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Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:11 pm by CherryTree23

Well, I was just diagnosed today, yay...my symptoms are just burning pain in vaginal opening. This all came about after taking Bactrim, Monistat, Clindomycin and Diflucan. This doctor was extremely confident I have Vulvadynia. Also told me my vaginal skin isn't red. Yes, it is, mine isn't typically electric red. He prescribed Ampytripline (sp) said, I have a very mild case, and worse case …

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Vulvadynia

Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:53 pm by Linda Williams

I am 68 years old and a year ago was diagnosed with vestibulitis, then vulvadynia. I have a history of chinchilla bladder infections, have had major bladder repair, hysterectomy, mid 30's, an auto immune disease. I take a daily antibiotic to keep UTI's at bay. My doctor has done the Quip test which was uncomfortable but did not test anything. I use Premarin vaginal cream 2 times a week. These …

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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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Looking for a friend IRL; LA/OC

Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am by crypticcalico

Hello!

I am hoping to find a friend in the LA/OC area that I can meet up with in person. I live in Long Beach, California and I am willing to drive a bit to meet. The only person that I've told about this is my doctor(s) and someone who couldn't wrap their brain around it. It would be nice to be able to talk to someone else who understands.

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Owner of vulvodyniSuppoet.com

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:28 pm by LaurenVV

Hi, I started vulvodyniasupport.com at the age of 28.
I was a leader when there was no help, no forums etc.

As I went on my path, I found acupuncture, herbs and time helped me recover.
Most never do.

I met a wonderful woman named Hanna. She was a patient and became a support leader. She lived in FLoroda.

I have moved on from the support world and found a career that allowed
Me to bring my …

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anyone from southern california in here?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm by Melissa777

Hi Im just wondering if anyone here is from so cal- USA
I am in san diego- but from LA!!!

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Anyone else try Cold Laser therapy/ Low Level Laser Therapy for their vestibulodynia?

Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 am by Tired89

Hello everyone. It's been quite a long time since I've posted. I've been extremely depressed and bottling it all up. I've been seeing a pelvic floor therapist (it's only been 4 visits) for my provoked vestibulodynia and the only reason she can get inside of me to do myofascial release and to use the dilators is because I use BLT (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine) ointment on my vestibule prior …

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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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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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Post  Kate1981 on Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:46 am

Hello Everyone

I have recently been diagnosed with Vulvodynia and I am completely devastaed and unable to accept what is happening to me im still in the denial stage.

Im 31 years old and had never had any major problems with sex. If I had a lot of sex I would become sore for a few days but nor painful. I split up with my ex partner last year after 10 years and was devastated thinking I would never find love again. Six months I met up with someone from my early childhood who had also divorced and within a few months we fell in love.

We waited 4 months until we first had sex as I wanted it to be special. It was amazing until 2 days later and I started to experience a burning sensation on the right hand side of my vulva. I initally jumped to conclusions and thought it was an std. Off we both went to the clinic I was told I had a uti and was given antibiotics and within a week I was fine. Another week later our results came back and all std's clear.

After a rocky patch we continued with our relationship. Five months later my smear was due so off I went. Smears have always been really unconfortable for me and have always caused me pain. Later that evening the pain was unbearable and had to go to A&E they said I had a water infection and was given antibiotics. A week later I was fine again.

A month later we were away on holiday having an amazing time and the horrible burning sensation I felt 6 months ago started again. I thought maybe because we had had too much sex or maybe it was an std my head was all over the place. I deeply loved my partner and he adored me so I knew he hadnt cheated to catch an std.

When we got back to the UK I went straight to see my GP and was given more antibiotics for UTI. The burning cleared within 3 days and after 2 weeks I felt fine and we continued to have sex.

Two months later after a lot of sex the dreaded burning started again. I was distraught what was happening to me I just wanted happiness. I went back to the sexual health clinic was examinded but nothing was there. The doctor suggested I had herpes I was inconsolable how could I we had both been tested always been careful. I sobbed my heart out for 2 weeks and the pain got worse and worse. I went back to clinic and saw a different doctor. He said he was sure it was herpes and he believed it was something called vulvodynia. I was relieved it wasnt herpes but what was this new condition I now had. Initially he gave me numbing cream which sent me through the roof and made the pain worse. I went back 2 says later and he had my results for herpes which were clear and he prescribed me ami 10mg a day which I have now increased to 20mg. The pain has eased but not gone. I felt like I was on fire inside with someone stabbing me at the same time.

I havnt left my room for 3 weeks because I feel so down and im still in pain. I still dont understand why and how it started. The only thing we can both thing of is we used KY jelly evrytime this has happened. Could it be a reaction that will repair itself? Or am I going to be like this forever? I in a mess at the moment and my relationship is really suffering as is the rest of my life. I just want to be normal again. I deeply love my partner and not being able to be intimate with him is destroying me. Please can someone give me some help? Advice?

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Post  Sunflower82 on Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi,
Sorry to hear that you are suffering, I have had this condition for years, the three years have been the worst. Think like Many people I have good and bad days! In your message you said about KY jelly, some people would say some of the ingredients used in KY Jelly can affect the area if u are particularly sensitive down there, have a look at yes lube, it explains what the ingredients are, but I would doubt using it would cause vulvodynia! Other things to try is to see a women health physio.

Hope this helps

Kt

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Post  lavrose on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:53 am

O have I been down this road. You wanna start with taking oral probiotics, such as femdophilus (jarrow brand) 2 capsules a day, and rephresh probiotic supplement, or some other multi strain probiotic supplement. Cut out sugars, and try to eat primarily vegetables, lemon, and proteins for a few weeks, lots of water. Yogurt. Also, vitamin E and folc acid supplements help alot too. Then check out my posts about essential oil suppositories. I will copy and pastes here:::
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Re: Just Diagnosed!

Post  lavrose on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:55 am

Folic acid supplements, 1 800mcg morning and evening, 2 pills a day. 800IU vitamin E twice a day. Lemon water, slice of lemon in water thruout the day
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Post  lavrose on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:57 am

The oils. I make suppositories with coconut oil, (frozen, in sport bottle ice cube trays) with various essential oils, and Ive been able to have a sex life and sometimes, pain free sex life, since I started this. The thing is. You have to rotate the oils, I learned this. For a couple of years I was just using tea tree (and douches are horrible by the way, please dont put them in douche, been there, done that) after awhile, it didnt work and I didnt know why. The Boric acid suppositories. Worked for awhile, then didnt work at all. Then Myrrh oil. Which is great by the way. Then lavender and rosemary oils. Also awesome. Then Tyme oil, and oregano oil. Awesomness. Also, grapefruit seed extract is great too. Now Im doing Geranium oil, and its the skin of my vag is very soft and supple, non itchy and completely burn free. It feels strong, and healed...Im totally down for sex atm ), but currently single again (..but yea. Start out with a few drops, first few days, then work your way up to where you feel comfortable. I use quite a bit, especially for raging pain or infection, but everyones different.
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Re: Just Diagnosed!

Post  Kate1981 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:10 pm

lavrose wrote:The oils. I make suppositories with coconut oil, (frozen, in sport bottle ice cube trays) with various essential oils, and Ive been able to have a sex life and sometimes, pain free sex life, since I started this. The thing is. You have to rotate the oils, I learned this. For a couple of years I was just using tea tree (and douches are horrible by the way, please dont put them in douche, been there, done that) after awhile, it didnt work and I didnt know why. The Boric acid suppositories. Worked for awhile, then didnt work at all. Then Myrrh oil. Which is great by the way. Then lavender and rosemary oils. Also awesome. Then Tyme oil, and oregano oil. Awesomness. Also, grapefruit seed extract is great too. Now Im doing Geranium oil, and its the skin of my vag is very soft and supple, non itchy and completely burn free. It feels strong, and healed...Im totally down for sex atm ), but currently single again (..but yea. Start out with a few drops, first few days, then work your way up to where you feel comfortable. I use quite a bit, especially for raging pain or infection, but everyones different.

Thanks so much for your information I have ordered all the supplements you have suggested so lets see how I go. I just cant get my head around it all at the moment. Thanks again

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