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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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Got Married and Got the Surgery

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Got Married and Got the Surgery

Post  orchid27 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:58 pm

Hi everyone!

I met my husband over 8 years, and I think my symptoms started 7 years ago. I had a strong burning/sharp pain at the very entrance of my vagina that only hurt when touched. Having provoked it over the years I started to avoid things that hurt, which meant no sex. My then fiancé convinced me to seek help and I was very hesitant as I thought it was all in my head. I saw a therapist, a MD, a gynecologist, and a pelvic wall therapist before the word Vestibulitis was thrown around. I saw another group of doctors for about 2 months before we realized nothing topical (creams, gels) or internal (muscle relaxers, antidepressant/antianxiety) were working. They said I was a surgery candidate.
I got married in September, right after hearing the news, and had a completely sexless honeymoon. When we returned I was scheduled for a Vestibulectomy for December 23rd. I was so anxious waiting months for a surgery that might not work.
When the day arrived on surgery day I was told my doctor decided to try using a laser to remove the painful nerves and skin instead of the traditional full incision. He said with my case, it was a very viable option and would make my recovery easier, and that it would be good to try first considering neither surgery is guaranteed to work. I'm sure this was supposed to sound encouraging, but I am still worried about failure.
I am a week into my recovery and am seeing improvement. I go in next week for a post op appointment to check my progress. I know how helpful it is to be able to talk to other women who are going through similar things. I've only been able to talk to my husband and mother about my condition and surgery. If anyone has words of encouragement having gone through the surgery already, I would love to hear them. Also, if anyone out there is considering the surgery but weary, I would be happy to share my experience and words of encouragement with you as well!
Thanks for letting me share.

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Re: Got Married and Got the Surgery

Post  Alana3 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:26 pm

I had mine a year ago the recovery is emotional but once you get the "youre ok" it works. I have pain free sex now and got my yeast under control too. Now I just have to have deal with endo! But in comparison, its not as bad. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask!

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Re: Got Married and Got the Surgery

Post  orchid27 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:15 pm

I'm so glad to hear that! Thank you! Did you have the full surgery? I'm dreading the laser being less effective. How long after the 6 week recovery were you able to have sex?

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