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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

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


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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Yeast free, IC free, Vulvodynia free, Betadine douche finnally kicked it :)

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Yeast free, IC free, Vulvodynia free, Betadine douche finnally kicked it :)

Post  lavrose on Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:33 pm

Hey guys, just thought Id update on my latest struggle.
I am now newly married, and altho, its been a rough beginning, I feel 100% cured now, and just thought Id share about my new discovery that kicked my latest Vulva/Yeast infection irritation pain in the butt. Betadine douche!!!!!!!!

So simple, I cannot believe Ive overlooked this, this long, and Ive researched and TRIED everything.

The Bladder, IC pain is gone, (thanks to Massive doses of Bactrim). I still had some residual pain, but I guess it was just my bladder healing, cuz its been a few weeks now, and NO PAIN, even during my period this month.

I still had a mild yeast infection and I was attacking it with gelcaps full of horendoucly strong essential oils, 2 to 3 times a day(not recommended). Havnt been able to have sex with my Husband for a month and a half. My cervix was swollen, and the oils were helping but not really working this time, and I was using more and more(again, not recommended) and it just wasnt getting rid of it.
I was using 2 drops of clove, 3 drops eucalyptus, and ylang ylang, and 3 drops bergamont 3 times a day, That is just so wrong!!!!
I remember when even one drop of eucalyptus would make me jump around and dance around the room for a good 5 min, if I put it anywhere near my vag, and now I was putting tons of it in there, and it wasnt burning me, but my flowers were so swollen and I could feel that horrendous pain was still there, I wasnt making progress.
I guess my vagina got immune to the strength of the oils.
In my experience using essential oils, and (in the past Ive had great results) your body or the yeast cells CAN get used to them, so you have to rotate them, but it just seem like this nitemare wasnt ending, and I knew, even if I made this yeast infection go away. I would just get it again, next time I have sex, so I felt like topping myself at times, I was so sad.
So anyway, my Mother, being in her sixties, told me about an old time remedy, Betadine Douche, or Iodine douches. Twice a day for a week to 14 days. Said, it always worked for her., she said she could kick a mild yeast infection (preventative !!!) with just one to 2 douches, ...........she asked me to try that.

Now, Ive always been under the assumption that douches are bad, and in my experience, using peroxide and apple cider vinegar douches, always made my condition worse, so I ALWAYS STAYED WAY AWAY from douches. Plus they always made me dry aswell.
Well, guys not only did it make me better, it has completely cured me. Also, I can even have sex WHILE Im doing treatment, which is also amazing.
Another thing is, now I have something to help me prevent another infection.

Just buy a bottle of providone iodine, (Betadine) at the drugstore for approximately $20 a bottle, and a few boxes of disposable douches. Dump out the liquid, fill the bottle halfway with tap water, and several drops of the Betadine. Make it a very dark red, )make a strong solution) get into the bathtub, and insert douche as far in as it will go, use gentle pressure, etc, etc. Works. Its amazing. Im cured. Thank You God.

God Bless

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Re: Yeast free, IC free, Vulvodynia free, Betadine douche finnally kicked it :)

Post  meelie on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:51 am

how long have you been doing this and are you still pain free? does your Dr. know? Smile


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Post  lavrose on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:07 pm

My Doctor actually discouraged me from using betadine douches as some people can have a really bad reaction to it, (red blistering sores, and irritation) but it actually doesnt bother me at all, and makes me feel relief, and yes, Im still feeling great.

Now all Im doing is inserting a probiotic acidophilus capsule in with a clean finger after my shower in the morning, and I feel good.

im also gonna try a product called "Flora Fem" which is 6 probiotitic vaginal suppositories for $50 (pricey, i know) , off amazon. com. The reviews are really good, and alot of women are swearing by it. I tend to think Vulvodynia is an imbalance, anyway, the acidophilus capsules vaginally help me, and I feel fine right now.

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Post  lavrose on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:11 pm

as far as using your fingers to rub oils around inside the vagina a few times a day, i think Ive changed my mind on that, as I might have actually caused an infection by doing that, as fingers are not always clean, even after you wash them. Also the oils can be very harsh on the tissues, and even ineffective, as I didnt have as much luck with my last infection, (and I scalded my vag, lol ;( ) altho they worked great before. Ive cured problems for myself before with oils.

I find the probiotics, and gentle douching is working much better, at this point, Im taking a break on the oils for awhile.
Im not douching now, as I cured my infection, but i WILL permanently be inserting a femdophilus capsule inside my vag every morning, as I sincerely believe, I was born not having enough of the vaginal flora naturally to ward off these problems. and also taking orally, 2 pills a day.
Ive also started AZO YEAST again, 2 pilss a day orally.

Good luck!

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Re: Yeast free, IC free, Vulvodynia free, Betadine douche finnally kicked it :)

Post  Alana3 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:21 am

Could you have killed off the good bacteria/yeast with all that you're doing? Im not trying to be rude or anything but that's a whole lot of stuff you were putting in your hooha. I try not to put anything there keeps her happy. But if it works more power to you Smile


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