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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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Husband with symptoms too!!

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Husband with symptoms too!!

Post  Delilah1 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:27 am

Hello ladies. I'd like to share my story with you. It began in September. I noticed a fishy smell when I washed my vulva with soap in the shower. Made an appointment to see my dr. A few nights later my husband and I had sex. Felt like he had razor blades on his penis when he entered me. The pain went away as we carried on. Several days later he had pain/burning when he urinated and pain at the tip of his penis. Dr. put him on doxycycline. After several days on it he still had no relief of symptoms. They progressed into bladder burning and a feeling of having something in his rectum. My symptoms also progressed. I felt irritation, burning and swelling of my vulva and vagina. Looking at myself with a mirror my vulva looked pink and normal except for a purple/red lines on the inside of my labia minora. Went to dr. Diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis. All STD tests were negative. Took one dose of metrogel. Had reaction to it. Lump in throat, tingling in hands and feet and feeling like I was being poked in the feet. Tried the peroxide douches to get rid of BV. Meanwhile my husband went to his doctor. His doctor told him to keep taking the doxycycline even though his urine never showed bacteria. Husband went to a urologist. Told him he had chronic prostatitis and continue with Cipro antibiotic. I returned to my dr. Still with burning, redness and swelling.
All STD tests negative again. Negative for HPV and herpes also. The Gardnerella BV was gone but I still had the burning!! (peroxide douches do cure bv I guess) Now I have the burning all the time. The swelling comes and goes. Had sex one time since the beginning with me on top. Didn't hurt when he entered but hurt terribly for 3 days after! No sex since then. Went back to Dr. She gave me estrace cream. Never gave me a diagnosis. I have an appointment at a vulvovaginal clinic in St. Louis in June. Now my vulva looks much different. It is red, the skin is shiny and looks fragile. There are darkened areas that were not there 7 months ago. Im 45 years old. Maybe this is perimenopause related? I feel dry and raw. Sometimes there is a drawing sensation. I get feelings of being poked in the vagina and clitoris. The estrogen cream doesnt seem to be helping. It burns and irritates more I think. I have never had a yeast infection or any other kind of vaginal infection my whole life. I've only had one UTI ever! Just one day out of the blue this whole nightmare started! My husband has the burning in his penis and bladder. Fullness in the rectum. They say it could be the nerves in his pelvis. He is going to physical therapy and chiropractor. Here's my question: Are vulvodynia and prostatitis caused by some kind of unknown virus!!??? We tell all of the doctors we see our story. They have no clue! All std tests negative. Whats going on? Thanks for listening ladies!


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Re: Husband with symptoms too!!

Post  Alana3 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:25 am

No vulvodynia is not passable could just be a fluke. I know in men ic have the symptoms your husband described. Maybe bring that up with doc?


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