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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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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


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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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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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


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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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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Vulvodynia aggravated by allergies

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Vulvodynia aggravated by allergies

Post  ceebee on Mon May 16, 2011 6:39 am

I used to had mildly painful/uncomfortable intercourse, which would leave me quite sore (raw) for a few days after. Over about 10 years it got more & more painful but was still manageable (just..cringe cringe), I thought it was just me. Then I had my first child & the bottom dropped out. Sex with my husband was now so excruciating painful that we could hardly do it at all and on the rare occasion that we did it took ages to recover & I felt like I had been split in half & began to resent my husband & became very depressed.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia & went on the diet, had physio, cut out chemicals in laundry & shower, and used a glass dilator to stretch the opening on my vagina. Nothing worked & this all just caused me more pain & made me more depressed & I pretty much gave up for a few years.
Then I was reading an article that some people with this condition have allergies & I had one of those 'Ah Ha...I wonder?' moments. I always have hay fever, often have skin rashes & hives, am sensitive to some food and recently my skin always felt itchy and sensitive to touch. Rub my skin for a few seconds and it was actually painful. All this had got progressively worse at exactly the same rate as the vulvodynia. I began taking Fexofenadine 180mg tablets (the ones for itchy skin/hives) and within a week a lot of the itchyness & rawness around the outside of my vagina had calmed down, then had a relapse but kept up the antihistamine and things improved a lot. After a few weeks we gave sex go & although slightly uncomfortable/painful on penetration, after a few mins it was fine. I also used a zinc oxide healing barrier cream (called Sudocrem in Australia usually for nappy rash) sparingly after sex just in case.

Its not a cure but for me it has got rid of something that was making it worse. I still have it and some days it hurts more than others but its so much better than it was.


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Re: Vulvodynia aggravated by allergies

Post  Sarah001 on Mon May 16, 2011 11:31 am

I'm on fexofenadine for hives too, it doesn't make a bit of difference to my V though unfortunately. I started in a similar way though with mild pain during sex which then snowballed into constant severe pain. I haven't had children but I know for some women it actually improves the situation. I assume your physio sessions found tight muscles as you've used a dilator? Could it have been done too fast? If we do things that keep causing pain our muscles never settle because they tense when they expect pain.

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Re: Vulvodynia aggravated by allergies

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Mon May 16, 2011 8:54 pm

I have always had sensitive skin as well as terrible hayfever. I too had always had midly painful intercourse and then ended up with constant pain just over 2years ago.

Even before the constant pain I could only use non biological soap powder, special soap from dr, no bubble baths etc

I am seeing a vulval dermatologist tomorrow so will be discussing all this with her

Thanks for the info.. have written the name of your medicine down to ask about it Smile


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