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» I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?
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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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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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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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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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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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Post  junobug85 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:43 pm

After 4 months of being sexually active with my boyfriend I got my first UTI, followed by my first yeast infection, follow by my first bacterial vaginosis infection, and from that day on I never felt any better... I constantly thought I had a yeast and bladder infection was prescribed diflucan over and over again and popped Uristat like candy. I thought I had herpes or gonorrhea but after dozens of OBGYN's telling me there was nothing wrong with me, my boyfriend was probably well endowed, I eating poorly, not exercising enough or my pants were too tight, I saw a Uro-gynecologist who told me it sounded like I had vulvadynia. This was the best news of my life to find out that someone believed me and that there was help and I wasn't crazy. I saw Dr. Schulze in north NJ who was amazing and for the past 4 months, I have religiously been on a low oxidant diet (which is challenging!), I take xanex, perideum, and use estrogen cream. All these treatments have helped significantly, but I still have soreness, sting, pain and bladder infection symptoms. I am considering the surgery, but Dr. Schulze does not take my insurance so I need to look into other doctors. My first question is does any one have any recommendations because I can't find any other doctors that even believe in this condition. My second question is what are my chances of the surgery not working? I have had vulvadynia for 5 years now and I have read that the longer you wait, the more chance you have of the surgery not working.

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Post  LizLemonny on Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:53 am

Why are the doctors still so ignorant even specialists - it is well documented now. I remember all those diagnoses from 1985-90 when I was trying to find out what was wrong with me. Do you have the pain constantly (vulvodynia) or just during and after intercourse or friction such as running (vestibulodynia).

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Post  junobug85 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:26 am

thank you for responding! This past November my symptoms seemed to be around the clock, but with the estrogen cream and xanex the pain and discomfort comes and goes and is usually triggered by friction. I have found some doctors in my area that take my insurance and believe in vulvadynia so I am very hopeful.

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Post  LizLemonny on Thu May 10, 2012 4:12 pm

Yes - once it is triggered it does take a while to settle down. It makes sense to use the creams before going for walks and certainly before sex, so that you don't get this problem or you lessen it as much as possible. It sometimes feels to me as though the pain creates more pain. Lidocaine is good. I haven't tried estrogen but I have been thinking of trying it.

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Re: My Story and My Questions

Post  junobug85 on Thu May 10, 2012 5:29 pm

I feel like I constantly am swollen and have an infection. The glands around my bladder feel swollen as well and make me feel like I constantly have to pee. It is challenging to fall asleep and I wake up a lot during the night feeling like I am going to wet the bed. It is really depressing... I just want to feel normal Sad My other problem is is that when my symptoms really flair up, I feel it in all parts of my private area, not only my vestibular glands, like a fire..... it burns a lot. Sometimes I test for Yeast Infections and I have tested for BV 3 times in 5 years, but most of the time I do not have an infection. When this happens, the creams, xanax and peridium do not really help. I just ordered folic acid and coconut oil tablets because one person in this blog said they help.

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