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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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I am so glad I have found this site :)

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Post  miss.panda on Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:14 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm 25 years old and I have suffered from vulvodynia for as long as I can remember. I spent most of my teen years being told I had some sort of eczema/skin problems down there - I tried all the creams out there which would never work and doctors would never believe me that I hadn't tried to use them as I still felt pain down there after. I felt really embarrased and hurt by this so I stopped seeking help for a while. Eventually I decided to go back to my doctor where I was sent to a different hospital and I was evetually diagnosed with vulvadynia a few years ago. Everything fell into place and made sense which was such a relief - but I have unsuccessfully had any improvements since then. I've tried various meds including amitriptiline and gabepentin which didn't work - however I sometimes wonder if I didn't use them for long enough which is why they never worked. I'm currently seeing a psychologist/counsellor who has told me the pain will never go away and that I need to learn to live with it - do you ladies on here agree with that? Should I give up on trying to find something that will work? Or should I keep trying to find new things? Vulvadynia effects my life greatly - I've only ever had one boyfriend and sex was usually painful and since then I have totally avoided relationships despite really wanting a boyfriend as I just can't deal with the sex side to it.

Any advice would be much appreciated and I am so glad I have found this site where there are lots of others who also share my pain - I look forward to talking to you Smile

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Post  Guest on Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:27 pm

Hello lils.panda:) I really don't want to believe your doctor, I think we will all get better if we believe. So I think you should keep trying. By the way, how long did you use Gabapentin?

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Post  sailor_moon on Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:38 am

Hi there,

That's terrible being told you will be stuck with this forever and to deal with it. Sad
I have been told that many times too...but I refuse to believe it, and my current doctor doesn't think I will be stuck with this forever, it's just trying to find a solution that's hard.

Have you had your hormones and PH checked over a 4 week cycle? Have you had a biopsy done? And regular swab tests? Have you been food and chemical allergy tested? Do you have any other health issues?

Sounds like you need to find a new doctor and different form of psychological support. All the ladies on here are very lovely and helpful Smile



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Post  miss.panda on Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:51 pm

Thanks for your replies door12 and sailor_moon Smile

I'm so glad you have both said that I shouldn't just accept my problem and not keep trying. Reading other posts on here has given me hope that there are other things I can try.

Door12: tbh I can't remember how long I used gabapentin for.....maybe for a few months? Is this something that you have tried that has been successful?

Sailor_moon: I've never had my hormones and PH checked - could this be something that effects it? I used to suffer from vulvodynia before I started periods so that could rule that possibility out? I have had a biopsy done and it didn't come back showing anything. I think I've had swab tests in the past but not regularly or recently. I have been allergy tested and it showed nothing. I suffer from various mental health issues (depression and an eating disorder) and I also suffer from IBS and eczema. Whats your story - what stage are you currently at?

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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:37 pm

Oh hi again:) No the reason I asked is because I'm on Lyrica now and it's been 2 months and people say that pregabalin and gabapentin takes a few months to be effective. I'm a little discouraged to be honest learning that it hasn't helped you..

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Post  miss.panda on Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:48 pm

It was a good few years ago I tried gabapentin and I don't remember much about it but I think I was only on a low dose - I am thinking about asking my doctor to try it again and go on a higher dose or maybe try Lyrica as I hadn't heard of that until coming on here. I just want to find something that work Crying or Very sad have you tried anything else other than Lyrica? Thanks for replying Smile

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Post  x_chelss@live.com on Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:10 pm

I just replied to your private message, but don't ever give up on trying to get better. You should never learn or accept a life living in pain. Most girls do get better so you need to believe you will be one of those girls.
Look forward to your reply xx

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