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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
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» 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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Post  Louise on Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:36 am

Hi, I'm new to health forums but am very relieved to find this site.. I am 28 yrs old from Perth Western Australia and my pain started a last year in June 2010 around this time I had numerous doctor consoltations where I was prescribed Canesten and other oral medication for thrush as well as antibiotics.
I finally managed to secure an appt with Gynecologist around November last year however he recommended for me to see another Gynecologist that apparently specialises in nerve pathways in this area... however after I had been given the run around for so long and being told I couldn't see her for months I gave up. My next appt is at the start of March which I'm really looking forward to.. I feel helpless a lot of the time and it's hard because I don't know when I'm going to get the horrible intense burning sensation next, I feel like a terrible girlfriend as I avoid sex it hurts. I was wondering if it was common to see protein in your urine when you have Vulvodynia as at times I see white flecks?
I hope we all get better soon, I wouldn't wish this on anyone.


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Post  Sarah001 on Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:39 pm

Hi Louise and welcome. Don't worry about the white flecks in your urine, everyone gets those whether they have vulvodynia or not. Funnily enough that was something I wondered about in the early days too but after alot of research I found it was completely normal and men get white flecks too so nothing to do with vulvar pain.

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Post  noni on Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:51 pm

Hey Louise welcome!

You have come to the right place for support and advice.

Yeah...I wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy...its a challenge. And worst of all this infiltrates every aspect of your life, self image, and well being.

Hang in there...

I have a website you can visit for additional info...


If you guys have further suggestions for my website feel free to comment.

And no....I am not selling anything on there, its just advice type stuff.

thx, much love

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:13 pm

Hi Louise and welcome

Have a look around the forum as there is a lot of useful information on different treatments and theories etc...

I do hope you have more sucess at your next appointment.

I get so fed up with being passed around like a rag doll cos the drs dont know what they are doing..it really makes me wonder if Vulvodynia is even touched upon in their training!

Ive not noticed white flecks in my urine but maybe its cos I dont look lol...

Take care and I hope you find the forum a source of support

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Re: Hi I'm just over this feeling ...

Post  Mouse on Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:27 pm

Hey Louise and welcome, no one wants to find themselves looking for one of these forums but here we are all the same Smile

You will find a wealth of knowledge here and can also ask anything. There's nothing that makes a Dr stutter more than direct questions about awkward stuff. Has anyone suggested a referral to a vuval clinic? There must be one at King Edward (I had my babies in Perth - not there though).. owww I googled and found their guidelines for treatment. Interesting that they recommend physio before ami, I got the drugs first. We have all had varying levels of success with drugs, I'm not a great candidate but others have found them helpful. A physio who specialises in the pelvic floor is a good idea as well then you can find out what your pelvic floor is doing/or not doing. I'd recommend a woman, it's a level of awkward I wouldn't want to share with a man!


Sometimes you have to find the answers yourself, I did, my gyny was useless. All those years of med school don't guarantee they paid attention in the vulval class. Finding a vulval pain specialist is probably the most helpful thing. I found mine at the vulval clinic at National Womens in Auckland. My womens physio, across the road from my house - awkward! Oh that's the most used word in my vocab now.

When you have a chronic pain condition (which vulvodynia is) waiting months for an appointment is bloody impossible. Get googling and see what you come up with. I'd also recommend finding a good therapist, it's a lot to deal with. When it was suggested to me I was bloody furious but she's turned out to be the person who has helped the most. Doing this every day can be soul destroying and unloading in a safe environment helps a lot. Mine is a sex therapist so has specific knowledge. I tell people she's my pain therapist though Smile

We're also on FB. It's a private group, only 16 of us but it's great to see we are just normal people with pains in our hoo-ha's. Email Sebby if you want an add.

Good luck hon and feel free to ask questions. I've been doing this about the same length of time you have and it's hard not to let it take over. It's also bloody hard to act "normal" but I don't know WTF normal is so that helps Smile

Take care


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Post  Louise on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:01 pm

Hello, I just have to say a HUGE Thank you for responding to me I feel like my spirit has lifted already! Just to let you know I recieved a phone call this morning advising me that there has been a cancellation at my gyno's and I am going next week!!(perhaps the receptionist did feel sorry for me when I was in tears the day I called to make an appt afterall?..)

I finally don't feel alone and I've just told my mum and boyfriend about this group and all of the lovely kind words/ advice you've all given me, I also told one of my girlfriends but I'm convinced she thinks I'm a hypercondriac haha great...

Vicki you are too kind I actually feel like I want to cry thank you so much for sending the link to King Edward it's so strange I've actually been saying to my mum "I can't take this anymore I just want to rock up to King Edward hospital and beg someone there to help me" I'm definately going to try one of the gynos at King Edward next. My mum knows a good male dr there but I am a bit put off going to a male gyno, the last one was nice and referred me to another gyno who specialised in nerve damage etc but this last gyno said that I should "finger myself in the shower" I was so embarassed I couldn't even repeat to my mum what he said and its only just recently that I told my boyfriend about it (should that be reported?), that gyno kind of made me feel like I was imagining the pain in a way (glad I got that off my chest)...if this appt next week isn't successful I will definately look into the King Edward option for sure! It's so expensive going to all these appts as well..

Sarah thanks for letting me know about the white flecks..I never noticed them until the burning started,I appreciate that. Thank you Noni and Sebby for all of the info you have put my mind at ease. I think you are all angels Smile

One last question the last time I used canesten it burned like crazy, I think it made my situation worse is that normal for Vulvodynia sufferers?

Having to deal with this has made me appreciate how important your health is and not to take anything for granted, that all you can really ask for in life is good health.

Love x


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Post  Mouse on Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:35 am

Hey Louise,

I am so glad you got an appointment and truly hope this specialist knows what to do. Sometimes gynys are more your general mechanic and you may need a sub specialist but it's a great place to start.

My gynaecologist was treating me for something else and the pain triggered after surgery. She just said she didn't know what it was - end of story. I would have suggested opening a book but she wouldn't give me an appointment. So I used Dr Google, diagnosed myself on the internet and found my new improved specialist on my own. She's fab! To my surprise my GP was fairly knowledgeable as well, that little gem of information could have saved me months of anguish.

I wouldn't get too worried about the fingering advice. The shower is relaxing and dialators are commonly used to expand the area - it's kind of the same concept. So don't freak out too much, maybe he didn't explain it that well. I much prefer a female "anything" this thing is so bloody awkward it's not funny.

I know what you mean about friends not getting it. One of mine said I thought you were ok now, because I'd had a few painfree days before Christmas. Even my husband can be a bit dim, these holidays have been quite stressful because he's wanted to be out doing things and I just can't. I gave him an article on chronic pain I found lurking in my handbag yesterday. He's got a whole new understanding now.


I have generalised unprovoked V which is a wee bit different, I don't get it but thrush is very common for people with vulvodynia.

Check out the links, this is the same info my specialist gave me.


Cheers Vicki


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