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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
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» 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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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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This consumes me.

Post  EviE°Bee on Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:39 am

I don't know where to start. Uhh... are there still active members in this forum? The latest topics were posted in 2012.

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Been there

Post  mushroomvisionlala on Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:40 am

How long?

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Suffered too

Post  mushroomvisionlala on Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:42 am

Im married, but I lost the best years of my life to this condition. Even tho Im healed now, I still carry the emotional scars.

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Re: This consumes me.

Post  EviE°Bee on Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:02 am

As of right now, vulvodynia consumes me. It's what i think about every waking moment. I'm glad I found this site and I pray I can find some solace. I would like to share my story but before I do, here are some important factors:
* Dx with PCOS in 2010 (I get small cysts on my ovaries which causes absent periods)
* I have county insurance. (AKA really bad, rude, horrible, non-caring insurance. I guess I can't complain. It's free, right?) <--- I can complain. O:-)

In 2008, I had gotten a big bad UTI that lasted 3 months. I took tons of meds, had gotten yeast infections from the meds, developed major anxiety and I now have a fear of UTI's. Whenever I get one, instant fight or flight response. Finally, after taking Macrobid, I was able to live a little but I have not felt "normal" since then. After the whopping UTI, I would feel a minor burning sensation on my vulva when I would do certain things, hot baths, sometimes when I would exercise, during sex, after sex, I figured thats just me, the UTI probably just messed me up a little, no big deal. I would get UTI's twice per year which isn't bad and I would get a period 2-3 times per year which was fine by me, I thought I was lucky. I was so wrong. A few years later out of the blue I got this horrible itch in my vagina, no discharge, but I automatically assumed it was from a yeast infection. I had gotten some vagisil and used it for a week, symptoms persisted and worsened. I went to the county urgent care to make sure it was a yeast infection before I bought any otc insert cream. Urgent care found no traces of yeast, checked me for std's and found nothing. I was healthy. Itch persisted and became worse. I scheduled appt with county womens clinic and was told earliest appt was 3 months away, Ugh!!, so I made an appt, I had no choice but to wait. During those 3 months I went to the ER and crossed my fingers they could possibly give me an answer. Np checked out my outer vagina and did not know what to make of it (did not check inside vagina) and they determined it was dermaitis, gave me topical steriods and sent me on my way. Steroids helped for a few days then symptoms became even worse. At this point, im desperate, I need help. I continued steroids and finally my gyno appt came. I told him i initially thought it was a yeast infection and told him about my trip to the ER and current symptoms. He inserted speculum and quickly removed it and said i did not have a yeast infection. He came to the conclusion that I had uncontrollable itching due to being over weight. (Side note: I am over weight but healthy. Not morbidly obese) I was shocked, hurt, and dumb founded. I literally wanted nothing to do with that Dr ever again. Stupid me, I did not complain nor report.him. He prescirbed more steroids and sent me on my way. 2 more months pass and symptoms were worse and It felt like I was a walking cut. I was so desperate, I scheduled another appt, I had to wait 2 months this time. The day finally came. He again said I was over weight and if i lose weight my problem would fade. I explained how rediculous that sounded and demanded he give me a pap smear. He complied and gave me one. With my legs in the air he said "I don't need to wait for the lab, you have a bad yeast infection." I was livid. After the exam he had the nerve to say how much he cares about me and my well being. He gave me pills and creams and sent me on my way. Vulva symptoms started worsening each passing year after that, heck, I was walking around with a yeast infection for 8 months, I'm not surprised. Summers were the worse seasons for me because the heat and sweat were automatic triggers. In March 2013, I had gotten a UTI due to me starting my period. This UTI was stubborn and lasted a month. Since March, I have had a period every month. My body regulated my menstral cycle, I'm guessing from my internal clock. Since I've been regular, my vulva has been taking a serious beating. All my symptoms have worsened x10. I cannot have sex without repercussions, no hot showers/bath, no exercise, no heat, no sweat if i can help it, every period is excruciating. I have been to numerous urgent care and Er visits. No help. While researching my symptoms, I came across Vulvodynia and I was crossing my fingers that I did not have it. I scheduled an appt with womens clinic NP and I told her my symptoms, she said (check out this one) that my hormones were so out of whack that these symptoms are a result from having pcos. She said the symptoms would go away once my body regulated. A month passed and I found myself in urgent care again, the pn was unbearable, I couldn't function. Dr was wonderful, she examined me and found out I had another yeast infection. I had no itch, no discharge, no foul smell. Infection was so bad, WBC's were off. She prescribed pills, creams, more pills. Pn was still present but lessened. I determined that I did have vulvodynia because my symptoms were spot on according to my research and where the pain was located was a dead give away. I scheduled ANOTHER appt with womens clinic NP. After a 2 1/2 month wait, the day finally came. I showed up with a portfolio of previous u/c visits, ER visits, wc visits, Dr's and license #'s, dx, rx, pictures, references. EVERYTHING. She looked shocked. Shedid not examine me nor give a smear test, she gave me 300mg of gabapenton and said f/ u in 3 months.

Symptoms come and go. Menstration is the worst. At times it's manageable, others, not at all. Gabapenton is not working like I had hoped. I get anxiety because these Dr's and staff are rude and it seems like they just make things up as they go. I had to diagnose myself. I'm in the hands of these incompetent county medical workers. I dont know what my next move should be? Will my symptoms get worse? How can I trust my Dr? Or the NP? Who do I turn to for this?
Im lost.

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Re: This consumes me.

Post  EviE°Bee on Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:06 am

Hey mushroom! I'm so happy you responded. I've been with my hubby for 11 years. Vulvodynia started showing in 2008, flare started in March of this year. Im so glad you are cured mushroom. Your best years are still being lived. O:-)

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Re: This consumes me.

Post  EviE°Bee on Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:11 am

I'm sorry guys, this was more of a rant then a Hello. :-\

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