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» 7 years later and life looks bleak :(
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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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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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Nortriptline vs amitriptyline

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Nortriptline vs amitriptyline

Post  yoginimom on Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:50 pm

I was reading in the 'V book' that nortriptyline has way less side effects than amitriptyline and just as effective. Does anyone have any experience with either of these drugs? What was your experience, did it work? side effects? Is it worth a try?

I am diagnosed with unprovoked V, (though i am much worse with provokation) and pudendel nerve irritation.

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Post  Zbrown on Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:12 pm

What tests did they do to diagnose you ??? Iv just been told it's something to do with the nerves no explanation lol .... I do think mines generalized I had to do so much research and found here it was a godsend !!! I thought I was going crazy imagining things very depressing looking back xx

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Post  yoginimom on Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:50 pm

Zbrown wrote:What tests did they do to diagnose you ??? Iv just been told it's something to do with the nerves no explanation lol .... I do think mines generalized I had to do so much research and found here it was a godsend !!! I thought I was going crazy imagining things very depressing looking back xx

They first ruled out all STD's and infections and even though i test negative for yeast they still think i have it, so i'm on supressive treatment for that and i'm supposed to be taking the nortriptyline, but i haven't started it yet. Then the gyno did the q-tip test to diagnose generalized Vulvadynia. My gyno works with a pelvis floor PT who she referred me to, and she diagnosed the pudendal nerve irritation. Though according to the 'V book' those 2 diagnoses often go hand in hand. If you haven't read it yet i highly recommend it. My gyno recommended it and i have found it really informative. I think it's terrible that they don't help us get informed about what this is. I hope you find a treatment that works for you! Is the gabapentin all you have tried so far?

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Post  Zbrown on Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:38 am

So far iv done acupuncture , physical therapy , yeast testaments , antibiotics , steroid creams , other creams now gapapentin. I am also back on to birth control cliest but i don't know if hormones are my problem. Physio thinks tight pelvic floor tight muscles irritation of nerves same with acupuncture ( stopped these two things a few months ago) and my doctor agrees nerve related. Gabapebtin is helping makes me so hungry !!! Althowe weather it helps with sexual intercourse still yet to find out moved up too 4x100 a day.

Iv only read "why Sex hurts" it gave me a great idea of reasons and things to further ask my doctor . They suggested a pain clinic if gabapebtin failed ? Well the specialist suggested my doctors are very stingey with referrals lol !!! Are u feeling better yourself xxz

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