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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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My story so far!

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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:20 pm


Hey everyone Smile 

I'm so pleased that I have stumbled upon this site, I now already feel more hopeful and know that at least I am not alone. People seem so kind and supportive.

Will give you the background info of my own experience with vulvodynia:

I first started having what can best be described as a burning feeling just inside my vaginal opening and the vestibule at 17, back in 2009. To my memory it came on randomly. I think one day I just woke up and it was just really sore and remained sore, but I can't really remember.

I don't remember any obvious trigger, maybe there wasn't one,  but over the course of a few months before the pain started, I went on the Pill (yasmin i think?) I hadn't had sex yet but requested to try the pill due to acne and very painful periods. In 2009 I also had a urine infection, went on antibiotics for the uti and had a thrush infection (not caused by the antibiotics as it was a few months after)

I'm thinking maybe one of those things or a combination of them set up sensitivity and disrupted the flora and fauna of the vagina...who knows. All I know is I was perfectly fine before and wasn't aware of my vagina every second of the day. Luckily I have been fortunate health wise and have never had any serious conditions. I am of a healthy weight and eat a balanced diet.

When I was treated for the thrush and urine infections, any irritation cleared up temporarily. I was fine for a few months after which is why it's so puzzling! scratch 

After the soreness started, I did go back to my doctor and she suggested trying a different form of birth control. I went on a different kind of pill. No change. About 2 months later, in early 2010, I had my first sexual relationship. Sex with this burning feeling wasn't extremely pleasant but i had never known any different, and it wasn't always extreme pain. I then went on the contraceptive injection, and had 3 bouts of that.

Across 2010, 2011 and 2012 I just got on with it! Sometimes the pain was unbearable, sometimes it wasn't so bad. I had got tested for every STD under the sun several times, had blood tests etc. Everything was fine. When the sexual health nurses and my G.P examined me they always thought everything looked normal and health except ocasionally they said it looked a little red and 'angry'. cherry 

Finally at the beginning of this year my G.P referred me to a gynecologist. I had to wait 2 months for the appointment and when I finally did have it, she was also confused! She did the cotton bud test which didn't cause me excruciating pain. My pain isn't really provoked, it's just always there. I know some of you have the pain upon physical contact.

I was prescribed Gabapentin but it did little or nothing to alleviate the pain. I took it for about 6 weeks but had to stop as it was giving me severe headaches and slightly blurred vision (it is a major drug used to treat epilepsy! ) I had been told that it was brilliant for some and didn't work so well for others. Am now awaiting my follow up appointment to see what other options I can try.  

Also, sex is sometimes okay or even good, and other times I am not in the mood at all. I have been with my boyfriend for nearly 2 years. Luckily he is understanding and lovely. He has also recently developed epididymitis (inflammation of the testes and epidymus) , so we are kind of going through a similar thing. I wondered if it could be related but GP says that's unlikely..

Throughout the day my pain can vary at random.

I am finding this whole thing very debilitating and it is worrying that doctors seem to know so little about it. It is just so confusing to sometimes be in such pain and not know the cause. I have tried many creams to no avail. Some days I just want to scream and cut the whole area off! Sometimes I can't get off to sleep because of it.

Has anyone had any relief from biofeedback, botox or acupuncture? I am concerned that because my pain is slightly INSIDE the vagina that they would have to insert needles and things IN me. pale The idea of a vestibulectomy is also frightening but not something I would rule out if it would help!

So glad to hear that some of you have got cured. That is brilliant! cheers 


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Re: My story so far!

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:41 pm


Things I do/have tried: - Cotton undies only, none at night - No tampons -, using condoms, not using condoms - No shower products only aqueous cream - Canesten,Vagisil - Lidocaine - rePhresh - e45 - cetraben cream - sylk gel - baking soda bath (I read it somewhere?!) - I have even tried inserting yoghurt and garlic cloves (crazy or what?!..it didn't help..) I am quite desperate! Feel free to post any ideas or questions. I am happy to give anything a go!


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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:46 pm


Crying or Very sad 


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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:53 pm

I am half asleep as I write this via my mobile and the battery is about to die so will edit this post tomorrow ! Night all X


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Miserable with my burning vagina

Post  Sunflower82 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:47 am

Hi,
Your story sounds very familiar! However when they did the q tip test on me I think I nearly jumped off the bed! I have provoked and unprovoked pain, which can be just inside the vagina. It's normally extremely painful around the entertance and just inside. I was prescribed trimocate cream which u can't really use inside but I was told I could use it just inside, and the time it was a little red a sore it didn't bring down the inflamation but didn't really help with the pain and I was a little concerned about using it as it a steroid cream. I would suggest you see a women's health Physio therapist, they seem to know more about this kind of thing than any gynochologist I have seen and I must have seen 3 by now, the other option is to research gynochologist in your area who have skills in vulvar pain.

Where are u based ?

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Re: My story so far!

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:08 am

Hi,  thank you so much for replying! Very Happy  I am in Brighton,  England (about 50 minutes from London).

I have also tried steroid creams like hydrocortisone cream and put a little inside but I didn't notice an improvement! :/

Ah thanks! I will research a local women's health physio! Have you found the pain more manageable since starting or is it still early days?
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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:02 pm

bumping up my original post as still in pretty much the same position like 3 years on, and in case anyone else's in the same boat. Xxx
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Re: My story so far!

Post  meelie on Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:19 pm

Warm soaks in epsom salts (magnesium) help me when I have time to do it.

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