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» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
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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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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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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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7 years later and life looks bleak :(

Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:50 am by RainyShay77

So 7 years ago I had a case of BV...the antibiotic caused a horrible yeast infection which took 5 months to 'get rid of'. During this time I had allergic reactions to 2 of the yeast infection creams which magnified the pain. Over the past 7 years I've tried multiple rounds of physical therapy (they only slightly helped), chiropractic, nerve blocks, medications to target nerve pain (amitriptyline, …

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Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 am by sophiarp

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to have stumbled across this forum. I have just been diagnosed and am really struggling emotionally. It's nice to find this forum and feel a little less alone.

I've been prescribed amitriptyline cream. Has anyone had success with this? I was happy to have avoided the amitriptyline tablets. I'm also participating in physio and have been told I need to see a psychologist …

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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:15 pm by WVR00

Hello,
Has anyone had success with this cream in helping their vulvodynia? How long has it taken to help? I’ve had some success with it, but not completely better. I’ve been on it for a month. I️ was hoping to hear from some ladies who have had major success with this cream. I’m hoping for some encouragement here. This condition is so frustrating. I’m lucky enough to have access to two …

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New diagnosis, any advice whilst I wait for a specialist

Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:47 pm by Julesyjules

Hi,

I'm new here and wanted to ask for some advice whilst I wait to see a specialist nurse.

After urinary problems which lasted 7 weeks, I finally saw a urologist, who on examination discovered significant inflammation and called in a gynaecologist, who diagnosed vestibulitis. They referred me to a nurse who specialises in vulvar skin issues. That was 5 weeks ago, and I'm still waiting for the …

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Suggestions for reducing inflammation?

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Suggestions for reducing inflammation?

Post  penfebruary on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:14 pm

Hi guys, for most of the summer my pain levels have been pretty intermittent and lowish (yay) but I've noticed that soreness on touch around my vulva and on the left hand side just inside my vestibule doesn't go away, even though it doesn't hurt me unless i poke it.
I'm just wondering if anyone can throw in their suggestions for ways of reducing inflammation, in the hopes that it helps in the long run. At the moment I take 35mg ami which seems to help with the unprovoked pain and I have lidocaine gel for if it gets extra burny, which can sometimes help, but I'd like to try and try some things that work to reduce the inflammation rather than just mask it.
Thanks x
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Re: Suggestions for reducing inflammation?

Post  LillyK on Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:04 am

Have you tried an anti-inflammatory diet? Lots of omega-3's, no red meat. It might be worth a shot if you haven't. It seems to help me.

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Re: Suggestions for reducing inflammation?

Post  penfebruary on Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:20 pm

Hi, thanks for your reply! I'll look into it but I'm not sure it could help me much, as I am practically a pescetarian apart from the odd bit of chicken just out of personal taste anyway.
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Re: Suggestions for reducing inflammation?

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:44 pm


Hmm Im thinking research natural anti inflammatorys and start to include in your diet.

http://www.womentowomen.com/inflammation/naturalantiinflammatories.aspx

This article seems to give a lot of suggestions!

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Re: Suggestions for reducing inflammation?

Post  junobug85 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:52 pm

I had the same exact symptoms and tried diets, vitamins, creams, xanex... it turned out that my pelvic floor muscles are extremely tight not allowing oxygen or blood flow which produces lactic acid and burns your vulva... have you ever had your muscles examined? I didn't believe it either, I thought I had an infection living under my skin but I have been doing pelvic floor physical therapy and using a suppository valium for only 2 weeks and I feel so much relief it is amazing.

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Re: Suggestions for reducing inflammation?

Post  Sarah001 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:03 pm

Thanks for posting that junobug85 I've been told the same thing about my red sore skin in the vestibule and I knew it was possible but always great to hear from a live sufferer so thanks. Very Happy
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