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» Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia
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» What helped (and practically cured) my Vulvodynia
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» How I cured my Vulvodynia!
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» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
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» Needing some reassurance
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» Amitriptyline Success and new-found love
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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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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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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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Vulvodynia help

Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:27 pm by Katiej

Hi guys new here and newly diagnosed. So I had bv and then after alot of antibiotics and home remedies I still continued to have weird symptoms despite swabs being negative. Two seperate gynes have told me I have vulvodynia as a result of the area being overwhelmed. So first gave me lidocaine which xidnt do much. No I am on amitriptyline for the past 5 days. Seems to be kicking in a little (im a …

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New w/ Secondary Provoked Vestibuldynia

Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Newly diagnosed

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Recent "Poke" Pain - So Confused/Losing My Mind

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Can't believe it!

Post  maudie on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:47 pm

I am 49, and recently diagnosed with vulvodynia. Due to divorce and an industrial accident, I was non-sexual for two years. When I started up again--ow! But I thought, maybe I was getting drier (peri-menopausal) and also was just not used to sex anymore, was on painkillers; it wasn't very good sex on the guy's part, but I stuck with it, and it quickly went away. Then, after a year with this man, I had another year of no sexual activity. I have to take painkillers because of the accident, so its tough to get any kind of orgasm, on my own or with someone else! Lately, I tried sex again with an understanding guy. We tried different lubes, even plain old vaseline, different positions, but it felt my insides were being pierced with thousands of tiny knives. Screaming pain! Tried several times, and the pain was worse, if possible. I became so inflamed, particularly my perineum, it hurt to sit, pee, drive--all the time. I also had knifelike pain at the very top of my vagina, above the clitoris and into the hairline. There is a goodish fat-pad there, but it felt ready to tear apart if I wasn't careful.

Coincidentally, I went to the Dr. for a routine pap (several years overdue). She could not get the speculum in me. Then, I got my diagnosis, and different gels/creams to try, including one for lichenosis. Now I can sit, and it seems my whole lower area has calmed down, and I'm using the pain gel/ointment less. But I don't dare try the whole sex thing, not yet! I'm not cured, although I feel more normal

Thanks to reading your website for many months, I've been practicing loosening my scrunched up lower muscles, back and belly and all between. I never knew I kept so much tension there! I also, with help from my Dr., got better control of my severe and constant constipation (caused by those necessary painkillers) some of which was so painful (stretched and torn perineum)(landing me in the ER just to get the poop out, brrr), that I'm sure it started this rise in my nerve responses.

But now-- I know why my husband of 20 yrs' very small penis seemed quite enough for me. Why explicit pornography made me shudder and wonder-- "how can she do 4 guys in a row, so big, she looks so dry, etc". Why I knew in my teens I could never be a prostitute simply because of the pain! Why I knew bigger could never be better!

I told my younger sister about this. And she was astounded. She is married, has a 6 year old, and has had these same problems since the birth! Her doctor, a woman, just pooh-poohed it, saying, "well, maybe we can do something with dilators" and went on to another subject. So my sister thought she was alone in her pain, and was very surprised by the info I passed on. I am appalled! In 2012! To treat a married woman with a previously lusty sex life so --recklessly. By a woman gyn!

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Need to ask!

Post  maudie on Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:23 pm

Forgot to ask-- does anybody have concurrent urological symptoms, like: sometimes feels a hesitancy to go, sometimes the urinary tract seems so inflamed! but I get tested and no infection. Urgent need to go often, but no apparent infection. What do you do for this, for comfort or cure?

I read a post here about women using their muscles wrong when peeing, pushing instead of relaxing? I remember being toilet trained to urinate, me crying on the pot, my mom screaming at me to PUSH!!!-- and being completely at a loss as to what I needed to do. It was always PUSH! Finally I pushed it (urine) out. So I've always pushed, and ,man, was I a strong, fast urinator! Also, as a little girl, my perineum ripped a tiny bit several times, for no apparent reason. I'm just all out of sorts in my whosit-whatsits and it seems so complicated. Isn't there just one answer to all this?

And do hormone suppositories help with vulvodynia and vestibulitis

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Re: Can't believe it!

Post  LillyK on Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:00 am

I have has some trouble with pushing when peeing too and my aunt has told me that my mother used to tell me to PUSH all the time when I was potty training. Apparently it was so bad that I was in tears because my mom wanted me to go at her will, not mine. My aunt even tried to talk to her about it but my mom was adamant. I actually think this may be part of a cause of my V problem! So I can truly relate. I have learned that double voiding really helps me though. And trying to relax and not push.

FWIW, acupuncture has helped me tremendously and so has eating a low acid/anti-inflammation diet. I hope you find something that works really well for you! Hang in there!

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Re: Can't believe it!

Post  Aussie on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:22 pm

maudie wrote:Forgot to ask-- does anybody have concurrent urological symptoms, like: sometimes feels a hesitancy to go, sometimes the urinary tract seems so inflamed! but I get tested and no infection. Urgent need to go often, but no apparent infection. What do you do for this, for comfort or cure?

I read a post here about women using their muscles wrong when peeing, pushing instead of relaxing? I remember being toilet trained to urinate, me crying on the pot, my mom screaming at me to PUSH!!!-- and being completely at a loss as to what I needed to do. It was always PUSH! Finally I pushed it (urine) out. So I've always pushed, and ,man, was I a strong, fast urinator! Also, as a little girl, my perineum ripped a tiny bit several times, for no apparent reason. I'm just all out of sorts in my whosit-whatsits and it seems so complicated. Isn't there just one answer to all this?

And do hormone suppositories help with vulvodynia and vestibulitis


Your urological symptoms could be IC - it is related to vv. Go to the IC Network forum and get on the IC diet as a precaution... It could also be overly tight pelvic floor muscles and not IC at all. Your experience of toilet training sounds awful. Go the a physical therapsit! This could all be your pelvic floor judging by the way your were told to push not relax your muscles!!!

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Thank you!

Post  Mish on Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:14 am

I don't have any answers but thank you because I too have urinary problems! I constantly have a urinary tract infection and am just uncomfortable - feeling like I need to pee and then find it hard to pee - just always a irritated - thanks for sharing!! I don't feel so weird!

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Re: Can't believe it!

Post  Aussie on Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:30 pm

Mish don't drink cranberry juice for the "'infections'' it's highly acidic and will make symptoms worse if it is in fact IC. Stay away from coffee chocoloate and citrus. More detail can be found on the IC Network website Smile

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Tough one

Post  Mish on Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:16 am

Thanks so much!! It's really tough because if I don't treat the UTI I end up bleeding in hospital but the preventions (cranberry, ural, apple cider vinegar etc) prevent it when it comes on... Noone seems to be able to balance this... ??

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