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I've been diagnosed with vulvodynia but so many articles or forum posts I've read don't tie in with my symptoms. my pain is restricted to a small area on the outer edge of the labia majora and the best description I can give to GPs is that it feels like someone stubbed out a cigarette on that spot say a week ago, so it's a constant burning sensation but not as intense as a fresh burn. I'm 62 so have all the usual dryness and skin thinning associated with menopause. I've tried Lidocaine cream, steroid cream, low dose anti-depressant pills, sudocream, vaseline, epaderm cream, emuaid, canesten cream, Bepanthen cream, Episil cream. I use bleach and soap free everything. I wash underwear using mild olive oil soap based grains. I've had the burning constantly for 3 years. I'm interested so see that some people have linked vulvodynia to diet and will start a food diary. The burning area I have seems reactive to urine but barrier creams don't stop it, it's there all the time but sometimes much worse than others. I tested my urine and it's normal, my blood sugar is normal, I had a swab test done for fungal infections, none found. I'm considering paying to go to the London Pain Clinic and wondered if anyone her has done that? Also does anyone else experience vulvodynia as I've described it as opposed to being more connected to the vaginal area? And did anyone else link this type of pain to diet?
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