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» NO PAIN DURING SEX
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» Coping with Vulvodynia
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» Newby not sure where to turn
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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

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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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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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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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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Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

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Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  AroraNightfire on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:52 pm

I am 27yrs old and have for the past 9yrs been suffering with vulvar itch, needle like stabbings in my labias, raw pain upon urination, and the last symptom which developed a little over 1yr ago was knife like pain in my buttcheeks when sitting. I was misdiagnosed with yeast by 3 different doctors, then with vulvar distrophy, then vulvodynia, and last week I was diagnosed by Dr Conway of NH with pudendal neuralgia.

I have already done a s1s2 nerve block with 120mg of depomedrol last june. Conways recommendations are 2 more nerve blocks, this time pudendal between the sacrotuberous and sacrospinus ligaments. If that fails to work then he wants to try pudendal nerve decompression surgery.

I'm nervous and scared because I've been misdiagnosed so many times in the past. I want to make sure this time it is pudendal neuralgia. I don't want to end up worst because of nerve blocks and or nerve decompression surgery. All I hear is negative things online concerning nerve blocks on the pudendal hope site.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:18 pm

Hi, I have to say I've been having a few discussions with my physio about Pudendal nerve involement because she thinks it may be a factor in my problem. With me I have tight tender muscles all around the sit bones (common place for the nerve to get trapped) and my sacral ligaments are all messed up (another common place) also tight pelvic floor, piriformis and other hip rotators are a common factor too. She said she wants to soon start a little pelvic floor work on me to try and free any areas where the nerve might be getting irritated and I asked about nerve blocks. Her opinion of the nerve blocks is that they make matters worse from a physio point of view by decreasing sensation to certain areas so the patient can no longer control the muscles correctly and therefore clenching or a complete lack of activity tends to happen so she advised me not to have them. The surgery will definitely destabilise the sacroiliac joints which in turn can set off a whole myriad of painful problems (I'm living proof of that because I have very unstable SI joints and it hurts like hell) including referring pain to the genital area. Have a search for pelvic floor physio on that site because I've found some very encouraging stories about it on there and it should be part of any pudendal nerve treatment before nerve blocks are even considered. A good physio will be able to touch the nerve to see if it is indeed part of the issue by eliciting pain when touched so it might be a good idea to hold off on the nerve blocks until you've had some decent physio first. Tight muscles trapping the nerve can be treated with more conservative means although it will mean alot of homework to get results.
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Post  AroraNightfire on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:30 pm

I had physical therapy in Orleans Ma Dec2010, Jan2011 and the physical therapist gave up on me because I wasn't able to do the leg exersizes she wanted me to do because it caused me too much pain. She pressed on my ass muscles for 30min and it hurt like hell, felt like pressing on bruises when she held my ass muscles. I don't feel physical therapy would be beneficial. I would rather run on my treadmill for 1hr than do pt again. I've worked with inserting a dildo and leaving it for 15min each day for 1 week and I had to stop because my pain was only worst during the day. I just don't feel it is helpful for me.

Leg movements hurt my crotch, when I bend over to pick stuff up I get needles stabbing my clit labias. I'm on 600 to 900mg of lyrica a day for pain control.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  ButterflyLiz on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:47 pm

I may have said this before but through the vulval pain society you can get in touch with a lady who had successful pudendal nerve entrapment surgery in France. Page here:

http://vulvalpainsociety.org/vps/index.php/vulval-conditions/pudendal-nerve-entrapment

I know the surgery's not always successful but she should be able to give you a good account of what she went through and it's always good to have more info.

Still not sure if PN is one of my issues. My experience is that a pudendal nerve block didn't make me any worse but neither did it make me any better.

Do as much research as you can, especially on the experience of the surgeon if you decide to go ahead.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  embem on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:44 pm

Hello, I may also have pudendal neurolgia. Mine was caused by surgery I had for vulvodynia this past August. Now the vulvodynia is nearly gone, but the pudendal neuralgia is even worse! My physical therapist believes that I have pudendal neuralgia, but I have not been officially diagnosed.

Might you be able to find a different physical therapist? How horrible that your PT gave up on you! She doesn't sound very good! I'm in Rochester NY and mine is absolutely wonderful. She's very knowledgeable; however, I have not personally seen any benefits yet.

Please post if you have the nerve block. My physical therapist recommended it. I have not had a nerve block, but I have had a muscle block. It helped a little for about a day. I also just started back on Gabapentin, which my GYN specialist put me on, but the PT also said it would help with the nerve.

I have similar symptoms to you. I have the stabbing between my butt cheeks and soreness down my thigh and bottom. I can't wear jeans or khakis, and it is very painful to sit. The National Vulvodynia Association can give you a list of doctors and physical therapists. I know you don't have vulvodynia, but my physical therapist is on that list and is very knowledgeable about pudendal neuralgia. Good luck! Keep us posted.

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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  mary jane on Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:59 am

embem, what type of surgery did you have to vulvodynia that could possibly trigger PN?
did you excise your bartholin's ?
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pudendal nerveblock

Post  Maria74 on Tue May 03, 2016 3:00 am

Hi
I've had 2 nerve blocks and I'm going for my third in the end of this month. I drive over 2 hours to Rochester NY to get them. My pt said she can tell a difference but I'm still in pain but I can tolerate her following the nerve from the inside better but I still have constant burning. I've been in this hell for the past 19 years and I've tried countless meds botox and more. Now I'm giving it one last try with nerve blocks Cymbalta and pt.





embem wrote:Hello, I may also have pudendal neurolgia.  Mine was caused by surgery I had for vulvodynia this past August.  Now the vulvodynia is nearly gone, but the pudendal neuralgia is even worse!  My physical therapist believes that I have pudendal neuralgia, but I have not been officially diagnosed.

Might you be able to find a different physical therapist?  How horrible that your PT gave up on you!  She doesn't sound very good!  I'm in Rochester NY and mine is absolutely wonderful.  She's very knowledgeable; however, I have not personally seen any benefits yet.  

Please post if you have the nerve block.  My physical therapist recommended it.  I have not had a nerve block, but I have had a muscle block.  It helped a little for about a day.  I also just started back on Gabapentin, which my GYN specialist put me on, but the PT also said it would help with the nerve.

I have similar symptoms to you.  I have the stabbing between my butt cheeks and soreness down my thigh and bottom.  I can't wear jeans or khakis, and it is very painful to sit.  The National Vulvodynia Association can give you a list of doctors and physical therapists.  I know you don't have vulvodynia, but my physical therapist is on that list and is very knowledgeable about pudendal neuralgia.  Good luck!  Keep us posted.

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