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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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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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Recently Diagnosed which has motivated my research study

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm by ebclose2free

Hi everyone,

My name is Eliza Barach and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in October of 2017. I'm also PhD student at the State University of New York at Albany. I work several professors at SUNY, but one in particular, Dr. Mitch Earleywine researches marijuana and its possible efficacy as an alternative treatment. Our previous examined cannabis and symptoms of PMS/PMDD and found that women …

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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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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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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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Can A Cut In Vestibule cause Vulvodynia?

Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:07 am by rockylife

Can a cut in the vestibule area cause vulvodynia? Is it possible that some nerve a were damaged that’s why I feel this pain in my area without visible lesions?

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Anyone from New Jersey

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

Looking to maybe talk to someone from NJ to see if there are any support groups in this state.

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Brazilian Wax Actually Helped.

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Brazilian Wax Actually Helped.

Post  pepper7 on Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:15 pm

Ok so I did the Flucozole and it really, really, really helped. I was so shocked and happy that it worked and still continues to work-Im still getting a slight itch/burn every now and then but nothing compared to what it was.
Anyway I was going on holiday so I decided to get a brazilian wax (I know crazy right!?) Luckily my beautician is great so I knew Id be ok with her. Anyway after taking a day to get used to it (I get a brazilian every once in a while but havent had one in ages thanks to the pain) I felt normal. Completely no pain, no itch, no burning nothing! I was so unbelievably chilled out because the pain was gone and because I was chilled out and relaxed I wasnt worrying about the pain so I wasnt tense or tensing any muscles.
Anyway now that its been a couple of weeks the hair has started to grow back and its only now that Im getting any pain (just a bit of itching and burning) so it got me thinking, does the pubic hair have an effect on V pain? Maybe because the hair is so coarse it rubs/stresses the nerves causing reactions?
I know its a bit out there but I cant help thinking that it must have something to do with the pain.

I hope everyones dealing ok



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Re: Brazilian Wax Actually Helped.

Post  MissMissy21 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:41 pm

Im so glad to here this is working for you and im interested in trying it myself. Funny im more afraid of the pain of waxing then the vest pain. But i was curious as to your pain before the wax. Was t frim intercourse, sitting or just constant pain. And how high would you scale your pain?


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Re: Brazilian Wax Actually Helped.

Post  Aussie on Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:33 pm

I feel better after a brazillian too. Once the hairs start growing back it irritates the skin. Obvously I am sore for a day or two after the brazillian but the lack of hair helps irritation. The hair deff irritates me!!

I get a wax once every 5 or so weeks.


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