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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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unprovoked Vulvodynia, how common ??

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unprovoked Vulvodynia, how common ??

Post  zarli on Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:53 am

Hi Girls
Just interested to see how many of you suffer unprovoked 'V' ?
Unlike so many girls on here sex does not cause me any pain during sex, maybe alittle after, I have pain down there all the time when not on medication, after sitting for long periods of time the pain is bad even with the medication and any physical exercise can bring on pain. I feel so sorry for all the girls post I read who are so young compared to me who have to deal with pain during sex, my heart goes out to each and every one of you. It is you girls I wish a cure for more than myself.

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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:32 pm

Me!
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Re: unprovoked Vulvodynia, how common ??

Post  Kathy100 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:06 pm

Mine started as mild provoked & then developed into the full on unprovoked with back pain thrown in too!

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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:43 pm

Kathy, how awful bless you babes! Surely yours is some sort of nerve thing. Do you reckon the back pain is connected to the vvd? Mine is definitely unprovoked and I haven't noticed any triggers really, sitting and jeans irritate it extra. Sex sometimes seems to make it more aggravated, but other times doesn't really worsen the pain. Often it is too painful to even get in the mood for sex.
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Post  mary jane on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:37 pm

I have it all now. Unprovoked V, persistent arousal, throbbing clitoris, a varicose vein near my vagina, bartholin gland problems (VVS syndrome). I walk around like a duck and after 6 h outside I just feel fatigued and want to collapse on the floor
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Re: unprovoked Vulvodynia, how common ??

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:46 pm

Mine started as mild provoked only like Kathy's then changed to full blown unprovoked on the outside and constant rawness in the vestibule while I was waiting for my appointment with the vulvar specialist. I have a connective tissue disorder so have full body pain with my pelvis and low back being the worst so there is a connection.
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Post  Kathy100 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:17 pm

I do think that for me the back pain is definitely connected - my first physio found that my lower back muscles were very tight and irritated and that one of the facet joints was immobile. She thought that this could be causing my nerves to be crushed further down and the V pain. She did some work to lengthen and strengthen the back muscles and this did help the v pain a bit. My second physio found that my pelvis and tailbone were mis-aligned so basically my whole pelvis is out of whack & all the muscles are really knotted and twisted causing the v pain & the pain to spread to my back, tailbone & legs. Also when she releases muscles around the lower back / tailbone I can also feel a release lower down.

Tinkerbelle - your triggers sound exactly the same as mine.

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Re: unprovoked Vulvodynia, how common ??

Post  cupcake25 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:25 am

Mine is unprovoked, but I don't feel pain all of the time. Most of the time I'm just uncomfortable... itchy, dry, discharge problems. When my V was at its worst I was having a hard time sitting and wearing pants, though. Sex isn't particularly painful, but I suffer dryness and tearing.


--- one thing I feel like I should mention is that I suffer tummy troubles (bloating, constipation), and because of this have developed a small hemorrhoid. When that pain flares up, so does my V pain. I think that they are probably related because they began around the same time.
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Post  Kathy100 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:51 pm

I got bloating & stomach pains at exactly the same time as my unprovoked v started. They've largely stopped now thanks to some physio I've had done to release muscles in and around my stomach.

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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:23 pm

It's such a mystery! If the physio was able to reduce the stomach pains will they be able to help you with the down below pain?
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Post  Kathy100 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:52 pm

Yes - that's the idea - the physio has helped already with reducing the V pain :0)

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Post  Leslieg on Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:58 pm

Yeah Kathy! I love good news! Smile

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Re: unprovoked Vulvodynia, how common ??

Post  senozs1 on Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:41 pm

Hi everyone. Is unprovoked vulvodynia is another name for generalized vulvodynia?

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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:06 pm

senozs1 wrote:Hi everyone. Is unprovoked vulvodynia is another name for generalized vulvodynia?

Hi senozs1, I am not hundred percent sure but I think generalized refers to WHERE you feel the pain, i.e. the whole vulva/vagina or just certain areas (acute). Provoked is when you only have pain when the area is touched.

Often the generalized type is also the unprovoked type, if that makes sense. My doctor also used the term 'dysethetic' to describe mine, which means:
Impairment of sensation, especially that of touch.

A condition in which an unpleasant sensation is produced by ordinary stimuli.

She said it's almost like the phantom limb thing - sometimes people who've had body parts amputated still can feel them, it's kind of a bit like that ?

There are a lot of different terms and labels that get thrown about - often they are just a term to describe symptoms rather than an actual diagnosis, as with this condition there's a lot of mystery and still a lack of research.
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