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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist


after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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officially diagnosed....

Post  julia on Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:44 pm

with vulvodynia. by my gyno, so i'm an official member of the club now unfortunately! the consultant will write to my gp for me to take amytriptyline as i have done previously. Thought I would tell you all the news, but I'm in a weird mood about it after 3 years of waiting for a diagnosis, here it is.

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:36 am


Why on earth does it take them 3years to diagnoise! Its silly...I had to diagnoise myself and eventually the gynea agreed!

Welcome to the club then, I should make up sum sort of memebership badges lol Lets hope we will all be members of the 'Im now out of pain' club very soonnnnnnn!!!

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Post  Julie on Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:55 pm

I was just prescribed amitriptyline (elavil) today as well... any progress? I didn't know how I felt about the idea of it being a nerve/pain receptor problem but any relief would be good!

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Post  Sarah001 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:19 pm

Funnily enough I keep being sent away with information leaflets that imply Amitriptyline is a temporary thing for vulvodynia and after 6 months or so most women should be able to come off it but that's not what I'm reading online from real women!

I was really worried about side effects from the Ami when I was given it for my musculoskeletal pain and the majority of people I told didn't help by claiming it would make me "like a zombie" and "completely loopy" so I started by chopping the tablets in half and taking half the dose to see how I felt. After a couple of weeks I'd got past feeling drowsy so I went to a whole tablet and the drowsiness started again so I'm working my way through it again until I up the dose some more. I get a terrible dry mouth with it though and have to drink nearly constantly to be able to speak!! If you keep taking it the side effects do actually seem to decrease as your body gets used to it so it's not too bad and I would liken the drowsiness to how I feel if I have a big glass of red wine so it's quite nice as long as you don't have to drive! I'm not at a high enough dose to get much pain relief yet but I'm working on it.

What bothers me is just because we can't feel our clothes rubbing on the skin and making it redder and sorer doesn't mean it isn't still happening so I try and stay sensible about what I wear and do etc.
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Post  julia on Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:03 pm

that sounds so bad Sad

I was on amytriptyline for this beforea bout 2 yrs ago. I can't remember how much it helped because I was on a cocktail of a lot of different things at the time.

But I do remember when I came off of them I felt very low.. damn antidepressants.

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Post  Sarah001 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:46 pm

Do you know Julia I find if I miss one tablet I get really irritated! They must be having a calming effect on me I think. My partner says I'm a naturally irritable person so when I don't take a tablet I revert back to my normal self Rolling Eyes but it feels alot worse than that and I feel so annoyed all the time. For the first few days I took them I actually felt very depressed and down but it does say in the leaflet they can do this. Weird isn't it? An anti-depressant makes you more depressed to begin with! I'm not a fan of taking medication but I frankly can't deal with all my joint pains, the Fibromyalgia and this hateful vulvodynia without them so I'm resigned to a life of medication now.
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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:33 pm


Im on Citalopram and Buspirone for anxiety anyway so I dont think it would be a good idea to change to another anti depressant..I do think I would get side effects.

Im pretty scared also of trying the anti-convulsants as they have a warning of increased risk of depressive symptoms.

I used to self harm so I have to be careful

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Post  Sarah001 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:39 pm

What about good old fashioned co-codomal Sebby? It's quite a good painkiller if you can take it with your other meds.
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Post  jules on Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:36 am

Hey everyone..i have written under other topics..this is to Julia. If the amitrip. does not work, try Lyrica. Lyrica has taken my pain away by about 95%. it has been a miracle for me. it is used for people w/ fibromyalgia. I like others, have tried everything else. i never did try amitrip. but, tried it years ago for headaches and for me..i became a zombie. i have had no side effects w lyrica. i'm on 150 mgs. can go up to 300%. i am slowly tapering off my neurontin (was at 3000 mgs)...that helped cut the pain by about 40%. now that the pain is controlled, i am doing physical therapy. i am working w/ a pelvic pain specialist. i am truly hopeful that this will get even better.

keep on trying! if amitrip. doesn't help try Lyrica. I am so happy.

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