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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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Vitamin E? Olive oil?

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Post  cupcake25 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:19 pm

Has anyone every tried applying vitamin e or olive oil topically? I have a dry spot at the entrance of my vagina, but I'm scared to apply anything as creams/gels seem to make everything worse.
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Re: Vitamin E? Olive oil?

Post  Alana3 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:46 pm

I wouldn't it causes infection

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Re: Vitamin E? Olive oil?

Post  Elc88 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:16 pm

Someone else on here said they were using Coconut Oil as a moisturiser. I've not tried it so don't know if it will work.

I was given a tub of emulsifying ointment (also known as emulsifying wax) which I think is basically a parafin wax that you apply each day. The gyno said it keeps things nice and moisturised and it's really unlikely to cause you to have any sort of reaction.

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Re: Vitamin E? Olive oil?

Post  Sarah001 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:47 pm

I've found plain baby oil to be very soothing plus vaseline mixed with a drop of lavendar oil. I think the oil justs stops friction in my case but it really helps. As for infections I think we're all a bit different because I get UTIs if I use water based lubes but not if I use oils. The only way to find out if it's going to help you though is to try it seeing as we're all different!
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Re: Vitamin E? Olive oil?

Post  LalaYe on Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:42 pm

I use E oil, I think it smooth it, it is not medication so it shouldn't cause any side effect believe me I have used so much medication down there before to treat yeast and bacterial infection and etc. now I can't use anything. V E did helped me at beginning but now doesn't help anymore. I don't know about coconut oil, where can you buy it?

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Post  lavrose on Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:24 pm

Ive gotten a yeast infection from using coconut oil before, but it did make me feel better while I used it, vitamin e will soothe the area a bit, ive tried it before too, ive also tried primrose oil, and that also made me feel a little better, but you can get a yeast infection.
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Re: Vitamin E? Olive oil?

Post  cupcake25 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:44 pm

Thank you, ladies. I think I'm going to opt to stay away from these oils.
Lavrose, did you get a yeast infection from primrose oil? I'm taking it orally, not applying it vaginally. I hope that doesn't run a risk of infection too Shocked

LalaYe- you can get coconut oil from the grocery store (especially Whole Foods, Fresh Market). I cook with it. Be careful about using it vaginally, though. I've heard from several women it causes infections because of its anti-yeast/anti-bacterial properties.


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Post  cupcake25 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:46 pm

Elc88- I've never heard of emulsifying wax. Where do you get it?
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Re: Vitamin E? Olive oil?

Post  Alana3 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:07 pm

Orally is fine but if it's not directly applied its probably but doing much...

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Re: Vitamin E? Olive oil?

Post  Alana3 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:11 pm

Not* my doc said you can take whatever but if it's not directly applied its not gonna be that effective...

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Post  cupcake25 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:22 pm

Thanks Alana! I'm taking the primrose oil in hopes that it will help balance stuff out and ease IBS/PMS symptoms. I've also read that over a period of time it has anti-inflammatory properties. I don't expect it to help the V pain much. I'm way too scared to put anything on topically at this point lol.
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Re: Vitamin E? Olive oil?

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:34 pm

Coconut oil was ok for me, it is soothing. I would only use any cream as a short term measure anything can irritate me after a while!
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Re: Vitamin E? Olive oil?

Post  Alana3 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:57 pm

Yeah if it works foe your pms let me know! Im the worst

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Post  let's kick this on Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:31 pm

Vitamin E oil is helping me a lot! I also have been drinking Aloe every day and going to a Chiro that also practices homeopathic natural healing. I'm going to her tomorrow she is in Bettendorf Ia. I believe she is helping me I've been pain free for a couple of weeks!!!!

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I've been pain free for months!!!!

Post  let's kick this on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:02 pm

HI GALS!!! Sorry I haven't been on this site for a long while. For those of you still suffering Dr. Jaroslava Odvarko cured me she is worth he trip to Bettendorf, Ia. she is a Chiropractor/ homeopathic Dr. her phone # (563)359-0351. I have not had any burning or pain in months Thank God. I know I tried everything and nothing help until I went to Dr. O please share she is amazing!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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