I had Vulvodynia. I am free of the burning now. It took 3 years. Looking back my healing took place in 3 phases. First, the food connection phase. I took all weak acids out of my diet. I was depleted of the alkalizing minerals needed to neutralize them. I increased my veggie consumption to about 80% of my intake. I juiced daily (still do). I only drank Evian or FIgi water because of a high PH and bicarbonate content. I This helps to neutralize the weak acids. I gave up Starbucks coffee. I was addicted. I can admit it now. I stopped eating all fruit, dairy and processed foods. It was tough but so worth it. I lost 20 pounds. My migraines went away and so did my acid reflux and high blood pressure. Hmmmm...was my body telling me something?
Phase two was overcoming candida. Due to the acidic enviroment in my body and depletion of minerals my immune system was also depleted. Candida was an underlying issue to the Vulvodynia. I had the help of my wonderful gynecologist. She gave me a month worth of Diflucan. I could not have handled this medicine while I was sick with Vulvodynia. I tried once and wanted to kill myself. You can not skip to this Phase or you will be in pain. The medication is too strong for the depleted system.
Phase three was the best phase because I became acutely aware of the mind/body connection. Now I can keep the switch turned off and not let anxiety go to my vagina. It is amazing. This took 3 years to complete. I am not on any medicines and now I enjoy all my favorite fruits. I drink any water now. The diet was temporary. I never went back to coffee because it is just not good. I avoid processed foods and I have really learned to love cooking organic meals for my family. I went back to school and became a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. Life is good. Vulvodynia was just a turning point. I am now grateful I had it. It changed my life for the better:)
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