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Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:46 am by Jma990o

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» Clinical Trial for Vulvodynia Treatment
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» Found relief after more than 15 years of pain!
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» I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)
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» I think I know what causes vulvodynia-it's the memory of pain
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:24 pm by foxysugarpants

New here would very much appreciate advice at the end of my rope

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm by Jma990o

This might be a little long but it's been such a long time I've even been able to talk about my problems openly thank you in advance for any helpful advice.
So ok I'm 24 I've been having this problem for over two years seen quite a few doctors and obgyns alike and nobody will take me seriously I have had a few utis and yeast infections and even bv once and this all started after one of the utis …

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Diagnosed Recently

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm by flissyg

Hi All,

I’m so glad I’ve found a place where there are others who understand how I feel!

So this is my story:-

I’m 36,  and 4 months ago, whilst innocently sitting in bed reading I experienced a very sharp stabbing pain in my clitoris. It last only a few minutes and then subsided as quickly as it came on. It put it down to “one of those things”.  The following morning I woke up …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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New and need advice and help

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

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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Hello. Happy to have found this group.

Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:01 pm by foxysugarpants

I am new here and hope to gain some insight into my vulva pain. I suffered for a long time not realizing that there are ways to feel better. I saw the Dr. yesterday and I am starting P/T pelvic and valium suppositories. queen

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Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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Anyone have pain with urination?

Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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Diagnosed recently, looking for advice

Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:51 am by Cloudberry

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad I found this forum! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (still not sure about the difference between all the different terms) a couple of months ago and I could do with some advice. This is probably going to be a lot of text because I just want to get everything off my chest, so please bear with me.

I’m a woman in my late 20s. Before getting diagnosed …

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Stretching the Pubic Area for pain releif

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Stretching the Pubic Area for pain releif

Post  pepper7 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:56 pm

Hi,

So Iv been looking round at a variety of sites to see whats going on really and a V sufferer had posted about a stretching technique she 'invented' that has really helped. Iv tried it a couple of times and its has helped a lot she suggests piling the pillows onto the edge of your bed and lying with your back on the bed and your bum on the pillows with your feet pointing towards the floor so you create a sort of arch with your back, you will feel a pull in the muscles leading down to the pubis.
The idea behind it is that the pubic muscles have been shortened for some reason and as such are factors in causing the nerve pain.
I have tried this a few times and I have to admit there has been some relief so I would recommend it.
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Re: Stretching the Pubic Area for pain releif

Post  Sarah001 on Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:02 pm

I've seen the post you're referring to and a word of caution for everyone (bet you're all rolling your eyes and thinking will you f***ing shut up woman!! Rolling Eyes ) but anyone with back or SI pain should not do that stretch.
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Re: Stretching the Pubic Area for pain releif

Post  blessed on Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:20 pm

I have suffered with lower back pain because of slip disc for 11 years. i live in pain 24 hours a day limited in everything you can think of. but so desperate for some relief from this most recent problem that i am now thinking is vulvodynia, so i tried this stretch. i thought i was going to die! this is not for everyone. i am glad to hear it works for some, but with someone with back problem like me, its a big NO NO

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Post  bluekangeroo on Thu May 17, 2012 7:30 pm

I tried this stretch too, it really strained my back. How do you do it without hurting your back? Maybe the arch I created was too big?

I started reading the Heal Pelvic Pain book by Amy Stein that that lady who invented this stretch recommended too, which has helped me understand a lot about the physio side but am not totally sure that the shortened muscles is my issue.

Worth a try though, is just a bunch of daily stretches and massage, beats zombifying drugs any day!


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Re: Stretching the Pubic Area for pain releif

Post  londonlady on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:50 pm

I've been doing Amy Stein's routine too. I think it does help to relax me, but I don't think it will cure it on its own. I can really feel how tight my muscles are, so I think anything which can help me relearn how to relax is good.

I think just her advice to do deep breathing and get exercise is useful. It sounds ridiculously simple, and I am still taking quite a lot of amitryptaline so I'm not saying it is something which is replacing pain killers, but it definitely helps me when I'm in pain from sitting down at work to go for a 10 minute walk and do some deeper breathing.

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