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New here, diagnosed 2 years ago

Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:17 pm by mythreesons

I'm Teri from Alberta, Canada. I was diagnosed with Vulvodynia 2 years ago after 2 months of terrible burning pain that doctors could find no reason for. I started taking Elavil (30 mg per day) and Vagifem 2 times/week. That kept symptoms mostly under control for almost 2 full years. About 6 weeks ago, I started my first major flare-up for reasons unknown and can't seem to get it under …

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My Story...in desperate need of help

Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:45 pm by sailor_moon

Hi ladies,

I joined this forum out of desperation in hope that someone may be able to offer advice. I am also here to offer support to others, because lets face it, noone really knows how this issue affects your life and makes you feel until you experience it first hand. HELL is the only word to describe it.

I'm an Australian girl in her mid 20's.

A little over a year ago I developed an …

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Traumeel injections or Botox?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:14 am by Kris282

Has anybody has success with either of these? Or perhaps nerve blocks?

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How do I get added to the secret Facebook page?

Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:32 pm by Caropes

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hi all new possible diagnosis of vulvodynia

Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:27 pm by princesst124

I just went to my GYN nurse and she believes I have nerve pain and she wants me to see a vulva specialist. I am B R O K E! We live in the US , have insurance through my husband's work but it's minimal. The last time I had female pain it was constant cramps and they said I had a weak lower pelvic floor. I went to a female physical therapist. ┬áThe out of pocket expense was over $700! I knew I most …

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New here and trying to find more girls that live in Brisbane or Australia

Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:05 am by keepdreaming

Hi All,

I am new here and I would really like to get in contact with people from Brisbane, Australia.

I was recently diagnosis (2 months ago) with Provoked Vestibulodynia (Vulvar Vestibulitis) and reactive vaginismus due to the Vestibulodynia, after such a long time of massive pain, suffering and feeling completely hopeless.

I just want to start by saying that this forum have helped me SO …

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New and confused :( opinions needed please

Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:52 pm by quixotic

Hello, i'm very confused and upset and looking for some opinions on what could be going on with me, I will try to keep it brief...

Problem started January after two courses of antibiotics - suspected Thrush, no swab taken at time due to how swollen/painful area was, felt and looked very red/inflammed and aggravated inside, alot of discharge, thick white/yellow coloured, multipe doses of …

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Please help

Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:01 pm by noelle2530

Hello ladies I have yet to be diagnosed I have been to many doctors plan on going back in a couple weeks I have been tracking my symptoms daily I was hoping someone could tell me if it sounds like what they have experienced. I would appreciate any help I could get I am desperate for answers...

05/12: felt fine
05/13: burning
05/14: Some slite burning kinda irritated feeling,
05/15 burning …

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New,Depressed and need help!!!!!

Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:04 pm by bvnh13

Hi everyone, this all started for me about five months ago, and I am 42. I had sex with a new partner and a few days later I was red inflammed and on fire down there. Went to the DR did cultures and it came back as yeast, gave me diflucan and got better but not fully. I then got bronchitis and got a RX for Zythromax and after that and my period the same symptoms game back.I got two doses of …

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Evening Primrose Oil

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Evening Primrose Oil

Post  Grateful on Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:08 am

I have been suffering with vulvar pain for eight years - just assumed it was part of menopause and growing older. I was using Vagifem vaginal hormone supplements and my doctor said everything looked fine but I was still experiencing excruciating pain whenever I had intercourse with a lot of burning and pain afterwards. I also experienced vulvar pain when bathing or using bath tissue. I finally turned to the internet and found the term for what I was actually experiencing. It was wonderful to know I wasn't alone and to read other women's advice. After reading some user's comments, I started using Evening Primrose Oil. I rub the oil from 2 500mg softgels on my vulvar area each evening before bed. The difference has been miraculous! Within one week I could tell a difference and within a month I was having intercourse again without pain. I feel like I have gotten my life and my marriage back. I would encourage every woman to at least try evening primrose oil to see if it will make a difference for them.

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something else to try....

Post  blessed on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:30 am

thanks for sharing this.. at this point i am trying anything that worked for others.. i have started primrose oil but have been taking i orally. i guess it makes sense to apply it directly. i am going to try this from today. hopefully i have some good results...my marriage could use a bit of good news.. thanks and God bless..

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Re: Evening Primrose Oil

Post  bluekangeroo on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:39 pm

This is very interesting, thanks for sharing. What is the theory behind eve primrose oil being helpful?

I have found co-incidentally that during my period my pain eases off, and during my period I take eve primrose oil?! Hmmm maybe I shouldn't stop taking it when my period ends?

I had never considered getting the oil out of the pills and rubbing it on topically though. Can you really do that? And if so, how come nobody sells the oil in topical form? Or do they?

I would love to hear how anyone else gets on with this method if you try it.

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Primrose Oil

Post  Grateful on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:24 am

I have tried to find Evening Primrose in just the oil form not caplets but haven't been able to find it so far. I just pierce a hole in the tablets and squeeze the oil out - it's a little messy, but well worth the effort. I do wish you could find it bottled as just oil.

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Essential oils are giving me a chance at an actual sex life

Post  lavrose on Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:29 am

Ok guys. I promised God that if he helped me find a cure for this horrible, life ruining, afflicting, 24/7 misunderstood condition, I would share it with everyone, as I have done TIRELESS research, read every book, scoured the net, and consulted with many doctors. Im 32 years old.
Ive always had a problem with painful sex, and a constant burning vag, but recently I was diagnosed with something far more horrible. Interstitial Cystitus.
Painful Bladder syndrome. Many women with Vulvodynia, many times have interstitial cystitus aswell, and I do frequent UTI's and I control them with a daily probiotic, but this particular bladder infection would not go away. Guys, this condition has literally ruined lives. Women hav e to go on disability for it. Imagine a voracious, raging UTI that never goes away. ever. and there is no cure. Its one thing not to be able to have sex, or sit for too long, or wear anything tight. But to be aware of constant, swollen, urethral frequency and burning, having to go to the bathroom every five minutes, cant sleep thru the night, the pain is compared to Cancer. People have to go on methadone, and antidepressants over it. Anywho, After I wept and begged on my knees for God to cure me, and help me, and even called a prayer line (LOL!!) and cried on my moms shoulder, (she prayed with me for a cure also) I made an appointment with a Urologist in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland clinic. The best in the country. I got diagnosed with Ureaplasma, and Im currently on a strong 30 day course of antibiotics, (augmentin, zithromax, doxicycline) then I will be on long term antibiotics for the duration, until I test negative, which could take over a year.
Many people dont know too much about Ureaplasma, so please, please google it, and try to find a doctor that will hear you ,and test you. There are links to this with V too.
The test is expensive, and many doctors havnt even heard of it, so you have to shop around. because Ureaplasma is linked to IC, (urethritis) it is also linked to infertilty, miscarriage, and premature birth. Maybe shop around for fertility doctors, say your trying to get pregnant, and your concerned about Ureaplasma. Its worth it guys, I feel 100% better now that I am taking the proper treatment. This little bacteria is prolly the the one responsible for a lifetime of pain, and ruined relationships.
The oils. I make suppositories with coconut oil, (frozen, in sport bottle ice cube trays) with various essential oils, and Ive been able to have a sex life and sometimes, pain free sex life, since I started this. The thing is. You have to rotate the oils, I learned this. For a couple of years I was just using tea tree (and douches are horrible by the way, please dont put them in douche, been there, done that) after awhile, it didnt work and I didnt know why. The Boric acid suppositories. Worked for awhile, then didnt work at all. Then Myrrh oil. Which is great by the way. Then lavender and rosemary oils. Also awesome. Then Tyme oil, and oregano oil. Awesomness. Also, grapefruit seed extract is great too. Now Im doing Geranium oil, and its the skin of my vag is very soft and supple, non itchy and completely burn free. It feels strong, and healed...Im totally down for sex atm Smile), but currently single again Sad(..but yea. Start out with a few drops, first few days, then work your way up to where you feel comfortable. I use quite a bit, especially for raging pain or infection, but everyones different.Theyve been working out great for me, but it has been such a long road. Ive read about many women just giving up, but dont please.
Wise women of antiquity have known about essential oils treating women's problems and vaginal infections for many centuries now. I admit, I was scared too and hesitant about putting strange smelly substances up there, but it is so worth it. Some days, I feel almost normal down there. Like when I was young. Also, change of diet, (more fiber, vegetables, green smothies, teas, wheatgrass shots) have made it possible to live a normal life, and be a healthy person again, and maybe a chance at a fulfilling relationship. Also, having constant vaginal infections CAN impact fertility. and I am hoping to get pregnant again. God luck and God Bless. God knows how much I have suffered and I prayed day and night for a cure. To be healed, and cured is the greatest blessing of all, the greatest blessing God can give you. And this is when he makes his presence known. When God heals you, when he has answered your prayer.

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Post  lavrose on Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:35 am

and yes, my vaginal pain and symptoms do go away on my period, and sex feels alot better too. Weird. Ive also read about women being able to control their yeast, and bladder symptoms with coconut oil. Typically 3 to 6 TBLSP a day, everyday. I do eat coconut oil, but not that much!! LoL, I saw it made my skin glow, and look great, and I felt better, but it didnt do alot for my V. so....plus it makes your hair oily Sad

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Mucho Love

Post  lavrose on Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:38 am

anyway, much Love guys, Its so hard feeling like your the only person in the world with a Cur-SED Vagina!!! Its rough. And guys think your frigid or something. So not true, but whatev. Theres a reason for everything, and I count my blessings everyday. Love you guys Smile flower I love you

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