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Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25


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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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured


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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Recently Diagnosed which has motivated my research study

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm by ebclose2free

Hi everyone,

My name is Eliza Barach and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in October of 2017. I'm also PhD student at the State University of New York at Albany. I work several professors at SUNY, but one in particular, Dr. Mitch Earleywine researches marijuana and its possible efficacy as an alternative treatment. Our previous examined cannabis and symptoms of PMS/PMDD and found that women …

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Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist

after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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Can A Cut In Vestibule cause Vulvodynia?

Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:07 am by rockylife

Can a cut in the vestibule area cause vulvodynia? Is it possible that some nerve a were damaged that’s why I feel this pain in my area without visible lesions?

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Anyone from New Jersey

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

Looking to maybe talk to someone from NJ to see if there are any support groups in this state.

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Tips to 'Get in the Mood'

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Tips to 'Get in the Mood'

Post  Yangle on Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:32 am

After responding to a topic in the stories it made me thing

What do you do you help 'get in the mood'? I struggle as the thought of pain often 'turns me off' but I know this makes things worse!

To get in the mood myself, I bought a 'sexy outfit' which I change into, put on some music and mood lighting and surprise my partner. It really gets me in the mood, by changing into the outfit it's like a conditional response in my mind - this is time 'fun'. It's also like a putting on a mask 'this isn't me, this is someone else'.

I can never do spur of the moment though, I need quite a while to prepare my mind for 'fun times' (as my partner calls it).

What do you do to get in the mood for 'fun times'?

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Re: Tips to 'Get in the Mood'

Post  naomi on Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:18 am

my 'in the mood' times are few and far between....but its no wonder as i hate sex! its evil, makes me sore, bleed and skin split...so its no wonder Smile

i could quite easily go without sex forever but i do realise my partner has needs.

So I do try and force it, it usually helps to have heeeeeeaps of hugs and kisses. I can kiss forever Smile

also nipples...im sure they are hardwired to go directly to my lady bits. such a tease as my Lady Lala is out of order. but yes, these touched usually get me in the zone.

rabbit ears (vibrator not fluffy bunny) vibrating on the clit also help.

Also, mentally visualising Ollie Barkley (rugby player in UK) hoooooooooot!!! Smile

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