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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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Vulvodynia and antihistamines

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Vulvodynia and antihistamines

Post  Sherylvp on Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:48 pm

Hello, I have suffered with vulvodynia from the first time I had sex until the age I am now, 25. The pain ranged from a mild burning sensation to throbbing pain and bleeding. I found it particularly painful when my partner ejaculated inside me, and the stinging would continue for days afterwards. I was also very prone to cyctitis as a result of the swelling. Originally I thought that all women must be suffering during sex, but once I spoke to my friends I realised that this is not the case. I saw my doctor, who took swabs and examined me to find nothing. I asked the pharmacist for lidocaine ointment, which helped enormously but could still cause a little stinging. I saw a gaenocologist who offered only steroid cream to help with the pain but nothing more.

Finally, in July of this year my mother in law told me that she had seen an episode of embarrassing bodies on channel 4 (UK), where a lady with similar symptoms had been cured. She has a condition where her body produced too much histamine (an allergic reaction) to scratching and rubbing. This was particularly bad in her vagina. The solution was so simple - a standard hayfever one-a-day tablet every day. Within weeks she was cured. I was very skeptical, thinking that if it was so easier then why hadn't the gaenocologist suggested it? However I gave it a go. On holiday this year my partner suggested sex without the lidocaine and I reluctantly agreed. To my amazement there was no pain. The sex was as I imagined it should be for most women- comfortable, stimulating, arousing. We then had sex every day for the 10 days we were away and every time was the same - no pain even if i was not fully aroused.

If you are suffering like I was, I urge you to please, please try anti allergy medication - loratadine 10mg tablets (over the counter from most supermarkets, boots, pharmacies, ect) Clarityn brand name in the UK. These will do you no harm, even if they do not solve your personal vulval/vagina problems so it is surely worth a try.

Thank you

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Re: Vulvodynia and antihistamines

Post  Alana3 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:12 pm

That would only work if you were infact allergic to something. Most women on here have problems way worse than allergies. But it can't hurt to try it. I just dont want someone thinking that its that easy to cure because typically it isn't.

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