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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Recent "Poke" Pain - So Confused/Losing My Mind

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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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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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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Cushion question

Post  Joolibee on Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:49 pm

Hello everyone, I've seen a cushion on Amazon.com, designed especially for people with vulval type pain. It seems to be sold via the IC network. Instead of having a hole in the middle, it has a kind of trough down the centre. I thought I would order one, as the normal doughnut cushions put too much pressure on the backs of my thighs, thus causing more pain. Unfortunately, when I tried to order it, I received a message saying the item could not be delivered to my address. I am currently in France, but I assume it could not be delivered to my UK address either. I am wondering whether anyone else in UK / Europe has come across this type of cushion and if so, where did you get it from? And did it help? Question

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Post  Aussie on Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:05 am

I got one from the IC Network but the gap between where your legs go and the gap for the vulva was too small, it still touched and hurt. I can't stand any pressure at all.

I made my own:

I got one of those cushions that go on outdoor chairs and I took out the stuffing in the middle bit so there is a huge gap between where my bottom/legs are and where my vulva goes. There is still slight pressure but it is better than nothing, and way cheeper too! Smile

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Post  Joolibee on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:53 am

Hi Aussie,thanks for the advice. There's loads of outdoor cushions in the local supermarket at the moment, (it being early summer here). I'll give that a try. Like you say, it will be much less expensive as well. Thanks again. J cheers

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Re: Cushion question

Post  key_lime_teddy on Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:28 am

I use a boppy as a cushion to set on... I just sewed up the two parts that is not joined and just set on it.. It's works as good as any other cushion out there. I like it cause I can take off the cover and wash it any time..
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Post  Joolibee on Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:52 am

Thanks for that. I had never heard of boppy cushions before, but just googled it. Are they softer than donut cushions? I think it's the memory foam in donut cushions that I have a problem with - it creates too much pressure on the back of my thighs and creates a type of sciatica. I'm busy experimenting at the moment with some cheapo cushions I bought at the supermarket. Not quite got it right yet, but it's bringing out a new creativity in me Smile

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Re: Cushion question

Post  JemimaSurrender on Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:10 pm

I've just bought one of these...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hemorrhoids-Cushion-Donut-Pregnant-Woman-Ventilation-/180660068975?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5209585479785673753

I actually don't tend to sit up straight generally, as I don't have to sit for my job, and when I'm at home I tend to sit further back, almost on the bottom of my spine so the whole vulva/bottom area is off the seat.

However, I eat at my boyfriends house the majority of the week and there I sit on a settee and eat our food off a coffee table which means I have to sit right forward and my, oh my! I'd never noticed that sitting in a certain position hurt before, but lately it's been very awkward and painful, so I'm soooooo excited to get this cushion!

I had been fashioning my own seating device, by putting a cushion under each cheek, thus creating a canal in the middle. Not comfortable whilst you're eating your tea, but it seemed to do the job.

I'd looked at similar cushions before and found them to be quite expensive, and I wasn't keen on a memory foam one either, so I was delighted when I found this as it's a bit cheaper than the others, and it looks very cute and comes in different colours!

Plus, as it doesn't look so clinical I thought it might be a bit more subtle and people wouldn't ask too many questions. As it goes... Whilst searching eBay for one, I found the same as the above, but also a square version, and you can get Hello Kitty, and a Nightmare Before Xmas one.

I'll look forward to my delivery!

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Re: Cushion question

Post  ButterflyLiz on Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:33 pm

Hiya! Getting a special cushion is definitely a great idea, I bought one for my chair at work when it was getting to the point where I really couldn’t sit on a normal chair all day and it’s made SUCH a difference. I’ve got one for my car now, too. I know what you mean about the slouchy type of sitting too, I catch myself doing it all the time and I’m sure I’m just making problems for myself in the future. Must try not to do that but it seems to just happen!

I have heard that the donut cushions can restrict blood flow to the thighs so just be aware that that’s a possibility. The ones I use are pressure relief cushions (sort of bumpy) with a big cutout bit in the middle for the vulva. They’re not too expensive. Link as follows:

http://putnams.co.uk/sitting/bonyparts-sero-pressure-cushion

Can get a few funny looks when I carry them around but I just tell them it’s for back problems, unless I feel like getting into the whole sorry saga!!

Liz x
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Post  sadone on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:15 pm

The worst pain for me is when I am driving because I can't adjust my sitting position. I'd end up with burning discomfort any time I drove anywhere. Then, I bought a donut cushion, and the pain just disappeared. Thank goodness. Now I can drive on long trips with no pain.

The cushion definitely made a difference in my life. I thought I wouldn't be able to drive again without pain.

If the donut cushion doesn't work for you, I'm sure the other kind mentioned will make a HUGE difference.

It changed my life!

Good luck and let us know how it works for u! Smile

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Re: Cushion question

Post  Chinchilla on Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:28 pm

Ugh, I know what you mean about sitting on your tailbone! I slouch like that, too, to avoid sitting on my vulva, and unfortunately I have to go to the chiropractor somewhat regularly to get my pelvic/hip joint put back in.

And then there's going to people's houses...one of the first things I notice when I go somewhere for a meal is "oh goody, look at their nice set of wooden chairs". And then after the meal they want to continue sitting there chatting - hello, in agony here!

At home we have wooden chairs too, but I've put cushions on them. My husband has gotten to liking the cushions, too, haha! My computer chair I've put a neck pillow on - you know, the kind people have on airplanes? It's kinda gotten squashed flat though, and so I might look into some of the ideas and links people have posted here.
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Re: Cushion question

Post  JemimaSurrender on Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:29 pm

So... I received my cushion on Thursday, which already had me impressed as it had come from Japan in around about a week, wow!

So far I've got to say... I absolutely love it!! It's fantastic. Soooo comfy, stops almost all the pain when I'm sitting eating my tea, and is just the right size to get in the perfect position. Infact, it's so good my boyfriend even had a nap on it yesterday.

I'm so happy I bought it, I really recommend it to anyone. Here's the link again if anyone's interested:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hemorrhoids-Cushion-Donut-Pregnant-Woman-Ventilation-/180660068975?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5443813816860167611

Please, go buy now! It will save your life. Ha ha!

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Re: Cushion question

Post  Loveactually on Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:45 pm

ButterflyLiz wrote:
I have heard that the donut cushions can restrict blood flow to the thighs so just be aware that that’s a possibility. The ones I use are pressure relief cushions (sort of bumpy) with a big cutout bit in the middle for the vulva. They’re not too expensive. Link as follows:

http://putnams.co.uk/sitting/bonyparts-sero-pressure-cushion


Completely agree with you Liz, this cushion is fab! Glad you agree!

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