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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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Post  grassy on Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:09 pm

Hi there. I'm cindy. My story began one year ago when i was given a sulfa antibiotic for an infection from a bug bite. I ended up in the ER severely allergic to sulfa. Next was rashes, and hives of all kinds. Next the sulfa created a reaction in my v area. I felt this horrific burning. By day 9 of the antibiotic and had developed my first bad yeast infection at age 50. Never had one before. Since then, this horrible burning has never gone away. I have seen a slew of doctors, and even a big bucks gyno. To date no doctor will culture or test me for a yeast.
So here i am one year later, on diflucan, and still i do not know if this is a yeast or not. Yeast is what started my nightmare. At times, i swear its yeast, other times i think its IC bladder issues. What a nightmare this is. My sympoms are burning v tissues, and it seems like my own urine burns. Yet when i look, see nothing. Been tested for UTI, tested for Bacteria, normal. Tested for herpes. Negative. tested my v ph at least 20 times.4.5. normal. Feels like acid is being poured on me. I am researching the sulfa connection and more. New to the group, and belong to many other groups. anyway HELLO there ladies! glad to meet you all! cindy

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Post  Joolibee on Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:53 pm

Hi there Cindy. Welcome to the forum. We all have similar pain, yet slightly different stories. Some people have had this problem from being very young, others of us didn't start till later. Antibiotics are a major cause of yeast infections and a lot of women have a history of yeast infections. I started with mild pain and occasional UTIs (or symptoms of UTIs), when I was in my late 40s. Of course, I was given antibiotics and did end up with a yeast infection once, but I don't think this was the cause for me. I'm convinced that menopause and scar tissue contributed to my v pain, but it is difficult to be certain. We all have different ways of coping and are able to offer advice, provide a virtual shoulder to cry on, or just have a laugh (very important). I hope you are able to gain something from the forum. Smile

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Post  grassy on Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:47 pm

thank you for answering! I do need a shoulder to cry on! i plan on sticking around and meeting everyone. cindy Laughing

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:27 am


Hi Cindy and welcome to the forum

Have you been to a Vuval Clinic? The best way to approach this is to bascially look into everything! Think about looking into Pelvic Floor issues, Physical Therapy, Dermotology etc

Take a look the articals on www.vulvodynia.com about biofeedback as it explains about how the Pelvic Floor could be involved in maintaining pain after injury or infection

http://www.vulvodynia.com/bio_vvpn.htm

Take Care and wishing you all the luck with your treatment journey


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Post  jules on Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:12 pm

Hi Cindy, welcome to this wonderful group of ladies. We all support each other. My V started the same way yours did. I thought i had a UTI so i was put on antibiotics. w/in days i had a yeast infection or symptoms of a yeast infection. i was put on Diflucan daily for months, then creams, gels..(made the pain far worse). I also had a biopsy and was finally diagnosed w/ V. All of my yeast tests were negative. It's very difficult to find out the cause of this disorder because it could be so many things. So..we focus on the treatments. There are a number of treatments used for V. I have found the most help at a pain clinic that my doctor referred me to. I found that Gyn. docs have no idea how to treat pain. I do acupuncture, P.T. and I'm on a number of different meds. Keep us updated on your progress. Unfortunately, you are not alone. One out of every 6 women have V or are diagnosed w/in their lifetime. there are 14 million in America...(probably more, but undiagnosed). There are treatments that help, so don't give up.

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Post  grassy on Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:26 pm

What a nice group, and such a nice welcome too! thanks. I'll look around and read the articles. I'm new and not used to the site. We'll figure it out! wont we? nothing smarter then a bunch of us women and our computers! thanks for the nice welcome here! cindy

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Post  Sarah001 on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:44 am

Hi and welcome. I too started with suspected UTI symptoms and then suspected yeast symptoms. I think if you've tried long term Diflucan it's not likely to be an ongoing yeast problem but it could be your pelvic floor so that's always worth getting checked out. I'm currently on Ami 50mg (doesn't help) and Lyrica 300mg (helps a bit sometimes but not all the time and not enough) and I'm trying to get my very, very tight pelvic floor to relax (it doesn't want to).
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Post  Zazu on Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:40 pm

Hi there and welcome!
Vulvodynia is diagnosed through deduction - if it isn't an infection or dermatology issue, then it's vulvodynia. Well, of course, a lot of us have a lot of co-issues, like yeast, endometriosis, IC, etc etc. too. I'd definitely recommend getting a book like "When sex hurts" which talks about all the different conditions and can help you find which one you have or "The Vulvodynia survival guide". You might want to also go on the anti-yeast diet (candida diet) which can really help along with Diflucan to clear out the yeast.
We're all here to support each other so come on whenever you need advice or support!
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Post  grassy on Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:00 pm

You guys are great. The first thing I noticed was the good links. I was amazed to actually read women saying they suspected yeast was the start of it all! that was so refressing just to read that! I gotta get used to the site, then you'll never get me to shut up! I'm so glad i joined! yipeeeeeee!cindy

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Post  ria on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:47 pm



Hi Cindy,

Just reading through posts, and would like to say Hello. The Ladies on here are fantastic and have a great attitude, so much information when you read through the posts.

Take care xxx Smile Smile

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