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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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Lidocaine with condoms?

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 pm by AEM1

Hi everyone! My doctor just prescribed me a topical lidocaine to administer before sex, but I forgot to ask if it is okay to use with condoms. Has anyone else used this before and know it is safe to use with condoms? Thanks! Very Happy
Unrelated, but I just started Lyrica a few weeks ago...no changes yet, but I'm hopeful something will come out of it. 3 years with vulvodynia and unable to have sex …

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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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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25


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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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured


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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Recently Diagnosed which has motivated my research study

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm by ebclose2free

Hi everyone,

My name is Eliza Barach and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in October of 2017. I'm also PhD student at the State University of New York at Albany. I work several professors at SUNY, but one in particular, Dr. Mitch Earleywine researches marijuana and its possible efficacy as an alternative treatment. Our previous examined cannabis and symptoms of PMS/PMDD and found that women …

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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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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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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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Post  pepper7 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:25 pm

Hi all,

Ok so here is my story. I had been getting chronic yeast infections since I was around 12, being a shy 12 year old I was way too embarrassed to tell even my mum so I would suffer in silence-finally I got my mum to buy me canestene which would offer short term relief then the yeast infection would come back. I did start seeing my doctor and was always diagnosed with thrush.
In uni I finally had some tests done which came back negative for thrush but I was still getting the itch so I assumed they must be wrong and continued using canestene. Iv pretty much used some type of cream on my Foof every day since I was 12 Sad
Anyway I got used to it in a way and just decided I would never get to be one of those sexually active, normal girls.
Iv also used panty liners every day since I was 12 which Im sure doesnt help.
Anyway last year when I was 26 I fooled around with a guy Id known for years (things were ok foof wise so I took a chance) we didnt have sex but did fool around (for the record I have never had sex not for lack of offers just because its too painful and Im scared that I would be laughed at for telling guys Im a virgin at 27-this is the only area of my life that I lack confidence in) after that the pain, itching, burning seemed to be worse so I convinced myself I had caught herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HPV you name it I convinced myself I got it. I went the doctor and was diagnosed with thrush Again and then I cracked. I booked myself into a sexual health clinic and saw a doctor who diagnosed vaginal eczema and gave me some treatments-they didnt work so I went back and was referred me to a specialist in the clinic called Doctor Rudy.

He was a godsend, he sat with me for 1 and 1/2 hours listening to my story he did the cotton bud test and told me I was a classic case of Vulvodynia. It was a relief to have a diagnosis but its still the start of a battle.
Now it seems to come and go I can have a few weeks of no pain and its amazing I feel almost normal but then Ill get my period and I always have a bad week or two after my period. So bad that I was still convinced I had an STD so after a month or so I went back to the original sexual health clinic doctor and burst ino tears in her office and begged to be tested for everything, she examined me and took samples and all came back negative-again she was lovely and assured me I didnt have an STD or Herpes (which is my biggest fear) and it was Vulvodynia.
So here I am, Im having a very bad couple of weeks and needed to talk and saw this forum and was hoping to meet other people in similar circumstances and gain some knowledge, remedies etc. And get some questions answered/answer some questions.

Does anyone else have 'cyclical' pain? Mine is always worse after my period and I seem to have one patch where the pain and burning is worse-Dr Rudy called it localised (I think thats the right term)
He has told me that there are some treatments including anti-depressents, has anyone tried this? or Seeing a nuerologist? He said that because my vaginal nerves are used to being itchy and in pain the nerves are confused as to how they should react.
Also to be careful regarding what I use washing wise-soaps etc and be careful with washing my clothes in certain washing powders...

Right well I think I have said enough-I have a tendency to waffle so just call me out on it.
Thanks for reading.


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Post  BNL on Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:38 pm

HI Pepper7
Im new to this site and your story has some similarities to mine in that I have had itchiness as part of my symptoms, have been treating myself for thrush for some time and managed as my symptoms weren't constant. Now they have reached a point where I have pushed the doctors for a diagnoses, have been testing negative for thrush and I also tested negative for herpes (which was also a huge fear for me too) and Im currently waiting for my specialist appointment (August -blah!)so I can be formally diagnosed as my doctor doesnt feel she can properly manage my conditioon any further than suggesting sigmacort twice a day -
My symptoms also appear to be cyclic getting worse before a period and subsiding shortly after but I can now also be set off by sex - whch isnt painful at the time but rather the day after.
Ill be interested to see what anyone has to say in regards to your questions as well.
Good Luck with everything Very Happy


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Post  pepper7 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:39 pm


I honestly think that my V was caused by constant Yeast Infections and it damaged the nerves because I didnt get it treated properly.
Doctos can be so frustrating I ended up going to a free sexual health were I got lucky with the specialist. I went back the other day to get a prescription for amitryraline and to ask for a referral and I got lucky again-the doctor I saw used to work with a gynie who specialied in vulval disorders so shes reffered me to her.
Iv posted about my results avoiding sugar and they have been amazingly good-Im on my 11th day sugar and pain free, I would advise that and seeing how diet changes affects the pain while you are waiting for your appointment (August???that sucks I hate how doctors take forever to arrange appointments) It has worked so, so well for me.
The week after my periods are the absolute worst so this will be my first sugar free period so Ill post how the pain is.

Is your more of an itch or a burn? Mines gotten to the point where its like a raw itch, its too too sore to scratch but the itch drives me crazy! And the pain is in two places Crying or Very sad
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