yes I also get this feeling.

Wanting to slap friends that complain about skin problems or work problems. I think, I used to be like that, before I had anything serious to moan about. Now I don't moan about anything at all.

I also resent people wearing jeans I can't stand to look at them and wonder why they arn't walking around with their legs wide open, why it doesn't hurt?! I feel pretty bitter, on the bad days towards thoes who have progressed through physio to the point where they no longer have daily pain, I have been doing this for 7months and I am still $5000 poorer and not completely pain free....yet

I hope soon we will join thoes who only have boys and work problems to worry about.

You have to think though, at least we don't have cancer or no legs for example.....

Keep positive ladies Smile

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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  seagirl88 on Sat May 14, 2011 8:22 am

lolainslacks: I couldn't have put it better myself. You just expressed EXACTLY what I've been feeling and struggling with lately, and it makes me feel better to know that there are others out there who understand (even though I don't personally know any). This condition is awful beyond words, and it's impossible for someone who doesn't suffer from it to truly grasp just how much it affects our lives and our futures. The best thing we can do is to just keep fighting and stay strong.

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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  naomi on Mon May 16, 2011 12:16 pm

can completely relate!!

this condition has made me more determined and pig headed! yet at the same time weak, resentful, over emotional, angry, frustrated, and darn right f*cked off!!!

we are all in the same boat and will get progress!!!
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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  noni on Thu May 19, 2011 2:11 am

Yes I can share your sentiment Naomi. At times I am very resentful...and the why me syndrome kicks in.

There are just some things in life that defy logic and fairness. No woman deserves this crap condition.


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