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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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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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Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

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Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

Post  bluekangeroo on Fri May 18, 2012 9:07 am

I have heard good things about her on the vulva pain soc website. she has done talks and things about vulva pain.

I wondered if anyone has seen her or has heard anything good about her?


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Re: Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

Post  riv on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:43 pm

Hello there

I didn't get to see Helen Forth but I did get a referral to her physio dept and just had my first appointment with another physio Amanda who was lovely. The waiting list is long....they have just introduced harsher penalties for people not turning up to appointments so hopefully this will change....but I waited around 5 months to get my initial appointment. Glad I pushed for it though as I do have pelvic floor issues and hoping that treatment for this will help. Also my therapist told me they have a specialist vulva gynae department there so you could ask to be referred to both departments if its local for you. I don't know what the vulva department is like there though. The physio seemed really knowledgeable though. I discussed my IBS being something that kicks off at the same time as my vestibulodynia and she said that its a common thing that she hears so it was worth going just to find that out

I am seeing them again in two weeks so hopefully I can post and let people know how its going!

Riv x


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Re: Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

Post  londonlady on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:17 pm

Hi Riv,

How did you get a referral there? Is the royal free your local hospital?

I get affected by IBS too, which is triggered and then compounds my pelvic pain, so any tips you pick up about manging them together would be much appreciated!




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Re: Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

Post  riv on Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:28 pm

Hello London Lady!

You can ask for a referral anywhere you like with the NHS now - just ask your GP - you get much better results with the GP if you go armed with print outs! So contacts for the department, who you want to me referred to etc- if you can hand something to your GP they are happier to refer you where you want. I am with Guys for dermatology (although Royal Free have a Vulva clinic too) but heard good things about the royal free and didn't know where else I could go for the vulvodynia physio

In terms of managing the IBS with physio its not such good news - apparently fixing pelvic floor probs doesn't help with the IBS but my phsio said they do tend to flare at the same time so Im hoping if I can reduce my flare ups in my fanny then my IBS will be less likely to flare - here's hoping anyway - I also think Im going to try the oxalate diet for IBS and V but it doesn't great reviews - Im going to try it anyway. It cant make it any worse!

Riv x


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Re: Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

Post  Melian on Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:00 pm

I am with Amanda as well! How did you found her!?


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