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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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Had nerve block...

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:46 pm


Hi guys I had my nerve block on 23rd December.

I was so scared but it was ok cos they sedated me!! Smile I didnt feel the needle go in and only felt sum sore pressure when they hit the nerves inside so only said 'shit' 3 times and then carried on giggling! so I would say to anyone dont worry its so not as painful as you would imagine, I would rather get that done than a smear test any day!!

I was on my period at the time and hence got a really bad Vulvodynia flare up. Ugh! so was in such pain anyway. I read that it can make the symptoms temporarily worse which I believe it did but it could have just been cos I was on my period..

Anyway the pain is less at the mo but I still dont know if its the block getting to work or cos Im not on my period now and could take those damn sanitary towels out!

I am still gonna get referred for physical therapy and also order a home biofeedback kit oh and strangely enough have found some relief from using nappy cream!!

I will see how I am next week if the block dont work i'll try the pudendal nerve block and carry on with the physio stuff and so on and so on...

Am not too impressed at the moment but I will keep you guys updated..

Godbless and hope you all had a good xmas

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Post  Paula on Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:41 pm

Hi

My 70 year old mum went in for a nerve block yesterday, no sedation , no nothing, she screamed and cried in pain, 24 hours on she is in immense pain, we had all our hopes pinned on this, i am starting to wander if there is something else wrong down below and i am tempted to ask for a transvaginal scan, glad to hear yours did not hurt that much, dont understand why hers did??, Are they supposed to work straight away and first time, I am so sad for her

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:41 pm


Hi Paula and welcome to the forum

Did they give the nerve block in the back? I can't believe that they gave no sedation! You need to make a complaint! My aunty also had a nerve block in the back for back pain and she said it was fine. What happened to your mum does not sound right and the hospital need to investigate as they cant expect patients to go through that!

The block didnt work for me but it did not cause any more pain. They said it could take a couple of days to notice an effect but I didnt feel any better

Do complain though and wishing your mum feels better soon






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Post  Paula on Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:16 am

Hi Sebby

Thanks for your reply

She had the nerve block done vaginally, We were so sure that it would work, feel completely deflated that there does not seem to be much difference!

She says she cant live like this anymore?

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Post  Sarah001 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:47 pm

Hi Paula, I'm guessing it was a pudendal nerve block then if it was done vaginally? Have they tested your Mum's hormones? At 70 she's bound to be low in oestrogen which can cause vulvar pain. Also have they made sure she doesn't have a prolapse? That can also cause vulvodynia and might explain why the nerve block was so painful. I really think they should at least rule those 2 things out and if there's visible skin problems a referral to a dermatologist who specialises in vulvar skin conditions would be a good idea as older ladies are more prone to skin conditions.
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Post  Paula on Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:53 pm

Thanks for your reply

Will speak to the gp about Low oestrogen, she was checked 2 years ago for prolapse, because that is what we first thought this was, but thanks for info any advice is greatley appreciated

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Post  Mouse on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:19 pm

Hey Paula,

I'm so sorry your Mum is in such pain. What a horrible treatment. Do you think they knew what they were bloody doing?

I hope she is feeling better now. She's lucky to have you taking care of her.

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:34 pm


Take a look at this site if the doctors are thinking it has something to do with the Pudendal nerve

http://www.pudendal.info/node/7

It also talks about Physical Therapy...has your mum had any PT?

Im doing biofeedback home training using Dr Glazer's protocol

http://www.vulvodynia.com/ - take a look at Dr Glazer's site and also at my link to do with the video consultation I had with him

http://vulvodyniasupport.forumotion.net/t276-dr-glazer-video-consultation-review

This could be something your mum could look into..I will have to wait a few months to know if anything is helping and the protocol does involve two 20 minute sessions per day of pelvic floor exercises and inserting a vaginal sensor..I have found it was not as bad as I first thought it would be. It does not cause me to have more pain.

The advice he did give me was everytime I urinate I have to spray the vulval area with water, pat dry and apply vaseline. I have only been doing this for a week and a half but it has helped

Also when she is indoors, wear no knickers and just a skirt/dress! This is fantastic for me

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Re: Had nerve block...

Post  Paula on Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:11 pm

Thanks for all your replies, this is just the worse thing to have, as nothing seems to make it go away, my mum is on so many drugs now and still no reprieve, 5 days down the line the block has not made any difference, she couldnt go through the pain to try it again she still has to stand to eat her tea and still in just as much pain, when i get back from hols next week, i am going to ask to have her oestrogen levels checked, an internal transvaginal scan, which amazes me has never been offered to make sure nothing else is going on down there, i find it so hard to believe that nothing helps?

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Re: Had nerve block...

Post  noni on Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:02 am

Paula i`m so sorry to hear about what your mother has been going through.

Have you had her hormone levels checked? I would look into that, especially if shes older.

Good luck, I hope you find answers soon.

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