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    » New here would very much appreciate advice at the end of my rope
    Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:46 am by Jma990o

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    » I think I know what causes vulvodynia-it's the memory of pain
    Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:24 pm by foxysugarpants

    New here would very much appreciate advice at the end of my rope

    Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm by Jma990o

    This might be a little long but it's been such a long time I've even been able to talk about my problems openly thank you in advance for any helpful advice.
    So ok I'm 24 I've been having this problem for over two years seen quite a few doctors and obgyns alike and nobody will take me seriously I have had a few utis and yeast infections and even bv once and this all started after one of the utis …

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    Diagnosed Recently

    Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm by flissyg

    Hi All,

    I’m so glad I’ve found a place where there are others who understand how I feel!

    So this is my story:-

    I’m 36,  and 4 months ago, whilst innocently sitting in bed reading I experienced a very sharp stabbing pain in my clitoris. It last only a few minutes and then subsided as quickly as it came on. It put it down to “one of those things”.  The following morning I woke up …

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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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    New and need advice and help

    Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

    Hi everyone,

    About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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    I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

    Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

    Hi lovely gals!

    I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

    I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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    Hello. Happy to have found this group.

    Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:01 pm by foxysugarpants

    I am new here and hope to gain some insight into my vulva pain. I suffered for a long time not realizing that there are ways to feel better. I saw the Dr. yesterday and I am starting P/T pelvic and valium suppositories. queen

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    Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

    Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

    Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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    Anyone have pain with urination?

    Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

    Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

    I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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    Diagnosed recently, looking for advice

    Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:51 am by Cloudberry

    Hi everyone,

    I'm so glad I found this forum! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (still not sure about the difference between all the different terms) a couple of months ago and I could do with some advice. This is probably going to be a lot of text because I just want to get everything off my chest, so please bear with me.

    I’m a woman in my late 20s. Before getting diagnosed …

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    Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

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    Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

    Post  CherryTree23 on Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:11 pm

    Well, I was just diagnosed today, yay...my symptoms are just burning pain in vaginal opening. This all came about after taking Bactrim, Monistat, Clindomycin and Diflucan. This doctor was extremely confident I have Vulvadynia. Also told me my vaginal skin isn't red. Yes, it is, mine isn't typically electric red. He prescribed Ampytripline (sp) said, I have a very mild case, and worse case scenario we'll just remove the skin...yikes. This doctor was a jackass. Now, getting depressed, scared and a burning vagina. Someone please help

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    Re: Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

    Post  emalita on Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:12 pm

    Vulvodynia simply means "chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause" (per the National Vulvodynia Association). It is a diagnosis of a symptom, not a disease. The cause of the pain or burning is different for everyone. It can be caused by things like nerve issues, irritants/allergies, disrupted flora (inflammatory vaginitis - this is part of my issue), undiagnosed skin conditions (lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, etc.), pelvic floor dysfunction, etc. So don't be too nervous because the doctor basically just told you that he has no idea what's wrong with you, and I would personally be very leary of a doctor who starts talking surgery so soon.

    I would really recommend finding a vulvovaginal specialist who treats women with vulvodynia on a VERY regular basis. They are your best bet for proper guidance with treatments, but sometimes they can be useless idiots, too.

    You've only had this pain since May (not diminishing your symptoms in any way); so you are still in the early stages, and hopefully you can help prevent it from getting worse. My advice is still the same...do not put anything on your vulva or in your vagina. Please give your lady bits a chance to figure themselves out. Certainly take the amitriptyline as prescribed since it is, I'm assuming, in pill form, but if your issue was caused by antibiotics and then irritated by antifungals, I can tell you with absolute certainty that throwing more lotions and potions at it is only going to make things worse.

    Please be kind to yourself and take a few deep breaths before using another vulvar or vaginal treatment. You will get through this and will more than likely have a greater respect for your lady parts in the end Very Happy

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    Re: Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

    Post  CherryTree23 on Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:30 pm

    Thanks so much for your reply! The Doctor was just so cavalier about it! He was so sure these nerve pills would get rid of all the pain in a few days...From my reading it looks like it can take much longer!

    I will definitely not be putting on any lotions, that's for sure!! This whole thing is so confusing. I guess I wasn't looking at this as a broad diagnosis. It's hard to really understand what exactly this is!

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    I am cured of Vulvodynia

    Post  angelique2016 on Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:13 pm

    I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) used sparingly every night only before going to bed, and not to wash to much off in the shower in the morning. I did this for about 3 months, took the Nortriptyline at night before bed and used the ointment at night before bed. This worked, why, because the Nortriptyline, is for pain, and makes the brain stop thinking about the pain, as it has now become persistent pain, and the ointment, soothes the skin and it has properties in it to help heal the skin. Anyway I stopped posting on here as I was getting abused by people that were not able to get a hold of the medications in other parts of the world. So if anyone is interested in this information, and if you can get these medications, then it will cure you, you will need to do your pelvic floor exercises after you are cured to help strengthen the muscles again, but I hope that this information can help some people out there, as I know how extremely excruciating this problem is, it bought me to tears, and no sleep and could hardly sit, wanted to go to the hospital so many times, I nearly went crazy with the pain, and of course no intercourse what so ever, could barely even wee without pain, had to wear loose clothes, not tight jeans what so ever.

    So I wish everyone all the best, please dont write back nasty things to me, simply because the medication might not be available in your country, perhaps look for medication that are of a similar nature that will help you. All the best everyone! Smile

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    Re: Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

    Post  Linda Williams on Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:13 pm

    So, what type of treatment have you had with any luck.
    I was diagnosed about a year ago but am sure I have had this longer although no doctor has ever diagnosed that. I have a very long history of UTI's. I have had a, hysterectomat age 51. Then painful test to see if I had IC., again infection after infections.intercourse very painfu. I had bladder repair in 2006. Went for quite some time without infections but I intercourse still painful. Then infections started again. The urologist did 1 exam in almost a year. I would have a UT I antibiotics ...finished them infection again. Finally found a doctor ob/gyn, sub specialty bladder. I have had several, infections. Then diagnosed with vestibulis, and vulvadynua. I have used nystatin, clove tail & topic or plus Premarin vaginally. Last week he had a compound of baclofen, gabpentin, & amitriptylene, it burns but was SO red down thre...this medicine may take weeks to help Any of you ever used this? Wondering about seeing a dermatologist.

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    My cure for Vulvodynia

    Post  angelique2016 on Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:34 pm

    Hi Lyndia, my doctor prescribed the following Advantan Fatty Ointment, applied sparing once a day and only at night before going to bed, around all the affected area, try not to wash it all off the next day in the shower it helps to heal the skin.  This product is available in Australia and only a few other countries, it might not be able in the UK or US.  To alleviate the brain thinking of the pain, take on tablet 10mgs of Allergron Nortriptyline Nortriptyline is a second-generation tricyclic antidepressant marketed as the hydrochloride salt under the trade names Sensoval, Aventyl, Pamelor, Norpress, Allegron, Noritren and Nortrilen  Take this just before you go to bed, it is used to stop the brain thinking of the pain, it used for pain management in low doses.  It takes about 3 months in total to get it under control, no intercourse, and thereafter pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles again.  This worked for me very well, but I am not sure if you will be able to get the Advantan Fatty Ointment, it must be the ointment, it stays on the skin and prevents the urine from burning the skin constantly.  Anyway I hope this helps either yourself or someone else, as I know how painful this dreadful skin problem is.  xxxoo

    Advantan Cream is available below on a UK pharmacy where you can buy online.  It might still work, may not be quite as effective, but it has the same ingredients.
    https://www.unitedpharmacies-uk.md/Advantan_Cream_Methylprednisolone_Aceponate_01_15g_Tube_p_1411.html

    or maybe here
    http://o-t-c.co.uk/advantan-buy-online

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    Re: Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

    Post  Linda Williams on Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:17 pm

    Thank angelinue! Is this a prescription or over the counter ?

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    Re: Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

    Post  angelique2016 on Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:57 am

    prescription medication.

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