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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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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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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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I found relief with antihistamines/decongestants

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I found relief with antihistamines/decongestants

Post  Eastview33 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:30 pm

I've found tremendous relief from pain using antihistamines that include decongestants. I had read about antihistamines so one day desperate to stop the pain I tried taking tavist d which was OTC at the time. Within a half hour of taking it my pain had subsided. After a few days it was gone. I told my doctor about it and he gave me a prescription for antihistamine so I could avoid the drowsy effect. But I found that didn't work as well. Then I realized that it might be the combo of antihistamine and decongestant. If decongestant reduces inflammation in the nasal passages why not elsewhere. Ever since I have been able to control my symptoms with this method and can go years without a problem. I hope by sharing this I can help others.

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Post  Loulou on Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:30 pm

Hi Eastview - thanks for the tip. My GP also mentioned that antihistamines can help some vvd sufferers. It's on my list of things to try. You say that you can go for years without a problem - does this mean that it does come back when you stop using antihistamines?

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I found relief from antihistamines/decongestants

Post  Eastview33 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:57 pm

Actually I found after using the antihistamines/decongestants, I could discontinue it after several days and remain pain free. I don't have to stay on them but could use again if I had a flare up. I'm not always sure what would trigger one. It was never one thing. But I did go years without any significant problems. It was just I found that it was the combination that helped me and not just the antihistamine alone.

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relief with decongestan

Post  evanrude on Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:35 am

Can I ask what type of vulvodynia you have and often you have to take the decongestan?

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Re: I found relief with antihistamines/decongestants

Post  Aussie on Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:35 am

This is interesting as antihistamines are a essential componant of treatment for some sufferers of Interstial Cystitis. The tissue in the vestibule is the same as in the bladder so if it works for IC why wouldn't it help vv Smile

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I found relief with antihistamines/decongestants

Post  Eastview33 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:31 pm

I'm not sure what type I have but I take the decongestants continually when I'm having a flare up and after a few days I can generally stop. Sometimes it works better and faster than other times.

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