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» What helped (and practically cured) my Vulvodynia
Today at 4:43 pm by Katiej

» How I cured my Vulvodynia!
Today at 8:24 am by Katiej

» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:33 pm by WVR00

» Needing some reassurance
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:28 pm by Katiej

» Amitriptyline Success and new-found love
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:24 pm by Katiej

» New diagnosis, any advice whilst I wait for a specialist
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:57 am by jungleclover

» Vestibulectomy today and no pain
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:28 pm by Dsrt16

» vestibulectomy success
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:41 am by Hopeitworks

» MY STORY & Vestibulectomy 2/8/17
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:06 am by Jgreen81

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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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:10 pm

Hello, I'm 20 and have had vulvodynia since age 14. My problems started with yeast infections then bacterial and this lasted a good 4 months before the doctor decided to check and turns out there was no more infection but just horrible burning pain. I can't sit walk or stand for to long. I was diagnosed with vulvodynia, vestibultis, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and neuropathy. I have had almost every treatment including a neurostimulator in my back. I also had the biggest surgery available which is the vestibulectomy. I would be more than happy to share more about my treatments and story through email.

I would love to have a friend who has vulvodynia too so I have someone I can talk to who understands what I go through each day both physically and emotionally.




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Post  Alana3 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:50 pm

I had a vestibulectomy too hope yours was successful!! It was the best decision of my life Smile where are you from

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:57 pm

The vestibulectomy took the edge off my pain, I'm still looking for a cure...I'm located in Florida. Where are you from and are you still having pain since the surgery??

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Post  Alana3 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:14 pm

Im in florida! Where are you? No my pain is completely gone. When was your surgery?

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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:03 am

I'm in Melbourne, I had the surgery about 6 months ago.....it did help take the edge off which is a great help. I had a neurostimulator put in but due to complications it has caused more pain than help......

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Post  Alana3 on Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:08 am

I have no idea what a neurostimulator is so I cant help you with that

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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:13 am

Who did your surgery?

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Post  young.sufferer on Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:01 am

You will find lots of support here Smile I'm 25 and just starting to take control of my vulvodynia and try to find some relief. I have posted on this site a couple times and the response has been wonderful, we are all going through the same thing and we are all here for each other. I don't really know how to work this site, but if there is a "Private Message" button, you can message me any time. I'm here for you and I'm struggling too. I am currently looking into treating it with chiropractic care, sent out my first e-mail today. I know it may feel shameful to look for help or talk about your condition, but I think the stigma is being turned down and more people are learning about our conditions. I hope your surgery heals perfectly and that you're free from the pain.

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Post  mary jane on Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:50 pm

a neurostimulator?
I thought that was AFTER you have tried all the medication possible, ketamine infusions, lyrica, narcotics///
after them the are nerve blocks I thought pain pumps and neurostim. are final treatments
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Post  mary jane on Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:57 pm

The biggest problem is we keep bouncing back and forth on these forums and read pro and against opinions on surgeries, medication, whatever else but at the end of the day these are simply statistics!!!!!!
just because it worked for her does not mean anything !!! we have different bodies, amitriptyline works for me, but it will do nothing for the next person and so on... it's maddening
I've read so many vulvodynia stories on vulvodynia.com guestbook my head hurts !!! for some the surgery worked...but then again there are 2 surgeries at least ..one with bartholin gland removal and one without ! for some only the bartholin glands were removed and they were cured, for others no, it was nerve blocks which cured them, for others PT, for others lyrica, ad infinitum !

I can advocate all day long about medication because it works for me, but I have different symptoms and reactions to others.
We NEED DOCTORS to figure this out !!! they need to start paying more attention to these conditions
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