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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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Post  Mouse on Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:16 pm

Hey everyone,

I think PT is the American version, we kiwis have physio.... if we are really lucky!

Stompy, mine has gone the same way with the lovely pelvic floor probe and not even dinner and a movie first!!! Awkward because she watches my face to see when the pain tapers off. Hmmmm. I get REALLY anxious before I go.

I have now aggravated my sciatic nerve which runs from the backside down the leg. This is because I had to adjust the way I sit to accommodate the V and it made my other parts angry. I get physio on both now, I'm not sure which is worse to be honest. I've also found I really tense everything up and it's a process to relax when she says. I think I've relaxed but it's not even half way there.

Louise I'll meet you at the Melbourne clinic =)

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:50 pm


Thanks for the book title stompy I will deff look into it!

I do wish we uk girls had such a clinic!!

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Post  noni on Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:03 am

Haha...sorry about the PT ref...<<

Just wondering...what does it mean when they say to ``drop your pelvic floor``??? Anyone know?

How about at home techniques? Or is it a must to see a therapist one on one?

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Post  jules on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:01 am

welcome to the new ladies. i'm so busy visiting our Vulvodynia Facebook group page that i don't make it to this forum as often as i used to. i'm glad you all are finding commonalities. here in the US we do call "it" physical therapy. i had no idea what a physio was when i first joined this site. they do the same thing as your people..biofeedback, dilators, fingers...etc. Me not so interested in it anymore..didn't like for my "area" to be messed with. today, i'm just dealing w/ the raw skin feeling and it's bright read...now you have a visual. hmm..maybe it will get better soon...it goes in waves. if you ladies are not on facebook w/ us...please join. it's nice to have friends who "understand" your pain. k...ttyl

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Post  Sarah001 on Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:23 pm

Noni when they say drop the pelvic floor it's the same as when you relax it to pee, takes a bit of getting used to and hard to do it all the time like we're supposed to but practice makes perfect.
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Re: Hi Im from Australia :)

Post  noni on Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:56 am

thx!
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Post  Frustrated and had enough on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:18 am

Hi Emma,

How are you going with the cream you are trying? I have heard of it and would like to get my hands on it, just having a little trouble (got a referral to a specialist that knows nothing about Vulvodynia..not so helpful). Is it worth trying it?

I'm 30 and have had Vulvodynia for about 10 years now! It took a few years before I was diagnosed and then some unsuccessful treatments. I keep getting thrush which means I can't treat the pain I am having until I'm clear. Every time the thrush goes, sure enough it comes back. I found that physio helped the pain, but gave me thrush. So had given up and just dealt with it all for a few more years. Recently I realised I'm not getting any younger!! I got engaged a couple of months ago. I have a lovely man who has been really understanding, even though I know it's very frustrating for him as I have no desire to have sex..it just hurts too much and then I just get depressed! We would like to start a family in the next couple of years so really wanna get rid of this pain!!!! I think I'll try get a referral to angelique's dermatologist, she's like 3 mins from my house!!!!

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Post  Sarah001 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:10 pm

Sorry if I'm being a bit dim but how did physio give you thrush??
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Post  Frustrated and had enough on Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:46 am

Hi Sarah001,

That's a great question..if only I knew the answer!! It seems after any little bit of exercise or movement down there the thrush flares up again. It may not actually have anything to do with it, it may just have been coincidence?

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Post  emma on Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:47 am

Hey ladies,

Sorry that it has taken me so long to reply. I forgot that i had started this thread and can i just say that although as frustrating as this condition is, i think it has definitely made all of us better people! Im strong and confident and im sure you all have that strength too!

So, I have recently had the surgery. I was fed up with having absolutely minimal or no results from various treatments and i noticed some of you have asked if the cream worked, well as you can guess - it didnt make a difference, only frustrated me more. You know what, I was sick of getting excited over a new revalation that could cure me and it didnt. When i first went to a doctor and mentioned that i had a problem to this day has been about 4 years. Long process, a lot learnt.

So yes i have had a surgery. Could hardly walk/sit/lay/sleep/breath without my body feeling like it was being ripped apart for 3 weeks.

Totally worth it. Ive had great results and the pain in that particular area - gone! i have a bit of pain higher up but it is getting better as i have just started using the dialators to stretch it out.

Im still wary as i havent got a partner (which is good because im no where near 100%) but Im so glad ive had it done.

I have a question to ask you... How do you handle friends - have you told them what you have?, because the only people who know that i have this condition are my family.... so when my friends start talking about sex, i just hate it. What do you do in those situations because i never lie but its something i just feel i have to lie and make stuff up about otherwise conversation gets akward.

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