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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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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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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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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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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Lidocaine with condoms?

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 pm by AEM1

Hi everyone! My doctor just prescribed me a topical lidocaine to administer before sex, but I forgot to ask if it is okay to use with condoms. Has anyone else used this before and know it is safe to use with condoms? Thanks! Very Happy
Unrelated, but I just started Lyrica a few weeks ago...no changes yet, but I'm hopeful something will come out of it. 3 years with vulvodynia and unable to have sex …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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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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Hello I am new, and am looking forward for some support

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Post  Feegal on Sat May 12, 2012 11:21 am

Hello wow, ( I feel soo silly for years I have had this pain for soo long, originally I thought I had vaginismus) for all those years talk more soon not feeling well wil write more later sorry all. I cant wait to connect with you al and explain my story to you all how its effecting myself & my husband soo not fun thats for sure. Sad

I feel I had vaginismus for years, but really didnt know what I had, & why was soo painful all the gyno exams, every time we had sex soo painful and frustrating, could never use tampons soo painful. I now am soo happy to actually find out what i really had, my gyno told me about a a really good therapist in Adelaide, his names marek Jantos.
At this stage, have only seen him once, he also does myofacial release too its amazing at what he does, afer i had some internal stuff done that day, found out how inner thigh pain can radiate up to that area, also buttock pain can do that too. I am not happy atm, as bleeding its just not a good time to get back into doing them. Where is everyone else re with this, any support any help will help me out soo much, just needing anyones feedback anything to help me though this makes it soo much better knowing a freind heard of this forum.
I feel i hve had this for years, but never knew it. I have anxiety too, we also went through ivf also, and unfortunately didnt work out. That was back when i didnt know about the vulvodynia just thought I had vaginismus.


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Re: Hello I am new, and am looking forward for some support

Post  sailirish23 on Sat May 12, 2012 9:42 pm


I'm new too. I didnt know anything about vulodynia until my symptoms appearred three months ago. If you would like to share some thoughts, let me know.



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Vaginismus diagnosis

Post  vulvarpainsurvivor on Sun May 13, 2012 12:52 am

Hi Folks,
Just wanted to comment that although I am not among those people who thinks "vaginismus" is a myth, I do want to emphasize that a lot of different types of vulvar pain get unhelpfully lumped under that diagnosis when it is not necessarily correct, or not comprehensive enough. I spent several years thinking I had vaginismus, too, when it turned out to be a (probably) congenital overgrowth of nerve endings in the vestibule. The result--extremely painful sex--is the same, so it's easy to be fooled into thinking your muscles are just too tight or you're getting tense when you have sex. And then there are the doctors who tell you to "just relax," as if you could relax when you're in severe pain.

When I started the physical therapy which I though would cure me of my "vaginismus," I eventually figured out that the tension or relaxation of my pelvic muscles had nothing to do with my pain. I used a biofeedback machine with a vaginal probe which showed whether or not my muscles were "firing." (The machine is available from Empi, by the way.) The higher the number, the higher the tension in the muscles and vice versa. I found that I could have a 0 or 1 showing on the machine and still have severe pain when touched at the opening of the vagina. So while the physical therapy did not solve anything in the end, it was very useful for getting me to try biofeedback, which helped me figure out that tension was *not* the problem. And, as a bonus, I did learn how to control those muscles really well, and probably strengthened them--good for your sex life in the long run!


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