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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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Post  lavrose on Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:17 am

ok. So far, Im living a normal and completely healthy sex life for the last 2 months, and I just want to list what Ive been doing.

After being on the ABX for six months, Im currently taking my supplements which include multi strain probiotics, twice a day morning and nite, and water soluble vitamin E 400IUS morning and evening aswell as::

Coconut Oil: 2 TBS at nite (makes me quesy during the day)
Coconut water thruout the day
Womens multivitamin
800mcg Folic Acid once or twice a day
Cranberry pills, 2 a day
Beta Carotene (1 pill twice daily)

Im also reading up alot on vitamin deficiencies and vaginal problems. Lack of vitamin D and A aswell as B vitamins can apparently cause alot of problems, and Ive read on some forums of women curing themselves with Vitamin E (which I can personally vouch for) and beta Carotene, aswell as folic acid and Vitamin B6.
One lady said she hasnt had problems in five years since she started the beta carotene (about 75,000IUS a day) and all her lady friends also have had success with the regime.

Good Luck and God bless!! Love you guys! tongue flower
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Post  lavrose on Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:19 am

Vitamin D...
and Maca powder in my smoothies, about 2 TBSP a day everyday, and Spirilina, about 2 TSP.

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Post  lavrose on Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:22 am

I also want to add, my bladder is also feling alot better, since taking the Bactrim and Macrobid.

I think Ive finally beat this bladder thing too. (Fingers crossed)

I thought I was still having problems, and made an APP for a Urologist next week, but if I avoid acid foods like salad dressing, lemons, and tomatoes, I seem to be fine, so apparently I have some kind of scar tissue thing goin on, or residual pain from the interstitial cystitus, THANK GOD!!

Im thinking this nitemare is finally over. Please God let this be so. Keep praying.
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questions..

Post  lavrose on Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:34 am

I still cant understand what just happened to me with the interstitial cystitus thing that last 7 months. Why my urine wouldnt culture out for the longest time, why none of the antibiotics I was on worked. Why I was told I didnt have an infection when I know I did. Why NOTHING WORKED. Then one day, in the 6th month of this nitemare, that I was contemplating suicide over, I finally get a positive urine test for a UTI, (a bad one) and I was put on Macrobid. After the Macrobid, it came back, then TWO rounds of Bactrim and it was gone. WTF???? Idea

what the Hell was that all about?????what just happened to me??

was this an antibiotic resistant infection???or what? Its the scariest thing Ive ever been thru and I will never let this happen to me again.
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Post  Darkhorse on Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:17 am

Hi lavrose,

It's great to hear of your progress and what you're using. Thank you so much for posting this and all the other information you do about your self-healing therapies (the suppositories)!! I'm following your posts a lot (though I've had some stressful bouts of "life" happening here, so haven't been on here as much as I'd wanted to be last couple of months.) Your story comes very close to what I'm discovering about (and what I intuited for ages) about my pains -- the infections being a culprit behind it.

I don't think infections may cause all cases of vulvar pain, but I think that's the ticket for me as well as you. Because I've done tea tree oil washes and hydrogen peroxide suppositories and even when I was told THERE IS NO INFECTION, it helped. So I know that there are bugs that either are bothering us in such small quantities that the tests don't pick them up, or they are bugs that have yet to have good/sensitive testing techniques for.

Thanks to you and your posts about the ureaplasma, I've asked my GYN for the same tests as they do at the Cleveland Clinic. He was skeptical, but he did the research and took the specimen and tomorrow I'm seeing him about results -- so I'm pretty anxious (I actually hope it's positive, because I want to NAIL this thing!!) What's interesting is that since I have so many other disabling symptoms (I have fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), I've gone through doctors who have blood tested me for mycoplasma, and I'm positive. This is a similar pathogen to ureaplasma -- it's a type of bacteria that has no cell wall, so it's a bit like an ameba that can morph easily and change shape. So the test he's done is for mycoplasma (which can like to inhabit the vagina/muscous membranes) and ureaplasma. It wouldn't surprise me that if I had a blood test positive for mycoplasma that it would be in my vaginal tissue. I hope this turns out to be true, because then I HAVE SOMETHING I KNOW CAN BE TREATED.

So I wanted to thank you so much, girl, for turning me on to the tests suggestion -- he was not knowledgeable of any tests for this until I read your posts about getting tested. Then he took it more seriously to look into it, and I'm crossing my fingers for my culture to show something informative.

I have two thoughts on the bacterial questions you ask:
1. I think as I said we may have infections that don't show up UNTIL you get enough bacteria for the lab to show it's positive. I don't have interstitial cystitis, but I used to have (and still do have) touchy/sensitive bladder and once had a bad bout of urethritis...and I kept getting negative tests until one day, it came out positive. What I found out was that to show an infection, you need like 10,000 bacteria cultured (not sure the units, but there's a NUMBER that needs to be met) to be "positive." What that means is that if you're below this, maybe bacteria are causing pain but it doesn't meet the criteria as being a high enough number, so we just suffer anyway and it looks fine!!! Grrrr!!!

2. My doctor (not my GYN -- he's an environmental doctor that does a lot of cutting edge stuff) is looking into chronic infections in me as a whole. And we are discussing biofilms. Do you know what those are? That's a gummy like substance that the bacteria make to hide from the immune system. All bacteria do this in nature -- the slippery stuff on rocks in rivers is from the film bacteria make. That creates a protective coat around them so that they are undisturbed by things that will destroy them. That includes antibiotics! So an antibiotic may kill off a certain amount of bacteria, but if the biofilms are there, it won't necessarily get all the bugs, and the infection will just restart. So that explains why the infection comes back again and again, I think.

There are some supplements out there, particularly nattokinase and lumbrokinase that are designed to break up biofilms in the body so that antibiotics (or natural herbal antimicrobials) can work better. So maybe you should research this if your infection comes back, or even just to take so that all your other herbal treatments help more. It's possible your bladder is STILL harboring some bacteria that have hidden in the biofilms. In which case it'd be more effective to take biofilm busters along with your treatments, to dissolve the biofilms and THEN kill the bugs.

Can I ask you:

-- which abx were you taking for 6 months? Several different ones? Or just the bactrim?

-- do you have other health problems, like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? Or do you ONLY have bladder/vaginal problems?

-- have you had a repeat culture to prove that you are negative now for ureaplasma?

Thanks again, hon, and hope you see these comments! xx

P.S. I have a few questions about your use of the suppositories to answer in the PM you sent me a while ago -- so I hope you keep checking here and your PM box!!




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