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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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Post  Elc88 on Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:14 pm

I thought this might be a good place to ask, to try and draw from a wide pool of knowledge and experience. I feel like I've spent so much of the last 4 years researching problems in that part of the body, that I am sad I can't think to suggest anything to a friend who is also suffering from problems in one of our favourite areas!

My friend suffers from recurring UTI's every time she has intercourse, apparently every single time. Various tests show nothing, and several doctors say there is nothing that can be done. She seems to have accepted their diagnosis, as it's come from several different doctors.

My personal experience with doctors is that they often lack understanding about that part of the body, and I'm not entirely convinced they don't just think it doesn't matter because it's not a part of the body others can see, it's not killing us and it's not like it's stopping us from living our lives...

Anyway, I just wanted to ask. As I say, she gets a UTI every time, I don't know what tests she's had, but I'm scratching my head to think what might cause a UTI. Are there any others who've experienced this?

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Post  alessandria on Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:53 pm

If nothing has shown up positive on a urine culture, she should probably try to get a referral to a urogynecologist. UTIs tend to make themselves known in a few different ways, such that it'd be pretty hard to get a false negative. To me, I'd be concerned that this is interstitial cystitis rather than UTIs. IC can feel exactly like a UTI, and flares can definitely be provoked by sex (it isn't a condition I have, but I've read a lot about it and there are a few sufferers on this forum). Has she been worked up for IC yet? Best of luck to your friend!

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Re: Advice for a friend

Post  Alana3 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:56 am

It's called honeymoon cystitis and can be prevented by taking a low dose antibiotic before sex . Also she may wanna look into IC... tell her to go to a urologist

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Post  Leslieg on Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:14 am

My sister has this issue. It started when she started to date her current boyfriend.  She had a workup  done and nothing showed up.  Like Alana said, her doctor gave her a low dose antibiotic and she takes a pill each time she has intercourse.  She's been with him a while now and she thinks her body has adjusted to him and hopes to be able to stop taking them. Is your friend drinking lots of water and peeing right after sex?

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Post  Alana3 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:13 pm

And you should always pee after sex

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Re: Advice for a friend

Post  Elc88 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:12 pm

Thanks for the suggestions guys - I'm afraid I don't know any more than I've said, I'd just like to be able to suggest something to her the next time I see her. I know how frustrating these problems are, and if there's anything I can suggest to stop someone else I know from having to put up with it, I want to investigate it.

I did wonder about cycstitis, but couldn't remember its name to ask if she'd been checked. She said she takes some over the counter antibiotic/product soon after, but sometimes doesn't get it in time, so it sounds like taking a pill before will help her. I will definitely suggest that one!

Thanks again!

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Re: Advice for a friend

Post  aspaceodyssey on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:24 pm

I had this problem when I was regularly having sex. for me, drinking carbonated beverages (particularly soda) in the same time frame as sex would cause a UTI, so once I was careful about cutting back on soda the problem improved greatly. d-mannose powder is a good natural remedy and preventative for them, but that's assuming she's getting an actual infection. if it's something like interstitial cystitis I don't know if it would still help...hopefully she can find a way to avoid taking antibiotics constantly, because that really does a number on you.  Neutral 

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