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» Dating with Vulvodynia and Vaginismus advice
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Vestibulectomy today and no pain EmptyMon Apr 08, 2019 7:54 am by Jo44

Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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Putnams 'bony parts' cushion or Putnams 'Dr Huff' cushion - which is best?

Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:17 pm by Fielder

Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie.  I live in the UK.  

I'm trying to work out the best cushion to get for my vulvodynia.  I suspect that I could have pudendal nerve involvement (the aching and burning pain is from vagina to clitoris) and I have rectocele and some tailbone pain too.

I have seen some good reports on older threads regarding the Putnams pressure relief cushions....with some ladies …

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An absolute success story- please read!

Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:57 pm by Persevere1990

Dear All,

I posted on here back in March 2017 having just got a diagnosis of vulvodynia after a few months of relentless and acute pain. I was desperate, I was hurting, I was scared I would never know life without pain there again.

I tried creams, acupuncture, numbing gels, frozen pads, baths with various internet recommended concoctions- convinced myself I had lichen sclerosus, herpes, thrush- …

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I'm sorry im rambling

Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:49 am by Jet227

hey, im 19, ive been struggling with this almost a year. The first week I became itchy I went in to check about a yeast infection another week later. I have been to 10 different doctors a total of about 15 appointments for this problem for the past 11 months. I have been tested for everything including having a biopsy. I was first told basically to just go home and use hydrocortazone, then I went …

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New member need advice please

Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:33 pm by PANDORA123

Hello, I have just been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia. Im really scared and worried. It burns a lot and it hurts to sit down. I have been prescribed amitriptyle 10mg. Can anyone give me some hope that I can get better from this condition. Feeling low and depressed.

Thanks

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MonaLisa Touch

Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:35 pm by rl2091

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the MonaLisa Touch treatment for Vulvodynia? My pain started when I went on HRT(pill) for anxiety mainly and my pain abruntly stopped when I stopped HRT. However, when I started on the HRT patch (at my dr's suggestion), the pain returned and has never left. That was 7 years ago. I found MonaLisa Touch on the internet purely by accident …

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Diagnosed Recently

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm by flissyg

Hi All,

I’m so glad I’ve found a place where there are others who understand how I feel!

So this is my story:-

I’m 36,  and 4 months ago, whilst innocently sitting in bed reading I experienced a very sharp stabbing pain in my clitoris. It last only a few minutes and then subsided as quickly as it came on. It put it down to “one of those things”.  The following morning I woke up …

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New and need advice and help

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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New here would very much appreciate advice at the end of my rope

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm by Jma990o

This might be a little long but it's been such a long time I've even been able to talk about my problems openly thank you in advance for any helpful advice.
So ok I'm 24 I've been having this problem for over two years seen quite a few doctors and obgyns alike and nobody will take me seriously I have had a few utis and yeast infections and even bv once and this all started after one of the utis …

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Post  Dsrt16 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:45 pm

So I just had my full vestibulectomy this morning 4.5 hours ago. I feel no pain whatsoever. My throat hurts, but that is it. While this is a good thing, I'm confused. When I read women's blogs to get an idea of what to expect, they said they couldn't get out of bed the first day. They talked about intense pain, which was nothing like how my doctor described it. But just to be prepared, I lined up babysitters for this week.

When I talked with doctor, he said you'll be able to get out of bed. You could even go to work the next day, but you'll be sore....just take pain meds and sitz baths, and you'll be fine.

So doctors version was way less intense that what is on those blogs.

But I'm not even experiencing any soreness or pain at all...not even to level doctor described. Is it because I'm still dumb or pain meds given during surgery. ...will the pain come later?

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Post  Dsrt16 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:03 pm

I'm trYing to determine if I should tell my sitter I don't need her tomorrow. ...

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Post  VVSSufferer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:14 am

Hey girl! How you feeling? x

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Post  Dsrt16 on Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:28 pm

The past few days have brought minor pain--some burning and stinging. But nothing so bad that I need the pain meds I was prescribed. I just use ibuprofen.

Wearing jeans hurt. (I wore them for a,few hours when I wenter to an appointment) bUT that's east to avoid.

I'm not sure how much bleeding is normal, but this morning while going pee, I bled bright red blood the entire time I peed. (So the toilet was just a sea I'd bright red). And I'm still bleeding quite steadily with custant stinging--not that painful just annoying.

I was expecting so much worse.

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Post  ekaterina1996 on Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:24 pm

Hey, friend!
I want to ask you, how are you? Did your bleeding stop? It sounded very frightening, because I am afraid of blood!
I plan to have vestibulectomy, and I would like to collect as much information about the condition before and after the operation!
I hope your condition will be better and better! Like a Star @ heaven


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Post  Dsrt16 on Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:50 pm

I probably am not the right person to give you information about the surgery. I had a very, very EASY recovery. I experienced some burning and stinging for about a week and a half, but that was it. It wasn't painful, just uncomfortable. I only need ibuprofen not the strong stuff they gave me.

The peeing tons of blood only happened because I overdid the first few days after my surgery. Since I didn't feel any pain, I just did everything I normally do. My body didn't like that and reacted, so I rested the next day and bleeding stopped.

I saw the doctor yesterday, and he said it is still healing so not to use tampon or have sex for another 4 weeks, but I am 100% fine in terms of how I feel. I don't need a donut to sit, and I don't feel any burning or stinging anymore and my surgery was only 2 weeks ago.

From what I understand on this facebook group for women having a vestibulectomy, my experience was abnormal. Many of them discuss being bed ridden or in tons of pain.

I suggest going to the facebook group to gather more information: Vestibulectomy Surgery and Vestibulodynia Support Group. (Just type that into the search bar)

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Post  ekaterina1996 on Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:22 am

Oh, I am so happy for you! (crossed fingers, so you will be okay more and more)
You are really unusual that you started doing everyday things so quickly. But it's very wonderful!
Thank you for your advice, I'm going to this group right now! I love you

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Post  Sandra4372 on Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:53 am

I'm so glad you are doing well. This is great to hear!!

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