Edit: I WAS CURED AFTER 22 YEARS! I had a vestibulectomy Dec. 2016. The recovery was easier for me than having sex ever was. It took about 5 weeks. I have included my recovery photos. Look for the blogpost "I'm Cured!" and "My Vestibulectomy".

I’m a great woman with a pissed-off vulva. I have “primary vestibulitis." Most people are uncomfortable discussing their genital pain in public. My hope is that my obsession to find help for myself will make your experience shorter, easier, and less painful. P.S. Recently "vestibulitis" has been renamed to "vestibulodynia."

PH levels, Boric Acid, and Acid Mantle Cream

See youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdvnEmUzAbE&feature=youtube_gdata on how to make boric acid suppositories yourself.

I think I have confirmed that using boric acid suppositories is critical for me and my vulva. I skipped a day or two and can feel the burn already. The range of a healthy vagina is an acidic pH of 3.8 to 4.5. Boric acid is similar with a pH of 3.8 to 4.8, so it balances any variation in your vaginal acidity levels. Boric acid is often prescribed by doctors to improve vaginal health.

The dosing is a suppository capsule that you insert vaginally, 600 mg twice a day). During your period you insert only one a day. This can be compounded at a pharmacy with a doctor's prescription or purchased through the internet without a prescription.

Some cautions:
  • It is critical to cover your vulva with a thick ointment like petroleum jelly or, my favorite, Crisco. Otherwise, as the boric acid suppository capsule melts, you may feel vulvar burning.
  • You will find some of the boric acid (a white grainy substance) from your previous dosing if you reach inside your vagina. That's okay, but again, it burns if it has contact with the vulva. If you have this happen, wash it off externally, put on some more petroleum jelly or Crisco, and then still do your next dosing.
  • Boric acid is poisonous if ingested. Mine comes with a skull and bones on the label. Enough said.
Interestingly, the pH level of skin is 4.5 to 6.2. This explains why acid mantle cream soothes the external burn you may regularly feel. It has a pH of 4 to 5.5. Acid mantel is purchased over the counter. You may have to ask the pharmacist to order it as sometimes you won't find it on the shelf. I love this stuff. Use it externally.

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