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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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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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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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Recovered from Vulvodynia

Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 pm by chancesunny

Hey everyone,

Im a new member on this forum and wanted to share my story so I can help anyone who is feeling helpless. Maybe what worked for me can work for you. I'll try to make this short so you can go get better!

I had vulvodynia for about 3-4 years. In the beginning, it started with pain that I thought was just a yeast infection and then I thought it was a urinary tract infection or …

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New here, my story and looking for advice

Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:02 am by rachiecakes

Hi All!

I was really hoping to get some feedback from everyone here - it's very hard dealing with an issue like this because no one really understands what I'm going through!

Im 28 years old I've had interstitial cystitis for 3 years - but never an vaginal issues. About 6 months ago I got a yeast infection following a course of antibiotics - similarly I developed IC after a bad UTI. The itching …

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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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Male visitor

Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:19 pm by outsider


I am a 25 year old guy who has erectile dysfunction following an injury a few years ago. I am here because I think that men and women with sexual dysfunction could benefit from dating each other. My experience has been that women have lost interest when they found out that penetrative sex was not possible with me.
So I am interested in learning more about female sexual disorders. Do young …

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New Here: Question/My Story

Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:00 am by overit14

Hi everyone. I came across this site by Googling "vulvar pain support". I feel like my case is different than most I read about so I was wondering if anyone else here experiences this in the way that I do.

This started in 2012 and has happened off and on since. I get really, really red and it's very painful, swollen and burns. Sometimes it may be a little itchy, but mostly it just …

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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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