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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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First Visit To A Naturopath

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First Visit To A Naturopath

Post  sailor_moon on Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:58 pm

Hi ladies,

I visited a Naturopath for the first time ever yesterday and I thought I may as well share the expirience for those who may be considering going down the same road.

I am currently waiting for an operation which is a wait of 6-12 months with no treatment or forms of relief in the meantime. So, out of desperation, I decide to try a Naturopath.

I have low estrogen and PCOS which was confirmed via blood tests and ultrasounds with my current gynecologist.

I was with the Naturopath for about an our. The first thing I have to do is go on a very strict diet, which will help balance my hormones, help my symptoms and detoxify my liver.

So, the diet is strictly no gluten, dairy or fruit! No potato or sweet potato. no sugar! No grains!
Strict right?

So what can I eat? Unprocessed meat - Chicken, Beef or Fish. All Veggies except Potato, Sweet Potato....minimal carrot and beetroot as they contain sugar. I can have coconut Milk or Nut Milk. Nuts,legumes such as kidney beans. Herbal and Green tea. Pure Whey Protein shakes. I can substitute sugar with Stevia. I can use Raw Organic Cacao. I can substitute flour with Almond meal. And add good fats such as coconut or olive oil to every meal.This is going to be SO hard!! No sugar!!

I have to take 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil daily.

I was given a Practitioner Only Strength form of Magnesium, 2 Homeopath medicines and a special Hormone herbal mix medicine. she said I should have a 30% decrease in my symptoms. 30% is sounding pretty good for me ATM. I should notice some form of relief in a weeks time. $300 later...I had wanna get some bloody relief!!!

It is a step-by-step process, this is just the beginning.

I will keep in touch with how things are going. I will be happy to answer any questions, and any advice or stories on experiences with Naturopaths would be very much appreciated!



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Re: First Visit To A Naturopath

Post  emalita on Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:27 pm

I've seen two Naturopaths and a Functional Medicine Practitioner. The first Naturopath seemed to Google my symptoms right in front of me and sent me home with pills and tinctures for my hormones. I never went back to her. The second Naturopath was slightly more helpful since she put me on boric acid suppositories, which did help part of my issue, but she was just like doctors, throwing random "natural" stuff at me. She thought I had a hormone imbalance and recommended I do "seed cycling", which I've read great reviews on, but my cycle is EXTREMELY regular already. So I chose not to do it because I wanted to keep the one piece of normalcy I had left down there.

The Functional Medicine Practitioner was unhelpful and had her own close minded agenda. I was so excited because she wanted me to have all sorts of tests instead of just guessing what my body needed. GREAT! So I spent a ton of money on a stool test (yeah, I know, icky), a saliva hormone test, nutritional deficiency tests, and "gut health" tests. Vitamin D was low, my hormones were normal except for REALLY low testosterone, and I had gut inflammation. I want to add that she had me do these tests within a week of being on several rounds of antibiotics when the tests specifically said not to do it within 21 days of taking antibiotics. I asked her about it, and her response was, "well, I want to see where you're at now." Ugh, waste of money. Anyway...she was just absolutely obsessed with gut health, and although I can respect that a large part of our immune system is in our gut, my pain was in my vagina! I did not have the patience to wait another 3 months to see if improving my gut health would heal my sad vagina.

On top of that she was extremely disrespectful of me being vegan. I told her this DOZENS of times, but she kept handing me pills and products that were not vegan. Then when meeting with her nutritionist, I also told her I was vegan, and she was like, "well, how about a little bone broth?" Really lady?! Long story short, I followed her "treatments" for the full three months, and SURPRISE, my lady bits were still in pain.

Don't get me wrong, I am extremely supportive of natural health and feeding the body what it needs, which, by the way, our bodies need glucose (aka sugar)! I tend to stay away from any provider who tells me I can't eat fruit! Anyway...done with my rant. This was just my experience. I just don't feel Naturopaths are great at treating the "unknown" (like this mysterious condition called vulvodynia).

Hope you had a better experience!

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Re: First Visit To A Naturopath

Post  sailor_moon on Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:26 pm

Yeah the diet helped a lot with regulating my cycle, I'll give it that much. And I have chronic gastritis too so it helped my gut a lot. But did not help my vulvodynia one little bit because as it turns out, the cause of my vulvodynia is my pudental nerve! I either have Pudental neuralgia or Pudental Nerve Entrapment. ..still in the process of finding out what exactly is going on but it is 100% pudental nerve. Naturopath ended up costing me way too much money. couldn't afford it. I have an iridologist who I see from time to time that is so much cheaper and better.
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Re: First Visit To A Naturopath

Post  emalita on Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:38 pm

I'm happy to hear it helped with something at least Smile

I have never heard of an iridologist before. I did a quick Google search, and it sounds interesting. Can you tell me a little bit more about your experience and what they've tried with you?

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