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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Recent "Poke" Pain - So Confused/Losing My Mind

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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Post  sailirish23 on Thu May 10, 2012 11:16 pm

I was recently told I have vulodynia this week. I need someone who can understand my depression and decreasing hope. I need someone to talk to in the same situation.


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You are not alone!

Post  bCherie on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:22 am

Hi there! My heart bleeds for you Sad I know how painful this can be emotionally!
I've had this for 5 1/2 years. It can be so horrible to feel this alone! Despite what men think, us women don't sit around talking to each other about our vaginas! Hell most of us have never even looked at our own vagina before it started hurting!!

I bottled my pain up and told NO ONE for the longest time! I was too embarrassed to even tell my partner and only fessed up when it just hurt to much to have sex anymore. I didn't tell friends. I didn't tell my mum. I felt very alone. Like a broken and imperfect human. Like I wasn't a woman.

It took my relationship and my mental well being imploding for me to realize that it is SO important to talk to people! Even if they don't 'get it' having a good friend or mum/aunt/grandparent to share with makes this a lot less lonesome. I actually saw a therapist long before I told a friend or my mum. The therapist convinced me that we both can't and shouldn't do this alone. When I told my best friend she cried for me. She can't change anything or help me or even fully understand but it felt like I no longer had a 'dirty' secret!

Don't despair either there are so many different causes. And SO many GP's and Gynacologists that don't know ANYTHING about vulvadynia! And this is a good thing! Keep seeing specialists and asking who is considered to be the expert in this field where you live, push to see only the best!! This is still a mysterious problem and if your gyno says they 'don't know' what causes this keep looking for a better more right specialist for you!! If you keep asking you will find the person to help you!

I finally found a dermatologist who explained that my vulvadnyia is caused by compressed disc's in my lower spine sending out pain messages. Like when you get rsi in your wrist from slouching at your desk!
She is considered to be an expert in this medicine in australia (where I live). I start treatment with a physio and pilates this week and am finally feeling positive!

Please don't feel alone! You are not! Talk to a friend, a trusted family member or a therapist. and take care of yourself! I would give you a hug if I could!


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