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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad

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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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7 years later and life looks bleak :(

Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:50 am by RainyShay77

So 7 years ago I had a case of BV...the antibiotic caused a horrible yeast infection which took 5 months to 'get rid of'. During this time I had allergic reactions to 2 of the yeast infection creams which magnified the pain. Over the past 7 years I've tried multiple rounds of physical therapy (they only slightly helped), chiropractic, nerve blocks, medications to target nerve pain (amitriptyline, …

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Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 am by sophiarp

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to have stumbled across this forum. I have just been diagnosed and am really struggling emotionally. It's nice to find this forum and feel a little less alone.

I've been prescribed amitriptyline cream. Has anyone had success with this? I was happy to have avoided the amitriptyline tablets. I'm also participating in physio and have been told I need to see a psychologist …

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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:15 pm by WVR00

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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New diagnosis, any advice whilst I wait for a specialist

Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:47 pm by Julesyjules


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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In college, diagnosed with vulvodynia

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In college, diagnosed with vulvodynia

Post  iwthsap89 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:08 pm


I am a 19 year old that starting experiencing symptoms about a year ago during a hook-up. I knew something was completely wrong, I had never experienced something that painful in that area. I just recently went to the doctor and he confirmed what I already thought it was, vulvodynia. It took me a while, I spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself and being negative but I finally went. He prescribed me with some form of combo of lidocane and something else. I was wondering If anyone had any success with this treatment. Also I read up on something about botox helping vulvodynia and I was wondering if anyone had any success with that? I really want to get a hold of this, at this age its very hard to have a normal dating life. Every time I think about dating I just get sad. I really wanna figure this out!

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I have chronic yeast infections, but I don't know if this is a direct link to my vulvodynia. I first noticed my vulvodynia after taking a high dose of antibiotics when I had PID. I also have always been really tight in general, even before vulvodynia It would take a little time for me to be able to have something enter me. Also if anyone has any cures to Chronic Yeasts infections that would be awesome! Also a side note I take lexapro and xanax for my anxiety but those have not helped or hindered my condition.

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Re: In college, diagnosed with vulvodynia

Post  mary jane on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:43 pm


you need to give more details, you are a bit vague. what are your symptoms? What type of pain do you have ?
and don't worry, you're very young, surely you'll get better. And don't worry about dating, focus on your health right now, screw men, they can WAIT ! Dating is fun when you can focus on it without such issues.
You say you're on lidocaine, that's good, what else are you on? Any medication at all ?
when I was your age (I'm 26 now) I had vulvar vestibulitis symptoms (though very mild) and had some pain with intercourse, now I have full blown constant pain recently controlled by medication, and yet I still expect to get BETTER, because that's what bodies do. They try and heal any damage/illness.
Any yeast infections that you know of ? Try taking Optibac, a lady was cured by it.
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Re: In college, diagnosed with vulvodynia

Post  mary jane on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:47 pm

botox helps vulvodynia in some cases, but it helps vaginismus even more. So if your pain is caused by a tight pelvic floor, it might help, but I don't know if nhs pays for that.
there is a cosmo article on botox for vulvodynia.
but from my experience, 100 women can all have vulvodynia and yet have different causes, symptoms and cures.
If you;re really desperate, you can see a vulval specialist privately. Like Wendy Reid. but it's very expensive
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Re: In college, diagnosed with vulvodynia

Post  Sarah001 on Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:08 am

I think given you were tight prior to V you should definitely find a Women's Health Physio and give that a try too.

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Re: In college, diagnosed with vulvodynia

Post  21andcounting on Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:38 pm


I'm in college now too (although my symptoms started at age 17). My condition is provoked vestibulitis, and I was given lidocane as a first treatment as well. I tried it a couple times before sex, and it helped a little but not really. I don't have experience with the botox treatments but I've tried a bunch of others (Lyrica, PT, Estrogen gels) that may help you depending on what your exact condition is. I have heard that one bad yeast infection can trigger this, but there are definitely people on this forum more knowledgeable on that topic than I am. I totally get how hard it is to deal with this in college. Everyone just hooks up all the time and they don't seem to have any issues at all!


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Re: In college, diagnosed with vulvodynia

Post  Alana3 on Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:41 pm

I had provoked as well and it started in college too. I tried all the topicals and finally couldn't take it anymore so I had a vestibulectomy a year ago which helped. I also have recurrent yeast infections but hoping im controlling them with azo. Its frustrating for sure.


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