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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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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 …

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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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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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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Lidocaine with condoms?

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 pm by AEM1

Hi everyone! My doctor just prescribed me a topical lidocaine to administer before sex, but I forgot to ask if it is okay to use with condoms. Has anyone else used this before and know it is safe to use with condoms? Thanks! Very Happy
Unrelated, but I just started Lyrica a few weeks ago...no changes yet, but I'm hopeful something will come out of it. 3 years with vulvodynia and unable to have sex …

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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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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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New member- Elyssa Morse

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New member- Elyssa Morse

Post  Guest on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:24 am

So I'm sixteen and I haven't been officially diagnosed with vulvodynia, but my doctor believes that I have it. I lost my virginity back in April, and obviously it was painful. But, no matter how many times we had sex, it was painful and the burning actually get so bad that we would have to stop. I started to realize it wasn't normal, so I researched it and found an article about vulvodynia. All the symptoms matched up with what I was experiencing, so the next time I went to my doctor's, I told her that I believe I have vulvodynia. She examined my vulva/vagina and did a pain test. After the examination, she believed that my self-diagnosis was correct and she referred me to a gynecologist for treatment. Unfortunately, I don't have time to go to the gynecologist because I leave in a few days to spend 10 months in Germany (I won a scholarship to study there). I'm really frustrated because I wanted to be able to enjoy sex, if I had it, in Germany. Then, I found this water-based organic lubricant that said it could get rid of the pain from vulvodynia during sexual intercourse. I tried it and, sadly, it didn't make a difference. Then, I researched the causes of vulvodynia and one of the possible causes is hormone levels changing. I started on a birth control pill in February and I'm pretty sure I never had a burning sensation when sitting down for extended periods of time before I went on the pill. So, I think the cause of my vulvodynia may be the birth control pill (Ocella). I've decided that I want to go off of it to see if the vulvodynia goes away (even though I'll start to have heavier and longer periods again Sad ). I really hope it works. When I get back from Germany, I'm going to try different birth control pills if the cause of my vulvodynia was my current birth control pill. Anyways, I joined this forum to hear people's opinions, rant, and seek support.
Responses are appreciated Smile


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Re: New member- Elyssa Morse

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:43 pm

Hi and welcome, have a good browse through the sections and see what you can find that will hopefully help you. There's not much else I can say really except hi.

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The Pill

Post  Aussie on Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:37 am

Please please please get off and stay off any hormonal birth control. Google Dr Goldstein and you will see his research about the pill causing vulva pain. The theory is that it perminantly alters your testosterone and oestrogen levels and something to do with sex hormone binding globin. Goldstein thinks that anyone with vulva pain should come off the pill and get a baseline hormone test. From speeking with a parmacy the best way to do this is via saliva testing because it test for only free hormones (which are the ones effected)

For me, even if there is any chance what so ever of somehting I am putting in my body causing vulva pain, I am going to avoid it at all costs.

There is research suggesting that if you start the pill in your teens you are 900x more likely to develop v. And the fact that you started the pill in Febuary and then got pain in April strongly suggests a conneciton.

My pain with sex has improved to the point it rarely hurts as long as I am properly turned on and lubricated. Daily pain remains unchanged. I have been off the pill for 2 months now. No period yet. But sex pain is heaps heaps better! (I have had pain with sex and daily pain for 1 year)

If nothing else just get off the pill.



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