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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


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


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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Post  charly24 on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:00 pm


I'm Charly, and I have suffered with Vulvadynia problems for over 3 years now, and I am 24. I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years and things used to be great! But now, I am unable to have intercourse as the pain in so unbearable! I have pain just from sitting down; some days its ok and some days its terrible! Doctors and gynae's can't seem to pin point what it is or how to treat it! Crying or Very sad

It all started after taking anti-biotics to treat a water infection and I was left with severe thrush. I treated the thrush and it went away, but I was never the same! I am dry and intercourse became so uncomfortable and its now impossible. I get burning and rawness! I had a biopsy about 6 months ago and have had so many swobs taken. I was told everything was fine and swabs always come back healthy! I was on anti-depressants to try and rule out nerve ending pain, and that didn't work; and so many creams that I have a chemist at home lol! I've decided to now research myself and try home remedies and supplements.

The gynae has given me a dilator to try and train my muscles, as during an examination they found I tensed so badly because of the pain. They believe its stress! Well of course! I'm so frustrated!! So I have started to use this, and I am hoping for good results! I have to apply numbing gel for pain, but I still have pain. I am waiting to see a therapist now to talk about these symptoms and problems.

I am going to try the Low Oxalate diet and the Anti-candida diet. I have also found on-line sources that suggest certain supplements and vitamins help. I tried these before and noticed a little improvement, but with the amount, cost and keeping up with it all, its difficult. But I have started to take this again and keep at it!

I also put tea tree oil in the bath, and apple cyder. Smells strange in the bathroom, but I find they help with soothing.

Do anyone else have any advice or remedies I could try?


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Post  embem on Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:50 pm

Hi Charly,

I have found that the dilator helped me to recondition my body so I don't have to tense up and fear pain as much. I hope you find it helpful. Let me know if the supplements and vitamins help. I'm willing to try anything!

Good luck!


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Post  charly24 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:26 pm


Thank you for your message Very Happy .

I found on the internet a V-Kit, and it contained information about taking supplements. If you have a search for Vulvar Kit or V-kit, you should find it.

It contains supplements such as: Calcium Citrate, Flaxseed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Olive Leaf Extract (which is very expensive, so I have not opted for that one yet!), Multi Vitamins, and applying calendula cream. I think the idea is to give your body a type of immune boost!

I am hoping it works, so I shall keep you posted Smile .


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Vulvodynia or VVS

Post  LizLemonny on Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:12 am

To answer the sex bit of your question... especially re the dryness... you must please Charly use lube and get to the psychological point that you don't feel bad about using it - build it into your routine. I don't know the right kind for you so I suggest you try some out before trying them during sex. I would use it whether or not you plan to try any penetration so you get used to it.

I've posted on this forum with some sex tips that might help you click here if interested. I DO (believe me) understand that you may not want to have penetrative sex at all and you just need to explore with your BF how this is going to work. I have found guys to be very different in their opinions about whether penetrative sex is essential. Some people on here have recommended anal sex; we tried this but weren't any good at it!

You can also get some lidocaine to have to hand to use after sex. It numbs down the pain enabling you to relax. You can also consider using it before trying sex (say around 20-30 mins before, then wipe it off using some lube so it doesn't numb your BF lol).

This also does the two things - numbs you a little bit (but still be careful as you might get hurt without being aware of it) and relaxes you (vital because tensing up does seem to make the pain get worse!).

Remember lubes can interfere with condoms so check the labels. I preferred sex with condoms to without as it was less friction on the area.

The less friction the less pain!!!

Good luck.


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