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» 7 years later and life looks bleak :(
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:37 am by sarisbaris

» Laser or Botox Injections for treating vulvodynia
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» difficult to treat vaginal infections, un-understanding docotrs
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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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Pregabalin/Lyrica advices please

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Post  Jo44 on Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:51 pm

I am on a roll of posting today. I would like to know does Pregabalin/Lyrica take a while to build up in your system, as I've been reading through old posts and saw one which said that it needs to build up in your system, like Amitriptyline etc. My Gynacologist said it can take 2-3months to get under control. The reason I'm asking this is that the past few days I have been suffering from really bad tiredness in the mornings, even though I've slept well, plus my mood has dropped, and I feel low and a bit anxious at times.

The only side effect I had was a little dizziness the following morning after I first took it. Surely the side effects wouldn't kick in this late would they, I've been on it just over six weeks now?

The other things is I've stopped my birth control pills too, so it could be a hormonal thing related to that I guess.

I'd appreciate some advice please?

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Post  sailor_moon on Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:40 am

Hey there can I ask what your symptoms are? I've been taking Lyrica 150 for 3 weeks and it hasn't done much for me. Except yeah make me tired n dizzy in the morning. My symptoms are intense itching, burning and bad inflammation. Sad I also have a series of hormone problems.
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Post  Jo44 on Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:56 pm

Hi

My initial symptoms when this all started before was intense burning, soreness and redness. I started the Amitriptilyne just before Xmas, and that helped with the burning, but I did have to keep upping the dose about every 10 days or so! By the time I saw my Gynacologist at the beginning of Feb, I only had soreness and redness and some discomfort from my urethra, oh and some pubic discomfort too! He put me on Pregabalin at 150mg once a day, which helped me sleep, as I'd had been having trouble for the past two years with sleep, it V related though! He also wanted me to wean off the Amitriptyline at 10mg per month. I was on 60mg and I've dropped to 30mg as of last night!

I don't have any itching at all, just very sore and red down there. I think the hormone issues were related to coming off the pill, so I went back on it, and am switching to the Mirena Coil, which is being fitted on Weds! I'm seeing my Gynacologist again on Friday, so will be interesting to see what he says then! He did threaten me with steroid injections into my vulvar area at our last meeting, so not too keen on that idea!

Take care hope the Pregabalin kicks in soon for you! Xx

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