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» Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia
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» What helped (and practically cured) my Vulvodynia
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» How I cured my Vulvodynia!
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» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:33 pm by WVR00

» Needing some reassurance
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» Amitriptyline Success and new-found love
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» New diagnosis, any advice whilst I wait for a specialist
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» Vestibulectomy today and no pain
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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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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

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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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  KJ on Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:54 pm

Hi, I'm new to this forum but have had vulvodynia for over 5 years!! Just recently,
I received my first round of botox injections...9 days ago. Big flare up and no relief so far. Has anyone else been through the process? If so, what was the outcome? I was hopeful, but now I feel terrible and worried that nothing will work!

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Re: Botox injections

Post  Alana3 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:01 pm

Did you do that for vulovdynia or vaginismus? I heard that it could help muscles and I have heard of people having success from it. I chose not to do it and just dilated instead. Have you contacted your doctor yet, maybe it's a normal side effect? The good news is, it eventually runs its course and goes away. But maybe your body just needs to adjust and it will be better in a few weeks. Keep us updated and good luck!!

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Re: Botox injections

Post  KJ on Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:49 pm

I was diagnosed "this time" with vestibulitis... He said the botox would stop the muscle spasms...it has just made my life hard...more Vicodin and I'm just exhausted from being in pain.

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Re: Botox injections

Post  Alana3 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:14 pm

hmm... Have you tried physical therapy?? For muscles, it works pretty well! But probably don't try anything new quite yet. I had a vestibulectomy in December and went thru PT with the thought of if it didn't work, I would try botox. I only mention PT because if botox doesn't work, maybe you could try that and feel better? But that probably doesn't make you too excited to hear that. This is such a frustrating condition, because sometimes it takes a long time to find out if something works. I would say wait a few more weeks and see what happens. If it doesn't work for you keep in mind that it will eventually wear off and you can try something new after. Where are you from? Hang in there, you will find something that works for you! Smile

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Re: Botox injections

Post  KJ on Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:29 pm

Yes, I actually start physical therapy on Monday...I've done it before without success but never in combination with the botox...I wonder if a vestibulectomy is in my future...what were your symptoms? I'm in Sacramento California area.

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Re: Botox injections

Post  Alana3 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:49 pm

Mainly pain with sex. Excruciating if you have to do surgery it really isn't that bad :)and oooh cali I live in Florida

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Re: Botox injections

Post  KJ on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:09 pm

Mine is a burning sensation all around the area..outside and in...no sex for me...wouldn't even attempt it!!

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Re: Botox injections

Post  Alana3 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:26 pm

I'm pretty much ok now the surgery really helped Smile does it hurt all the time?

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Re: Botox injections

Post  KJ on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:30 pm

Mostly...I wake up okay and after about 2 hours I am a mess again...probably from sitting. Desk job.

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Re: Botox injections

Post  Alana3 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:39 pm

Haha I get crazy yeast crap... fun and than I flip I have an std pretty sure my boyfriend would but l like hearing that lol ugh I hate this!

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Re: Botox injections

Post  Annie82 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:18 pm

KJ wrote:Mine is a burning sensation all around the area..outside and in...no sex for me...wouldn't even attempt it!!
Hi, I had a burning sensation, in and out too. It was like hot sandpaper was constantly rubbing against me. Not sure if you have a similar experience. The thing that helped me was trigger point therapy. I'm not completely better yet but the burning sensation is gone completely. Only skin sensitivity on the right side is left. I don't know anything about botox (sorry) but I hope you feel better soon.

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Re: Botox injections

Post  KJ on Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:05 pm

Thank you...I am starting PT Monday and trigger point therapy is probably part of it...I will look forward to feeling better.

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