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» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad

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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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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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Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 am by sophiarp

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to have stumbled across this forum. I have just been diagnosed and am really struggling emotionally. It's nice to find this forum and feel a little less alone.

I've been prescribed amitriptyline cream. Has anyone had success with this? I was happy to have avoided the amitriptyline tablets. I'm also participating in physio and have been told I need to see a psychologist …

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Somebody please help me...

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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Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:15 pm by WVR00

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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New diagnosis, any advice whilst I wait for a specialist

Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:47 pm by Julesyjules


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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My Life Turned Upside Down

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My Life Turned Upside Down

Post  EverythingIsDifferentNow on Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:05 pm

I'm almost 16 years old. When I was 14, I had about 3 or 4 UTIs in that year and I believe that was the cause of my vulvodynia today. A few months ago I would get this weird acidic feeling on the outer side of my vagina and some itching. It would throb with discomfort and the doctor said I either had a UTI or yeast infection but that's not that case. I know for a fact I have vulvodynia due to intensive research and now I have changed everything. I can't go out with friends to the beach or their pool because it would be super uncomfortable, I can't wear underwear at night, I get uncomfortable during school so it's hard to concentrate, and I have started a completely new diet...gluten free and low oxalate foods. LEMME TELL YOU IT HAS HELPED!!! I also just took my first calcium citrate pill and I'm hoping it will help my symptoms. I also am trying to convince my mom to take me to a pelvic muscle physical therapist. I have three problems that contributes to my vulvodynia-1.) the constant UTI's when I was 14 really messed me up down there. 2.) I used to eat the most highly acidic foods ever that I guess irritated me down there. 3.) my pelvis has always been a little messed up. ALSO DON'T TAKE AZO CRANBERRY PILLS, THEY ARE HIGHLY ACIDIC AND I USED TO TAKE TWO A DAY. DIDN'T WORK. CAUSED MORE IRRITATION. AND DON'T TAKE MEDICATION PRESCRIBED BY YOUR DOCTOR THAT HAS CHEMICALS BECAUSE YOUR DOCTOR PROBABLY DOESN'T KNOW JACK SH*T ABOUT VULVODYNIA. BE NATURAL, EAT NATURAL, AND YOUR VULVODYNIA WILL GO AWAY. My vulvodynia symptoms have lessened due to the fact I have been eating more organic and been exercising a little everyday. I still am battling with this nightmare of an illness but I believe one day I will be cured and you can too. And here's a little tip: don't be stressed, when you're stressed it will get worse. Be calm, breathe normally, and heating pads do help when you apply it to the area where it is irritating you. Best of wishes xxx


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Re: My Life Turned Upside Down

Post  RoseKa on Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Hi Everything
It hurts me to see when the young have to go through this nightmare but im so glad you are finding out the same things i am... When i told my newest doctor about my diet he looked at me like i was an alien or something...The diet change gave me relief and i didnt get pain flares again ever since so he told me to continue anyway as long as i was willibg to do frequent blood tests

We can heal this condition, i have no doubt about that now especially since the last 6-7 weeks... my pain has gone from 100% (at its worst) to 20% and i have been helped a lot from a generous and wise young man (Nicholas) on this thread for the last 4 weeks who made that possible
If you can id suggest reading the whole thread... Lots of helpful and empowering info...

I find it sad that the 3 vulvodynia specialists and the doctors ive seen through the years havent been able to help me with anything other than tests, suggesting therapies and treatments to manage my symptoms, sending me around in circles, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and medications... (pain meds, hypertension meds, antidepressants etc) but now im finally off the medications. Im being helped so much more and to reverse the condition, over this forum, by a person ive never met and who isnt a trained vulvodynia specialist... for free... i mean, its so upside down lol


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