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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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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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Any way to reasonably speed up the coming out of stitches after vestibulectomy?

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Any way to reasonably speed up the coming out of stitches after vestibulectomy?

Post  katinstras on Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:22 pm

Hello ladies,

I have a question for those of you who have gone through a vestibulectomy: is there any way to speed up the coming out of the stitches or at least to make any of those prickly, scratchy wire-like threads that also swell up one side of my vestibule less annoying (from what I've seen the threads are nude-colored and wire-like)? I've gone through some of the old topics but the advice there quoted from the doctors is very self-contradictory: soak more, soak less, etc. My doc told me to use a moisturizing cream down there but I'm wary of putting anything inside my vestibule...

Thank you in advance and healing thoughts for everyone!

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Re: Any way to reasonably speed up the coming out of stitches after vestibulectomy?

Post  Alana3 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:46 pm

I didnt have that problem my stitches never bothered me and were in for 6 weeks. He just trimmed them at intervals when they looked like they'd be annoying but they never actually bothered me. Maybe ask him if he could trim them im not sure what moisturizer would really do for stitches.

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Re: Any way to reasonably speed up the coming out of stitches after vestibulectomy?

Post  katinstras on Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:51 am

Alana3 wrote:I didnt have that problem my stitches never bothered me and were in for 6 weeks. He just trimmed them at intervals when they looked like they'd be annoying but they never actually bothered me. Maybe ask him if he could trim them im not sure what moisturizer would really do for stitches.

I would, the only problem is that he's at the other end of the country. Your stitches were better than mine!  Smile Did they come out naturally or did they have to remove some of them after those 6 weeks? Actually, the only thing the moisturizer did was give me an itch down there. I'm due to return to work next week, and I have no idea what I'm gonna do - walking for even 5 min is a torture now thanks to the rubbing of the stitches against each other and the skin - feels like a toilet brush was stuck into my vagina and is being rotated...

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Re: Any way to reasonably speed up the coming out of stitches after vestibulectomy?

Post  JuniperRain on Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:04 pm

I also didn't have any problem with my stitches. I did keep Neosporin applied around them for the first couple of weeks, maybe that kept them soft. Then my doctor just removed them at my 6 or 8 week check up.

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Re: Any way to reasonably speed up the coming out of stitches after vestibulectomy?

Post  Alana3 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:06 pm

Mostly they were gone but I had a few left hope it gets better lmk if you need anything else tho!

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Re: Any way to reasonably speed up the coming out of stitches after vestibulectomy?

Post  Fingerscrossed on Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:09 am

My stitches were dissolvable, but I did have one fall out about a week after the surgery.

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