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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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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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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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Vulvodynia??? What do I have?????

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Post  katie220 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:09 pm

Hi, I'm new to this website. I decided to go here because there just aren't very many people to talk to when it comes to this topic. I've been suffering from a "mild" (actually extremely irritating) burning throughout my vagnia for the past year and a half.

At first I thought I had a yeast problem, so I went to the store and bought some monistat. Didn't work (not surprising). The pain was so bad at first that I would cry. Luckily the pain became less severe over time but it's just this lingering, irritating thing that will never go away.

I have seen probably five doctors over a year and a half. They told me I had a bacterial problem and gave me round after round of anti biotics that never worked, not even temporarily. He did a "Q-Tip test on me that didn't hurt, so he told me a didn't have vulvodynia and kept saying it's "extremely rare" over and over again. Then a doctor prescribed me with boric acid suppositories that didn't do anything either. I have tried everything. I even quit smoking and drastically lessened my caffeine intake which hasn't minimized it that much.

Could any of you give me your opinion? Do you think I have vulvodynia or something else? At this point I am tired of seeing doctors and I just want it to go away.

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Re: Vulvodynia??? What do I have?????

Post  abovetheknee on Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:18 am

Hi Katie

Doctors do like everything to be black and white dont they? Your story so far sounds alot like mine, ie showing ones private parts to a wide selection of medical folk who ALL say 'well I cant SEE anything wrong, maybe a little red.....hmmmm have you tried anti fungal??' - very frustrating. Have you asked your doctor to refer you to a vulval clinic? do you have those in the states? Someone there should know about Vulvodynia. I dont think the 'q-tip test' is that great really - I had the exact same test & I really didnt feel it meant anything. The condition can vary so much from person to person, just because on a particular day you can touch it gently with a q-tip and its not agony does not mean you have nothing wrong down there. Vulvodynia can be touch sensitive or the pain can just spontaneously happen OR it can be a mixture of the two, which is what I have, & for a long time I thought because it didnt fit neatly into the various 'official' diagnosis it meant I must have someting else/I was a freak. Not so. And it can vary so much from week to week, day to day. So dont give up, dont take any more thrush/yeast treatments or any of that stuff unless you are sure it actually IS thrush, & insist on seeing someone who actually knows what they're talking about.

There are some treatments available to try for vulvodynia, and after reading alot of the posts on this site it seems to me that for some women, some of the treatments really do work. SO there IS hope, dont give up, read up on it, & then when you do get to see a specialist you'll be able to have an informed discussion & be able to work out what treatments you could try. I think its good you're trying to do something about it & that you have engaged with this forum - I wasted alot of time trying to pretend it wasnt happening & would go away by itself. I now think that is unlikely.

Best of luck to you, I really hope you shift it!!

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Post  katie220 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:31 pm

Thanks for the reply and finally someone understands what I mean! I don't think the Q-tip test is all that accurate either. My doctor just relies on that to diagnose me and nothing else. I went to another doctor and she sent me to a pelvic floor therapist although I kept telling them it's not muscle tightness that is giving me an issue. I'm almost positive it is hormonal because I can track on a calender how bad my pain will be. It is 90 percent gone when I ovulate and progressively gets worse as I get closer and closer to my period. I have a feeling it is a low estrogen problem and my doctor put me on low dose birth control of all things. When I take them I have pain all month.

Do you know of a website I can go to that can refer me to a specialist? I live in the midwest and we don't have that many specialists around here Sad

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Re: Vulvodynia??? What do I have?????

Post  Alana3 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:37 pm

Hey Katie,

I live in Florida and just went to an amazing doctor here today- I feel like he's going to be awesome and he's a specialist. There is also another specialist in Orlando (I didn't like her) and another one in D.C. and New York. This is definetely something that can be made better. And acupuncture has helped me a lot. Message me if you need any advice or the doctors names that I have used. Be careful I was put on 27 scripts and acycolvir which is a herpes drug, I don't have herpes! They said it could help. This doctor said it was BS. So be careful, and if it doesn't sound right it probably isn't. Don't put lots of stuff up there it irritates it worse.

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