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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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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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