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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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Newly diagnosed - Vulvar vestibulitis

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Newly diagnosed - Vulvar vestibulitis

Post  christine12345 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:31 pm

Hey everyone - thought I'd post an update about my story. After months of being pushed from Dr. to Dr and being on loads and loads of antibiotics due to misdiagnosis, I finally saw a gynecologist. She took one look at me and diagnosed my problem as vulvar vestibulitis (the visit was literally 5 mins - so shocking!)

She prescribed me Elavil (amitriptyline) at 10mg.

Anyone taken this medication / had success with it?

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Re: Newly diagnosed - Vulvar vestibulitis

Post  Alana3 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:36 pm

I haven't personally taken it, one of my docs wanted to put me on it, but it's an anti-depressant and I didn't want to deal with the side effects. I do hear that it works for some people relatively well, so give it a shot, it might help Smile let us know how it goes!


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Re: Newly diagnosed - Vulvar vestibulitis

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:47 pm

I was actually on Ami when my V pain started so they upped my dose to 50mg but it made no difference to pain. I'm still on that amount as it helps me sleep and what I will say is any dizziness is usually short lived so stick with it for a while to see how you go. The only side effect I get now is the dry mouth and you're not supposed to mix it with alcohol however I do and it totally knocks me out so you may want to go easy on alcohol if you drink.

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Re: Newly diagnosed - Vulvar vestibulitis

Post  m18 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:58 am

Hey I was pushed from doctor to doctor too! and actually diagnosed myself before they doctor did but I havn't seen a gynolocologist yet so I don't know what type I have, I've just been trying my hardest to relieve the pain. I was on Amitritylene since June 2012 and if you take it regulary it does stop the pain however I came off it because of the side effects It made me sleep all day, effected my emotions and hormone making me feel like a human robot and also affected my arrousal...which I no longer have at all. So my doctor then prescribed me Nortriptylene which doesnt make you as sleepy however it didnt get rid of the pain for me so Amitriptylene was deffinitely better in terms of getting rid of the pain. I've also been given a numbing ointment called linocaine which numbs the pain. Hope this helps and I havn't put you off amytriptylene just wanted to be honest but it might not have the same effects for you and it does relieve the pain.


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