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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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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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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

Hello,

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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Flare up from hell!

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Flare up from hell!

Post  ringostarr26 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:35 pm

Hi Ladies,

Well just as I wrote my post about being virtually pain free for about a year I have been battling a flare up from hell. It started about a month ago where I would have constant burning pain for a few days and then it would disappear. Basically a cycle of pain, then no pain. I have recently started my Physio therapy up again so I hope I can get my muscles under control. After my second treatment I have been in excruciating pain, but my Physio told me it is probably my tissues getting used to the manipulation. For anyone out there going through this or something similar, just know that there are good days ahead. I am hopeful I will get all of this under control again. Take each day as it comes, and don't be afraid to ask lots of questions at your appointments. I have had pain free months/ years before so I know I will eventually be ok, but it just may take some time. Set backs happen ladies, so staying positive is the only way to concur these conditions. I hope all of you are having a good day, and just know there are great days ahead. I am sending you all well wishes and lots of love. We can beat this thing! <3

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Re: Flare up from hell!

Post  WaahwaahUK on Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:28 pm

Thank you for your post. So sorry to hear you have a flare up, but it sounds like you know your causes and how to get back on track. I'm currently having physio and finding it hard, but also gradually it's helping. I do find sometimes the physio really flares me. It's so encouraging to hear success stories. Really hope things settle for you soon! Thanks again for the positivity.

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Re: Flare up from hell!

Post  ringostarr26 on Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:00 am

Oh Physio is definitely adding to my flare BUT i know eventually once my tissues get used to it, it will calm down. I think the best thing to do is stay positive. I know its hard especially when you are in pain. I, like many women on this forum suffer from anxiety but i find that I have a better time coping during my flares when I am treating my anxiety as well. I am no where near cured BUT i have lived a life with pain free periods for years at a time after suffering since i was 18 ( I am now 26). It is possible. We just need to support each other and find doctors that are willing to look beyond the typical causes and unfortunately the standard diagnosis of "vulvodynia" which really is such a broad diagnosis with little hope for improvement. When i was told that when I was 18 I was absolutely mortified because there are literally no proven successful treatment options. My one saving grace was a doctor who actually looked further and found that a tailbone injury lead to the hypertonicity of my pelvic floor muscles. I had got to a point where I went to see a specialist and asked to have surgery because I figured it was my last hope before he said nerve damage was not my issue. My Pysio is amazing though and she treats men and women with pelvic floor issues so I know she is passionate about helping her patients. Even after slacking on my treatment for a year she welcomed me back within a week of calling her office. I hope all women find health practitioners that really want to help like i did.

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Re: Flare up from hell!

Post  WaahwaahUK on Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:23 pm

I really hope your flare has settled for you!

I'm currently experiencing a flare following some physio. I over stretched and it's really hurt my back and set my down below off worse again! My osteopath is being great though so hoping it will pass. I find each time I try a new stretch my body goes a bit berserk and doesn't like it to start with.

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Re: Flare up from hell!

Post  ringostarr26 on Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:43 am

My flare has settled dramatically. I have been persistent with my physio for the past 20 months and have had success in reducing and almost eliminating my pain. I found that the first few weeks I would have severe flare ups right after a physio session because my muscles were not used to being manipulated that way. Since then I have reduced the amount of physio sessions and continued doing the at home exercises. I hope you are well today!

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