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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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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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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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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

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Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

Post  Lindilou on Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:20 pm

Hello, I'm Lindilou, got diagnosed with Vulvodynia yesterday, can't take it all in yet, printed off info, and I'm scheduled for a biopsy next month which I believe rules out underlying skin conditions. Scared rigid I'll scream the walls down when the doctor injects local anaesthetic and that I'll be in agony for weeks afterwards.
How can it not be agonising when it hurts to be prodded with a cotton bud?!
Feel ridiculous, deformed, stupid, and I hate my vagina and wish I could just have it removed. No sex unless I want burning and stabbing pain in clitoris, seams on pants irritate me, sanitary towels irritate me, right now just existing seems to irritate. I hate the fact that the clinic is in the sexual health building so I keep thinking anyone who sees me walk in will assume I've got an STI.
My skin 'splits' at the base entrance of my vagina but apparently I'm deep set so the skin there is a bit web like, can't see how anything can be done to change my anatomy.
I feel angry wretched and stupid stupid stupid.

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Re: Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

Post  ButterflyLiz on Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:35 pm

Hi Lindilou, welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear you are suffering. I remember how it feels to be so overwhelmed with information. Looking on the bright side at least you have managed to receive a diagnosis so you can start to work with your doctors into looking at treatments, and you have found this forum for support. It really is a wealth of info from people who understand what you’re going through.

Again, though, it can be a lot to take in and everyone’s case is different so have a read through at your own pace and see if anything strikes a chord.

We’re always here if you want to ask questions or have a rant. There’s also a “secret” facebook group set up if you’re on there, Naomi on here can add you if you PM her.

You are not alone and there are many things to try which might help you. Sending good wishes your way.
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Re: Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

Post  Lindilou on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:05 pm

Thank you ButterflyLiz, I'm not on FB, I'm a bit older, I'm ancient lol in my 40's so the technological revolution passed me by, it's amazing I can email..I would very much like to hear from anyone who has had this biopsy under local anaesthetic. What was it like, is it survivable? Did it help?


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Re: Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

Post  Aussie on Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:57 am

Biopsy won't help the situation. If you have vv it will irritate it!

It sounds like you have it to me. If there is no visible change in the skin I doubt a biopsy is required. Doctors just like to test things so they look like they are doing a decent job.

This forum is the best place for info. I would suggest a less invasive test - get your serum (blood) hormone levels tested - ALL of them. See what comes up.

Get proactive about your condition - if you look at it in the right way it can empower you. There are so many things to try and if you don't keep posititive and focused you can really get down in the dumps.

Here if you want to talk (search the celebrating the positive forum) Smile

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Re: Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

Post  Lindilou on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:04 am

Thanks Aussie this is my increasing feeling

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