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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Recent "Poke" Pain - So Confused/Losing My Mind

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci


I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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Post  kellybeth on Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:11 pm

hi all first off i would like to say how glad i am to find a website like this.
i have an 8 year old daughter,at the age of 3 she started having complaints with her down below. after countless times visiting my local gp i was told the same thing,she has thrush or sistitis (sorry about the spelling) she would be up in the night crying saying it was burning and stinging. this carried on untill she was 5 years old then things got worse to the point where she was pulling her hair out in pain screaming for me to help and to take her pain away. it wasnt until last year she was finally referred to a specialist at my local hospital. we tried all types of remedies such as creams,gels,meds,ice packs nothing worked! she finally referred my daughter to uclh where we was told bethany had extremely sensitive nerve endings she referred my daughter to great ormond street to start pain management which is where we are now.this is where we finally got a diagnosis that we had waited 5 years for,it is vulvodynia. her consultant there has put my daughter on 5mg of amitriptyline this also did not work. she had another appointment with pain management 3 weeks ago and he has now upped her tablets to 10mg,this also dont block her pain. she is still up nearly every night for hours on end crying and uncomftable. i just feel like i am hitting a brick wall all the time. i hate seeing my 8 year old like this and im really worried for her future. sometimes it just seems these doctors just dont understand Crying or Very sad

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Post  Sunflower82 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:52 am

I'm too sure what to suggest, but just wanted to say that this is a horrible condition to have and I feel for you and your daughter as no 8 year old should have to go through this. In term of medical professionals I think everyone will have a story to tell. It took me over ten years to get a diagnosis. I had frequent acts of cystitis when I was young between 8-12 year howwever all I needed was a salt bath and it would go away, shame that doesn't work anymore. Over the last year I have seen a women health physio who has been really helpfull, as your daughter is so young this may be difficult as it does involve internal massage, but she did look at other muscels eg my tummy muscels were really tight which I had no idea, I'm also seeing a chiropractor who is running a study about vulvodynia. Which is interesting as she will also ask about your birth and development as a child. My pelvis is not on the right place and a few other things. Other option is to look at diet is she eating foods which are acidic, does she drink squash or fruit juice, fizzy drinks ?

Hope this helps



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Post  kellybeth on Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:00 pm

thank you so much for the tips i will defo give them a try. and thank you for taking your time to writ to me, really appreciate it

kelly xx

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Post  ButterflyLiz on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:53 pm

Hi Kelly,

I am so sorry your daughter is having to deal with this condition. I hope you have a breakthrough soon.

I thought I would tell you the things that have helped me in case they are any help, though I guess there are limits on the amount of meds you can give kids, I’m afraid I don’t know about that side of things.

So I take 150mg lyrica (also known as pregabalin) per day and this helps to keep my pain at a manageable level. Before this I was on amitriptyline and that didn’t help me.

Also I use a topical anaesthetic down there at night to help calm the nerves, I use instillagel which is normally used to insert catheters and I get that on prescription.

Hope you find something that works soon


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Post  kellybeth on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:03 pm

thank you very much liz i will look into the cream xx

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Post  Loulou on Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:55 pm

Hi Kelly - it's heartbreaking to read your story. I so hope your daughter can find some relief soon.

Similar to sunflower's comments, I found a chiropractor really helped me as my pelvis was misaligned. Maybe worth checking if your daughter has an alignment problem somewhere in her back or pelvis??? (this might possibly be a cause of over-sensitive nerves as bones out of line can effect surrounding muscles, ligaments, tissue and ultimately nerves?? - its all connected)

Also I found in the early days when my pain was really bad that accupuncture helped. This might be scary for a child but i found the needle insertion really didn't hurt and it did seem to help.

Hope you find something that works.

Last edited by Loulou on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:00 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : explain why nerve issues might link to skeletal issues)


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Post  bCherie on Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:17 am

Hi Kelly,

It sounds a lot like it might be caused by 'nerve strain'/internal organ strain.
If creams and tablets etc have no effect. This was my experience.

Basically your internal organs can be out of alignment. If they get pulled up and back this can cause all the never endings in the pelvic region to be 'pulled' up and back too as they are all connected to your uterus. And this can cause all sorts of horrible nerve reactions (burning and stinging around the vulva AND deep stabbing pains in the vaginal passage and uterus). I often feel likke my 'insides' want to drop out too which is a painful sensation.

This can be cause by bladder infections and kidney stones BUT as in my case it can be caused because you are walking, sitting and going to the bathroom wrong (I hold muscle tension in all the wrong places something that can be re-taught). If this is the cause of your daughters symptoms a vulvadynia trained physio should be able to relieve her symptoms and teach her how to use her muscles right.

I don't know if you have physio's in america (perhaps you call them chiropractors) but my physio was trained in vulvadynia treatment in the USA so if you ask questions relevant to my comments above you should hopefully find someone that can help!

As a note similar problems can be caused by having a few discs in your lower spine out of alignment.
You can also have pelvic floor pain (that feeling of insides dropping out) caused by food allergies causing damage to the digestive tract. I had a girlfriend with a little girl with similar problems that was caused by an allergy to salicylates in food.

Good luck finding answers for you little girl poor darling!


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