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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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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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Post  julieannboo on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:51 am

hello,

i was wondering if anyone can help me.

Back in June i had thrush - so i used two pessaries which stung like hell. The thrush cleared up.

About a week later i was due for my period and i remember wiping myself hard about a few times to see if i had started yet. This was about 6 weeks ago.

That made it sting. It has been pretty much stinging ever since and just generally uncomfortable.

i went to the docs they had a look and thought it might have been a cyst then turned to a boil and gave me antibiotics.

That didnt work.

I went back and i asked for a swab to be taken - they said they cant see any infection but did it anyway. I am waiting for the results to see if their is an infection.

The doc also gave me some steriod cream - which i started using yesterday.

I suffer from massive anxiety and depression - i am currently weaning off of anti depressants - so all i am doing is focusing on the pain down there at the moment and it is making me miserable.

is there any advice or tips you can give me please.

i am desperate.

thank you x


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Post  BpCookie on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:50 pm

Hello Julie, You poor sweetie. I think you should go to a Gyno. Reg. Dr.s really dont have much of a clue when it comes to vagina's. They used to tell me "Everything looks fine." But I was thinking "then why in the Hell does it hurt so much". A Gyno can diagnose the problem much better. You could have a number of things going on. Bacterial inf., strep, fissure, you could have irritated it by wiping hard, etc. It could be anything. Try not to worry too much until you get a diagnosis.

For the time being buy some oatmeal bath stuff, run some cool water in the tub and sit in it for 15 mins. You can do that twice a day. You can buy it at CVS or Walgreens. Also try using an ice pack. You can sit on it, but only use it for a few minutes. You can use some A and D ointment on the vulva area only, dont put it inside the vagina. If possible, dont wear underwear and wear skirts instead of pants.

I hope that helps. Good luck to you. hugs
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Post  julieannboo on Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:37 am

Thank you.

Swabs came back and said thrush. Took an oral tablet 150mg two days ago. still stings though.

Want this to stop.

Is replens any good for dryness and stinging?

i am in the uk.

i have ordered some aveeno oatmeal bath from the internet x

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Post  BpCookie on Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:14 pm

Im not familiar with Replens. Im 47 yrs old and I have dryness on the outside as well as the inside. For the inside I just use K-Jelly or Astro Lube or any other kind of intercourse lube. I pour some into a small plunger (same thing you use when you use the cream YI med) and put it in that way. For the outside I use a bit of A and D ointment.

I noticed that you said you suffer from anxiety and Depression. I used to suffer from depression too. Im Bipolar and my meds have kept me pretty stable. Are you taking anything for the anxiety? Anxiety feels just horrible, I suffer from that as well. I take Lorazepam for my anxiety.

Anyways, I hope you feel better soon. Take care. hugs
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Post  julieannboo on Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:24 pm

BpCookie wrote:Im not familiar with Replens. Im 47 yrs old and I have dryness on the outside as well as the inside. For the inside I just use K-Jelly or Astro Lube or any other kind of intercourse lube. I pour some into a small plunger (same thing you use when you use the cream YI med) and put it in that way. For the outside I use a bit of A and D ointment.

I noticed that you said you suffer from anxiety and Depression. I used to suffer from depression too. Im Bipolar and my meds have kept me pretty stable. Are you taking anything for the anxiety? Anxiety feels just horrible, I suffer from that as well. I take Lorazepam for my anxiety.

Anyways, I hope you feel better soon. Take care. hugs

yes i have been on paxil 20mg for almost 13 years.

i started withdrawing off the drug 12 months ago. i got down to 5.2mg but felt so low that today i went back up to 6mg.

maybe this has something to do with my pain down below?

it certainly isnt helping.

thank you - sending love from london x

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Re: newbie need advice please

Post  Loulou on Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:39 pm

Hi there - i've replied earlier to your other post about leaving things alone down there. I noticed from your first post here that you suffer from anxiety and depression. I was wondering if your anxiety causes you to tense your body? I'm a bit of a stress -head and often find myself clenching my teeth, tensing my abdomen/pelvis or generally holding tension somewhere in my body without realising i've done it (i've become much more aware of it since my vvd and now make a real effort to be more aware of my body). I think this tension has played a definite role in my vvd.

Vvd pain is awful and understandably could be affecting your depression. If upping your dosage a little helps you get through this then so be it. Once your pain is less (i'm sure you will find something on this forum that will help you) you can get back on track with your withdrawal plan.

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