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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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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

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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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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Post  BpCookie on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:18 pm

Hi girls, I have Lichen Simplex Chronicus and I have noticed that in the last year my vulva and labia has turned DARK brown. I don't know if thats from the LSC, hormones (I'm peri-menopausal), the A and D ointment that I use very often, age (Im 48) or ???? Have any of you noticed that the area is turning darker? At first I thought it was my imagination but I use a hand mirror and check the area a number of times every day. I know for a fact that my vulva area was a healthy pink color before this all started and now its a gross dark brown color. I am terrified that it will turn to leather, just like all those gross pictures that I have seen on Yahoo and Google. Two years ago I asked my Gyno if THAT was going to happen to me and she said NO. I don't know who to trust any more. I mean, did my Gyno tell me that just to ease my mind? Ive seen other Gyno's before and none of them have said anything about the dark color, so I never worried about it till now.

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Re: Vulva and labia has turned dark brown

Post  Sarah001 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:47 pm

As far as I know it's an age thing, the older we get the more likely the area is to darken. I'm nearly 40 and mine has darkened in small areas so nothing to worry about but also no way of avoiding the "leather" look eventually!! Laughing
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Post  BpCookie on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:00 pm

Thank you sssssoooo very much for your reply. OMG I was so worried and freaking out. I saw all those horrible and gross pictures of womens vulvas that were brown, shriveled up, swollen, etc. Of course those pictures are the very worst thing that could happen. Im always afraid it will happen to me. Thank again. You have eased my mind. Smile
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Re: Vulva and labia has turned dark brown

Post  Alana3 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:20 pm

If it worries you that much, why not go to the doctor? Just to be sure! But yeah, like everything else your vajayjay is going to change as you age. I have seen those pics, and my doc actually treats LS patients, so he explained it to me too, and I understand why you're worried. Honestly, keep an eye on it, if it gets worse, go to the doc, but it's probably just changing as you change Smile Are you doing any kind of treatments for it? Good luck, it's probably nothing, I freak out over EVERYTHING too!!! And I also check mine out too, I'd say if it doesn't change any in a month, you're fine, but for peace of mind, I'd go to the doc just to be sure! And keep in mind, the pics on the internet are probably way worse than what really happens eek! Feel better Very Happy

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Post  BpCookie on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:45 pm

Alana, yup, I freak out about any change in my vagina. lol. Im like vulva paranoid. I wonder if there is a phobia for that. Something like VulvaOuchiePhobia. This whole thing is a never ending nightmare.

Next time I see my gyno I will ask her about the darkened vulva. uuuggghhhh Ya never know what will happen next.

Thanks for the reply. Take care.
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Post  Alana3 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:13 pm

I think all of us are paranoid, I find one little thing and I'm like OH SHIT I HAVE WARTS! Of course it ends up being absolutely nothing, but I take something and run with it, I think it's just anxiety because of everything we have been thru. But yeah let us know what your doc says when you go for a visit, I'm sure you're fine (and I love how I'm like oh you're fine, but SHIT I HAVE WARTS, so much easier to give advice and tell someone not to panic, but when it comes to myself, well I have the worst thing that could ever happen). VulvaOuchie lmao that's amazing Smile Feel better!

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Post  Sarah001 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:18 pm

Try not to worry cookie, when I noticed my colour change I was seeing a vulvar dermatologist and I thought if anyone would know the answer it would be her so I asked and got told it was age related and nothing to worry about so it was an informed reply not a flippant one! I think we all spend so much time examining our lady bits we're noticing things other women are never aware of, it's easy to get carried away with our findings and assume it must be something bad because of the pain too. I'm sure you'll get a similar answer to me when you ask and it won't be anything bad. Wink
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