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Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:11 pm by CherryTree23

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 …

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Vulvadynia

Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:53 pm by Linda Williams

I am 68 years old and a year ago was diagnosed with vestibulitis, then vulvadynia. I have a history of chinchilla bladder infections, have had major bladder repair, hysterectomy, mid 30's, an auto immune disease. I take a daily antibiotic to keep UTI's at bay. My doctor has done the Quip test which was uncomfortable but did not test anything. I use Premarin vaginal cream 2 times a week. These …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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Looking for a friend IRL; LA/OC

Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am by crypticcalico

Hello!

I am hoping to find a friend in the LA/OC area that I can meet up with in person. I live in Long Beach, California and I am willing to drive a bit to meet. The only person that I've told about this is my doctor(s) and someone who couldn't wrap their brain around it. It would be nice to be able to talk to someone else who understands.

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Owner of vulvodyniSuppoet.com

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:28 pm by LaurenVV

Hi, I started vulvodyniasupport.com at the age of 28.
I was a leader when there was no help, no forums etc.

As I went on my path, I found acupuncture, herbs and time helped me recover.
Most never do.

I met a wonderful woman named Hanna. She was a patient and became a support leader. She lived in FLoroda.

I have moved on from the support world and found a career that allowed
Me to bring my …

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anyone from southern california in here?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm by Melissa777

Hi Im just wondering if anyone here is from so cal- USA
I am in san diego- but from LA!!!

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Anyone else try Cold Laser therapy/ Low Level Laser Therapy for their vestibulodynia?

Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 am by Tired89

Hello everyone. It's been quite a long time since I've posted. I've been extremely depressed and bottling it all up. I've been seeing a pelvic floor therapist (it's only been 4 visits) for my provoked vestibulodynia and the only reason she can get inside of me to do myofascial release and to use the dilators is because I use BLT (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine) ointment on my vestibule prior …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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Post  Ldc on Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:51 pm

Hi, I was a bit reluctant about registering and posting here.. But this forum has helped me a lot so far. I read it almost everyday since I realized my problems down there weren't caused by an infection.

Well, I think I can skip the emotional journey, as all of you know what it is like. I am 24 years old, apparently healthy, no UTIs in the past and a couple of yeast infections, but many years ago. But like a couple of months ago this mess started. I am not sure why, I think there are many culprits. This year I was having more stress than usual because of university and my job. Suddenly, after my period (February) I felt a bit discomfort down there and I went to the doctor, who told me that I probably had yeast and prescribed me with clotrimazol. Well, I was not sure, because the only sympton I had was my inflammated vagina. No discharge at all! It was cleared up but it happened to me every month after my period till May. I went every month to the doctor, and she told me it was normal due to the ph changes during our periods. But I started to worry and to be really annoyed, plus the stress I was having in May, which was way higher than before. The results? My inflammation did not go away and I started to have a burning sensantion and what it seemed to be an UTI. But after the medication (antibiotics, antifungals, among others) and some negative cultures I had no clue what was going on. So were the doctors, neither obgyns, urologists and a dermatologist.

After one month and a half waitung for my body to cure and to get back I started to freak out and to google my symptoms. Vulvodynia came across. By that moment I was starting to feel my muscles (including my anus area) really really tight. I couldn't go to the toilet and I swear I never ever had problems. And I asked my boyfriend to help me, since he is working as a PT in a hospital. He pretty unterstand what is going on and we are fighting together, hopefully.

Well, after going to four different doctors with no relief (appart from a mild improvement thanks to corticoids and zinc sulfate, which was suggested by a dermatologist who saw the redness and irritation and a couple of 'eczemas' according to her), my mom thought of a friend of our family who is working as a doctor. He is specialized in muscular and nerve related traumas and he was the First one understanding how I was suffering and what could be going on (since apparently I had no infections). After an appointment he examined me and found out that probably, due to the inflammatory process (triggered by tampons? I still don't know but I am suspicious), my area was hypersensitive and my nerves were all crazy sending wrong signals. And, of course, he detected muscular problems, both inside and outside.

He has told me to use a compound cream of amitriptiline and baclofen and I have already started with a couple of PTs to solve the Problem and desensitize it.

And now I am at this point. I have the burning sensation both inside and outside, itchiness (only sometimes), redness and irritation in the vestibular area and ocassional "pricks" in my lady parts and my back part.

Well... I feel happy since I am already on track, today I had my second session with the PT and I think I was lucky enough to be treated as fast as I did, only two months before it all started.

But, as I newby here, I have a couple of questions to you Smile I have read like a thousand posts and I would like to ask for advice. I will tell my doctor, but I have checked here some sucessful stories related to the use of amitriptiline and Lyrica. Another doctor suggested me to take a minimun dose of Lyrica (75 mg) to help with the nerve pain. Do you think it would help me? I mean, taking topical ami and simultaneously Lyrica (orally).

Aaaand, regarding the soreness... I am not sure what to do. ATM no soaps, no nasty chemicals (but i want to look for "natural" laundry soap and gel), only water to clean the area, no jeans, cotton undies. It is still irritated but I am also a little bit worried about my "flora" or whatever is inside of me. The smell is a bit stronger and my discharge is also a little bit sticky, but far to be copious (I also feel a lot of dryness since all this started). I was wondering if it would be okay to continue on the probiotics, since I think that appart from the muscle/nerve problem, something else could be wrong inside as I took a lot of different medications in june (and maybe my good flora is still recovering or I don't know).

Thank u very much for reading me... I know it is really really long. And so sorry for the misspelling, I am not English speaker. Keep fighting, girls!

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Re: Another one suffering

Post  PainBlogger on Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:41 pm

Ldc wrote:
But, as I newby here, I have a couple of questions to you Smile I have read like a thousand posts and I would like to ask for advice. I will tell my doctor, but I have checked here some sucessful stories related to the use of amitriptiline and Lyrica. Another doctor suggested me to take a minimun dose of Lyrica (75 mg) to help with the nerve pain. Do you think it would help me? I mean, taking topical ami and simultaneously Lyrica (orally).

Aaaand, regarding the soreness... I am not sure what to do. ATM no soaps, no nasty chemicals (but i want to look for "natural" laundry soap and gel), only water to clean the area, no jeans, cotton undies. It is still irritated but I am also a little bit worried about my "flora"  or whatever is inside of me. The smell is a bit stronger and my discharge is also a little bit sticky, but far to be copious (I also feel a lot of dryness since all this started). I was wondering if it would be okay to continue on the probiotics, since I think that appart from the muscle/nerve problem, something else could be wrong inside as I took a lot of different medications in june (and maybe my good flora is still recovering or I don't know).

Thank u very much for reading me... I know it is really really long. And so sorry for the misspelling, I am not English speaker. Keep fighting, girls!

Firstly, your English is great!

Secondly, topical amitriptyline and oral Lyrica - obviously I can't say for definite if it would help you. We all respond so differently to medications. What I can tell you is that I was taking oral amitriptyline and oral Lyrica simultaneously and they are often prescribed in combination. I didn't have any terrible side effects although I do feel much more alert since I changed to duloxetine. I'd say it's worth trying Lyrica. If you don't find any benefit then it's one option you can cross off the list of possibilities. If it helps and side effects are minimal then you'll be glad you tried it Smile

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Re: Another one suffering

Post  Ldc on Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:40 pm

Thanks Smile It made me smile. I do love languages and I am a translator.

I think I will definitely ask my doctor. He is doing great and since we have a close relationship since I was a child I really trust him. By know, the constant burning is vanished most of the time and I am still like super sensitive (that means, after wiping or by touching it it hurts and burns). At least I am far better than a month ago. The thing is that what worries me the most is the hypersensibility mostly on two tiny spots at both sides of my vestibule and I am just freaking out all the time because I want to get better. Then I remember the key word, patience. Sorry I am beating around the bush, haha.

I hope time and all I am doing right now will help. I am always terrified thinking about not being able to intimate again with my beloved bf. But today I am really positive and I think it will be okay. Thanks for your answer and your personal opinion Smile Smile

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Post  lindsey_taylor on Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:00 pm

Hello and welcome to this forum! Your English is fantastic! I'm so sorry for the fact that you are suffering from this, but so glad that you are making progress in improving! Please continue to let us know how things are going for you!

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