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Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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Anyone from New Jersey

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

Looking to maybe talk to someone from NJ to see if there are any support groups in this state.

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vaginal cream

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm by LindafromNJ

I have been given ABC cream to start using for my condition. This is gabapentin, amitriptyline and baclofen cream. Has anyone tried this. Also has anyone used lidocaine. My doctor told me not to use it. It is so sore at the vaginal opening. Has anyone used it there. Please respond!!

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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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Post  Sunflower82 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:22 am

Hi,
I have been diagnosed with vulvodynia, I am currently taking antidepressants and have been seeing a women's health physio over the last year, and have also seen a chiroprator. The problem is I get cystitis or UTI everytime we try to have sex, due to the pain this doesn't happen very often twice a month, and really doesn't last that long before we have to stop. I follow all the rules wash and wee before and wash and wee after. I've tried water d mannose powder but it hasn't work for me. Doctors are useless as their answer is long term antibotics, or to take one antibotic after sex which I really don't want to do! Just wondering if anyone else can offer advice.


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Kt

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Re: Cystitis/UTI

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:38 pm

I'm not sexually active right now but I have started getting repeated UTIs, it's got to the stage where I get one every other month at least and the last one went to my kidneys and made me really, really ill so I asked my Women's Health Physio about this and she explained if your pelvic floor is tight (mine is horrendous) it inhibits the detrusor muscle which should contract to empty the bladder at the same time the pelvic floor relaxes to allow this to happen. If your pelvic floor can't relax fully clearly your bladder isn't going to empty properly and the urine left in there is in her words "like stagnant pond water and a breeding ground for infections to take hold" so she recommends women with tight PF muscles and UTIs do double voiding which is basically exactly what it sounds like and go once until your brain thinks your bladder is empty followed by waiting a couple of minutes either in place or move around a bit then try again to see if there's more in there. Do this every time you pee to make sure nothing gets left behind to help infections take hold and especially after sex. I do the double voiding (and triple voiding if I can still feel some urine in there) and I always have some left after my brain is convinced I have an empty bladder. My PF is brutal and feels like wood because of another health condition so my physio is looking into trying to get me a device that vibrates and you hold it over the bladder every so often to stimulate the bladder to empty, patients with MS sometimes use them for this reason so if she does manage to acquire one for me I'll update with results but definitely try the double voiding routine to see if it helps.
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Post  Rainy Day on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:17 pm

I used to get UTI's every time I had sex too. I finally stopped them by drinking at least 16 oz of water immediately afterwards. And, I never have sex before going to bed. Unfortunately, I got lazy on this in Feb, and that's when I got a UTI again (and the dreaded V).

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Post  Sunflower82 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:38 pm

Hi,

Thanks for both responses, all ready doing both of these, yeah I also have problems with not always being able to empty my bladder something physio has helped me with, but still stuck with infections, generally 24 hours after sex I will have cystitis, or recently within half an hour the frequency goes up, need to go every15-20 mins. Doesn't burn as much during sex or after sex used to burn for hours anywhere between 3-6 hours. During sex I get a slightly burning sensation and a stretching sensation. Then we have to give up. Still working on the dilators, problem is once I have an infection even doing the dilators are out of the question, I told my doctor this and she responded well u shouldn't have to stop using the dialators because you have an infection!! At which point I wanted to shout at her!
I find if I use the dialators regularly this helps when it comes to trying sex, however I find I need to do it everyday and then having infection I seem to go back to square one, so frustrating, but I am sure everyone can see where I'm coming from.

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Post  Sarah001 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:47 pm

I have the same issue, if I don't clench for a while then get a UTI I clench like crazy because of the irritation and no you shouldn't use dilators with an infection present stupid doctor! Evil or Very Mad It may be that you're still retaining urine without knowing it, an ultrasound can tell you this and you have one with a full bladder then pee and have a repeat one to see what's still in there, apparently 100ml is normal but over that isn't according to my physio. I'll be having one soon if my frequent UTIs continue. Do you use lube? Anything oil based can allow bacteria to cling to it and help it into the urethra so if you use oil based probably shouldn't however water based ones can do it with me too so it's not foolproof.
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Post  Sunflower82 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:03 pm

Hi,
Thanks for the message about lube, never knew that used to use oil based but generally now used water based.

Thanks kt

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