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HELP! Going for my first GYN visit

Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:25 am by stewie

Hi,

I just joined the forum today and I wanted to ask people who have been through this for a while if there is anything specific I should ask about or request during my office visit? I have 100% vulvodynia symptoms. I've had them for 5 months and its painful and depressing. I've read a lot of blogs and every time I learn a little more but it seems like different things work for different …

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Not sure what's wrong with me, but....

Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:15 pm by haybay

I'm so glad to have found a group of women experiencing similar symptoms! My symptoms have been progressing for at least five years now. I'm 27 years old, and I'm finding that I'm becoming more and more insecure and depressed as a result of my symptoms, as well as the uncertainty of any diagnosis. Some suggestions have been made by three doctors, but no one has been able to "cure" me or …

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New Member Here - I have VVS

Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:59 pm by srslyskwrrly

Hey everyone,

I am so glad to find a supportive online forum for those of us with Vulvodynia! I was diagnosed with Vulvar Vestibulitis about 14 years ago and back then there just wasn't much information to be found about Vulvodynia issues. Today I am glad to see more medical research is being devoted to it and far more information is available online. Moreover, it is a comfort to now be able …

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THERE IS HOPE I OVERCAME VULVODYNIA - IT WENT AWAY

Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:48 am by mtaylor18

Since 2009 I had suffered with terrible UTI's, kidney infections, cystitis, recurrent thrush and lots of gynecological and urological problems I became very depressed. December 2012 I had chronic pain in my vulva (AGAIN) but this time it felt different, it was there around a month and just didn't go away! I went to hospital and had an ultrasound where they saw two burst ovarian cysts. I thought …

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Just found this site.. thank god.

Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:59 pm by abbey5531

Hi everyone-
I have been struggling with my diagnosis of vulvodynia since February of this year, but problems have been going on for a long time. I was on the pill after I lost my virginity due to a pregnancy scare when I was about to turn 19, which was over two years ago now, and since then I have experienced pain while having sex. My boyfriend at the time and I ended up breaking up, and I …

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Any advise would be great!

Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:51 pm by gsygrl8

Hello, I will keep this short and sweet, I have been suffering with vulvodnyia for 6 years now and was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago. I have possibly tried everything to ease the pain even been to London to have nerve injections(I cant remember the proper name for the procedure) which worked for a few months the first time but did not work at all the second!I have done special diets, worn certain …

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Pudendal neuralgia

Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:10 am by Mariek

I have been reading about this! Can anyone else relate to this? Do they go hand and hand? I'm confused?


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Diagnosed last week

Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:27 am by Mariek

I just found out last Wednesday that I have vulvodynia. It affects everything in that area! . I had stopped taking my anti depressants last year and was doing really well, now I feel like I am on the down slope again. I have been crying daily since I found out. Hope this passes. Dealing with depression anxiety and everybody else's comments when you try to talk to them about it. I'm so glad to …

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miserable for years

Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:00 am by cdrocab

I've ridden and shown horses for years and for the last 18 years carried Lidocaine cream in my saddle bags They say if you suffer from Vulvodynia stop riding horses and bikes. I no longer ride motorcycles but still try to bicycle and if armed, am able to ride the trails on my horse for about 2 hours. I had to find a home for my ungaited horse since the bouncing made it worse. No jeans allowed so …

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Evening Primrose Oil

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Evening Primrose Oil

Post  Grateful on Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:08 pm

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 10:30 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 10:39 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 10:24 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 12:29 pm

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 12:35 pm

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 12:38 pm

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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