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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

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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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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Questions about amitriptyline and physio

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Post  Delilah1 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:23 pm

Has anyone tried amitriptyline or nortriptyline for a while (6 months or so) and your pain went away and then you slowly stopped taking it and the pain stayed away?   I've been wondering if this is all caused by muscles/nerves then why is it if you have a pinched nerve/muscle issue or alignment issue in your upper torso  you don't get a sore irritated, raw, red throat?  It's the same kind of body cavity-??  I still wonder if secondary V is caused by some kind of infection not identified yet.   People used to believe gastric ulcers were caused by stress and now they know it's caused by Hpylori bacteria.  They now believe IBS is caused by some bacteria.(still researching it)  Just wondering and wanted to share my thoughts.  thanks

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Re: Questions about amitriptyline and physio

Post  jen007 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:46 am

Delilah1,

I had been taking amitriptyline for about 6 months a while back. It did help reduce the pain, but it didn't go away completely. I eventually stopped taking it. The side effects were bothering me a bit. They weren't really bad or anything. One was weight gain...accept for me it made me completely loose my appetite and I ended up loosing quite a bit of weight. You're more likely to gain though, I was like the only person who ever had that symptom that my doctor knew of. Also because amitriptyline is an anti-depressant I started to feel less like myself. Just more quiet and wanting to stay home and lay around. After I stopped taking it the pain came back about a week or so later. Its been over a year and I still struggle with the weight loss. I can't seem the gain the weight back sadly. I was small the begin with so now I'm even more tiny.

I hope I was of some help! Let me know if you have any other questions about amitriptyline!

-Jen

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Re: Questions about amitriptyline and physio

Post  Kathy100 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:43 am

Hi Delilah1

I've been taking nortriptyline since December - I started on amitriptyline but couldn't take the side effects (I was zombie like, forgetful, made mistakes at work & had tingling in the legs on a 10mg dose). The nortriptyline helped a lot with the burning pain (and the specialist I was seeing said that it gave the nerves a break) - I'm now trying to wean myself off it and am down to 5mg a day. The main side effects for me were feeling tired, drugged, anxious and also, more seriously a drop in blood pressure. Like Jen I lost weight which I'd put down to the stress of it all which I haven't gained back but it could have been the tablets. Physio helped me and doing stretches to correct my pelvis (which is misaligned) is helping too. The V pain is still there but much less. From my experience taking it helped me with a break from the pain before I started physio but watch out for the side effects.
Hope this helps & good luck!

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Re: Questions about amitriptyline and physio

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:41 pm

Hi Delilah, I take Ami which was originally prescribed for sleep issues due to my Fibro but the vulvar specialist upped the dose to see if it would help my pain and it didn't I'm afraid, I was woozy to begin with but I don't even notice it now (I still take it for sleep). I gained 5 pounds from the Ami then it stopped (until I started on the Lyrica and I ballooned! Rolling Eyes ) and the only symptom I have now is a very dry mouth at all times which has damaged my teeth from lack of saliva but luckily my dentist has put me on a prescription toothpaste to help my teeth.

As for the nerve question, the redness in the vestibule is more likely the muscles being affected by the nerves and clenching and spasming. If your throat did the same you'd be an emergency situation so it would never get to the raw red throat stage! Some trigger points cause weird sensations too like some of mine make me itchy when I press them and on me the referral patterns are often unexpected and odd. Nerves can cause pain anywhere along their course and upset the soft tissue along the way. physio has helped alot of ladies on this forum so it's well worth giving it a decent try but make sure you do the homework or it will fail. Good luck.
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