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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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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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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

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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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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Is this Vulvodynia!?!

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Is this Vulvodynia!?!

Post  VaxilRae on Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:50 am

Hi guys!

I am so glad I found somewhere who might be able to tell what these strange symptoms might be!
I'd like to share my story, I apologize if I get graphic, I will try not too bad.

The first time I ever experience 'the burning sensation' it lasted for 6 hours but never came back.

I started on the Micronor mini pill, and after taking it for two weeks, one day after removing a tampon, it was like my entire vulva was burning with pain! I dont know how to describe it except similar to maybe an insect bite, that warm burning sensation. The only thing that made it feel better was peeing and not wiping afterwards.

It eventually went away, but now every single week, at least 3-5 times a week I will get this same burning sensation in my vestibule area!
It's not muscles, I can have sex normally and use tampons fine, its like the skin at the opening of my vagina and labia minor just BURN with pain. Sometimes I bath takes it away, other times a bag of ice between my thighs, and at the last attempt taking a narcotic pain killer.

I've been STD tested and I am completely free, no infection, no BV.....its very hard to get to the doctor to check this because I cant just go in when it happens mostly in the evenings and disappears within an hour two.

Is this vulvodynia or something else?

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Re: Is this Vulvodynia!?!

Post  VaxilRae on Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:53 am

One other thing, vagisil or other yeast infections products use to help me a bit, but Im not kiddiing now they only increase the burning!

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Re: Is this Vulvodynia!?!

Post  Sarah001 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:45 pm

It is vulvodynia because that just literally means "pain in the vulva" but it's important to attempt to figure out what causes it, as it comes and goes it might be an idea to write down everything you do, eat, put near the area so you can figure out if there's a common factor that could be causing it.
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Re: Is this Vulvodynia!?!

Post  mmorgan on Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:58 pm

Have you changed your laundry detergent? Try switching to something without fragrance or dyes.
What soap do you wash with when you bathe? Try just plain water or Dove hypoallergenic.
Does it burn every time when you wear tampons? You could be allergic to the kind you are using.

Like said above write down everything your eating, food can play a role in the dreaded sensation.
Orange juice increases my burning sensation from a 2 to an 8.

Hope to hear back from you.
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Post  Aussie on Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:19 am

Get off the pill and get your hormones tested.

My pain is way, way better off the pill. I am awating a baseline hormone test (saliva) to see where I am at. The pill screws with your oestrogen and testosterone, this can in theory cause problems with the skin of the vulva.

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Re: Is this Vulvodynia!?!

Post  VaxilRae on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:50 pm

Thanks for the replies guys!

I went off the pill MONTHS ago, and my burning does not seem to be related to laundry detergent or tampon usage at all. When I am burning tampons are painful to use, but they themselves do not cause it by my observation Neutral

The only thing I've noticed that relates to it, is peeing! 70% of the time the burning starts is after I pee, wipe, and flush. I have no STDs or infections, vaginal or urethral.

I am so frustrated I have been needing to take more and more narcotics to get rid of the pain!

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Re: Is this Vulvodynia!?!

Post  mmorgan on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:58 pm

I have noticed that with mine as well. I feel completely normal when I sleep but as soon as I do my morning void the sensation awakes. Try keeping a food diary and see which foods could be causing this.
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Bicarb Soada

Post  Aussie on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:56 pm

Your morning urine is the most acidic. Try drinking one t spoon of bicarb soada in a glass of water it will alkalise your urine. Follow the IC diet on the IC Network. If the urine burns then alkalising it is the best bet.

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Re: Is this Vulvodynia!?!

Post  VaxilRae on Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:14 pm

what is so confusing is why does it not always happen? Like I mentioned a high percentage of the time is does, but not all the time. Why does the burning last for so darned long after peeing? Even washing off with water doesnt help. I still burn!

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Re: Is this Vulvodynia!?!

Post  mmorgan on Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:22 pm

Sometimes it effects me while other times it doesn't. It's hard for me to pinpoint what is causing my discomfort but I can say that my pain level has shot down from an 8 to a 2 or 1. Try writing a dairy of what you consume. I found drinking nothing but water has helped alot and in-taking tons of fluids. There is a light at the end of this condition. It's just sad that you have to fight for yourself to get better and kind of be like your own doctor because it is rare to find a doctor that is knowledgeable about this condition. You will get there. Smile
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me too!

Post  grassy on Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:39 pm

I sleep all night, get up. First pee and i feel like needle pricks and burning. Then during the day, i feel better after i pee. Also after a poop i sometimes get a polka red hot burning up the entire v area. Like red hot pepper. It lasts a minute and dis appears. I also get this sensation my urine is hotter then my body. Has anyone ever wondered if they were allergic to cotton underware???? I'm wondering if maybe the underware has re= cycled garbage in it? now a days you never know. whats in a product.
I am making some progress being on a once a week diflucan. To supress any yeasty beasties. But This has taken 10 weeks, and only a 50 percent improvement. I'm going to get some calcium citrate and add that. I'm 50, so menopause may be complicating things. who knows? FOUR doctors dont! i just guess and ask ladies on the internet what they think. I have found they know more then the doctors anyway! for sure! cindy

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