I'm not sure that I spelled it right but today at 12 weeks postpartum I was diagnosed with Vulvodynia. After a trauma like childbirth about 30% of women develop this and its when your body makes too many nerves and it causes extreme pain. I was prescribed medication for it that is suppose to kill some of the nerves but the OB said that sometimes it doesnt work and women have pain for the rest of their lives. I was also given a topical numbing cream so that we can have sex (which will be oh so much fun if I cant feel anything right?!) but my SO hates condoms (and he'd have to use one or he will go numb too) so if this medication doesnt work we wont be having sex according to him :-(
Have any women here been diagnosed with this?? Did the medication work?!?
on Oct. 26, 2012 at 12:15 PM