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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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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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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

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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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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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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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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Post  katerebecca on Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:58 am

Hi, I'm a Sydney girl who has been very unwell for about 15 months now. I've always had gyne problems, which turned out a few years ago to be endometriosis, which my Dr operated on successfully. This whole saga started last year with what I thought was thrush which wouldn't go away, and I was given boric acid for it, and then I seemed to get what I thought was a UTI, and so went on antibiotics, but the pain got worse so it was assumed that I had a pelvic inflammatory infection, and so was given even stronger medication. Pain continued to worsen and so after xrays and ultrasounds I ended up in hospital for a laparoscopy, but my Dr said my pelvis was absolutely fine. It must be, he said, my bowel. So I waited for my appointment with a gastroenterologist, who said there was nothing wrong with my bowel. And so then I waited for four months for an appointment with a vulval gyne, who spent months trying to diagnose me, working down the list of possibilities with meds (flucanozole, cortisone, endep) and physio until she too said she'd run out of ideas. And so I'm now waiting to see a pain specialist who I'm really hoping can do something, because as it is I cannot work, walk, sit or drive comfortably, have sex or generally do anything much. Finding this forum has been amazing as I at least know that I'm not the only one with a mystery-illness and that there is some hope of finding relief. Thanks ladies for sharing!

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Post  noni on Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:42 pm

Hey girl,

Im so glad you found this amazing forum! You can thank the wonderful Sebby for that Smile

Basically, for a lot of us, we feel totally alone in this. Either doctors tell us were nuts, dismiss us, or totally give up on us. Thats why you just need to be extremely emotionally and mentally strong -- because, physically you may feel like crap. Plus, most people dont get it. This isnt regular pain, its nerve pain. It has a mind of its own.

God bless Mouse for suggesting mindfulness meditation...although im not there totally yet...one thing stuck out in the mindfulness CD...in this life everyone experiences pain, but suffering is optional. I will try doing that more!

Anyways...I hav ebeen on Amitriptyline...but honestly either its not working anymore or works on and off...hard to tell.

Whatever.

Take care girl!

Noni

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Post  Mouse on Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:00 am

Hey hon!

I'm so glad you found us as well. Mostly we have a similar story - a series of Drs who have no bloody idea! Of course vulvodynia means pain in your girl bits so not really a diagnosis if you're lucky enough to get one!

I think a pain clinic is a really good option. Managing the pain is essential.

I'm keen on lifestyle changes as well. Be kind to yourself. Try to get rid of sugar, coffee ... sorry alcohol. Quality sleep is good if you can get it. Relaxing baths if you can. Meditation and therapy are my favourite things. I see a sex therapist (OH MY!!!) she has a few clients with V. Managing all of this is hard work so unloading all your crap is a good idea.

Thanks for the blessing Noni - right back at you Very Happy

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Post  lisa98 on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:23 am

Welcome to the forum, nice to have another Sydney girl here. Smile

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I am so glad I have found this forum

Post  ria on Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:36 pm


Welcome Lisa there is a vast amount of knowledge from the Ladies on this forum.


Ria Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  Ozgirl on Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:43 am

Hi there - i am only very new here but got diagnosed with VV ( at 26) years ago after suffering from it since I was a young child. Anyway - I am also from Australia and was wondering if you have been put in touch with Dr Marek Jantos? He is a leading expert in Vulvodynia, based in Adelaide but has clinics in most capital cities ( including Sydney). His diagnosis and then treatment improved my VV by about 80% using biofeedback and dilators ( giving birth improved it the other 15%). Anyway - if you are interested let me know and I can give you his details or you can Google it. Checkout his website www.vulvodynia.com.au or jsut google his name.

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Marek Jantos

Post  Aussie on Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:50 pm

I also saw Marek and his treatment has also improved my pain by about 80% highly respect this man for his knowledge and understanding. I am still aiming for 100% though!!

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Post  Louise on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:17 pm

Hi, welcome to the group!

I'm from perth & found this group one night last year when all my V problems started,which was pretty much the same way as yours did. The ladies here are wonderful you should join the private fb group as well, just to let you know my v has improved immensley after numerous dr appt, gyno appts, different creams & physio I found I had to stop using creams (ami etc) altogether as it was only making my situation worse! however everyone is different but change of diet & if you can lighten your stresses somehow (easier said than done when your stressed out in pain, I know) does help...

We are all here for you... Very Happy
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Post  katerebecca on Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:39 am

Thanks everyone so much for the ideas and support-it makes everything a little bit easier. I have been trying madly to quit sugar, but I've always been a sugar fiend and with not much in the way of distraction it's been a bit of a fail. I have managed to cut out alcohol and coffee, mostly, but I think that was easier as I've had very little social life in the past year! Reading stories of people actually getting better is really great, so thanks again for sharing!

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