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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

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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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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So glad ive found this site!

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Post  bethybelle951 on Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:07 pm

Hi my name is Beth I am 19 years old and have been diagnosed with vulvodynia for about a year now. Since then it has seemed to have controlled my life. I don't feel like myself anymore and it feels like all these medical problems will never end. But I've never been a stranger to medical problems/ hospitals. to tell you about myself. when I was born I had a major heart problem called truncus arteriosus which was treatable with a surgery. then as I got older I developed more problems starting with endometriosis and currently have the vulvodynia as well. When I found out I had the endometriosis I was devastated and my depression hit me so hard I didn't think I could get any lower. then after having he surgery to help the endometriosis the pain was still not going away. and my doctors search for other solutions to my pain.
finally my normal ob/gyn told me that it was very possible that I have been suffering from vulvodynia for 6 years and sent me to a specialist .

Going to the specialist was very overwhelming I even brought my two biggest cheerleaders to help me my mom and my fiancée. But it seems since that visit I have been slowly losing hope and motivation that anything will work. Finally I decided to see if there was a support group I could join to help get me through this. because it feels as though I cant talk to anyone about this.

I was very relieved to have found this site. I feel bad that other people are going through what i'm going through but i'm glad i'm not alone anymore.

I've given up on some of my treatment but reading on this site how women have made it through the other side and I have found many other things to try and im finally getting a sense of hope again. I cant wait to read more stories and hopefully chat with others about it. and find strength where I once felt I had lost it.

my cousin the other night told me I was the strongest person she knew. it made me feel good because I've never seen myself as a strong person. you just do what you have to do and hope for the best. I love you

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Re: So glad ive found this site!

Post  x_chelss@live.com on Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:08 pm

I've just turned 20 and I had vulvodynia for 3 1/2 years. I know exactly how you feel to be so young and think you have to deal with this for the rest of your life but please don't give up! Your cousins right, you are strong. Not many people can suffer with pain every day and still remain happy and positive!
My friend has endermitrisosis she had the surgery it didn't help her neither, but she then had surgery for vulvodynia (after failed treatments) and she's now fine like me.


I had the surgery back in January 2015 and I am already seeing a difference in my life and I feel so sad knowing your the same age but still going through this.
What part of the world are you from? I am from the UK Birmingham.
I'm glad you have supportive people around you, I to felt lost at one point before my surgery even thought about killing myself because I just lost all hope with being in pain but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Your closer to the light than you think you just need to keep fighting! For yourself, your mom & your finance


Good luck Beth x


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