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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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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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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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Low oxalate diet & antihistamine

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Low oxalate diet & antihistamine

Post  907hopeful on Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:28 am

Has anyone had success with a low oxalate diet? I think this might be part of my problem as I have had a little bit of success w/ vitamin b6 reducing my burning pain. I don't have much time to write tonight but wanted to see if there was anyone on here who could share more?

I have also been taking Zyrtec which is an antihistamine normally used for allergies. I think it's been keeping things at a dull burning level (vs painful), but I am too nervous to stop them to see what I would be like without them! Anyone successfully using an antihistamine?

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Re: Low oxalate diet & antihistamine

Post  Alana3 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:51 pm

If an antihistamine is causing you to feel better you probably have an allergy to some thing. So eliminate stuff that comes in contact with your vagina...

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Allergic reaction

Post  907hopeful on Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:13 am

My story is long, but here is the gist of it...My problems started with what we thought was a yeast infection, but the swelling and inflammation would not go away. I was given a antifungal cream that I had an allergic reaction to. I got the initial reaction from the cream calmed down and the swelling finally went away, but I have been left with a raw/irritated/hypersensitive spot around one of my bartholins gland. I had a biopsy a couple weeks ago and was told I had a cyst on the gland (it was removed). The area of skin where the cyst was removed no longer hurts, but I still have inflammation all around it and sometimes in the opening (1st inch) if my vagina. The Zyrtec seems to help the vaginal inflammation but not the inflammation around the gland area. Dr thinks since there are no noticeable causes of my remaining inflammation (that she has found) that my nerves are continuing to fire even though the infection is cleared up causing my body to produce an inflammatory response (producing histamines).

She has prescribed me a compounded cream (lidocaine & gabapentin) but I am still waiting to get it. The thought is the gabapentin will reduce the nerve response and stop the inflammation cycle. I am not sure I am totally bought into that theory. I am looking into the low oxalate diet and Dr Solomans Pain Project protocol. Google it - it's a pretty interesting theory! I have definitely noticed a correlation between what I eat and my pain level (tomato products and alcohol are completely off the table). I have been taking b6 and calcium citrate which help remove oxalates from your urine. The calcium didn't make much difference in my pain level (burning) but b6  makes a noticeable difference.  I am taking it 2-3 times a day.

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