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» Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia
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» What helped (and practically cured) my Vulvodynia
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» How I cured my Vulvodynia!
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» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:33 pm by WVR00

» Needing some reassurance
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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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Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:15 pm by WVR00

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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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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NEW member - I want my life back

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NEW member - I want my life back

Post  LouR on Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:35 am

Since before Christmas I have had problems and after antibiotics, OTC pessaries and everything else, last month the burning pain became so unbearable that all I could do was stay in bed.  I have been taking 25mg Amitriptyline now for 2 weeks, which I think has taken away the burning, but I still have constant soreness at the opening of my vagina.  I have an appointment with the Gynae on Saturday, but everything seems to be taking so long.  I've had a biopsy, swabs and many internal examinations.  I have been using Vagifem for a week now too, as I am perimenopausal and one doctor thought it may be Vaginal Atrophy.  A month on, I feel like I'm not getting anywhere.  I have read on this site, lots of different remedies that people have tried and have made a note of them, but I need to get properly diagnosed first.  Can anyone recommend a good gynaecologist/dermatologist in the UK that I should see?  I am really desperate to try and get some relief as in 5 weeks time my eldest son graduates from a scholarship year in the USA and at the moment I don't think I will be able to go.  Any replies would be very much appreciated, I want my life back. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

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Re: NEW member - I want my life back

Post  emalita on Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:17 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that you're in pain. I hope you find relief and can attend your son's graduation.


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Re: NEW member - I want my life back

Post  PainBlogger on Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:56 pm

You could ask the gynae whether lidocaine gel at night for 6-8 weeks to break the pain cycle is an option to try. Though whether that is suitable in your case would depend on whether the skin is normal. I found seeing a pain management consultant much more helpful than a gynaecologist but my skin is normal and in my case it is nerve pain. If you're perimenopausal then I guess there's more chance it's skin-related and hopefully the gynaecologist will be able to help you. Good luck with it. Smile


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Post  let's kick this on Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:24 pm

Did you have to have a referral for pain management?

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Re: NEW member - I want my life back

Post  PainBlogger on Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:55 am

I paid for a private pain management consultant appointment because I didn't want to have to wait several months to get an NHS appointment. I didn't need a GP referral letter for the private hospital I went to, but some private hospitals do require a GP letter. I didn't get any better treatment by paying privately - I saw the same doctor I would have seen on the NHS - but it just cuts the waiting time down. The way I see it, I'm just using the money I would have used if I'd been able to go out and enjoy myself all the time this has been going on.


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Re: NEW member - I want my life back

Post  fairlight10 on Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:32 pm

I paid privately to get a diagnosis. Within 10 minutes the consultant told me I had vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulities after months of being told it was thrush or atrophic vaginitis. The lotions and potions for these ailments were making my pain worse. So I was shocked to be told it was something I had never heard of. That meant I could get the right treatment from my GP who happens to be a gynaecologist! I then saw the same consultant under the nhs a few weeks later. He said I would have to wait up to 18 weeks for a vulvoscopy histoscopy and the removal of a lost mirena coil. It was worth going private for that first consultation because I was going mental knowing my GP was wrong with her diagnosis.


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