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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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A sort of success story and then not

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Post  Graceface on Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:09 pm

Hey everyone
Hi
So before I start I should explain that my vagina and I do not get along, like all of us here it's the 'problem' area. I've had Vaginismus and vulvudynia since I was 24 and it seemed I couldn't have sex at all. Anyway low and behold I met a new partner at 31 I might add, so there's been a big gap of not doing anything sexual and we managed to have sex on two separate occasions. I was so happy to actually feel normal for once. I'm sure many of us can relate, it was literally so lovely, I could have cried. I just thought that was it for me....and then we actually managed to do something everyone else takes for granted!
Everything was fine at first because we used organic lubricant and condoms but after 2 weeks I've developed awful thrush that just won't clear. It's making me really depressed. Surely it would have developed sooner if it was realated to me having sex? Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: A sort of success story and then not

Post  emalita on Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:43 pm

Hi,

Are you completely sure it's thrush? A test at the doctor's office came back positive?

The reason I ask is that a lot of women with vulvovaginal issues think they have an incurable yeast infection when that's not the case, and yeast creams will just make the issue worse.

I hope you find relief soon sunny

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Post  Graceface on Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:58 am

Hey, thanks for replying. Well, I had a swab taken on Saturday and the DR said it very much looks like thrush...apart from STIs is there something vulvudynia related it could be then?

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Post  emalita on Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:05 am

Unfortunately just because something looks or feels like thrush, it doesn't mean that it is thrush, but if you're convinced it is, I would highly recommend only using the anti yeast/thrush pill for treatment and not creams/vaginal products. They are horribly irritating, and many of us, including myself, have had lasting pain from the creams.

Vulvodynia is different for everyone. Depending on your symptoms, it could be anything from a product sensitivity (e.g. condoms, soap, lube, laundry detergent, shampoo, etc.) to overactive nerves. Even if some women have similar symptoms, the cause could vary greatly.

What are your specific symptoms (internal burning, vulvar itching, vulvar swelling, etc.)?
Are they worse at any particular time (e.g. penetration, urination, before your period, etc.)?
What have you tried so far to find relief either vaginally, on the vulva, or orally?
What have you actually been tested for (e.g. BV, yeast, STDs, etc.)?

I'm not a doctor, but my best advice is to stop everything, especially if you are still using vaginal treatments. I've found that I've made the most significant progress when I stopped adding irritating products to my vulva and vagina.

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Post  Graceface on Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:09 am

Hi
Wow thanks so much for trying to help, it's very kind of you. Yeah, I think I'm going to wait and see what the swab results are, the DR said she was reluctant to put me through anything else until she gets the results of those back. To be honest, I've had this for a long time now (probably always had it) and so it hadn't flared for a long time. There is a bit of soreness inside my vagina but mostly its external it itching and soreness...including just this weekend my inner thighs :-/ ....I don't think it was the penetration that made it flare because it about 2 weeks later that this started and afterwards I was sore (I could tell something had been inside)but then it settled down. I do feel better since taking the second oral pill. Thanks for the advice about the cream - I'll stop using that.

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Re: A sort of success story and then not

Post  Coop on Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:23 pm

Graceface wrote:Hey, thanks for replying. Well, I had a swab taken on Saturday and the DR said it very much looks like thrush...apart from STIs is there something vulvudynia related it could be then?

I have had a gp carry out a swab and tell me she was so sure I had thrush she wasn't even going to send it off, and yet it came back negative - it seems to be a symptom for some of us, that we get a thrush-like discharge. I would stop treatment until you get your results, or only take an oral thrush treatment.

Silly as it sounds, but could you be allergic to his shower gel or hand soap? Maybe ask him to use bbrands you know you're alright with?

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Post  Graceface on Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:03 pm

Coop wrote:
Graceface wrote:Hey, thanks for replying. Well, I had a swab taken on Saturday and the DR said it very much looks like thrush...apart from STIs is there something vulvudynia related it could be then?

I have had a gp carry out a swab and tell me she was so sure I had thrush she wasn't even going to send it off, and yet it came back negative - it seems to be a symptom for some of us, that we get a thrush-like discharge. I would stop treatment until you get your results, or only take an oral thrush treatment.

Silly as it sounds, but could you be allergic to his shower gel or hand soap? Maybe ask him to use bbrands you know you're alright with?

Hello Smile

That is very interesting as I've been sure I've had thrush before and have it come back negative, but that was with a self test, so I assumed I'd done it wrong...Hmmm, maybe it is that then? I am also super stressed out with other stuff at the moment and so I'm going to wait and see what the test said but maybe it's all causing a massive flare up Sad Sad Rolling Eyes

Yeah, I guess I could be, anything is worth a shot isn't it...I'm doing the Candida diet again now...ie: no sugar at all and hardly anything you can eat (not even peas!! - peas?!) so going to see if that helps....

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Re: A sort of success story and then not

Post  emalita on Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:17 pm

I know how horribly stressful this can all be. Try to be kind to yourself while healing. Sometimes we just need to get out of our own way to find lasting relief. I know that my issue was extremely exacerbated because of the treatments my doctor and I threw at it.

Soaking in a nice warm epsom salt bath can help provide temporary relief, but avoid the scented epsom salts!

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Post  Coop on Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:44 am

Graceface wrote:

That is very interesting as I've been sure I've had thrush before and have it come back negative, but that was with a self test, so I assumed I'd done it wrong...Hmmm, maybe it is that then? I am also super stressed out with other stuff at the moment and so I'm going to wait and see what the test said but maybe it's all causing a massive flare up  Sad Sad Rolling Eyes

Yeah, I guess I could be, anything is worth a shot isn't it...I'm doing the Candida diet again now...ie: no sugar at all and hardly anything you can eat (not even peas!! - peas?!) so going to see if that helps....

The interesting bit was that about 4 years later, I went to a new gynae, she also said I had thrush and told me to use a treatment, only for the test to come back negative again.... I don't think there is harm in a candida diet or the epsom salt suggestion - there are no chemicals to cause any side-effect!

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Re: A sort of success story and then not

Post  WaahwaahUK on Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:45 pm

I would agree on being very cautious using thrush creams! I had various ointments thrown at me which all exacerbated the problem! If in doubt, take the oral thrush pill, and then be gentle with yourself. I'm sure mine was never thrush and my skin reacted so badly to the creams.

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