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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  yoginimom on Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:41 am

Hello all, i am new here. I was just diagnosed last month after almost a year of going to the Dr, and waiting to see a specialist. The Dr did an internal ultrasound, tested for UTI, yeast, all STD's and other vaginal infections and everything has come back negative.

I have constant burning and irritation in the vulva area.

Every time i have sex i get a flare up. It's so frustrating and becoming really difficult for my BF and i. Is there any way to have sex without triggering a huge flare up of symptoms?

The specialist has given me fluconazole (which doesn't help much) and lidocaine 5% (which i am scared to use).  

Have you found anything that works for managing flare ups?

Thanks for listening.


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Post  morgaan_xo on Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:53 pm

Use the lidocaine, it's not amazing but it will Definitely help when it comes to having sex!! It makes it numb so you can't feel any pain! I've had mine for 2 and a half years and still trying to find answers but the lidocaine has helped me and my boyfriend, it won't make sex amazing but it makes easier and a lot less painful! It's worth a try x

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Post  yoginimom on Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:05 pm

Thank you for responding! Have you ever had the lidocane sting or make the burning worse? I had that happen last night, i'm not sure if i may be allergic to it?

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Post  morgaan_xo on Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:14 pm

It does burn when I put it on to begin with because my skins physically sore but then it subsides and makes my pain go for an hour or two, so it is worth using if you want to have pain free sex, I found sometimes It works better than others, depending on how flared up my skin is, but it has made things easier for me x

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Post  yoginimom on Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:17 pm

ahhh ok good to know! Thanks. Does sex tend to flare you up again ever more so? I really wish there was a way to have sex and not have to worry about it being worse again the next day. Have you tried anything that works as prevention?

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Post  morgaan_xo on Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:21 pm

I wouldn't say sex flares it up but as soon as the lidocaine wears off I'm in a lot of pain, but that's just my normal pain, if that makes sense? And me too!! And no I've only tried the lidocaine and dilators but I've got a hospital appointment soon and hopefully I'll get more answers then, how did your problems begin if you don't mind me asking?x

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Post  Alana3 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:00 pm

Yes, be patient that's the best advice I can give.  It took me 7 years to find a doc who could help me, but I am pain free now.  I had to jump through a bunch of hurdles to get thru it, but it was done.  My other advice is to try everything you can even if the advice the doctors are giving you seem silly.  (Or if it's really bad advice, go to a new doctor, someone suggested I switch positions during sex as if that hadn't crossed my mind!).  I finally had surgery, but some people are lucky and can get relief by other methods.  I am truly sorry that you have to even endure this, but there are docs out there who can and will help.  But the right one may take a little time to discover unfortunately. :/

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Post  yoginimom on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:10 pm

how did your problems begin if you don't mind me asking?x

Hi Alana & Morgan,

No i don't mind. And thank you for sharing!

It seemed to start with chronic yeast infections which have gone on for a good 20 years. I feel like i am in constant treatment of yeast. Though on my last pap the results came back negative for yeast, so i thought that was odd, because i had all the symptoms. Then i started to think it wasn't yeast. i went back for more swabs, checked for everything under the sun and everything was negative. I also often feel like i have a UTI, but that was well was negative.

My Dr sent me to an OBGYN (had to wait forever to get in) and in the mean time i just self treated with diflucan and coconut oil, as those are the only things that seem to ease my symptoms and make life bearable. I also use vaginal probiotics, which help too.

The OBGYN did the q-tip test and told me i have VV. And that my symptoms are not yeast or UTI. So i stopped treating the yeast, but then the flare ups were so much worse. i couldn't sit or do anything. I also started getting anxiety from the high pain levels.

I finally took diflucan again, and it eased my symptoms, but it always comes back within 7 days.

it feels like a chemical burn to me. it's red, raw, very sore and always there to some degree. Some days it flares up, and it's almost unbearable. Other days it's just a low level irritation.

I have another appointment with her in a few weeks. So i am going to find out what all the options are.

If you have any suggestions please let me know!

Have you tried anything that works to manage your symptoms?

Alana, how did you manage to be pain free?

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:48 pm

I had the surgery. Is your pain all the.time.or provoked?

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