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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad

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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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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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Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 am by sophiarp

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to have stumbled across this forum. I have just been diagnosed and am really struggling emotionally. It's nice to find this forum and feel a little less alone.

I've been prescribed amitriptyline cream. Has anyone had success with this? I was happy to have avoided the amitriptyline tablets. I'm also participating in physio and have been told I need to see a psychologist …

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Somebody please help me...

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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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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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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Post  jessica1980 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:01 pm

HI ladies.
For months I have been dealing with vulvodynia. And like you I have had the same experiences, weeks of antibiotics, weeks of dulifican, steroids, red irritated vulva, pain using the bathroom, repeated bacterial infections, and the thought of having sex with my husband( married only 4 months when this happened...unbearable!!!!) I have been frustrated, had biopsies taken from my vulva which was $1100 and revealed only "CHRONIC INFLAMMATION." DEPRESSED, FRUSTRATED, ANGRY. So lets just say....been through it all. These threads online have been a life line to me....and some of the suggestions people have posted have really HELPED!!!!! Thank you!!!!
1.) PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES!!!! When I first tried them I was skeptical...but what I noticed was that I was so weak down there I could hardly do 10 kegals. They hurt too! But then next morning when I woke up I noticed I wasn't in as much pain as they day before. I have been doing these daily for 4 weeks, and have felt the pain receded back from my vulva, to the muscles, and now I feel the pain on my hip bone in my lower back. (The day this happened to be I was doing yard work....straining...pulling roots out of the ground. I didn't make the connection then...and 5 days later I was diagnosed for a bladder infection...tested positive for bacteria. I now suspect...I may have pulled/ripped/torn something that day...or severely pulled myself out of alinement) I am almost certain now... this is what caused it for me.
2.) ST JOHN'S WART OIL by Herb Pharm
I have tried many topical for the vulvular pain...but this one was almost an immediate relief. If you want to try this...make sure you use the oil NOT the TINCTURE. The tincture is a oral medication and loaded with alcohol. NOT something you want to put down there. The oil is OLIVE OIL and ST JOHN's WART....it was the only way I could make it into work some days.
3.) BLADDER COMFORT by Crystal Star
This is a blend with many antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and soothing herbs. Marsh mellow root is especially soothing. I have taken 2 of these tablets every night before bed along with CALM- Magnesium Citrate FIZZ drink. Such a relief not to have stinging burning pain when I get up in the middle of the night to go pee.
4.) Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg
This is a supplement diabetics often use for nerve pain. It is also an antioxidant.

I vowed to myself that I would return the favor and share with as many women as I could what has worked for me!!!! Thank you for all of your experiences and tips!!!! Best of luck!!! GOD SPEED

Jessica Very Happy

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Post  Delilah1 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:27 pm


Congratulations!! I am celebrating with you! It's great to hear that you are feeling better. Thank you for sharing things that have helped you!! Very Happy



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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:40 pm

So good to hear Smile

I have been thinking more about going back to pelvic floor exercises. Unfortunatly I got out of the habit when I went through depression but will deff give them ago again!

Hope things keep getting better and keep us posted.

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Post  Alana3 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:48 pm

Just to add go to vitamin shopped they can help too just be careful with oils they can quickly cause other problems because they trap bacteria, natural oils, sweat etc. Im definitely not discrediting it if they work awesome just saying from my own experience. Isn't it crazy how we walk around in so much pain and it boils down to muscle and how we hold ourselves? That's insane! Glad you're feeling better!


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