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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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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Post  coline83 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:08 pm

Hello everyone,

my name is Coline and I've been suffering from vulvar pain for 7 years, on and off. I had many diagnosis but for the past 3 years, it seems that doctors ran out of ideas. My current gynecologist made me do blood tests, I had a PAP test and everything looks perfect! There seems to be absolutely no reason that could explain my constant burning and stinging/itching on different areas of my vulva. So my doctor said, and I quote: "I don't know what to do with you". I was treated for yeast at least a hundred times, I was told I had genital warts, which was probably true but couldn't explain the intensity of the symptoms. And now, the warts are gone and the symptoms are still here. Funny enough, they can disappear for a moment when I'm sexually aroused but they come back soon after. If I'm lucky. If I'm not, I just won't be able to have sex. The pain has been present for a year now but before that I had a one-year break. Before the one-year break, it was slightly annoying but ok. Before that, it was one or two weeks per month. And now we're back to that and I can't think of anything (psychological or situational) that could have triggered this. I tried to stop going to the pool once a week, I tried to change my diet, I tried to stop biking, nothing changes.

Several doctors heard my story and admitted they didn't know what I had but refused to look further and just sent me back home. I have an appointment coming at a specialized clinic (VUVO for vulvo-vaginal disease) in Montreal, where I live, in december. In the meantime, I tried acupuncture to release the pain but the treatment actually suppressed all sensation in my vulva, which is even more disturbing than the pain cause now I feel numb and unable to be aroused. I stopped the treatment and just hope it will come back soon.

I read the V book and I found my symptoms to be very similar to what she described as vulvodynia ( gynecological exams really hurt, I can't use tampons, etc...) but as long as I'm not diagnosed, I'll get no treatment.
Does my story sound familiar to anyone? Am i crazy to think it could be vulvodynia? Does anyone know a specialist in or around Montreal?
My apology for this way-too-long post...

To end on a positive note, my fiance is very understanding and involved in my quest for an answer so I have plenty of support from him. Looking at the bright side....

Thanks to you all

Coline I love you


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Post  Husband on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:58 pm

Hi Coline,
Sounds like vulvodynia. Can you provoke pain by a slight touch with a cotton swab? If this caused pain and if the doctors have no ideas any more than you have the diseases name.


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Re: Hello, my name is medical mystery

Post  Sarah001 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:26 pm

Hi Coline, it certainly sounds like vulvodynia but it would do because that just means "pain in the vulva"! It's quite interesting acupuncture made the area numb, I'd say that points to at least partly a musculoskeletal problem and perhaps over time more acupuncture might help restore normal sensation? I haven't tried it myself but it seems pretty hopeful that it changed the sensation. The other thing that springs to mind is an overabundance of lactobacilli, it's not common but tends to present in a pattern of a couple of weeks a month where there's pain. Not many doctors think to look for too much good bacteria but it can upset the balance just as easily as not enough good bacteria. Have you ever had antibiotics and found the problem improves while you're on them?

Anyway, welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hello, my name is medical mystery

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:13 pm

Hi and welcome coline

It does sound like Vulvodynia which as previously said does just mean pain in the vulva!

How did they treat your warts? I have read in the vulvodynia survival guide by Dr Glazer that the treatment for warts have been shown to "irritate the vestibular are futher" ...Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and lazer surgery. but it is not thought that the HPV virus itself is linked to developing Vulvodynia.

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Re: Hello, my name is medical mystery

Post  jules on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:49 am

Hi Coline,

Read our stories....you have very similar symptoms. Also, I suggest you read the support and advice section. We all share different treatment techniques we have used. Many of us are on medication, ie: Amitrip., Lyrica, neurontin, vicodin (for pain) etc. some have tried physical therapy, spinal blocks, acupuncture (like yourself), botox, etc. There are a number of treatments for this nerve pain. you will also want to rule out a skin disorder w/ a biopsy. It sure does sounds like Vulvodynia. I live in Minnesota. So, I don't know of a doctor in Montreal. But, it sounds like you are heading in the right direction. In my opinion, you may benefit by going on meds for the nerve pain and then physical therapy for the pelvic wall muscles. Good luck. We are here for you.


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