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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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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25

Hello!

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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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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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

Hi,

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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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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UK based vestibulitis sufferer

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Post  MysteryMe on Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:31 am

I am 26. I was diagnosed with vestibulitis yesterday; until then I had never heard of it. Once it was explained to me it made perfect sense, though until that point I merely thought I had vaginismus. Now I understand that I suffer from both conditions, though obviously I am in the very early stages of diagnosis and I don't really know what will happen next so I am trying to find as much information and support as I can.

To give you a few details I have had this condition all my life, it only affects me when someone or something tries to penetrate me - when that happens I experience searing pain. I have had some sexual contact though sexual relations have always been painful and often distressing.

Psychologically I think I have blocked a lot out and it is going to take an awful lot to come to terms with this - especially as I don't feel I can talk to family or friends. I guess this is a common theme? My doctor has told me that I will receive psychosexual counselling which I am pleased about, though I know from my experiences with "regular counselling" that I am a tough nut to crack and once an idea is entrenched in my head it will be hard to shift it. On that basis I am considering hypnosis. Have any of you had experience of this?

I feel like a complete idiot as I know virtually nothing about a condition that has plagued my adult relationships. I am just so thankful that I have the NHS, for one thing, and that I have found a place where others have had similar experiences.

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:27 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum

I too have had vaginismus & vulvodynia for as long as I can remember.

It has always effected my sex life and the ability to be examined and use tampons. The pain got more constant for me a few years back (dont panic this does not mean this will happen to you) and this was when I sought treatment. I just thought that prior to this I was just anxious.

I am now doing pelvic floor biofeedback when I can (its been a bit difficult lately) and am on Pregabalin 400mg

Things are up and down but I am getting periods of less and low pain so am thankful for that. I am also able to have a sex life again which is something I thought I couldnt do over the last few years.

Keep strong and read up as much as you can about the condition. This will help you decide which course of treatments you would like to explore and what you think could be a cause of your condition

As you have had vaginismus and pain on penetration for most of your life then I would suggest looking into the Pelvic Floor theory, I got my info from Dr Glazer's site www.vulvodynia.com - you can also ask to be refered to a womens physio or look for one yourself (make sure they have worked with this condition before if you can) Do not dismiss other theories though as a holistic approach is beneficial

Also you are not an idiot, I had no idea what was going on for years and this is what happens to many women. Many of us found that GP's knew nothing about it and many had not even heard of vulvodynia! There is not enough education and awareness even within the medical community. Lets hope this changes soon!!

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Post  Aussie on Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:34 am

I have had hypnosis for depression. Cured it Smile

I also went back when V started, did not help with pain but stopped the anxiety associated with it.

As sebby said, biofeedback! for sexual pain it is the best thing ever. I have 24/7 pain and also sex pain but with biofeedback and physio the sex pain is way way better. I can even orgasm now! The problem is wanting sex, when I am in pain there so start with.

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Post  MysteryMe on Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:33 pm

Thanks to both of you for the replies - it is so good to speak to someone who understands...I cannot even think about talking to a friend about it.

I have heard lots of people talk about biofeedback but I don't really know what it is. I'll do some research, thank you. My doctor told me "You can get help with this and we can make things better for you", which sounded amazing at the time. By reading your posts I am getting a much more realistic view of what to expect.

My sexual desire has never been a problem, which in a way makes my failure in sexual relationships even more frustrating. My boyfriend has been amazingly patient but I think really he has written off ever having amazing sex, or even satisfying sex, with me which is really upsetting and is at the root of a lot of unhappiness that I can't even begin to go into with him. I would love to change so that sex can be a major and successful part of our relationship. I'm terrified of losing him. Hearing that you can now orgasm has made me realise that I won't necessarily not do so myself. Thank you.

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Post  Aussie on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:00 am

Yeah if my daily pain level is low (ie 2/10) I can usually get past it and get in the mood, If my clit isn't sore that day than thats how I orgasm. If I orgasm prior to sex it loosens everything else up and I am able to really enjoy it. But if my clits sore it doesn't work as well cos I can't orgasm first and I get the burning afterwards. Seem to be doing ok maybe twice a week. Hes good about it though If I am having a bad few weeks it's a no go. I always know how I am going to be based on the daily pain.

You will get there! xx

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UK based vestibulitis help

Post  Suffering on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:36 am

Hi,

I was hoping someone could recommend a doctor who knows about vestibulitis. I am convinced that is what i have, all my symptoms match, sex is very painful, always has been, i suffer from Vaginismus also but i believe that the tightness in my muscles is a secondary problem cause by the initial pain.

I have seen a couple of doctors who are all pretty clueless, i tried raising this with them but they have never heard of Vestibulitis and the only treatment they will offer me is counseling.

It is driving me mad trying to find someone who will listen and actually offer me practical help. If anyone knows a specialist doctor in the UK that i can approach please let me know.

I am based in Bristol but willing to travel if i need to.

Thanks! x

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Also uk vestibulitis but with cuts and sores also

Post  Ukvestibulodynia on Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:02 pm

Hi I am also in my twenties (22 next month)and a newly diagnosed vestibulodynia sufferer and wondered what symptoms you get. Is it just pain? As I stated in a recent post I also get cuts and grazes after having sex but the dermatologist said this was not the cause if my pain and it was nerve related. Do u get and visible signs or just feel the pain and can't pysically see any reason for it.

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