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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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For anyone else that just burns down there, Acidosis?

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For anyone else that just burns down there, Acidosis?

Post  fairymoond84 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:46 am

Hi all, first let me start out by saying that my only symptom is burning down there. I posted a few times on here about what I think what caused me to out of the blue just start burning down there. I have noticed a few things. Every time I have really bad heartburn, I burn really bad. So when I control that, the burning isn't as bad. I also noticed that foods cause me to burn more. I think that I have way to much acids in my body, so I looked it up.

"Acidosis is a condition in which there is too much acid in the body fluids."
This is why I think that all my body fluids feel like acid. Like my period, pee and discharge.

I looked up ways to treat acidosis and this is the easiest way that I found:


Natural Help for Acidosis

Acidosis is the term used to describe a situation in which there is an excessive quantity of acid within the tissue fluids of the body. As a result, the concentration of hydrogen ions within the body is greater than average leading to a subsequent drop in pH. Acidosis drains the body's energy reserves, weakening the immune system. It can also lead to cardiovascular damage, chronic fatigue and aching muscles due to lactic acid buildup. Luckily, there are simple, inexpensive, natural treatments for acidosis.


Baking Soda
Once of the most common causes of acidosis is development of lowered pH through an excessive loss of bicarbonate, generally as a result of renal disease. The body keeps a natural supply of bicarbonate reserves to help maintain the pH balance of the blood. When these reserves are depleted, acid begins to build up in the system. To help the system readjust, drink 2 cups of water with 1 Tbsp. of baking soda mixed in. Sodium bicarbonate is the technical name for baking soda. It is alkaline by nature and can help to neutralize the excessive acid in the body.

Water
Drink at least eight glasses of water each day to prevent acidosis, as this helps dilute any amount of acid in the system and it helps flush toxins from the system through the kidneys. Combine water drinking with light exercise, such as walking, to help remove acid waste from the body via perspiration.

Diet
Diet can also impact the levels of acid in the body. The typical Western diet is high in foods which cause the body to produce excess acid, such as dairy products, meat and eggs. Eat more foods which create an alkaline dietary response, such as fresh vegetables, fruits and honey. Reduce intake of processed sugar, coffee, soda and baked goods made with refined white flour. These changes can reduce the acid in the body and also improve overall health.

I'm going to give this all a try and see what happens. Hopefully it works and it will be a plus to stop with the soda intake.





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Re: For anyone else that just burns down there, Acidosis?

Post  Ceriane on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:13 pm

You know...that sounds just like me. I'm going to try this...because my symptom is constant burning in that area, and I also get similar symptoms to yours. Mine is there all the time....this is why I'm wondering if mine is more yeast or acid related rather than nerve pain, as most people on here only seem to have a problem when it comes to sex, where as mine is there all the time, particularly if my diet is not good....

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Re: For anyone else that just burns down there, Acidosis?

Post  charly24 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:33 pm

Hi Ladies

I have suffered with vulvadynia for a few years now, but I used to be completely normal, pain free the lot! The pain I get during intercourse is horrific, and I get on and off symptoms of paining and discomfort randomly during the day or week.

But I have noticed in the last two years that I have been getting lots of heartburn and acid, etc. and its on and off. I notice the burning more when I am dehydrated and I BURN terribly down there!! So its definitely linked to diet. Unfortunately, I love red wine, but I when ever I drink it I suffer with terrible burning pain the next day.

May I ask if either of you ever it a funny taste in your mouth or funny smell in your nose when you get lots of acid?

There's also a Low Oxalate diet, so that may useful to you. I've tried to do it, but it's easier said that done, lol, too hard to stick to Crying or Very sad

Have you ever been prescribed any anti-acids tablets from your GP??

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Re: For anyone else that just burns down there, Acidosis?

Post  fairymoond84 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:35 am

I've been taking my moms prescription heartburn meds and when I take them daily, my burning down there isn't as bad. There is also days when I don't have any burning at all. When it comes to sex, I have noticed a few things, sorry it may get a tiny bit detailed, when he goes to deep and hard I burn really bad, and when his hair gets in, it feels like its cutting the walls of my vagina. That is something else I posted about on here. I use to get a lot of yeast infections, and I would take the yeast infection pills. So I think from years of taking that med has ate away at my vagina walls, causing them to be sensitive, that is also why every time fluids like pee, period or discharge hits it, it burns like crazy. Plus it doesn't help that the fluids are very acidity. Or it could even be the acid in the fluids that are eating away at the walls of my vagina. The foods I eat and drink have gotten way worse these past few years. So I think its all related to foods. Like I said, I only have burning. I don't have muscle pain or anything like that. Even though the burning is very painful at times. The month of February I am going to really cut down on the soda and the bad foods I eat. And try the daily intake of the baking soda and water and antacids. Can't hurt to try it out. I looked into the Low Oxalate diet and I was thinking, its like not even eating. The list of foods to avoid was ridiculous.

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Re: For anyone else that just burns down there, Acidosis?

Post  Ceriane on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:07 am

Me too...I have found that the burning gets worse depending on what I've been eating and drinking...so I'm really going to start being careful with my diet...it's hard but I have to think...what do I want...this doughnut which will make me happy for 5 minutes...or to be pain free and to be able to have a normal sex life like everyone else...? My burning is there pretty constant, so would make me not even attempt penetrative sex in the first place....seems common sense not to if you've got burning and pain down there????? But I really want to get this sorted once and for all. Another thing is I have pernicious anaemia, and I have found that the pain reduces greatly when I am on B12 injections.

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Post  fairymoond84 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:17 pm

I truly believe that I burn down there because of Acidosis. I tend to get pretty lazy at routine but I have noticed that when I am burning and I do the Baking Soda & Water, the burning does stop. I have also noticed that if I do the BS & water before I eat spicy foods or foods that are high in acids, I don't burn afterwards. So I believe I have a solution to my burning problems. Which is FOODS that are high in acids. Which is basically a lot of foods that have a high amount of acids. Right after I eat anything with ketchup or pasta sauce, I burn and I burn bad. But if I drink the BS & water, a few minutes later I am fine. So if you are like me and just burn down there, try the BS & Water.

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