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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  naomi on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:36 pm

So my usual head doctor has referred me to a friend of hers who works as a psychotherapeutic cousellor. Not that she wanted to bunk me off to someone else, but she thought it might be good to gain another persons perspective on my situation etc.

So I went today (dragging my heals - I hate change!) and the lady seemed really lovely... she completely 'gets' me and is going to work with the below...CAT

•Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
CAT focuses its attention on discovering how problems have evolved and how the procedures devised to cope with them may be ineffective. It is designed to enable clients to gain an understanding of how the difficulties they experience may be made worse by their habitual coping mechanisms.

In my life i feel like im just treading water to keep my head just above water to stop my drowning!! I know that sounds a bit dramatic but thats how it feels. So she intends to help me find coping stratorgies (spelling!?!) etc.

I think im going to have a good stab at it. Its the only thing i have going on a weekly basis...the medical side of all this has ground to a halt practically and its so frustrating as my consultant wont reply my letters or phone messages....do that actually give a flying fuck about helping me?!!! tossers.
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Post  naomi on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:37 pm

sorry bit of a rant on there! Just makes me so angry I could punch something!!

Bed for me anyhooz Im shattered

hope u guys r ok xxxxxx
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Post  tweety on Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:02 pm

Hey Naomi,

That sounds interesting... it sounds like something I should prolli try too if I can learn better coping strategies.

Let me kno how your first session goes.

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Post  Sarah001 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:37 pm

It's good that you've found someone to talk through coping with, I think we all understand the treading water feeling. Have you thought about getting or borrowing a copy of Amy Stein's Heal Pelvic Pain? It's full of good advice and exercises if you don't fancy going to a Women's Health Physio, she covers exercises for the external muscles to help the pelvic floor relax and massage for internal and external to help the pelvic floor relax. The great thing about the book is it doesn't cost much either, I think my copy was about £7 and it's a really good book. Like most of us you've been let down by conventional doctors so it's probably time to start looking at your options to help yourself. Hope you at least have a read through it in a library to get some handy hints on things to try, and inflamed skin is mentioned too!
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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:48 pm


That sounds great Naomi! I get cbt with my therapist who also takes a person centered approach so its a mix really

I find it very helpful so I wish you luck!!!!

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