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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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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Nottingham Hospital Gyno?

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Nottingham Hospital Gyno?

Post  Kelle_Belle on Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:22 am

Hey everyone, was just wondering if anyone in the uk can help me? After nearly 6 months of pain, overdosing on gabbapentin because a frozen parsnip was more effective, my gyno in my home town finally did something useful by getting me refered to Nottingham hospital to a Dr who specialises in this sort of thing!! I had to lol at the this sort of thing comment! I was just wondering if anyone has any experiance with Nottingham Clinic?? Thanks in advance! x
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Re: Nottingham Hospital Gyno?

Post  Sarah001 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:16 pm

Hi again, is it David Nunns at Nottingham you've been referred to? I'd guess it is, my vulvar dermatologist tried to refer me to him and the referral went to pain management instead because he was off with a broken leg at the time however I talked to his secretary and she said to ask for the referral to be made again once he was back at work. I didn't because i'm sure a couple of women on here have actually seen him and didn't really rate him but saying that he does have a team of physios who work with him who have all done the courses my excellent physio has done so they should know their stuff. For me I would definitely have been referred to his physio team but it was too far to travel regularly and my physio knows the same stuff but is much closer to home which was my main reason for not going there. One thing I believe someone else on here said about the physio there is they adhere to the 6 session rule and discharge you whether you're helped or not after that, most hospitals do that. On the bright side if you go and they find a pelvic floor/alignment problem and give you the 6 sessions then discharge you and you feel you need more you can always take what they've told you to a private physio, it's still a plus as at least this would rule in or out physio being a good option.

I'm sure one person on here said she didn't rate him because he basically only had the list of possible causes we can easily find and work through ourselves but it depends how many things you've tried so far as to whether that would be of use to you. It's worth a shot for the physio team alone and I hope you'll let us all know how you get on.
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Nottingham treatment

Post  fedup.com on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:16 pm

I've only just seen this and extremely glad I have!!!!!!

My whole problem from symptoms to diagnosis to treatment attempts has all been in Nottingham and it'll be good to compare experiences with you both.

I experienced symptoms from 2009 and it took until 2011 to be referred to the hospital. I'm being treated at Nottingham Circle Clinic at QMC and have been for a year now. No luck yet with all of the treatments I've been faced with. Started to wonder whether I should go private but then I look at my bank account and realise no-can-do.

Where is the Nottingham Clinic? Is it the one I'm at? If not I'll be researching into that as I am extremely fed up!

Look forward to hearing your replies,

I'm so relieved to find this post.

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Re: Nottingham Hospital Gyno?

Post  Sarah001 on Wed May 01, 2013 5:30 pm

I never went as it was way too far to travel with my severe joint issues so I've stuck with the physio nearer to home as I'm certain my problem is pelvic floor spasm/pelvic instability. Think kelle_belle did go and last I heard had been diagnosed with erosive lichen planus I believe (correct me if I'm wrong kelle_belle). I'm not sure exactly where David Nunns is based, I thought he was at the hospital but it's so long ago I was referred to him I can't remember. Sorry I couldn't help!
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Re: Nottingham Hospital Gyno?

Post  Kelle_Belle on Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:22 am

Wow, its been forever since I've been online. I had to stop logging in, sadly, I couldn't cope with the overwhelming sadness I was feeling. I hope you ladies are still on here? I just wanted to say that I went to Nottingham, within 10 mins I was diagnosed! I'm not mental! I have genital erosive lichaen planus. I cried! Mr Nunns has helped me so much, I cannot thank or praise him enough. He actually cares, he listens and wants to help. Not just with physical pain, but with mental pain too. I hope that you both have found some relief. Hope I get a reply x
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