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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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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Newbie here: Want to learn more about experiences with vestibulectomy. Also Looking for people who go to a Louisville, KY clinic

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Newbie here: Want to learn more about experiences with vestibulectomy. Also Looking for people who go to a Louisville, KY clinic

Post  Fingerscrossed on Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:48 am

Hi! My name is Lacey, married since last December (newlywed) and I live in Kentucky for graduate school. I have been suffering from vulvodynia and pelvic floor dysfunction for nearly four years. This issue has been going on for so long that I have lost an exact count. I had back surgery when I was twelve for kyphosis and I wonder if that led to my issues--maybe poked a nerve or something. I've never been able to use tampons and I have always had pain with pelvic exams. When my husband (then boyfriend) and I first had sex prior to the issues coming up, it always hurt upon beginning sex but went away after a short time. About a year and a half later, the pain got to the point that I lost my libido and sex was always painful. I no longer desired to be touched sexually and did not feel an urge. I tried to seek some guidance with my undergrad college's gynecology wing, but they did not really understand and told me to use dilators.

In March of this year, I finally started getting treatment at the Pelvic Pain Center in Louisville, KY. I've been doing weekly appointments there since the middle of May. I'm currently taking amitriptyline (25mg), baclofen (20mg x 3 a day), zovirax cream, Amitriptyline HCl/Baclofen/Gabapentin cream, and testosterone to restore my libido. I was just placed on Lyrica on Friday at my request. I have gotten better through muscle work with the nurse practitioner, but the vulvodynia/nerve pain is not. My doctor and nurse practitioner have both recommended that I get a vestibulectomy. I'm mostly wondering what happens next after you have it and it doesn't work. Do you use botox for the rest of your life? Meds? None of those sound appealing and nerve blocks don't even work on me. I only have pain with penetration of any kind, but it has still affected my life in a negative way. I wish my sex life was not defined by these problems.

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Re: Newbie here: Want to learn more about experiences with vestibulectomy. Also Looking for people who go to a Louisville, KY clinic

Post  Alana3 on Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:13 am

First I lived in Lexington for 4 years! I had a vestibulectomy and can have sex with absolutely no problems and never had botox. Just pt. Not on any meds either in my case ir worked for me and I'm glad I went thru with it but everyone is different. Let me know if you have any questions about it really worth it in my opinion! Smile

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