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Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:54 pm by Roselilyflower

Hi there everyone, I was diagnosed with vulvodynia about 5 months ago. It all started as an allergic reaction to some thrush cream I used to treat a yeast infection which I got agter a heafty load of antibiotics. I have been tested umteen times for herpes etc and I am all clear which is reassuring but still depressing as Inwas not sure what the hell was going on, then finally I was given an …

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How do you live with this?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:15 am by Persevere1990

Hi everyone,

It's great to see there is a support network here... I was diagnosed a few weeks ago and have started nightly treatment with lidocaine cream one week ago. Not noticing any difference yet.

I notice I get flare ups throughout the day, typically after peeing, showering, walking and when I'm stressed. I'm pretty sure my vulvodynia was caused by nerve damage due to a bad case of thrush …

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I just found this site tonight

Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:35 am by surprisemom44

Hello all,

I just found this site tonight. I am on my fourth round of antibiotics in a row since Nov. But honestly, have been having the pain, itching, burning for years. I had never heard of this condition until tonight and have not been diagnosed but I feel it has to be what I have. I had my first encounter with burning, itching, pain when I was 12! My mom tried to get me to douche! I had …

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Pain following a vaginal cyst procedure a year ago.

Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:22 pm by crackleberry

Hi everyone, I'm sorry this is going to be long, but please listen and help if you can. I am a 17 year old girl. In february of 2016 I had a mass protruding from my vagina, I went to the er, they didn't know what kind of cyst it was but they did an incision and drainage and put a word catheter in to help the cyst drain. During the procedure I had a sharp pain from where she cut me, but once it …

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New here- please help

Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:49 am by 1989SBSC

I've been reading these forums for the past year or more and have never posted anything online like this before. I'm overwhelmed and don't even know where to start. Up until a couple years ago, I never had any urinary tract/vaginal problems. Sex (intercourse) always felt good, and I didn't notice any burning feelings in my vagina or urethra. Then, I lived abroad for a year in a hot, tropical …

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Male visitor

Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:19 pm by outsider

Hello!

I am a 25 year old guy who has erectile dysfunction following an injury a few years ago. I am here because I think that men and women with sexual dysfunction could benefit from dating each other. My experience has been that women have lost interest when they found out that penetrative sex was not possible with me.
So I am interested in learning more about female sexual disorders. Do young …

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vulvodynia

Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:44 am by owlcity

I've bee recently diagnosted with vulvodynia. I had my first UTI and that was probably the trigger for me. I started using estrace topical cream and at first it didn't help at all. After few weeks i actually had one month with no pain or burning. I almost forgot that i have a "problem". The lastfew days the burning is back on and off, maybe not as bad as before. I don't know if i should …

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Provoked Vs. Unprovoked Vulvodynia?

Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:03 pm by Sarah08

Hello,

I am just wondering what the difference is between provoked and unprovoked vulvodynia?

I had sex with someone a few months ago and the pain/stinging has been constant ever since. Multiple visits to the GP ruled out any infections and a specialist has since suggested vulvodynia. I'm wondering whether, since it was the sex that brought it on, it would be considered provoked, or since it …

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Newlywed and newlydiagnosed- help!

Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:06 am by hollync

Hello, I am 24 and had pain-free sex with my new husband for 3 years before starting to have this pain about 2 years ago. It started after a course of antibiotics, and although I have been on hormonal birth control for over 10 years, I changed to a similar, but different birth control around that time as well. It generally stings and burns, mostly after intercourse.

I finally saw someone about …

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New Vulvodynia Support Group in Dallas area

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New Vulvodynia Support Group in Dallas area

Post  Debbie627 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:59 pm

When I was officially diagnosed with vulvodynia 2 years ago, I had no one to talk to except my doctor. I tried to discuss and find answers through the various message boards, but found them to be too slow and in some cases outdated. I have 30 years in the computer industry and have pretty good analytical skills, so I set out on a journey to determine the root cause of my condition. I succeeded! Now I feel compelled to work with other women who have this condition to offer some hope, help and comfort.

As such I am starting up a new support group here in the Dallas area for women to actually meet face to face in a nurturing environment to discuss this condition. I believe through an open exchange of ideas and education, we all have the power to find the answers. We know the doctors don't have the answers...it's up to us.

If you live in the area and are interested in participating, please let me know.

Debbie

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Seeking help in Dallas Area

Post  rl2091 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:25 pm

Debbie,

I also live in the Dallas area (Lucas/Allen), to be exact. I have also worked in IT for almost 30 years. I've been struggling with vulvodynia for almost 2 years. My ob/gyn struggled with it and finally sent me to a physiologist, telling me that we have to fix what's 'up hear' (pointing to my head) before we can fix what's going on down there. I then went to a doctor at UTSouthwestern, which only really sent me to physical thearpy. I've now have gone to a 3rd doctor, which did order blood tests (after my urging) that showed my free testosterone is below normal and my SHBG is way high. However, this doctor knows that is not good, but has no idea what to prescribe. I would like to know how you got help and what doctor you visited.

I'm desperate!!!!!!!!!
Roseann

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Re: New Vulvodynia Support Group in Dallas area

Post  C'smom on Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:40 pm

We have also seen several doctors.  (Locally & out of state)  Last week saw a new dr.  I have some hope again.  She seemed to have a few more tools in her tool chest.  If nothing else works, we may fly to New York for a consult.  Would be interested in visiting with others !
We live in the North Dallas area. I am close to Allen, McKinney, Frisco and Plano.

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i live in abilene

Post  dewayned on Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:39 pm

i live in abilene , i want to find someone who knows what the heck they are doing , but no one in dallas seems to take my insurance . i found a place in midland a texas tech center where they are specialist in vulvodynia. i have an appt but not till jan, i have been dealing with this for almost 7 yrs and now my 15 yr old has it .... i am so sad for her . i pray it goes away. good luck starting a group . wish i lived closer .

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Re: New Vulvodynia Support Group in Dallas area

Post  Alana3 on Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:06 pm

Sometimes you gotta go wherever even if ur insurance doesnt cover. My doc didn't accept my insurance but I'm cured don't let that good you back from a potential fix

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interested

Post  Willabel on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:09 pm

Hi, I am Dallas, and interested in joining the group, thank you

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Still here for you

Post  Debbie627 on Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:22 am

I have to apologize to all of you. After posting my message about starting a support group in the Dallas area, I stopped looking at this board when I didn't receive any immediate responses. Please know I am still here for you and wanting to do this. Contact me directly at ddc627@gmail.com. We can meet and share experiences. I can share with you what I did and hopefully help you as well.

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