Please anyone help me. Herpes? Vulvadynia?!? Dryness?!

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I was having unprotected sex with someone for about a month. The last time i had sex with him was at the very begining of july. Two days later I woke up with burning and itching in my vagina and a lot of smelly discharge. Felt very similar to a yeast infection and BV at the same time. Hours later i looked in the mirror and there were two little tiny tiny white marks that looked like cuts,tears or even small ulcers at the vaginal opening. so the very next morning i went straight to the sexual health clinic where they swabbed it for herpes and every other test, made the little white things bleed. (this was literally 24 hours after the pain, so very quick. I had a sore throat and glands only in my neck were up. However, the swab test came back NEGATIVE for herpes and every other STI but was POSITIVE for bacterial vaginosis, which i was given antibiotics for. But ever since, every few weeks im getting a weird burning pain, only when it is touched in the vagina (vestibule). I can feel the irritation when it comes, and it looks red. It is not very painful, its just uncomfortable and annoying because I know it is there.I have been to the sexual health clinic about 8 times and the Gp twice but they all look and say it is not herpes and that i look absolutely fine and healthy down there except many have said it could be and looks like it could be due to dryness so gave me a moisturiser for down there. One doctor also said I should get a councilor because of how crazy this is making me. Am I going mad?????? Any advice???? Anything would help right now:(

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    It could be provoked vulvodynia brought on by the severe BV infection. If it is vulvodynia it is very difficult to get rid of, but if you are strict and determined you could cure yourself in a relatively short time because you just have provoked at this stage. Many women have both constant burning pain plus provoked (unbearable burning pain). If you click on my name you will see my posts and there is one called 'how i cured my vulvodynia', where you can see what i did to become pain free in around 2 years. Other women have posted their success stories on there too.

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      sorry i have just seen this. Thank you for the reply. I am now certain it is vulvodynia and vestibuldynia. I have read your story and I am glad to hear you are finally pain free. The worst thing is I am only 19 next month and don't think I can afford to see a specialist or buy treatment unless the sexual health clinic give me the correct treatment through the nhs as it is free. I am just worried that this was all brought on by herpes even though the test came back negative. Although I was positive for BV, my symptoms were so much similar to herpes, like the swollen glands in my neck, sore throat and the tiny small white ulcer(s)/cuts right on the vagina opening. However these ulcers or whatever they were haven't come back and im just experiencing vulvodynia. I hope I am back to normal soon it's on my mind every minute of the day.

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    this is my exact story and symptoms. pleasae dont worry. its not an std. i worried for 7 months and believed i had something terrible ans cried everyday. this is vulvodynia. i got it after taking antibiotics for a vaginal jnfection. i tear after sex even during using the bathroom (tmi). i saw a wonderful specialist who diagnsoed me with provoked vestibuldynia and vulvodynia. im only 19 and have no idea how to treat this but i promise its not an std

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      I turn 19 next month, I believe I have provoked vulvadynia and vestibuldynia as well, I saw another doctor last week and she said that and she booked me for an appointment for the 21st with someone who has more knowledge on it! I am just so worried I had herpes to begin with. Exactly like me, I cried for months and months and i still think about it every single day. Even though the swab for herpes came back negative I still convinced myself it was that. What treatment did you get for the vulvadynia and vestibuldynia? Thank you so much for the reply I really appreicate it

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      I am afraid that neuropathic pain is notoriously difficult to get rid of. You need to abstain from everything that aggravates the nerves and do everything that is known to help - acupuncture (not available in the NHS), physio (available on NHS with a long wait), amitriptylene (available in prescription), manual desensitisation (do it yourself), pelvic floor exercises (do it yourself). You can also try saginil gel which may find eases the pain. If you do all these things 1.5 years is about the shortest time it takes to be pain free.

      This is very important: it will not get better on its own. It needs action and determination from you.

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