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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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Has anyone experienced more pain after doing pelvic floor exercises?

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Has anyone experienced more pain after doing pelvic floor exercises?

Post  Sunflower82 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:12 am

Hi,
I've been seeing a women's health physio for a year and a bit, worked on lots of massage a release work. Adventually I got referred on the Nhs the first session I got told to do pelvic floor exercises. I tried but experienced pain in my tummy,my stomached muscels when I started this whole physio process were so tight and I have spend a lot of time trying to relax them so I stopped do the pelvic floor exercise and went back. This time I was examined and I find it hard to tell the difference between squeezing and releasing and most of the time I'm not releasing completley.

Anyway to cut a long story short within a hour it felt like someone was pulling in my stomach muscles in and I got so much pain that has lasted a week over the pubic symphysis bone it's like someone has kicked me really hard in that area, been putting ice there but don't know what else to do ?


Anyone experienced this?
Many thanks

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Re: Has anyone experienced more pain after doing pelvic floor exercises?

Post  Sarah001 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:25 pm

Yes, if I do kegels my pain shoots through the roof and if you can't tell the difference between contracting and releasing chances are you're not releasing properly. You can buy feedback items to tell you when you're doing this, there's one and the name escapes me I'm afraid but it's really cheap and consists of a plastic probe with a plastic wand on the outside and the wand moves down when you contract and up when you release so you know what you're doing. Has the physio not got access to a biofeedback machine to give you some sessions so you get used to how it feels? Just sending you away with kegels after all your hard work to relax the muscles is very sloppy practice and you need to stop them until you've either had a go on a machine with the physio or you get something to give you feedback. I've got one of the ones with a plastic wand and I'm pretty sure I bought it on Amazon so have a look on there for pelvic floor exercisers and you'll see what it is, cost about £10 I think. Also you need to start slowly, low reps at first so you don't overdo it. The transversus abs co-contracts with the pelvic floor which could be your abdominal pain or it could be you're doing them completely wrong and hitting the rectus abs instead.
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Re: Has anyone experienced more pain after doing pelvic floor exercises?

Post  riag on Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:42 am

I get conflicting advice from my drs and physical therapist. Kegels make my vulvodynia worse. the physical therapist insisted upon it. saying to focus more on the release than the contraction because my pelvic muscles are too tight. my gyn and urologist say no kegels at all. Who do you listen too? mY urologist just recommended a new physical therapist and I am going for an evaluation tomorrow.

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Re: Has anyone experienced more pain after doing pelvic floor exercises?

Post  cba321 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:48 pm

I have a tight pelvic floor, no one has ever suggested kegels. I have done biofeedback and increasing awareness of muscles while attempting to release the pelvic floor and surrounding hip stomach and butt muscles. My pelvic floor physio gets me to squeeze or contract first then release as much as possible but never exercise. I get quite a bit of pain after release with the physio and also chiro appts in my stomach, SI joint, lumbar spine, butt and sometimes thigh adductors. I have been told this is normal as I am cchanging a lot in my body, changing things to where they should be and my body is it is not used to it.

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Re: Has anyone experienced more pain after doing pelvic floor exercises?

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:45 pm

I've tried both doing kegels and not doing kegels and I think it's which one works for you, if kegels cause more pain you shouldn't be doing them at this stage, fully relax the pelvic floor then reassess and see if you need kegels is what I would go with.
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