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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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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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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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please help me - my inner labia are stretched out and disappearing into outer labia

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please help me - my inner labia are stretched out and disappearing into outer labia

Post  emmajane on Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:28 am

I have Ehlers Danlos, a genetic disorder that causes problems with connective tissue. My skin, muscles, ligaments, vasculature, etc are all super-stretchy. People with Ehlers-Danlos are prone to pelvic prolapses. Nothing holds firm, everything stretches.

I have terrible pain and itchiness in my vulva. It is all day long, but especially bad at night. I avoid sex because when I'm itchy, it makes it unbearable; and when I'm not itchy, I just don't want to mess with my vulva at all. Any contact at all makes it immediately itchy.

My inner labia are disappearing. They have become just part of the outer labia. I can still tell which part of the skin used to be inner labia, because it is smoother and pink. But other than colour and texture, it just looks like part of the outer labia. My perineum also feels like it is stretching beyond capacity.

I feel like my pelvic organs are falling down and my skin is stretching to accomodate. Like if you blew up a latex glove past capacity, the creases between fingers would fill in and the fingers would shorten. I think that is what happened to my inner labia. It is very painful.

Is this possible?

I know that lichen sclerosis can cause the inner labia to become confluent with the outer, but I have no white marks, so I don't think it is that.

Also, I think my cervix has dropped way down inside my vagina. It is so close to the opening now that I can't keep a tampon in. And I can't have a bowel movement without supporting my perineum.

Please help me if you have any information, I cannot find anything about pelvic collapse causing this kind of problem. The doctor sent me for a colonoscopy, which was fine.

I think I posted this in the wrong spot initially, so I tried to delete it over there. I am sorry if you read this twice.

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Re: please help me - my inner labia are stretched out and disappearing into outer labia

Post  emalita on Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:11 pm

I'm so sorry you are having to go through this.

Have you been seen at a women's clinic where they specialize in pelvic floor disorders like pelvic organ prolapse? I think you really need to be evaluated as soon as possible so that appropriate treatments can start before things get worse.

I had a scare with a doctor thinking I had lichen sclerosus, but thankfully I was misdiagnosed. Unfortunately, from what I've read and have been told on LS forums, whitening is not always present. However, loss of labia and severe itching are very large symptoms known to LS. Have you had a biopsy to rule this out?

I don't know where you're located, but in the US there are quite a few good hospitals that deal with things like pelvic organ prolapse. It's vulvodynia that is tricky to find a specialist for. Below is a link to a hospital in my area to just give you an idea of the type of facility I was referring to.

http://www.froedtert.com/womens-incontinence/conditions

I wish you the best of luck!

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Re: please help me - my inner labia are stretched out and disappearing into outer labia

Post  emmajane on Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:44 pm

Thank you so much for your reply. I will ask for a referral to a gynecologist. I am not in the US, but in Canada. We have free health care, but we have less options. Because the government is footing the bill, we do not get to choose who we see quite so much. Our GP must refer us to a specialist, and sometimes they either do not want to do this, or they have a specialist in mind. I will see who I can get him to refer me to. Maybe I have ruled out lichen sclerosis too soon. I have not had a biopsy, perhaps I should be asking for one.

Thank you again for your kind response! It is just wonderful to be able to communicate this issue (even on an online forum). It is such an embarrassing and taboo problem to have IRL.

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Re: please help me - my inner labia are stretched out and disappearing into outer labia

Post  emalita on Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:45 pm

I'm here to listen and provide support in any way I can  Very Happy  PM me any time if you feel like chatting.

Keep us updated on your progress. I hope you are referred to a good specialist who can help you get some relief!

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