just been to the hospital (nothing new there) and been diagnosed with possible vulvodynia and vestibulodynia, possibly as a result of trauma relating to endo etc. they have given me information leaflets but i dont really understand what it is. does anyone else have this diagnosis? they were talking to me about using dilators and anti inflamatory creams which numb the vulvic area, with a view to reducing sensitivity in this area and helping reduce my pain and get me used to the idea of having something inside of me. i have not been able to have sex in 3 years and although i still dont feel psychologically ready after 8 years of endo trauma (and 5 years of this with my doctor telling me its all in my head and misdiagnosing me), but the idea of these dilators sounds really scary. has anyone else been recommened them? i have also signed up for counselling to talk about the impact endo has had on my life, because especially on the relationship side of things sex now terrifies me. my ex boyfriend was not at all supportive and continued pursuing a physical relationship when i was in agony, so not surprisingly i have issues with this. apparently vulvodynia can have a psychological cause so thats why im pursuing the counselling route, although i must say im very sceptical. has anyone found counselling useful in dealing with endo?
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