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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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Three years down the line .....

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Three years down the line .....

Post  Jacky51 on Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:46 pm

Hello everyone

Three years ago I developed chronic burning pain which came on literally overnight. On a scale of 1 - 10 it was nearly always at a 9. After scouring the web, finding this website and seeing a gyni I knew I had vulvodynia. I was beside myself, was in the depths of depression and unable to work. My gyni prescribed lidocaine and amitryptoline, both of which didn't work. I also tried acupuncture but that wasn't much help either.

I finally decided to see a private pain consultant. O my he was my saviour - finally I had found someone who could sympathise and understand my agony. He immediately put me on 150mg of lyrica, kept me on the amitryptoline and gave me a supply of tramadol for emergencies (I only ever needed to take them once). Within 48 hours the pain had all but gone. In my second week he increased me to 300mg and I had no pain at all. In total I was on 300mg lyrica and 50mg ami.

Unfortunately I did have some side effects such as a dry mouth and weight gain but this was a small price to pay.

I was petrified that if I came off the meds the pain would come back. however, with the support of my gp (who incidentally admitted she didn't know much about the condition and was as pleased as I was that I had found something that worked), I have weaned myself off the lyrica over a long period of time. I am still on 10mg of ami and that is only because it helps me sleep!

Thankfully the burning has not returned. However, now that I know that something has worked for me it is no longer a fear, if it does come back I'll be straight back on the pills - let's face it most people have to take some form of medication for their ailments.

I really would encourage anyone to give it a go, it might work for you too. My heart goes out to you all, I honestly don't know how I got through those initial months I really had got to the point where I had virtually given up. I haven't been on this site in a long while and was really surprised to see how much it had grown in numbers, there are so many of you all suffering x

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Re: Three years down the line .....

Post  Leslieg on Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:59 am

Jacky, thanks for posting! It is so great to hear success stories . I'm glad you are well! God Bless xo

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Re: Three years down the line .....

Post  Delilah1 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:16 am

Thank you for returning to the forum and sharing your success story!! So glad you are feeling better!! Can I ask if sex was painful for you? Has your sex life returned to normal?

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Re: Three years down the line .....

Post  Jacky51 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:12 am

Thanks for your well wishes. If I am honest I was scared of having sex in case the burning pain came back. My poor husband put up with a lot, but things are back to normal and not at all painful now.

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Re: Three years down the line .....

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:51 pm

Hi jacky, I didn't even realise the site has been running that long I only joined a couple months ago. If only I had found it sooner. An amazing way to share and support each other. So glad to read your story! I was going to mention lyrica to my gyno tomorrow as quite a few women have mentioned it. What were your symptoms? So happy for you!
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Three years down the line .....

Post  Jacky51 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:28 pm

Hi tinker belle did you speak to yr doctor about Lyrica.  In terms of my symptoms I had the most excruciating burning pain, at times it felt like someone was grabbing hold of my vagina and at others it was really painful inside as if I had inserted a tampon badly.  On a scale of one to ten I was always around a 9.  It really is the most awful condition for anyone to have, especially as most people don't understand and it's embarrassing to talk about.

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Re: Three years down the line .....

Post  mary jane on Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:41 am

Hi Jacky, loved hearing your story as it gives me hope. I also take 50 mg ami and I shall beg for some Lyrica, if only my stupid GP would put her brain to contribution. I hate GPs so much, in my country GPs are worth s... we only see the specialists.
anyway, so amazing you are cured !! yey loved reading this !!

How long were you on the lyrica??

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Re: Three years down the line .....

Post  Jacky51 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:51 pm

Hi maryjane

I was on Lyrica for nearly three years, but was slowly coming off it over the last year. With the help of my gp I gradually lowered the dose ever so slightly every couple of months. Mainly because I was scared that the pain would return but also because I had read that some people can have real problems coming off it. I'm pleased to say it worked doing it this way. I have now been off it for over six months and no sign of any pain - yippee! It really is worth trying, I felt a bit spaced out the first couple of weeks but this soon passed. Only downside was weight gain but hey ho that was the least of my problems.

My heart goes out to all you lovely ladies, I do hope you all find relief soon, don't give up trying x x x

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Post  907hopeful on Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:08 am

I can't tell you how great it is to hear success stories. I am just in the beginning stages if this roller coaster and still working to get properly diagnosed. I started with skin irritation which has somewhat disappated and I have moved on to stinging, burning and some days (or weeks) pain. My pain levels are not at a 9, but this problem has really taken an emotional toll on me. Your story gives me hope. I will make sure to add Lyrica to my list if meds to ask about next week!

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Lyrica help please

Post  Jo44 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:28 am

Jacky51 wrote:Hi maryjane

I was on Lyrica for nearly three years, but was slowly coming off it over the last year. With the help of my gp I gradually lowered the dose ever so slightly every couple of months. Mainly because I was scared that the pain would return but also because I had read that some people can have real problems coming off it. I'm pleased to say it worked doing it this way.  I have now been off it for over six months and no sign of any pain - yippee! It really is worth trying, I felt a bit spaced out the first couple of weeks but this soon passed. Only downside was weight gain but hey ho that was the least of my problems.

My heart goes out to all you lovely ladies, I do hope you all find relief soon, don't give up trying x x x

Hi Jacky

I have messages you privately a couple of times but no joy! I was wondering how much you reduced Lyrica each time & did you struggle with any withdrawals please?

I'd appreciate a reply?

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pain and burning?

Post  amyhp on Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:06 pm

Jacky,
Did you have a sore pain feeling along with the burning? I have tried Lyrica in the past and it didn't work. Do you think it was the combination of the amitriptyline and lyrica that helped?

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