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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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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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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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Post  SimplyBelle on Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:44 am

Just a quick introduction, but I imagine for the most part I'll spend my next few weeks creeping the boards reading your stories.

Been spending some time with the Nurse regarding the issue, finally had my first appointment with my obgyn today, and off for another round of testing to rule out ALL pathogens. He suspects its vulvodynia.

I'm still young though, just turned 21, and only really been dealing with the issue for about a year (since the beginning).

Aside from that, I'm from Canada, a student, and getting married in 6 months! Very Happy

That's the hardest part... the wedding is in six months

- Simply Belle

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Post  joanna82 on Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:07 am

Hello Simply Belle,

i'm new here too. Was "formally" diagnosed yesterday after 5 years of going around in circles. I am so angry at all those doctors that kept telling me it was all in my head... I can't even beggin to explain what it did to my confidence in bed and to my relationship with my partner.
On the positive side, at least now what i have has a name!

Congratulations on your wedding, I hope your husband-to-be supports you all the way.



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Post  Aussie on Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:11 am

Congrats on the wedding Simply Belle!

My v started 6 weeks into my marriage. I married at 21 also! People think you are young. But when you know, you know! I have been lucky enough to have a very supportive husband. We work around any sexual pain I have but things are vastly improved after internal physical therapy and the herbal route. I have another post here listing my herbs. I also came off BCP as I felt it was contibuting to my symptoms. Since I have PCOS I now don't have periods which I suppose stops period induced vulva flares. The pill was making my vulva pain worse also. Sometimes it is just one one thing, but a few things that contribute to form the pain symdrome. I recently just found some more parts to my puzzle.

Muscles, nerves and skin irritation. I tired meds for the nerve part but the herbs work way better. Once I got the nerves settled my muscles have started to relax and it no longer hurts to sit! (sex hurts at first and then gets better after a minute or so, but if I am turned on we can go straight into it now, I'ts not like it was before, but I stopped hoping for 100% a while ago). It really is just finding YOUR treatment and I bet if you really put yourself into finding it over the next few months, you will improve! First port of call would be Physical Therapy, especially if your pain is only with sex.

Good luck in your journey and marriage - Sometimes having a partner, really can make it easier - mine does.

Claire xoxo


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Post  SimplyBelle on Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:53 am

Just an update: Final diagnosis after a clear ultra sound last week, and now my gynaecologist is sending me off with a referral to the Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Clinic in Vancouver. Anyone heard anything about it?


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