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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

Hello,

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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Recently diagnosed but having to take antibiotics!

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Recently diagnosed but having to take antibiotics!

Post  Abi2 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:38 am

Hello, I have just found this site and I'm so relieved to hear from people who understand what I've been going through! This all sounds so familiar. I too suffer from UTIs but I also contracted ecoli a couple of years ago so was put on a long course of antibiotics followed by an even longer course of thrush treatment. That's when the vulva pain started, it was at first most apparent when attempting to have sex. I knew the thrush had gone but my GP still insisted it was that and I was given thrush treatment for 6 weeks and the symptoms only worsened. I have also always suffered from back pain on and off and this seemed to get a lot worse. About 6 months ago I ended up going to a GU clinic because I wanted a second opinion and the specialist there has been really great, she told me about vulvodynia and this site. I was about to start taking medication for it but felt my symptoms change! I have a UTI that spread to my kidney which I had to have antibiotics for! Everything has got a lot worse and I can't seem to find anyway to feel comfortable! It seems to be affecting my stomach, thighs and especially my back. Because the drop in doctor who tested for the kidney infection told me to go to the GP if the pain was still there after the course of antibiotics and I haven't been able to see the specialised, I went to a GP to hopefully get some more answers or be referred to a chiropractor. However she didn't seem to listen to me at all, hadn't heard of vulvodynia and I walked out of there with another perscription for 'hardcore antibiotics' as she put it and a prescription for thrush treatment!! Exactly the things that seem to have stated all of this in the first place. I now am so confused as to whether my pain is related to the UTI/ kidney infection or the vulvodynia? I am scared to take the antibiotics but also scared not to! Any advice would be really really appreciated! Does anyone else find back pain to be the predominant pain? I feel like I'm going a bit mad! Sad Thank you all for listening to my rant!

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I also have back pain

Post  Rainy Day on Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:56 pm

I never had back pain in my life before this. Mine also started from 1 round of antiobiotics to treat a kidney infection. I cna't get comfortable either. My sacrum is messed up, tailbone is broken, pain down my legs. And, my back hurts. Been going on 7 months. I am about to just lose it.

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Re: Recently diagnosed but having to take antibiotics!

Post  Abi2 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:08 pm

Just googled sacrum Smile YES it's that whole area that hurts! Have you also been diagosed with vulvodynia? It seems for me the vulva pain is not as bad as the other pains. I'm so sick of going round in circles, its such a frustrating thing to have. Have been slowly pacing my flat for the last few days, even lying down (which use to make it better) hasn't been helping! Reading things on here has made me realise I'm not completely crazy but the pain is so tiring, it's such an endurance test!

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Sacrum pain

Post  Rainy Day on Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:21 pm

The only thing that helps my sacrum pain is placing ice on it for about 5-10 min every hour. Also, I take several ibuprofen a day. That seems to slow it down. But, I can't keep it gone. I had an xray which showed a lot of inflamation around my sacro iliac joint. So, I wnet to physio. Only been to 2 sessions though. yes, my leg pain and sacrum pain are far worse than vagina. I am about to pull my hair out. Hubby doesn't 'get' it. Watching my 2 yr old today and it's not easy since life is so painful. Was taking gabapentin but it was making me so sick, so started decreasing dosage.

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Sacrum pain much worse when lying down for me...

Post  Rainy Day on Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:22 pm

Surprised it didn't bother you when lying down. Of course, sitting is impossible too though.

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Re: Recently diagnosed but having to take antibiotics!

Post  Abi2 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:44 pm

I haven't tried ice yet! I had the vulva pain first that started about a year ago and lying helped for that but since the last lot of antibiotics lying doesn't help at all! Does the pain in your back feel similar to the pain of the kidney infection? I can't work out what's hurting! Is your pain better or worse with your periods? Mine started off feeling better but now it seems worse!? It must be so hard with a 2 year old, I thought it was hard with my puppy (although now I'm a little scared I'll only ever have dogs and no babies)! It's frustrating that some people don't seem to understand...make your husband read some of the posts on here, then he might get it! My boyfriend is really great but he's had to put up with alot! Yes sitting is the worst.

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Kidney infection

Post  Rainy Day on Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:51 pm

I can't remember if I had back pain with the kidney infection. I just remembber it being so painful in the uterus area...and peeing pure blood and barfing. I sometimes wonder if it never went away too. It's terribly hard with a 2 yr old. I love him to pieces, but its so hard to play with him being in pain. I am really hoping the physio can help sort out some of my problems. Does it hurt to lie on your back (where your sacrum is)? If so, I am guessing its your sacrum. I am guessing your entire pelvic floor is messed up like mine then.

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messed up pelvic floor

Post  Abi2 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:57 pm

Keep hearing that physio is really helpful so hopefully it'll do the trick for you! My mum had a slipped disk while I was young so could never carry me but I still knew she loved me, I'm sure your child will just grow into a more understanding adult because of this. I think you're probably right about the pelvic floor, seeing the specialist again next week so will ask about physio too. Thank you for sharing what's happened to you with me. Wishing you a less painful day tomorrow!

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