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» Vulvodynia help
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» Vulvodynia burning mouth and bladder discomfort
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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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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


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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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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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci


I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Laser Hair Removal??

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Laser Hair Removal??

Post  JemimaSurrender on Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:37 pm

Has anyone ever had IPL/VPL/Laser Hair Removal on their bikini area before?

I've wanted it for years but, as it was £130 per session (and you need 6-8 sessions!) I figured it was just a pipe dream.

However... My local beauty therapists have a special on and are now offering it at £40 a session! Crazy!

Anyway, I was just about to call up and book myself in for my first session when I started to panic. I know it's supposed to be 100% safe, but... Is it Vestibulodynia 100% safe?? I only worry because I'm unsure about the laser part and how it may affect nerve endings. Plus, it's permanent, so if something does go wrong/it makes it worse, then I'm stuck with it forever.

Am I just being dramatic? Ha ha. I really want it done, I have for a long time, but I just don't want to do anything to make things worse, and talking to my GP is no help as it will take days to even get a 2 minute phone conversation with her.

Any suggestions guys? I may pop in tonight and enquire but, as always, they won't be up on their V knowledge!


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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  lolainslacks on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:13 pm

I can't speak from experience and I haven't a lot of knowledge in this area, but I would think that it would be completely fine, because the hair is external. The hair only grows on the outer labia, and that part is not affected by V-pain, so I don't imagine it could possibly cause problems.


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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  pepper7 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:03 pm

Just dont use veet for the Love of God avoid veet! No

the regrowth is torture especially with V pain.


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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  Sarah001 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:12 pm

Can't say for sure but for those women with diffuse pain that also have problems with the outer areas I wouldn't advise it.

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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  noni on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:16 pm


I have generalised vulvodynia - pain inside, outside and in the bikini area.
I wouldnt even consider laser hair removal. Kinda makes me cringe.

Well, venture at your own risk. :/

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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  JemimaSurrender on Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:40 pm

I didn't go for it in the end.

I booked an appointment and was already to go, then rang up and changed it to just a standard wax appt. instead!

I did have a chat with the lady though and she's reassured me on some of the other aspects I was concerned about, so I think I will give it a go. I reckon I'll have a chat with my GP next time I go in though and see what she says about it too, just incase I get every doctor for the next 5 years telling me that's the reason why I'm still in pain.

I'll keep you all posted!


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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  peter1brown on Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:01 pm

Laser hair removal is the effective and popular method for removing unwanted hairs from body and this is in trend especailly at spa centers. IPL lasers are used in this therapy but the success of such treatment depends on patient's contribution in following the precautions points also as prescribed by the expert.


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Laser hair removal

Post  jasonsmith9019 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:00 am

Laser hair removal and IPL both are totally safe methods. Both the treatments are done with total care and if you are being treated by an expert dermatologist than he would take total care of vulvodynia.


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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  Karen818 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:48 pm

I have been getting laser hair removal on my bikini area for a year now and I can't figure if there's a correlation between my pain and the laser, but it hasn't made anything worse, I think it has done the opposite because constant shaving and waxing seems to irritate my vulva much more than laser...


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RE: Laser Hair Removal

Post  dueywag on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:00 am

I've had lingerie, full leg, underarm, and lip laser hair removal. Although it hurts like crazy having it done, it did not affect my vulvar vestibulitis pain at all...and I love not having to shave anymore! (And it's just for me, because there is, obviously, no man in my life.) I don't regret it one bit.

For legs, it is almost a 2 year process, and it does hurt (at least when I had it done in 2004-2006). I understand there are more advanced lasers now that chill the area first and aren't as painful. I would suggest finding a place that has licensed nurses providing the services. You can tell them how far into the bikini area you want the hair removed. I would, however, not recommend full area hair removal. I think that having no "cushion" between your delicate parts and your clothing would not be a good idea. In addition, according to the nurses who performed the laser procedures, full removal promotes vaginal infections.

Good luck!


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