Log in

I forgot my password

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

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 …

Comments: 1

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 …

Comments: 1

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 …

Comments: 0


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 …

Comments: 3

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 …

Comments: 3

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 …

Comments: 9

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 …

Comments: 12

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?

Comments: 0

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.

Comments: 3

contraception and the smear

Go down

contraception and the smear

Post  cassyc5 on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:45 am

Hi girls,

I really need some advice. after speaking at length with the lady i usually see about 'down there' we came to the conclusion that an IUD would be the best form of contraception for me. I have have side effects from several versions of both the combined pill and the other pill, The depo causes me to become low on estrogen which causes the vulvodynia to get worse, and due to very sensitive skin i cant use condoms. While I can't currently have sex, I am slightly paranoid about the high rape rates and if my partner and i decide to go further one night when it isnt so painful. However, she herself could not insert it and so she sent me to the family planning clinic. I was seen by a woman who spoke very poor english. I informed her of my vulvodynia, but she didnt seem to understand. I told her that i couldnt have sex as it caused quite intense pain and that i often get a stinging itch and burn. she didnt seem to understand completely and when on to inform me that in order for them to agree to put it in i had to have a vaginal swab done. she then went on to ask me about the smear. I told her that my doctor had advised against the smear as when the "duckbill" tool is opened it causes alot of pain. she didnt seem to understand and pressured me into having the vaginal swab done at least. she didnt inform me that this would involve the same tool, and when she inserted it i told her that it hurt and could we please take it out. she proceeded to open it and while i was crying in pain took not only the vaginal swab but the smear as well. I left feeling like id been attacked and raped. it felt like someone had honestly ripped me in two down there. I am currently trying to get ahold of the complaints procedure but cant seem to find a contact number or anything. I dont know what else to do. I feel horrible. I cant even look a myself down there at the moment and I constantly want to cry. I know I am probably sounding pathetic and whiny, im sorry, but please I need some advice.


Posts : 5
Join date : 2011-08-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: contraception and the smear

Post  Chinchilla on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:41 pm

Oh no, what a terrible experience! Sad You do not sound pathetic and whiny, you are very rightly upset! Keep trying to get ahold of whoever you need to to complain about this woman. Don't give up. Also you maybe should look down there a bit just so that if you do end up having to report this woman "doctor" you can say if you saw any damage or not....I'm sorry Sad *hugs*

Posts : 24
Join date : 2010-03-16

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum