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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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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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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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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

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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Post  sadone on Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:12 pm

I just posted in one of the forums. I'm a new member, so I hope that's okay. I'd appreciate any responses. I'm really feeling pretty low. Sad

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Post  ButterflyLiz on Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:50 pm

Hi hun,

I read your post in the other thread & thought I’d reply here. I wanted to reply cos I really sympathise with you, honestly your post could have been from me 5 years ago. Big hugs to you.

There are no easy answers cos I know how crappy a situation this is. I know this is not at all what you want to hear but it does seem that you feeling low, desperate and like an object is a direct result of your boyfriend’s attitude towards you and your v problems. My ex said exactly with the same things & at the time I thought well I suppose that makes sense, that seems fair. But when you’re removed from the situation you realise that it’s really not. The sacrifice you are making is living your life with this horrible & unwanted problem. Nevermind adding to that your boyfriend pretty much forcing you into sexual activities that you don’t want to do. You don’t have to justify to anyone why you don’t want to do this or that activity. What he is doing is an out and out guilt trip.

Just think; what if he spontaneously developed erectile dysfunction or sexual pain? Would he put up with the same attitude & ultimatum from you that he is expecting you to accept from him now?

We are all worthwhile & loveable in our own right, v or no v. And painful as it might be in the short term to end things with him, could you put up with feeling this way for the rest of your life if you stayed with him?

I don’t say any of this lightly; I was with my ex for seven years and we were engaged too and owned a house together. But hand on heart, leaving was the best thing I ever did. I needed to be single for a while & get my head together & get my confidence back. And I did find someone who’s more understanding & doesn’t make me feel like crap over the v.

Keep your head held high, we’re all here for you.

Liz x
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Post  naomi on Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:51 pm

hi there!

i cant find your post! its not highlighting new posts for some stupid reason.

im so sorry no one replied. I'll be honest I havent been on here much of late, i have been stressed out with the government cutting my benefits and having to appeal etc.

Do you want to join the facebook group (secret one so not open to public, none of ur friends would know)?

if so, message me on here and i will send you a link to my facebook and add me. Then i can add you to the group. they are all lush ladies on there and we do have a giggle. and a good winge too!

tend to touch base in the facebook group most days...as i admit...i love keeping in contact with my friends on there!

anyways, PM me if you want.
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Post  naomi on Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:56 pm

just realised! did reply to ur post!! im loosing the plot! unless youve written another one?!

loooooooong day! (thats my excuse Smile

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Thank you, Liz

Post  sadone on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:40 pm

I really appreciate your response. It really echoes my feelings about all of this. At this point in the game, he has apologized profusely and has asked me to forgive him. He also really wants to work on things and go to a sex/couples therapist together. My therapist has asked me to refrain from anymore discussion of this until we see the therapist. Thanks for your good thoughts. I am praying that some kind of agreeable solution is reached.

Thanks again, Liz... Smile

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No problem!

Post  ButterflyLiz on Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:29 am

No problem, honey! I'm glad to hear your b/f has apologised and wants to work on things. Best of luck to you. Just remember that despite the v, you still deserve to be happy x
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