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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  BpCookie on Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:58 pm

I have Lichen Simplex Chronicus which pretty much causes the same symptoms as Vulvodynia. My Gyno's some times calls it Vulvodynia. I wanted to ask a few questions to see if any one has any of these things in common.

1. peri menopause, menopause or hormone problems?

2. has anyone had a uterine ablation done?

3. any STD's? (I had vaginal warts and my dr. froze them off, three damn times. I still have scaring)

4. use a vibrator before all of this happened?

5. Problems with a lot of yeast infections?

6. Problems with lots of UTI's?

7. Any back pain issues before all of this started?

Take care everyone and keep sitting on those ice packs.

hugs

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:19 am

I had yeast, uti and back pain

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Post  BpCookie on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:01 pm

Hey Alana hun, no hormone problems? Like messed up periods, skipping periods or having them too often? Just wondering. Also, did you have back problems before all of this happened or after? Before the Vulvodynia, my upper back and neck hurt, then about one year after I got this, my lower back and tail bone started hurting. I think the lower back is due to how I sit because it hurts too much to sit the way that I normally would.
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Post  Alana3 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:31 pm

I mean my periods were crazy before I got on birth control, but I was 14 when I got put on it and haven't been off since and I'm 27 now. But, my periods were crazy and super heavy, but its apparently a very common problem and supposedly changes after you go thru puberty, but I like my pill too much to get off it. My periods screwed up after my vestibulectomy and I was on BC, but it was because of anaesthesia. Its back to normal now, thankfully. I have tight muscles, and my lower back and hip hurt pretty bad especially right before my period- but I have to say I am a very active person, I horseback ride, workout, yoga, zumba, etc, so I don't really know what is connected and what isn't. Have you done acupuncture? It works so well!



I seriously don't think you're going to find the why to your problem, I finally just accepted it, it would be like trying to figure out why someone got Leukemia or Lupus or something. They're both terrible, but there's probably not an answer to the problem. But more importantly, there is a fix. I would think that would drive me crazy thinking everything causes it. And honestly, there's nothing you can do about it, shoot for a cure, not the why's.

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:36 pm

And that last part wasnt meant as bitchy, I'm like an hour before my periods coming and my hooha is on fire what a terrible feeling, I hate my vag!

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Post  Kathy100 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:47 pm

Hi,

1. Yes - have breakthrough bleeds (even thou on pill) which last about a week - moods go haywire & feel very tired. After doing ultrasound /hysterscopy / smear - gynae now thinks hormonal - possible start of menopause. I'm 47. Happy days.....

No STDS or yeast infections.

4. Yes - but not internally.

6. Problems with UTIs (but tests always clear) & pain with sex long before I was diagnosed & told all in my head.

7. Used to get pain in shoulders & neck before it started but think that was down to sitting in front of PC all day. Now get muscular pain in tailbone, across backside and down my legs...am doing stretches for this which help. Lower back is starting to hurt too... The pain is worse around the breakthrough bleed time. I was pretty active before this started zumba, gym etc. Now I don't have energy to get through Zumba class ... Got an appointment at the pain clinic today so am hoping to get some answers. The specialist I saw thinks mine all started with IBS, aggravated by the UTIs and gradually got worse so now my whole pelvis is clenched up which is causing all the pain.

Take care & good luck xx

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Post  Kathye10 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:22 pm

The Burning Bush....That's what I call myself at this point...haha.

1.) Not sure, haven't had my hormone levels checked yet.
2.) No
3.) No, but I've showed positive (recently) for a few different types of bacteria which were treated by numerous antibiotics, externally and oral pill form.
4.) Externally
5.) I get yeast infections once every few years, but nothing a 3 day treatment didn't cure.
6.) Never had one before (thankfully)
7.) Always had lower back problems. Core is not strengthened at ALL, which I believe is why my back is so messed up

I know V is not the a "cause", it's a symptom of something deeper. I am going to see a specialist in a few weeks to try to pin point what might be the cause. I'm going to assume it's either over medication and my nerves decided to have a party down there when no one invited them OR from all of the pain, my pelvic floor muscles have tightened so badly that this is my "cause."

It seems like the women who finally pin point the cause usually get better or make a full recovery. I'm wishing that for ALL of us! Very Happy
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