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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

Hello!

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

Hi,

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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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

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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It's Not Just Me?

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It's Not Just Me?

Post  Think Inside The Box on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:50 pm

I have suffered from pain at the opening of my vagina on and off for over 30 years. Shocked I've not been officially diagnosed with anything as I've kept this fact to myself, and I'm really grateful that I don't have the extreme symptoms of many women here, but I've gone from occasional discomfort to a state in which areas on the first 1/2" or so of my vagina are perpetually raw. Intercourse is excruciating, I avoid using tampons, birth control foam stings like mad, it's even uncomfortable to wash the area gently with regular soap. Again, I'm hugely thankful that as long as I completely ignore my vagina it ignores me, but ... not exactly the relationship I was hoping for.

My gut feeling is that this is somehow tied to a transmissible disease. The second man I ever slept with gave me trichomonas (and crabs, and possibly chlamydia, thank you Andrew), which was the first time I ever had this discomfort. Is it possible that a disease I had thirty years ago is somehow latent but still causing this oversensitivity? I test negative for everything, but it just doesn't seem like it's simply a matter of thinning or delicate, vulnerable skin. I went six months without intercourse and very little vaginal interaction of any kind other than gentle rinsing without touching, and intercourse last week was instantly, hugely painful. Yes, as I age and my estrogen levels drop I become more and more vulnerable to abrasion, but this has been going on "forever", long before I approached menopause. And it's most definitely NOT in my head. Intercourse I wasn't properly lubricated for definitely makes it worse, but what makes these uber-sensitive, reactive patches in the first place???

Anyone else have the same suspicions? Do you know if there is ongoing research into a biological agent as a cause of vulvodynia?

Weird little aside: my vet was suspicious that my cat (no not my pussy, my cat Laughing ) might have ringworm so I was checking him with a blacklight the other night, because ringworm sometimes fluoresces under ultraviolet. Being the geek I am, I started looking at all sorts of things with the light. since my bout of intercourse a few days ago I've started feeling a bit itchy in addition to raw. I took a look at a vaginal secretion that looked normal, maybe a little yellowish, and it was a salmony pink color under the blacklight. ??? Is there a fungus among-us? Has Dr. Box discovered a new disease?


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