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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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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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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

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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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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Issues since 2009

Post  Kam10 on Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:40 am

Hi. I just joined and want to share my story.

My pain isn't usually too severe. I can wear pants and jeans with no problem, and on most days my pain only bothers me when touhed (sex, wiping, inserting tampons etc.). However, I do randomly get shooting pains without touch, almost like a pin prick. I also have flare ups were I have swelling, itchniess, and my pain is worse. At those times sex is usually more painful and pants will start to bother me if they are too tight. Even at my best days there is always some discomfort and sex has rarely been completely pain free since I started having issues. One positive is this started happening when I was engaged and my now husband has been very undertanding (though frustrated I'm sure).

It all started around July of 2009. I had what I thought was a yeast infection. I got some over-the-counter meds before I called my Obgyn. I had an infection the December before and trying over the counter treatments was the first thing my doctor wanted me to do then. So I didn't bother calling him first. The over-the-counter treatments didn't work, so I called my doctor and the nurse perscibed me diflucan. That did help some, but there was still some discomfort. Somthing still wasn't quite right. So I called the doctor and he had me come in the office. He tested me for yeast, bacterial infections, and some other STDs out of standard procedure. All the tests came back negative. On top of all that, he didn't seem interested in helping me anymore and said if I was still having issues to see a genearl doctor. This made me so mad! He didn't even recommend a doctor for me to see and on top of that wanted me to see a generalist.

I did end up seeing a genral doctor becuase I was able to get in faster there than another Obgyn. That doctor did notice some yeast external and gave me a perscription antifungal cream and diflucan. Again, that helped some, but I still had some minor pain. That doctor recommended me to another Obgyn in town. That doctor said I had vestibulitis and performed the Q-tip test on me. He also wanted me to try some topical steroids and hdyocortizone cream. None of those things helped me. The steriod cream actually made things much worse.

That doctor then refferred me to a doctor two hours away who specializes in vulvodynia. I actually ended up getting in with a different doctor, but they are both affliated with the same hospital. My doctor only had a waiting period of a month compared to 4-5 with the other doctor. I was told they both have the same philosophy and treatment methods and worked very close with one another. I decided to take the one with less of a wait. I had my first appoitment with the specialist in Jan. 2010.

Though I like my doctor, I havn't had too much luck with treatment yet. I spent a year and a half being put on different antidepressants. None of them helped, and a lot of them gave me really bothersome side effects. I also was given Lyrica. That didn't do anything for me either. I just started pelvic floor physcial theraphy. When I went in my pelvic floor was really tense and was told I could use theraphy. It's too early to tell if it will help, but I'm hopeful. Plus the doctor is in my town and is really nice. In addition to exercises she advised me to use a spray bottle to rinse after I pee and use aloe femine wipes instead of toliet paper. She also told me of a website where I can get aloe products. I ordered some lube and other products that are safe to use down there. Those things seemed to have help some.

Sorry for the novel. I hope this can help someone. Feel free to ask questions if you have any.
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