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» Coping with Vulvodynia
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:55 pm by NaughtyNanny

» Newby not sure where to turn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:10 pm by sarisbaris

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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Post  Nic on Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:37 pm

just wanted to say hey to everyone, cannot explain how happy I am to find this forum. I'm 25 and have had provoked vulvodynia for over 6 years now. The pain began when I became ill and was treated for months with antibiotics for glandular fever. I was first treated for severe thrush but when this went away and the pain remained, I was sent to the GUM clinic several times , everytime being told I was fine. After about 2 years I decided to go private and saw a bupa gp who told me I had a chronic fungal infection and advised me to change my diet. because of this I saw a nutritionist who put me on the anti-candida diet, this helped a little but still sufferring I decided to go back to my gp. I was then referred to a counsellor who after a few sessions was the one who recognised my symptoms and referred me to my local gyno David Nunns who diagnosed me with provoked vulvadynia. Since then I feel like I have tried everything - all the creams anti - depressents, lidocaine, dilators, I saw the physio but on the session i said that I felt it was helping slightly ( to me this was from pain that was making me cry my eyes out to pain i didnt cry as much!) I was told that was all she could do and I was being discharged. The only thing I feel that has helped me the most was acupunture but I just cant afford to carry this on at the moment. When I was referred to my gyno I was so pleased someone believed that I was having pain and that there was even a name for it, after researching I found that he was also involved in a lot research. However (might just be my experience) but I have not been to the hospital for over a year now as I feel like I'm not really listened to and have been asked several times if theres anything Iv seen on the internet (is it not his job to tell me whats available?!)
I feel so up and down with vulvadynia its ridiculous, iv accepted that iv got this condition and have been in a relationship for 7 years with the most supportive boyfriend i could ask for but at the moment I feel like I'm starting on the down again. Everything else in my life is the best its ever been at the moment apart from my vulvadynia which seems to be at its worst. I have a new job as an air hostess and I'm not sure if its that my body is under a lot of stress and tiredness that this is effecting it but I'm worried that me and my boyfriend are going back to not being physical at all because I know its going to be so painful again. I just dont know what to do anymore, I'm so sick of trawling the internet looking for something to take this away. I'm so sorry this has turned out to be quite a long post, got a abit carried away with typing to people that understand, can feel so alone sometimes! but anyways, hi everyone, its not great that we've all got this crappy thing but its fab to have finally found you all!! xxx

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Post  Sarah001 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:23 pm

Hi Nic and welcome. I'm really glad you posted that about David Nunns, I was supposed to be referred to him but it went to pain management instead and I've been mulling over whether to push for an appointment but conversations with my physio about what can he offer me that I can't get closer to home and your post have decided it for me and I'm not travelling hours to see someone who doesn't have anything different on offer, I too thought he'd be good because he's involved in research but seems he's maybe just a bit more interested but not better informed. Anyway, I was wondering if you had alot of physio or if you were given the 6 sessions then out that alot of hospitals have now? It seems a very odd point to stop physio if it started to help a bit! Did the physio look at your posture, gait, alignment as well as focus on your pelvic floor? I'm very interested in the physio side of things as that's what I'm currently pursuing but I have a couple of other complicating conditions that are making it very difficult and long winded! Have a good browse and again welcome.
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Post  naomi on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:23 pm

Hello Nic and welcome to the forum!

Ur condition sounds v similar to mine. Provoked vestibulodynia/vulvodynia, all started from yeast infections, anti's.

I've been round the block regards specialists, I think David nunns was my 8th or 9th. He was useless, I saw him twice and I knew that using vibrators to stretch my vagina wasn't the way forward...tried telling him its pure agony, the skin cracks and bleeds. I gave up on him!

Was meant to have vestibulectomy tomorrow but had it cancelled today as I realised (after more painful prodding) that the sore areas were more than he was going to remove with a partial vestibulectomy. Also a part of me still thinks the doctor crandall yeast theory still gives a good fight for the reason I am where I am!

Glad u found us! I think I would have gone loopy by now without the forum and our Facebook group!
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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:02 am

Welcome to the forum, I hope you find the support and advice you need here. You said that accupuncture helped. Is there no way you can get this on the nhs? Might be worth digging around to find out if there is a legal loophole where they have to fund it if its the only thing that's helping?

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Post  chanel825 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:50 am

Sorry you are suffering but please know you are not alone. My vulvodynia was so bad I could not have intercourse and with the nerve block Marcaine helped me alot. I dont know if you would like to ask your doctor about that. What I still have in no pain with intercourse but a lot of discharge and burning that has not gone away. It is very gross and very uncomfortable. God is great hope u get better

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