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Looking for a friend IRL; LA/OC

Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am by crypticcalico


I am hoping to find a friend in the LA/OC area that I can meet up with in person. I live in Long Beach, California and I am willing to drive a bit to meet. The only person that I've told about this is my doctor(s) and someone who couldn't wrap their brain around it. It would be nice to be able to talk to someone else who understands.

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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Owner of vulvodyniSuppoet.com

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:28 pm by LaurenVV

Hi, I started vulvodyniasupport.com at the age of 28.
I was a leader when there was no help, no forums etc.

As I went on my path, I found acupuncture, herbs and time helped me recover.
Most never do.

I met a wonderful woman named Hanna. She was a patient and became a support leader. She lived in FLoroda.

I have moved on from the support world and found a career that allowed
Me to bring my …

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anyone from southern california in here?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm by Melissa777

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

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Anyone else try Cold Laser therapy/ Low Level Laser Therapy for their vestibulodynia?

Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 am by Tired89

Hello everyone. It's been quite a long time since I've posted. I've been extremely depressed and bottling it all up. I've been seeing a pelvic floor therapist (it's only been 4 visits) for my provoked vestibulodynia and the only reason she can get inside of me to do myofascial release and to use the dilators is because I use BLT (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine) ointment on my vestibule prior …

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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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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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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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Recovered from Vulvodynia

Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 pm by chancesunny

Hey everyone,

Im a new member on this forum and wanted to share my story so I can help anyone who is feeling helpless. Maybe what worked for me can work for you. I'll try to make this short so you can go get better!

I had vulvodynia for about 3-4 years. In the beginning, it started with pain that I thought was just a yeast infection and then I thought it was a urinary tract infection or …

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Post  Steff8 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:13 pm

Hi, I am new here. I live in the U.K. but was born and raised in the U.S (married to a Brit). I have had v.vestibulitis for around 8 yrs now (ugh). I only have pain with penetration. I had a normal (healthy)sex life up until then. I am on amitriptyline and taking calcium citrate. I think the calcium has helped somewhat and am considering coming off of the amitriptyline to see how that feels without it. I have had very little helpful treatment from U.K. doctors and am beyond frustrated. I had yeast infections off and on and was on the pill for many years (no longer), I am curious to find out more about what people think these things have to do with this problem. I just had an appointment with my gp today because my periods have gotten really bad (one week of cramps/spotting, followed by a real period); this has happened since I came off the pill due to having a blood clot in my leg last year. She wants me to consider the Mirena coil but I am scared it will make things worse, but am sick of the bad periods. Anyway that's my glamorous tale, hope to learn some helpful information here thank you!


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Post  Sarah001 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:56 pm

Hi Steff and welcome to the forum. I know lots of ladies here have had yeast infections, myself included, but I'm not really sure how they're connected as lots of women without V have lots of yeast infections too. As for the Mirena, I'd be very careful about that, my friend had one fitted and it gave her burning mouth syndrome so it may well make the V worse. Anyway, have a look around and ask anything you want to, if we can help we do. Wink

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:26 pm

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I dont have a lot of faith in the uk doctors. Only met one that really understood.

I ended up researching the condition myself asking for the meds I wanted and paying for a biofeedback machine myself to do home treatment from www.vulvodynia.com - have had a break in treatment and a bad flare up recently so will not know how well im doing for a few more months yet

Keep researching and reading up on things, you will find the right combination of treatments even if you have to pester the doctors for them!


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Post  Joolibee on Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:13 pm

Hi there, just wanted to comment on the mirena coil idea. I'm not going to advise for or against, but will tell you about my experience. My vulval pain came on very gradually over a number of years, involving UTI symptoms that did not always test positive for infection. I also had lots of uncomfortable brown spotting for up to a week before my period started. Then my periods became so heavy that I started to 'flood' in public. My GP suggested a mirena coil and referred me to gynea. At that point I did not know that I had vestibulodynia, as the pain was mainly manageable and I thought it was just perimenopause. Having the coil fitted was excruciatingly painful and the pain remained quite severe for a couple of weeks afterwards. It was after this that sex became completely impossible and the pain seemed worse than ever. I also spotted for 6 months, but no more heavy periods. When I had my check up, I mentioned the pain and the gynea said she did not think the mirena was the cause. I was too scared to have it removed, as I thought it might make the pain worse still. Anyway, I eventually forgot about the coil and embarked on various other treatments with variable success. I remembered the mirena a few months ago, when I realised that my periods have stopped so I no longer needed it. I had it removed in May and the removal was not too painful. However, with regard to my vulval pain, it has made no difference whatsoever. So I don't think the coil was directly connected to the v pain. It was just that a procedure that is painful for any woman was particularly painful for me. Good luck making your decision. If you do decide to get a mirena, I would ask for some anaesthetic / strong painkillers to help to deal having it fitted.


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calcium citrate

Post  Heidi on Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:59 am

I forgot to add that I also take timed calcium citrate and am on the low oxalate diet. Both help me a lot, although the low oxalate diet has really been the key for me. I've kept a journal of my treatments and tried to only add or delete one at a time (wait a month or so), so I could see really see the effects of the treatment. For example, looking back at my journal helped me realize that eating tomatoes was causing me to flare-up 2-3 days later (as did eating any high acid or high oxalate food). Of course I was in a continuous flare for the first few years; it was only after I started getting better on the diet that I could tell that something made me flare-up (severe pain, burning, itching).


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