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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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7 years later and life looks bleak :(

Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:50 am by RainyShay77

So 7 years ago I had a case of BV...the antibiotic caused a horrible yeast infection which took 5 months to 'get rid of'. During this time I had allergic reactions to 2 of the yeast infection creams which magnified the pain. Over the past 7 years I've tried multiple rounds of physical therapy (they only slightly helped), chiropractic, nerve blocks, medications to target nerve pain (amitriptyline, …

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Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:15 pm by WVR00

Hello,
Has anyone had success with this cream in helping their vulvodynia? How long has it taken to help? I’ve had some success with it, but not completely better. I’ve been on it for a month. I️ was hoping to hear from some ladies who have had major success with this cream. I’m hoping for some encouragement here. This condition is so frustrating. I’m lucky enough to have access to two …

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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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New diagnosis, any advice whilst I wait for a specialist

Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:47 pm by Julesyjules

Hi,

I'm new here and wanted to ask for some advice whilst I wait to see a specialist nurse.

After urinary problems which lasted 7 weeks, I finally saw a urologist, who on examination discovered significant inflammation and called in a gynaecologist, who diagnosed vestibulitis. They referred me to a nurse who specialises in vulvar skin issues. That was 5 weeks ago, and I'm still waiting for the …

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Vulvodynia help

Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:27 pm by Katiej

Hi guys new here and newly diagnosed. So I had bv and then after alot of antibiotics and home remedies I still continued to have weird symptoms despite swabs being negative. Two seperate gynes have told me I have vulvodynia as a result of the area being overwhelmed. So first gave me lidocaine which xidnt do much. No I am on amitriptyline for the past 5 days. Seems to be kicking in a little (im a …

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New w/ Secondary Provoked Vestibuldynia

Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Newly diagnosed

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Recent "Poke" Pain - So Confused/Losing My Mind

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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20 years old with vulvodynia... my story

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20 years old with vulvodynia... my story

Post  Young aussie girl on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:38 pm

Hi everyone,

I can't believe I found a place where I can talk about my condition and actually have people reply who understand and know exactly how I'm feeling! Even though I have incredibly supportive friends, mum and boyfriend I don't know how to talk about it with anyone because I feel like I'm weird... Maybe that sounds strange but no one knows ANYTHING about this condition and I can't bring myself to talk to anyone about it.

So basically I have had extreme pain since the first time I had sex... three years ago (when i was 17 and am 20 now). About two months ago my fifth gyno finally diagnosed my condition as vulvodynia. It took 3 whole years to convince my gp that something was seriously wrong... only to be told time and time again "it's in your head" or "maybe you have chlamydia, let's do ANOTHER test" or "you might have cancer, here goes your fourth pap smear in six months". Finally I forced her into referring me to a specialist and was passed around until someone actually knew their stuff. Since then I've been seeing a physio who is lovely and supportive...

The problems I have had from the beginning are basically surrounding my inability to deal with this. I feel like I have no one to talk to, who understands and can help me. My boyfriend (same partner is first time) tries to understand.. He understands I'm in pain but what he doesn't understand is how much and why. He doesn't understand that, after three years (and might I add my entire sexual experience) I have only experienced gut wrenching pain and have never had anything even remotely close to being an orgasm. And in that time I have lost my sex drive... I mean it's still there but the thought of ACTUALLY having sex makes me feel physically ill. I know it can be good but my only memory is of something terrible. Lately I see how hurt he is by my rejection, but with my new attempts at physio I can't emotionally or physically handle anything more. I see him drifting away from me and I don't know what to do... I can't fake it anymore.

I feel so lost and depressed... someone please tell me everything will be ok eventually?!! And please tell me I'm not the only one out there.. because I feel so alone.

Sometimes I just wonder.. why did this happen to me?

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Re: 20 years old with vulvodynia... my story

Post  Kam10 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:00 pm

You are definitely not alone. I often wonder why this happened to me too. My entire life I did all the right things with my hygeine down there and always used protection, but it still didn't matter. It frustrates me to no end.

I'm so sorry about all the problems you are having. I don't like to talk about this with anyone either, except my husband. I feel embarrassed, but I know I shouldn't.

Hopefully the pysio and specialist you're seeing now can offer some relief. I know it seems hopeless, but hang in there.
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Post  AroraNightfire on Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:43 pm

Dear Aussie Girl

I am so very sorry you are suffering with this disorder. I am 27yrs old and I live in Massachussetts USA. I have been suffering since I was 18 with a variety of different symptoms. I did not get diagnosed with vulvodynia until sept 2010. Drs are such morons sometimes! I am currently seeing a anasthesiologist who is trying different meds to get my pain under control. Its hard for me to have faith in anyone entirely since I have been disappointed by every doctor I have seen. My mother and friends keep telling me to have faith that someone will finally get to the bottom of why I have pain. Im trying to hope but im afraid to hope. If you ever need anyone to talk to please don't hesitate to private message me. You should read my other posts. Its very important that you record the dates and everything you have tried with each doctor. That's what I've been doing.
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Post  AroraNightfire on Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:51 pm

You say you have never had an orgasm. Before you had sex when you were 17 had you mastrubated? I am only able to reach an orgasm through clit stimulation and I know its true for most girls. Friction in my vagina does nothing for me, it only causes pain. Sexually what I enjoy is having my breasts played with being kissed and stimulating my clit slowly pausing in between. If you don't enjoy sex with a man then maybe sometime when you feel in the mood you should do things you enjoy by yourself. Once you feel comfortable with being sexual again maybe tell him what you enjoy. Have him watch you perhaps? Its just an idea. I don't mean to sound pervy im just trying to help. Im really sorry you suffer. I suffer everyday and im also not able to handle penetration without the consequence of more pain after. I thank god I have breasts and a clit to enjoy.
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Re: 20 years old with vulvodynia... my story

Post  Young aussie girl on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:42 pm

No I hadn't.... sex with my boyfriend was pretty much my first sexual experience.... so you can see why I'm so negative! I have pain upon penetration, during penetration, after penetration... you name it! I can see that the physio work is helping but I know it's not going to be some quick fix where I'm going to be suddenly perfect. I'll have to battle with this for the rest of my life and I think this is what is getting me down at the moment. I'm just so tired. And I've always been someone who needs to talk about these things with my friends but I don't know how which makes it worse..

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Re: 20 years old with vulvodynia... my story

Post  mars215 on Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:58 pm

Hi Aussie Girl,

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles... I'm 24 and was diagnosed with Provoked VV last year... I just wanted to let you know that I can definitely relate with not being able to tell my friends... I eventually told some of them after I was diagnosed... and they were actually very supportive about it... one had dealt with pelvic pain because of an STD (something she also hid from most people and didn't tell me til i told her about my VV)... and another dealt with a ruptured ovarian cyst... so they knew what it was like to be poked and prodded at down there... not to mention dealing with pain... just a thought... it is different sharing with a girlfriend... i hope you are able to find that support....and you can always vent on here Smile

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Re: 20 years old with vulvodynia... my story

Post  noni on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:54 pm

Hey young aussie!!

Your feelings of depression, isolation, and utter frustration are totally normal!

Im of the mindset that: Unless I am speaking with someone who has V or VVS, no one else will EVER be able to understand the physical pain that we are in on a daily basis,..PLUS the mental and emotional toll this disorder takes!

Count your lucky stars you have a supportive bf, family etc etc....but nonetheless, its still hard to deal with, I understand.

Anyways, we're here for ya!!

*hugs*

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Re: 20 years old with vulvodynia... my story

Post  Aussie on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:53 am

I am 23 in Qld where are you?

I found a vibrator helpful in decreasing pelvic floor tension. As well as physio.

Remeber, don't give up! keep searching and you will find something that works.


Best advice: don't rely on doctors to help you - I have paid out of pocket to see people that know what they are talking about. Doctors (the majority) have too many patients to worry about to concentrate on something they don't know how to fix!! Research as much as you can and take your research to your doctors.

Vaginal Valium decreases muscle tension too. Not here in Aus yet. You can get a regular valium and put it up there at night. About 10mg should do the trick.

Any questions just ask.

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