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Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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Anyone have pain with urination?

Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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Diagnosed recently, looking for advice

Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:51 am by Cloudberry

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad I found this forum! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (still not sure about the difference between all the different terms) a couple of months ago and I could do with some advice. This is probably going to be a lot of text because I just want to get everything off my chest, so please bear with me.

I’m a woman in my late 20s. Before getting diagnosed …

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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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6 year sufferer but I’ve found some hope

Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 am by Npage14

Hey, ladies! I’m new to this support group, I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while so I wanted to try this out! I’ve had vulvodynia for 6 years now, I am self diagnosed. I’m 20 now and the pain started when I had my first encounter with sexual contact when I was 14(I still remained a virgin though it was fingering). For a couple years the pain was so bad I could hardly …

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Hurting, Burning, Itching, and Worn Out

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:55 pm by donnambr

This vulvodynia that I'm currently suffering with is so cruel. I hurt, I burn, I itch. When I first got this several years ago, before the internet, I though I was the only one with this awful disorder. Doctors couldn't figure it out. I felt so alone and devastated. Somehow it disappeared for a few years and now I'm suffering again. This dreaded V misery is back and I feel like I will be with …

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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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anyone from southern california in here?

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anyone from southern california in here?

Post  Melissa777 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm

Hi Im just wondering if anyone here is from so cal- USA
I am in san diego- but from LA!!!

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Location isn't the most important thing Melissa...

Post  Mary on Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:10 am

Hi from NZ!
Just a quick note to connect with you. You want to talk/meet with someone close to you? I understand that.
I was diagnosed in 2005 in Wellington, New Zealand and thought for 5 years that I must be the only woman in NZ who had this condition. But that was not true.
With the internet it doesn't mean that you need to be a few physical miles from someone to share.
Have a look at my blog and know that you are not alone:
www.happyinmyskinnz.blogspot.com
Take care,
Mx
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Re: anyone from southern california in here?

Post  Heidi on Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:06 am

Not California, but from the USA. If you are looking for a face-to-face meeting with other women with vulvar vestibulitis or vulvodynia, you might put flyers up in gyn offices around the city. You might also call and just ask the receptionists if they know of any support groups. When I lived in Ames, IA (town of 50,000), I was in a support group of 5 women who found each other through common doctors (this was back in the early 90's before the internet as we know it now). It was very important to my sanity. I also joined the VP Foundation and was able to call and eventually meet many women with vulvar pain. I'm sure there are a lot of women in San Diego with VP. For such a big city, I'd be surprised if there wasn't a support group already.
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thanks

Post  Melissa777 on Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:33 pm

thanks for the info- id really love to connect with someone near me though, maybe join an "in person" support group.

so thats why im asking for people in so. cal- specifically san diego, riverside, and orange county areas.... since those are closest to me


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Re: anyone from southern california in here?

Post  OutdoorGirl on Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:50 pm

Hey, I'm in San Diego! I'd love to talk to someone in my area! I'm also interested in talking about your experiences since I'm still on the fence about if I even have vulvodynia. Somethings definitely wrong but I'd love to talk. Let me know Smile

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see ur inbox

Post  Melissa777 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:43 am

i sent you a msg- but pc is being lame, so it sent the same msg prob 3 or 4 times

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Still Looking?

Post  crypticcalico on Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:38 am

Hello, I hope this finds you well. I don't know if you're still looking to meet up with someone. In case you are I am in Long Beach and am interested in meeting. It'd be nice to have someone to talk to (in person) about this besides my doctor.

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