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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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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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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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Scared and hurting

Post  BELLE.S on Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:50 am

I've been diagnosed with vulvodynia. Sadly, I was told a few months ago that my pain was due to still having some of my hymen so I had a very costly (and painful!!!!!!) hymenectomy. Unfortunately, the surgery did not help at all with sex. I am now able to use a tampon, but that is all. Sex is so painful. I don't understand how it can ever be fun. I'm in my twenties and I have a very supportive mother whom I told everything and she is helping me find treatment. Not only am I horrified but I waited so so long to lose my virginity to someone I love. It was excruciating. I have the most wonderful, understanding boyfriend and we are moving in together in August, but I really wish I could have sex. Lubes don't help, special condoms don't help. I don't know what to do. I'm so overwhelmed and scared. I want to be able to have a normal sex life. Does anyone have any advice? I really want to stay with my boyfriend and I want to be able to love normally. What can I do???????


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Post  MissMissy21 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:16 pm

I dont have much advice on pain manaent but i can tell to toufrom my experience its not easy. Ive had this since at least 16 im now 22. My boufriend and i have been together nearly 3 and a half years and we live together. I couldnt askfor a better bf. he helps me and trys his best to understand me. Lubes codoms nummig cream anti depressants and physical therapy have done nothing for me. Im looking into the surgery to have nerve endings removed in hopes that my only problem is over active nerve enddings. So heres hoping. I cant tell you itll just go away and i cant give you a magic cure. Just stay strong try as many things as you can to help and invest in icepacks. Its not easy or fun but obe day you might be able to be "normal" and thats all any of us could ask for at this point


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On the sex question

Post  Mandadity on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:13 pm

So I am 22 and I have severe pain also although mine isnt constant(all the time), how I am able to cope with sex is get a clitoral vibrator...works WAYYYY better then your hand and believe me its a huge distraction from the pain, im sad that I didnt think of it before(Doesnt work for me at 10/10 pain).

I have also noticed that having your butt in the air(hate the name for it)but not having sex anally seems to help a lot also. In combination with a vibrator(unless your in 10/10 pain) and omg you will "Climax" harder then ever before.

I am sorry to everyone who thinks this is a little too detailed but I wanted to explain just how much it worked for me. Honestly, from the girls I know, being a female in your 20s is like being a horny teenage boy and I want to express the big difference between having sex and not while dealing with this pain.

I hope I didnt offend, disgust or any other negative thing to anyone. Just expressing.

Most people on here say your not alone, which is very true but im not about to tell you the same thing everyone else is because I dont feel that does a whole lot knowing that over and over again. Ill be brutally honest(if you ever want to ask me anything else).

Good luck. :]


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