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Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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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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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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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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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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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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Post  yuffie623 on Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:52 am

TL;DR - My name is Heather, I'm 27, I developed vulvar problems when I was 21. I was afraid to deal with it until now, so now I'm seeking recovery, six years later. Yeah, yeah, I know.

Thanks for having me.

Heather

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Hi, my name is Heather. I'm 27 years old, and I've been dealing with vulvar pain since 2005. More like 2006, which is also when I was first diagnosed. But to be honest, it took me a while to really want to dive in and solve this issue.

I became sexually active as a teenager, and I was fine. I went on birth control when I was 18, around when I turned 19, which was back in 2003, and it wasn't until 2005 that I began to have unusual symptoms.

The gyno in 2006 was very matter-of-fact. She said I had "vulvodynia," and prescribed me Estrace, the estrogen cream, but being a stupid 21 year old, I very quickly dropped the regimen. And being a stupid doctor, she got the hint and didn't contact me back either. I'm not sure why I didn't care. I had just moved back to the States after living in England for my junior year, and I'd had a love affair with a freshman that was exclusively oral sex and outercourse. I had been with a guy I met on vacation as well and I guess I forgot the pain I'd had. Or it had not gotten as intense yet.

I hooked up with a friend of mine after seeing the gyno, and was immediately made aware something was wrong. Guys couldn't be rough with me anymore. I loaded up on Wet Platinum, but didn't seek further treatment.

So then I graduate undergrad, and that whole senior year, I had been dealing with what I would realize in 2011 was bipolar disorder. It was 2007. I went off birth control.

In 2008 I ended up with an ex of mine and a new flame - it was all very crazy on account of my bipolar, but I had been off hormonal birth control for months and months, and when I look back on 2008 now, I remember some very pleasurable sex. So I went back on birth control, as you do. After a few months, I started getting pain again, and with my mental difficulties mostly affecting things, me and the guy broke up.

I stayed on BC, though, but I was single for a long time and so I once again found an excuse to not see a doctor for a stretch of time. It got to be 2011, and I ended up with another ex of mine, and it was brutal, the pain, which he understood, because he remembered. I ended up moving to a new city for graduate school. I ended up, again, with a new flame, and we couldn't get it in. Too painful. He was flabbergasted.

After my own experience, and reading links online, I made an executive decision this past September and went off birth control pills again.

Finally I worked up the courage (and I'd been single and celibate for a few months, dealing with the bipolar, which finally had a name of its own), to see a new physician in my new city, and she heard this whole story, rambling and manic, nodding and not believing, then examined me and called it vulvodynia. She said we need to get started on a treatment plan, but her resources and knowledge were limited. She said I should go to New York City or Boston, those being closest to us. But too far for visits, for me, with full-time graduate school.

I've sort of obsessed over this. It bothers me a lot, because I actually am and always was almost as bad as a guy when it comes to how often I masturbate (because I have clitoral orgasms just fine, except when I'm drunk, high, or on an SSRI :-p ). And when I avoid that area, ok, I'm fine, but then I go further down there, and wow, man, is it discouraging. My own damn fingers give me stinging pain.

It came to the forefront of my mind again with a stupid half-assed romance with an old coworker of mine this Christmas. We got high and we were fooling around, you know, and he got three fingers in and I was fine, but it was uncomfortable, you know? When I'm high, the pain subsides. And he was stupid and high and begged me, pleaded, goaded me to have sex, and I said no, no, I won't, no. Only sober did he apologize and say he knows I have vulvodynia, he was acting like an idiot, and he wouldn't want to have intercourse with me while this is a problem. Blah.

Anyway, upwards and onwards with real solutions. There's a physical therapist that the doctor in my town thought I should see. Naturally, she's down in the Big Apple. Blah.


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Post  ButterflyLiz on Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:46 pm

Hi Heather *waves* welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your vulval pain issues but it’s good that you feel ready to start trying to get some treatment. There’s a great bunch of ladies here, always someone to chat stuff through with.

I have to ask, is your username a Final Fantasy reference? Smile

All the best,
Liz x
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Post  noni on Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:08 am

Havent been on the forum for a long-ass time.

Us V ladies are cropping up like mushrooms everywhere, lol.

Anyways...welcome and it sucks that you had to find us in the first place, but atleast you know you're not alone.

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