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Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:11 pm by CherryTree23

Well, I was just diagnosed today, yay...my symptoms are just burning pain in vaginal opening. This all came about after taking Bactrim, Monistat, Clindomycin and Diflucan. This doctor was extremely confident I have Vulvadynia. Also told me my vaginal skin isn't red. Yes, it is, mine isn't typically electric red. He prescribed Ampytripline (sp) said, I have a very mild case, and worse case …

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Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:53 pm by Linda Williams

I am 68 years old and a year ago was diagnosed with vestibulitis, then vulvadynia. I have a history of chinchilla bladder infections, have had major bladder repair, hysterectomy, mid 30's, an auto immune disease. I take a daily antibiotic to keep UTI's at bay. My doctor has done the Quip test which was uncomfortable but did not test anything. I use Premarin vaginal cream 2 times a week. These …

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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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Looking for a friend IRL; LA/OC

Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am by crypticcalico


I am hoping to find a friend in the LA/OC area that I can meet up with in person. I live in Long Beach, California and I am willing to drive a bit to meet. The only person that I've told about this is my doctor(s) and someone who couldn't wrap their brain around it. It would be nice to be able to talk to someone else who understands.

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Owner of vulvodyniSuppoet.com

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:28 pm by LaurenVV

Hi, I started vulvodyniasupport.com at the age of 28.
I was a leader when there was no help, no forums etc.

As I went on my path, I found acupuncture, herbs and time helped me recover.
Most never do.

I met a wonderful woman named Hanna. She was a patient and became a support leader. She lived in FLoroda.

I have moved on from the support world and found a career that allowed
Me to bring my …

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anyone from southern california in here?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm by Melissa777

Hi Im just wondering if anyone here is from so cal- USA
I am in san diego- but from LA!!!

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Anyone else try Cold Laser therapy/ Low Level Laser Therapy for their vestibulodynia?

Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 am by Tired89

Hello everyone. It's been quite a long time since I've posted. I've been extremely depressed and bottling it all up. I've been seeing a pelvic floor therapist (it's only been 4 visits) for my provoked vestibulodynia and the only reason she can get inside of me to do myofascial release and to use the dilators is because I use BLT (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine) ointment on my vestibule prior …

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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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New girl from Nottingham

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New girl from Nottingham

Post  chachi on Mon May 09, 2011 1:13 pm

Hello All

I have passed through this forum so many times & never become a member so today I thought I should.

I wondered if anyone else gets intense pain and soreness in their legs? For me, it feels like my skin is red raw & sort of itchy and prickly on my buttocks & vagina but mainly down the back of my thighs which is basically the bits of me that make contact with a chair! I haven't read anyone else mention this particular symptom so I wonder if it's something different to vulvodynia?

I know that I have vulvodynia, I have had it for about 6 years now. I did the usual two year trip around the medical disciplines before I landed back in gynae. I am currently taking amytryptilene (spelt wrong!) which does work but I still have break through pain. I am on 10mg a day or 20mg if It's really painful at night, I really could do with upping the dose but it makes me feel like I'm living in a cotton wool cloud as it is & it gives me the most AWFUL nightmares every night I feel terrible every day on waking just from the bad dreams. I would ideally like to stop taking it but I really dare not stop. I have tried all the other usual stuff too but that just made me a dribbling mess!

Anyway, thought i'd say hi.

Keep on keeping on ladies Surprised


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Re: New girl from Nottingham

Post  Sarah001 on Mon May 09, 2011 7:51 pm

Hi Chachi and welcome! The area of prickliness you're describing sounds more like the sciatic nerve to me, it runs through the buttocks and down the back of the leg and usually causes odd sensations as far as the knee but not lower but of course there are always exceptions to the rule. It doesn't supply the vulva however there are muscles that can press on both the sciatic nerve and the pudendal nerve which does supply the vulva, the piriformis is one trouble maker for both and the pelvic floor another. Tightness of muscles around he sit bones could also do the trick, I think a physio appointment if you haven't had one would be a good idea. They may send you for an MRI too to check the disks are ok in your lumbar area, been there done that *sigh*!

Anyway glad you joined us and welcome again.

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Re: New girl from Nottingham

Post  noni on Tue May 10, 2011 1:26 am

Hey Chachi,

I can relate to your mention of odd sensations on the upper thighs. I get prickly or strange sensations where it feels like drips of water on my upper thigh Bizzzzare.

Anyways, Like you, I have found that Amitriptyline is the ONLY thing that has come close to taking the edge off pain. I am on 50mg but I could also go higher...and then go into la la land forever.

I actually went through my prescitption too fast and the Pharmacist was hesitant to re-fill my Ami. Well, what can I say...pain is pain.

Anyways, take care.

oh and welcome.


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PNE misdiagnosed as Vulvodynia?

Post  chachi on Tue May 10, 2011 10:41 am

Hey noni & sarah,thanks for your replies. This is really odd actually but since reading sarahs reply I have done a little searching and I'm pretty damn sure I have been misdiagnosed! I think i have PNE it's actually like reading a text book on my symptoms. Apparently, it is often misdiagnosed as vulvodynia as there is vulval, clitoral and rectal pain with both. The tell tale sign with me though is the pain in the backs of my thighs, it's unbearable at the moment to sit down or having anything touching my thighs at all. How are we all supposed to carry on working thats what I'm thinking?! If i take the amitriptyline (which i do) I'm out of reality for most of the time and don't feel like i've got my head in the game, if I dont take them I'm in so much pain I need to spend the day laying down. It makes you grumpy being in pain all the time to.

Sometimes, I'll be honest, when I look to the future & imagine this pain for the rest of my life......I wonder if I can handle it. Also, I'm 37 & really want to have a baby ASAP but i'm terrified of the thought of 9 months and no amitriptyline, I'll have to do it I know but it's a horrible thought. Then i get to thinking....how will I be able to work if i'm pregnant and have no pain relief?! Anyway, rant over It's nice to know that you guys are out there and know exactly what I'm talking about.

I'm waiting for an appointment to come through for the specialist anyway so I'm going to take it up with him.....fingers crossed (deffinately not legs as it hurts!)

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Re: New girl from Nottingham

Post  noni on Fri May 13, 2011 3:07 am

Im on the path of healing rather than curing, at this point anyways.


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Re: New girl from Nottingham

Post  itchyandscratchy on Fri May 13, 2011 3:53 pm

Yeah I get that prickly feeling sitting on a chair, not as intense as you're describing though, and not as far down as my thighs, mainly just around the ass area...

*sets off to google PNE*

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Re: New girl from Nottingham

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sat May 14, 2011 9:34 am

Welcome to the forum...deff do some research yourself. Im sick of doctors misdiagnosing either that or telling me its cos Im anxious!

I'm on Pregabalin (anticonvulsant) 300mg and for the first 6 weeks I did feel like I had started the day with a bottle of whiskey! The side effects have pretty much gone now and I have had relief from the more severe pain.

As for having a baby, yes I worry that if I was pregnanat how would I cope with no pain killers but to be honest if you really want one I believe that desire will give you the strength you would need to get through. Also I do wonder if being pregnanat would effect the symptoms? I mean my worst flare ups are just before coming on my period or just after so 9 months of no periods would suit me just fine lol

I also agree with seeking healing rather than focusing on cure.....even if I was never completley cured I would be happy just to have long term relief from the severe flare ups even if that meant I still got low level pain


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