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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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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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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Post  JemimaSurrender on Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:24 pm

So...

I went back to my GP yesterday with a massive list of things to talk about. As a result, I'm now on Pregabalin, she's in the process of checking out David Nunns in Nottingham, and I'm being referred to a Pain Clinic.

Apparently, I'll have to see someone at the pain clinic who will then pass me on to do Accupuncture, and psychotherapy.

So, I was just wondering if anyone has anymore information about psychotherapy in the UK? The sounds like a Sex Pistols B-Side!

Is it like the Biofeedback and muscle help stuff, or is it more therapy, like discussing how mental it sends you? Or is it a mixture of the two? I'd like to know so I don't look dumb when I turn up expecting the wrong thing, haha.

Thanks guys!

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Post  Sarah001 on Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:51 pm

How weird, my vulvar specialist is also referring me onto David Nunns in Nottingham and I've been discussing him today with my new physio. Apparently he's very good and works with a team of physios specialised in vulvar pain treatments so it might not be a bad thing to see him.
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Post  kirsty on Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:43 pm

I was referred to a psychosexual therapist in Oxford by my Vulval Doctor,. I was expecting it to be very "therapy-ey", mainly because I'd first been referred by the previous Dr who has told me the pain was psychological. I'm not great with talking about how I feel to anyone, so I was completely dreading it. However, it was very much practical advice, mainly focussing on muscular things. He explained a lot about the different muscles, and why the pain is where it is, and got me to practise positions that help your pelvic floor muscles do the right thing. He often gets women dilators on prescription and tells you how best to use them (I saw him at one of my best points, so thought everything was improving and did not get any - but may do next time.)

It sounded like he was in a position to do more talking-therapy, if you were someone for whom vulvodynia grew out of some past bad experience, but didn't in any way suggest that it was the case for most sufferers.

All in all, it was the most positive and helpful experience I've had with a doctor - although that's probably mainly because he gave me plenty of time and so everything was explained really well. I suspect any doctor would be great if they were allowed to spend a whole hour with you.

I have no idea if my experience is similar to what you'll be referred to by a pain clinic, I imagine there is a whole spectrum between talking about how you feel and talking about muscles and pain control. Would be interesting to hear about your experiences after you've been...

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