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Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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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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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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Post Vestibulectomy

Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:15 pm by infinitelywondering

Heya,

I had my vestibulectomy (full) about a day and a half ago. I was very sick and poorly just after the op and experienced intense pain down there Sad

However, today I came home and have done the following things:

-washed with warm water
-applied manuka honey to the area
-ensured I wash at least 3 times a day and dab the area dry gently
-use frozen peas to stop the swelling

As of now I am …

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New w/ Secondary Provoked Vestibuldynia

Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Anyone from the PNW?

Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:54 am by jungleclover

I'm located near Portland and I would be really cool to actually meet someone with this issue. I think my roommate in college technically had this problem. She had an overgrown hymen removed and can't deal with penetration as a result. But she is gay so it seems like it hasn't been a huge problem for her (although we didn't talk about it much so there was possibly more to it than she let on). …

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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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9 years of pain

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Post  Guest on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:28 am

I haven't been on this site for a while. I was going through couple therapy because of the lack of sex (vulvodynia) and other problems and my husband not being about to cope with it. We did the couple therapy for a while but he has decided he doesn't want to try anymore. Hope this doesn't scare anyone with a partner just hanging on. My husband has other problems contributing to it. The couple therapist has told me to see my gynaecologist again and ask for further therapy. Plus she has asked me to see my local doctor to try Antidepressants. Don't know what for now. Not much use now. Why does this horrible thing happen to us. Besides my best friends partner is recovering from Prostate cancer and sex is off the books now for two years but my friend isn't even considering leaving him. Sex is only one part of a relationship. I don't understand why he has to go. My 12 year old son is devastated.
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Re: 9 years of pain

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:49 pm

I know exactly how you feel, my partner of 13 years dumped me for someone else 6 months into my V problems because he couldn't take the lack of sex. However when he was having some erectile dysfunction problems it never occured to me to leave him. I think we've been very unlucky and it doesn't seem to be the norm as there are girls on here starting new relationships with V. I say if they want to go let them, we're both much much more than just sex objects and if they turn out that shallow then let some other unlucky woman end up with them. Attempt to get on top of your pain for yourself, so you feel like you again and try not to worry too much about your son, kids are very adaptable and he'll bounce back with time and love. So will you. x
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Post  Trying on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:09 pm

I'm just going through a break-up myself, my partner of four years didn't know how to deal with this condition and couldn't stand the fact that we couldn't have sex, and that the vulvodynia (and lack of empathy and support from him) has killed my sex drive. He wouldn't talk to me about my condition. We tried couples counselling for 6 months, and then he stopped coming. Sounds like a similar story to yours.

It has been a horrible and traumatic experience to go through, and I can't even imagine how you must feel since you also have a child together. I hope your man will realize that vulvodynia is a problem that is way more common than people think, and realize that you are more than worth the time and effort required to find how to manage your pain.

And if he doesn't realize it, he is not worthy of your love. Yes, sex is part of a relationship, but really it is just a tiny part. It must be put on hold and adapted when one partner has problems come up.

All I can say is, don't stop loving yourself and know that you are not alone.

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9 YEARS OF PAIN

Post  Guest on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:09 am

Well my husband has left and has found himself a place to live. I suppose all the women are throwing themselves at him now. lol! He says he has depression because of our lack of sex. Unless he is seeing prostitutes I can't see him linking up with anyone. Who's fault is it then. He says he has been suicidal. Who has ever heard of a suicide letter saying it is because he wasn't getting sex. It was the lack of communication on his part that caused the marriage breakdown. Not lack of sex. Anyway I will have to stay focused on fixing the V even though doesn't seem a need for it but maybe one day I might find someone else who is really into me and I want to be healthy for him.

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Re: 9 years of pain

Post  mmorgan on Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:46 pm

Just wanted to say that I admire you. Very Happy
Karma will come around on his end and meanwhile you'll be working on bettering you health-wise and you so deserve someone wayyyy better!

Keep positive! Surprised
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