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Today at 4:43 pm by Katiej

» 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
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:28 pm by Katiej

» Amitriptyline Success and new-found love
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:24 pm by Katiej

» New diagnosis, any advice whilst I wait for a specialist
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:57 am by jungleclover

» Vestibulectomy today and no pain
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:28 pm by Dsrt16

» vestibulectomy success
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:41 am by Hopeitworks

» MY STORY & Vestibulectomy 2/8/17
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:06 am by Jgreen81

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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Post  EviE°Bee on Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:41 am

Hello, I'm Evie.

I was diagnosed a couple months ago, pain originally started in 2008. Currently taking Gabapenton 300mg.

I'm lonely and frightened. Meds are not workin'.

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Re: Hello, newbie here

Post  zarli on Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:16 am

Hi Evie,
Every time I read a post when some one says they feel frightened and alone I wish I could give them a big hug!! It is frightening at times and very lonely, Ive suffered for 6 years but have had much relief for long periods of time. You will find something that works for you. You are not alone and any time you like please feel free to contact me. Read as many posts as you can the women on here have so much great advice and treatments to try. Smile 

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Re: Hello, newbie here

Post  EviE°Bee on Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:24 am

Thanks so much babe. Im glad you have found relief. Muah!

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Re: Hello, newbie here

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:30 pm

EviE°Bee wrote:Hello, I'm Evie.

I was diagnosed a couple months ago, pain originally started in 2008. Currently taking Gabapenton 300mg.

I'm lonely and frightened. Meds are not workin'.
Hi Evie.

You have had this a long time! Poor you Sad *Hugs*

I was also on Gabapentin 300mg but had to come off it as it was making me nauseous and giving me headaches! I was on it for about 3 months then gave up as it wasn't doing a thing.

I am lonely and frightened too. Even my mum, who is a nurse and has been very supportive, sometimes doesn't understand how bad this is and thinks i'm being dramatic!

There are still many options to try so don't despair! Are you in the UK/US/ elsewhere?
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Re: Hello, newbie here

Post  EviE°Bee on Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:16 pm

Im in the US, California. The Gaba i starting to give mw headaches too. I wanted to try Lyrica but My insurance does not cover it. I'm kinda confused on what Meds to try, and kinda worried about long term effects.

It sucks to not have anyone to relate to. I don't know anyone who has VV personally. My mom, my sisters, friends.... they dont know what to say, unable to relate.

Poor babe, your mom may be frustrated because she can't help you. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

::hugs:: back at ya babe.

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Try Lyrica

Post  Donna84 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:35 pm

Try Lyrica, try to buy it somehow...it helped me! And the dose of 75mg only! So, it will not hurt to try. I never tried gabapentin, but Lyrica gave me no side effects at all...so... Smile I really hope this med can help other women as it helped me.

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Re: Hello, newbie here

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:46 am


Hey evie, how you getting on? I agree that you should try lyrica, it seems to help a lot of women.
Hope you're okay lovely! Xx

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Re: Hello, newbie here

Post  EviE°Bee on Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:44 pm

Hey TiNk, I'm always up and down emotionally, some days positive, some days negative. I will definitely look into getting my hands on some Lyrica.

How are you doing babes?

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