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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  meelie on Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:57 am

Hi everybody, haven't written for a while. I have been lurking and reading ya'll posts though. Embarassed  Have been going to PT. I thought it was helping but then my back started killing me. Went to a pain specialist. Had an MRI. Diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis. Was suggested to have an epidural for pain. Haven't had it yet, thinking I can do without it, then the V started back with a vengence. Wondering if an epidural for the pain of spinal stenosis would numb my V pain. But, when I'm not hurting, I'm still married, I do enjoy sex occasionally and would hate to number those particular nerves if you know what I mean. Any thoughts? Rolling Eyes

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Post  Alana3 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:03 pm

It's a bandaid a temporary fix for a problem find a different doctor who is willing to be more proactive

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Post  meelie on Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:36 pm

I didn't go see this Dr. for the V. I am so so sick of telling people about my pussy problem I didn't mention it. At this point I don't even want to go back to the PT, I have become so mortified about having to do what she does to help ease the tight muscles. I was seeing him for back pain that the PT just wasn't able to figure out. I know the epidural is a band aide, if it works at all for the SS. But was wondering if it could help my V pain. I am 99.99% sure it is muscle and nerve related not skin related. I just don't want to tell that dr. about my V. If you are talking about seeing a dr. for the V who would take a different approach, then please do tell. I can't find anyone that knows how to fix it. I am not even contemplating surgery for the SS at this point. I am an RN and I have seen too much in the line of surgery mishaps.

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Post  Alana3 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:41 pm

Well where do you live?

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Post  meelie on Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:27 pm

South of Atlanta in Georgia.

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Post  Alana3 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:23 pm

Id google something.like vulvodynia specialists in Georgia and see what comes up. I wouldn't shy from surgery just because you've seen bad things before those people werent you. Sometimes you have to take a risk to feel better...

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Post  Sunflower82 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:08 pm

Hi,
I had a problem with my back and I had a nerve block at l4 l5 ! Within two weeks it took away all my vulvar pain, I was able to have pain free sex for a couple off months ! It did nothing for my back and leg pain, and the dr could not explain why it had stopped all the other pain ! After 4 months I had it done again, this time it felt different and it set of all my v pain for over 6 weeks, but this time it had an effect on the numb sensation I was getting down my leg! I'm convienced the two are connected but it hard to get the drs to agree !

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Post  meelie on Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Thanks Sunflower, that is what I have been wondering. Did your V get any better after the second injection? Did you leg/back pain stay away for awhile? I am having such trouble deciding what to do. I have to drive 1 1/2 hrs to get the injection. I don't know how much my ins. will pay and am just kind of frozen in indecision. I would so def. do it if I thought it would take away this V burning. I
I think too that I've developed a real yeast infection on top of the V cause I'm itching and my burning is there in the morning which it usually is not. Don't know weather to try OTC or call GYN.
I stopped going to the PT for money and gasoline issues. Wish I had someone closer by but I don't.
Anyway thanks for your input and let me know how your V is doing and did you need a third inj?

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Post  Sunflower82 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:24 pm

Hi,
After the second one the v pain for worse but my leg is no longer numb and I had it at the end if November ! My pain has settled down in term of the v but I still get the burning sensation and itching and sex is a little uncomfortable ! But it's not too bad, for a while after the injection it took away any sensation down below during sex, to the point that I couldn't really feel anything! Which was very different to before! Lately it's been sore and I tested positive for strep b so we haven't tried sex in the last month! The time we tried before the burning after has started to come back, but it's not as bad a it was before I had had the nerve block ! What level in your bk are they wanting to do the epidural ?

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