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Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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7 years later and life looks bleak :(

Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:50 am by RainyShay77

So 7 years ago I had a case of BV...the antibiotic caused a horrible yeast infection which took 5 months to 'get rid of'. During this time I had allergic reactions to 2 of the yeast infection creams which magnified the pain. Over the past 7 years I've tried multiple rounds of physical therapy (they only slightly helped), chiropractic, nerve blocks, medications to target nerve pain (amitriptyline, …

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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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My vulvodynia Story!

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My vulvodynia Story!

Post  StellaLuna on Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:21 pm

Hello to all!

I am new to this forum and I would like to share my story with you all! First of all I would like to say that it is the first time after 2,5 years that I have vulvodynia that I feel that there are people who can understand me. It is very important to me.

Two and a half years ago I took antibiotics and after 4 days I felt itcing in my vagina. I called my gynecologist who gave me suppositories and a cream for yeast infection, although everthing went well with the suppositoties the last day of my therapy, I begin to have terrible burning sensation from the cream. I called my doctor again who gave me another therapy for yeast infection because he thougt that there was an persistence infection. My tragedy started. I took the therapy an every day I was even worst. The tests I did was all clean but the syptoms was there. Ι had around 4 tests and the last one was finally positive at yeast infection. I took the therapy but after that there was no relief for me. I was feeling that every cream and suppository made me even worse. My doctor told me that propably I was allergic to drugs and I should stop everything and try only lactobacillus oraly and vaginally. Nothing happend. I changed doctor who gaved me another therapy for yeast infection and vaginal washes. Finally with all these creams, suppositories and vaginal washes, I destroyed my flora. In all these time (2-3 months) I had around 10 tests and all were clear. I changed doctor again who after 2-3 tests and visits diagnosed me with bacterial vaginosis (probably because of the bad flora). I took antibiotics but again with no relief.

Not to expatiate a year passed with visits at my gynecologist, test which some of them where positive at bacterial vaginosis but most of them negative and myself with not a single day of relief. Burning, soreness and itching were there every day. But something came to make things even worst: pain at urination and frequent urination. I had an homeopathy therapy, reflexology, I visited a dermatologist, a physiatrist and finally an psychiatrist. All with no result. I was in panic, my life have been destroying, I had no social life, I became hypochondriacal because I thought that all these bacteria are responsible for my situation and not to mention my sex life, which bacame a permanet anxiety for me.

However I didnt give up. I made urine tests (which were clear) and after 2 unsuccessful visits to urologists who they simply gave my a therapy of 6 months antibiotics, I finally found this holy man: an urologist who after a lot of tests diagnosed me with chronic pelvic pain and talked to me about interstitial cystitis and vulvodynia. My life is much better now, I take some pills for urination, amitriplyline, I use rephresh which I found very helpful, I wash only with baby shower gel, I wear cotton underweare, rarely trousers and I am able to have sex but not very often. I have my bad days and good days, try to live with that and live normal as far as I can.

I apologise for the big post and for my english. I am from Greece.

Love to all and courage xx

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Re: My vulvodynia Story!

Post  PainBlogger on Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:02 am

Good to hear that your symptoms have improved. (And your English is excellent.) The most important thing one can do for oneself with this condition is to not give up!

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