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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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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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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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Semen allergy? Just when we were doing well, too!

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Post  Takver on Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:04 pm

I've been with my new boyfriend for just under four months, and having PIV sex for about two months. The vulvodynia, to my delight, has pretty much stopped. It used to be fairly general, worse when provoked by sex, and worse before and during my period. My gynae was thrilled to hear that I was in a relationship with a lovely, loving, talented, generous man, and said that in her experience, the best cure for vulvodynia was a hot new man. She wasn't joking, it turns out! We have been having lots of fantasic sex, and I'm enjoying PIV sex for the first time in my life! I'm even back to using a menstrual cup, having ordered the softest, smallest one I could find (Meluna small soft).

My period finished a couple of days ago, so yesterday we tried PIV sex. I was a smidgen on the tender side, nothing I couldn't handle with some nice lube (Pink silicone lube, our usual). However, once he came in me it started to burn/sting. There have been two instances where I think this may have occurred before with him, although I wasn't quite sure, and on the previous times it didn't hurt as much. He doesn't ejaculate often, he seems to have some sort of orgasm-separate-from-ejaculation thing going which I've only heard of in relation to tantric sex before (no, he's never looked into tantric sex, it's just the way he's wired). I splashed some water about to try to wash a bit, and then he went down on me, but it continued to burn/sting for pretty much the entire evening, though it improved just enough for me to come from the oral sex. This is lousy. If need be, he'll just refrain from ejaculating in me, but it'd be really nice if he could.

I've heard that women can be allergic/sensitive to semen, and I'm guessing that's what's happening here. Does anyone know more about it? Is it something to do with pH? Does it make a difference where I am in my menstrual cycle? Is there anything we can do to prevent it, apart from not having him ejaculate in me?
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Post  Alana3 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:16 pm

No it means your allergic to it put it on another.part of your body and see if you react. Some women are just allergic...

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Post  Takver on Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:32 pm

I'm not getting allergy-type symptoms, so it seems like more of a sensitivity. Due to his weird accidentally-tantric ways, I've not really been coming into contact with his semen elsewhere, but I was fine with it on my skin and in my mouth with my ex-partner. Anyway, whatever it's called, I don't want it to keep happening.
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Post  Alana3 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:35 pm

Yeah but thats your ex everyones sperm is different have him go somewhere else on you. Or maybe the friction is bugging you?

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Post  Takver on Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:30 pm

No, because we've been fine all the times we've had PIV sex without ejaculation, and we're using plenty of silicone lube. I've had sex which is painful due to insufficient lubrication, and this isn't it.

Apparently semen allergies don't necessarily show up if it gets on another part of the body, so that's not particularly helpful. They generally advise testing to see whether this is the problem by trying PIV sex with and without condoms, although of course that can be tricky if the condoms are causing problems. Since he rarely ejaculates, and does know when he's done so, it's pretty easy for us to know that it's the semen that's causing the problem.
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Post  Alana3 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:39 pm

Than what's your question if yoh already know the answer...?

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Post  Takver on Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:42 pm

It seems to be something else. I'm still horribly sore and itchy, in fact it's a lot worse, and it's several days later. Someone helpful on another forum suggested that it might be BV, and I've had that before, so it's a possibility. The gynae gave me a spare set of Relactagel (7 day course, meant to stabilise your pH, worked last time) to use if the BV recurred, so I'm using that, and having just spoken to a GP today, I've been told to use plain emulsifying ointment throughout the day, since I need something to help with the soreness and they don't want me on another topical medication just yet. If the Relactagel doesn't work, they'll come and have a look at me, and hopefully do a swab this time. Probably antibiotics, if it's BV or a YI. I really hope they bother to do a swab - in my experience, they just peer at you briefly and then come up with a diagnosis without doing proper testing, and then you spend months or years trying to find out what it actually is.

And incidentally, Alana, it is not normal to experience burning pain for hours after sex, and you seem to think that I should just refrain from having sex and be lucky that it's not worse. No. None of this pain is something we should just smile and put up with. The fact that someone else has worse pain does not invalidate the pain I experience, nor does it make it any better that I've had worse pain in the past.
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Post  Alana3 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:00 pm

What are you talking about? You asked about an allergy I was telling you what I knew. When have I ever told someone to just deal with it? Oh wait I haven't. I never not one time told you to refrain from sex that is not something I would say considering I have sex and went thru surgery to fix myself so I'm not sure where you get that information from. I said if youre allergic you should probably find out and told you what I Knew but never once did I tell you refrain. Saying the friction is bugging you.is legit certain positions hurt me... I don't really understand but ok.

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Post  Alana3 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:05 pm

But Maybe you should go to a doctor... if its yeast or bv you'll probably need something to help having just had a yeast infection I can tell you sex hurt like hell so hopefully its an easy fix for you. Also if it is they have azo that can alleviate the pain and prevent future infections (supposedly). I just found it last night I'm gonna give it a go cant hurt right?

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