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Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:11 pm by CherryTree23

Well, I was just diagnosed today, yay...my symptoms are just burning pain in vaginal opening. This all came about after taking Bactrim, Monistat, Clindomycin and Diflucan. This doctor was extremely confident I have Vulvadynia. Also told me my vaginal skin isn't red. Yes, it is, mine isn't typically electric red. He prescribed Ampytripline (sp) said, I have a very mild case, and worse case …

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Vulvadynia

Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:53 pm by Linda Williams

I am 68 years old and a year ago was diagnosed with vestibulitis, then vulvadynia. I have a history of chinchilla bladder infections, have had major bladder repair, hysterectomy, mid 30's, an auto immune disease. I take a daily antibiotic to keep UTI's at bay. My doctor has done the Quip test which was uncomfortable but did not test anything. I use Premarin vaginal cream 2 times a week. These …

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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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Looking for a friend IRL; LA/OC

Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am by crypticcalico

Hello!

I am hoping to find a friend in the LA/OC area that I can meet up with in person. I live in Long Beach, California and I am willing to drive a bit to meet. The only person that I've told about this is my doctor(s) and someone who couldn't wrap their brain around it. It would be nice to be able to talk to someone else who understands.

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Owner of vulvodyniSuppoet.com

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:28 pm by LaurenVV

Hi, I started vulvodyniasupport.com at the age of 28.
I was a leader when there was no help, no forums etc.

As I went on my path, I found acupuncture, herbs and time helped me recover.
Most never do.

I met a wonderful woman named Hanna. She was a patient and became a support leader. She lived in FLoroda.

I have moved on from the support world and found a career that allowed
Me to bring my …

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anyone from southern california in here?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm by Melissa777

Hi Im just wondering if anyone here is from so cal- USA
I am in san diego- but from LA!!!

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Anyone else try Cold Laser therapy/ Low Level Laser Therapy for their vestibulodynia?

Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 am by Tired89

Hello everyone. It's been quite a long time since I've posted. I've been extremely depressed and bottling it all up. I've been seeing a pelvic floor therapist (it's only been 4 visits) for my provoked vestibulodynia and the only reason she can get inside of me to do myofascial release and to use the dilators is because I use BLT (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine) ointment on my vestibule prior …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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Crohn's Disease

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Crohn's Disease

Post  joannebond360 on Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:53 pm

Hi
Just thought i would share my story encase anyone can relate to it and doesnt miss a diagnosis like i have for 15 months.

I have swelling and severe inflammation of the vulva, 15 months ago i stupidly left a tampax in for too long and thought this was all a reaction to that. Was on lots of antibiotics in hospital and was really poorly from what they thought was an infection.

Came out of hospital and continued to have this swelling and inflammation to the point of not being able to walk or sit. Would burn, throb and itch. I have seen various doctors and was finally refered to a vulval specialist at guys and st thomas's in June of this year. She put me on antibiotics thinking it was a low grade celulitis still lingering from the tampax. After 3 visits with her she refered me then to st georges to a lymphedema specialist who deals with swellings. After a few visits with him he started asking questions about having bowel problems, loose stools etc (which i dont) and mentioned crohn's disease but ruled it out because i didnt have loose stools. When i got home i looked into it and every other symptom i have, flu like aches, growling tummy, extreme tiredness and have the urge to go to no 2's also which comes in bouts, got to the point now where i am ill and exhausted every day now. I told this info on my last appointment and he seems to think this is what i have. Also had a biopsy of the skin down there which just came back with the tissue being full of fluid. He doesnt think it is anything to do with the tampax or infection.

Crohns disease can cause this irritation down below and in the back passage also. It is a immune system problem which attacks the bowel and causes irritation which can continue into the skin of the vagina, vulva and perinium.

So if anyone has any of the symptoms i have mentioned it might be worth looking into it. Cant beleive a problem in the bowel could cause this awful pain in my vulva!

Just wanted to share this to be able to help anyone.

I am now awaiting a treatment plan with drugs to supress the immune system and hopefully this will stop all the irritation and swelling.

Living with anything ongoing and long term is definitely a challenge....... but have to keep strong and keep smiling Very Happy

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best to you!

Post  sadone on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:21 pm

I have a friend with Chrohn's, and he has been able to successfully manage his condition. He has flare-ups and then long periods (years) with no symptoms. So, it makes sense to go on the meds to get your symptoms to calm down. This is what he has done during flare-ups. Just wanted to let you know that once you get the symptoms to calm themselves, you may be able to go off the meds for a while until the next flare-up. Have you been tested (q-tip test) for vulvodynia? Wishing the best for you!

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Re: Crohn's Disease

Post  joannebond360 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:39 pm

Oh wow thats promising! Thank you for that. Heard the same from a few people, didnt realise how many people live with it.

Yes had the q tip test and was ok. The skin is sensitive due to the inflammation and swelling but dont have the pain there when touched like alot of people mention.

Know it wouldnt relate to alot of people on here but i read an article to say that people with conditions and pain there shouldnt rule out Crohn's. I didnt have any bowel symptoms until the last two months just this swelling and inflammation and periods of feeling a bit flu like. Very strange!

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keep us posted!

Post  sadone on Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:01 pm

Hi Joanne, That's really good news that you didn't respond to the q-tip test! I've heard from the pain doc I saw for a while that a lot of these conditions are related, and he thinks are expressed on a certain gene: fibromyalgia, TMJ, vulvodynia, migraines, ibs... just to name a few, so it could very well be that Chrohn's may be intertwined as well. Good advice to get tested for that, if symptoms warrant it. I really hope you get some relief soon, and the meds start to kick in quickly for you. Take care!!

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Re: Crohn's Disease

Post  joannebond360 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:07 pm

Thank you for your advice and support.

Just amazes me how many people are suffering with conditions down there! When i sit in the waiting room at the hospital to see the vulval specialist i cant beleive the amount of people waiting and how long you have to wait for an appointment! Shocked Surely there needs to be more specialists and more recognition! Crazy.....

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Having similar issues

Post  rhiannon75 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:26 am

I am finally putting two and two together about the relationship between Crohn's Disease and female health. There are tons of gynecological manifestations, especially if its missed for years like mine may have been.

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