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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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Transversus Abs and Pelvic Floor

Post  Sarah001 on Tue May 10, 2011 6:38 pm

The co-contraction between the pelvic floor and Transversus Abs keeps cropping up in conversation and I know I personally would like to know how to avoid the pelvic floor while strengthening the much needed (in my case anyway) TA so after mulling it over for months and discussing it here and elsewhere with no firm answer I have emailed Isa Herrera at her PT clinic and will post what she says as soon as she gets back to me, let's have this sorted out once and for all!
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Post  Aussie on Tue May 17, 2011 3:03 am

Would love to know, please post!! xx

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Post  Sarah001 on Tue May 17, 2011 10:36 am

I'm desperate to know how to do this but a week later and Isa herrera hasn't answered me yet. I know the email reached her clinic as I received a confirmation email from someone there who said he would forward the email onto Isa so I've sent him another email just asking if Isa has read it yet. I also tried to find an email address for Amy Stein to ask her the same thing but can't find an email address anywhere for her so that didn't work out. I can't think of anyone else to ask. I'll let you know if Isa does answer at any point. On a birth site I found an article saying pregnant women should learn to tighten the TrA and relax the pelvic floor to help with pushing but again it didn't say exactly how to do this! Just a few hints would be helpful.....
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Post  Sarah001 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:18 pm

Well it's nearly a month now since I emailed Isa Herrera and despite me chasing it up and being told by her assistant my query would be read that day (couple of weeks ago) and he'd make sure it went on top of the pile of mail for her she still hasn't answered so it doesn't look like she will. Anyone else who also would like to know the answer to this, feel free to email her, maybe she'll reply if enough of us ask the question.
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Post  Sarah001 on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:31 am

I'm still trying to get the hang of this, I usually do it wrong and end up with pelvic floor contraction too which leaves me with worse symptoms for the rest of the day but have managed it about 3 times in total. I can't do the contraction followed by pelvic floor drop or I let go of the TrAb contraction too so I'm having to try and learn to do it without any PF right from the word go but I'm finding it very difficult!
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