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» How I cured my Vulvodynia!
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» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
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» Amitriptyline Success and new-found love
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» New diagnosis, any advice whilst I wait for a specialist
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» Vestibulectomy today and no pain
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» MY STORY & Vestibulectomy 2/8/17
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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


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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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci


I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Post  A2015 on Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:03 am

Hi sgw11,

No he didn't prescribe anything for now.
I'm concerned that Ami cream or other antidepressants (topical or oral) simply mask the symptoms, rather than actually curing the Vestibulitis for good. Though I imagine that'll be my next treatment. I wonder if it actually would have resolved completely if you had used it for longer? I'm not sure. Does anyone know of someone cured for good after doing this?

I commented yesterday on a post by anon99 titled 'Stop taking your birth control!'. She had been taking BC since 16 with no problems til she was 21, came off the Pill and was cured. I feel you should consider this as it sounds like your situation!

Positive thoughts. Again, while it feels like a permanent situation, my body went back to normal completely (tampons, painless sex) so it has to do be able to do that again, one way or another.


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I'm 16 now

Post  EverythingIsDifferentNow on Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:17 pm

Hi Lady Smile I was 14 when I started experiencing problems with my vulvar area. When I was 15, I was diagnosed with vulvodynia. Nobody in my family really cared until I stopped going out, I got depressed, I started crying more often, and I felt utterly depressed and hopeless. I thought my dreams were crushed because of this condition. However, I didn't fully give up. I started doing intensive research and found that what I was experiencing was like a REALLY BAD yeast infection. So this is what I did to cure myself (I've been cured for almost a year now! Very Happy )
-Core exercises
-Calcium Citrate everyday (you can get it at Walgreens or CVS)
-NO MORE SPINACH. I used to have it three times a day. (cut down on high oxalate foods)
-No more bubble baths
-Vitamin pills everyday

DO NOT USE ANYTHING ANTI-FUNGAL. You'll only make the imbalance of bacteria in your vaginal more imbalanced.
Do it the natural way, and you'll be cured. It takes time, but it does work flower


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New diagnosis

Post  curlyblondegirlie on Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:35 am

Hey all,

I'm 23 and was diagnoses with provoked vestibulodynia about a month ago.
I've just read through the previous threads and am amazed by all the different treatments you have all been offered!
My consultant, who diagnosed me, has given me oestrogen pessaries and an numbing gel. He believes the disease was triggered by a change in hormone levels (I've tried about 5 different oral contraceptives in 2 years) so the oestrogen is meant to help. However, the pessaries are so painful to put in, even with the numbing gel, and I'm feeling really hopeless. I wasn't offered an oral alternative to the pessaries, but surely they would make so much more sense.
I've also read a lot about about women taking calcium tablets- Are these worthwhile trying?
To be honest, I'm really struggling at the moment. The diagnosis is just hitting home and I'm starting to feel really low. I try to have non-penatrative sex with my boyfriend to try and keep some passion, but every time I do I end up in tears because it reminds me of what I can't do anymore. I worry I will never have a healthy, passionate sex life again and it makes me so sad to think about all the wonderful sex I've had in the past.
I don't know how to move forward really, what treatments to pursue or how to handle my relationship with this issue. At the moment I've asked my partner not to initiate anything sexual as it makes me so upset. Maybe I'm just coming to terms with it.
Any advice or help would be amazing, I'm so grateful there is a forum available!


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