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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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?

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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.

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I Cry and Cry

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I Cry and Cry

Post  Peyton on Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:40 pm

Lately all I can do is cry. Ive been suffering for 9 months now, and it seems like every day just gets worse. Recently it got so bad that I couldn't wear pants, then it progressed and I couldn't even wear underwear, couldnt go to work or even walk. I just lay in bed, paralyzed by the pain until I was finally able to see a specialist who put me on medication that seems to help quite a bit with the constant burning and pain, but the good news stops there.

I was ordered off birth control, so with all of the changes in hormones, my face has started breaking out. Also, since going off the pill, I have been losing more and more hair. My medication has caused me to gain 15 lbs in my abdominal region. I have a very slender frame, so 15lbs shows quite a bit, and I look 3 months pregnant and cant fit into my clothes anymore. My medication causes me to be tired round the clock, and no amount of sleep seems to help.

My husband and I are newlyweds, and we havent had sex in 4-5 months! I'm not afraid that he will leave me, but it just adds to my pain that I cant give him what any wife should be able to, yet he is so supportive and kind. I hate my own body. I no longer feel like a woman, but just a box, no organs, no curves, no femininity, just suffering. And how can I even ever had children if this never goes away? Ive wanted to be a wife and mother more than anything in my life. Many I know are having children and I often hear "when are you going to get pregnant?" or "dont you want to finally start a family?" and I have to try my best not to burst into tears.

So I cry and cry daily. Cry for everything I once had, cry for everything I'm terrified of never having.

I'm a Christian, so I firmly believe that the Lord will never give you more than you can handle. I just wonder why I have to always be strong, when the weak live such easy and happy lives.


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Re: I Cry and Cry

Post  Sarah001 on Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:00 pm

Hi and welcome. Do you have hormonal issues? I'm just wondering as you're having such a bad reaction to stopping the pill, might be worth getting them tested to see what's happening with those, you shouldn't lose lots of hair because you've stopped the pill. You could also ask for different medication if it makes you tired all day, there are variations that don't (apparently, I'm on dopey makers too!). Get your pelvic floor checked too, that's another constructive step. I think you need to make a plan of action by writing down a few things you are going to ask your doctor about and things you are going to try such as physiotherapy then work your way through it. Some good reading is "When Sex hurts" or "Ending Female Pain" or "Heal Pelvic Pain". As harsh as it sounds you need to take charge and stop crying, it's fine to cry sometimes but if you're crying all the time you'll never get through all the various treatment options so start making plans for things to try, one of them might just be the cure for you. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

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Re: I Cry and Cry

Post  Aussie on Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:58 am

You don't realise how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.

I have been there. I have had v and IC for one year. I thought I was never going to feel any improvment. What have you tried apart from meds? I tried meds for months then went down the natural route and it is the only thing that has given me relief! I was a newlywed when this started too. 6 weeks into our marriage it really kicked in but I had repeat yeast infections after our honeymoon from too much sex (had pain free sex prior to this).

Have you tried physio? If you like I can give you a list of my herbs. Meditation can only make you feel better, and if nothing else relax the mind and worrying thoughts. It downregulates the nervous system thus reducing pain naturally.

Thinking of you xox


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