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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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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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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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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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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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Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 am by sophiarp

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to have stumbled across this forum. I have just been diagnosed and am really struggling emotionally. It's nice to find this forum and feel a little less alone.

I've been prescribed amitriptyline cream. Has anyone had success with this? I was happy to have avoided the amitriptyline tablets. I'm also participating in physio and have been told I need to see a psychologist …

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Somebody please help me...

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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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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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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Intestinal permeability (leaky gut)

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Intestinal permeability (leaky gut)

Post  LuLu81 on Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:24 am

Have any of you ladies been tested for Intestinal permeability? I am seeing a Natural Therapist and I recently had a test for it and it came back positive that I have "leaky gut". She feels like it's a really strong lead and feels like it may be connected with my Vestibulodynia. She's now having me tested for gut "candida overgrowth"...

Has anyone found they had Intestinal permeability and fixed it with positive results to their condition?

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LuLu

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Re: Intestinal permeability (leaky gut)

Post  emalita on Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:32 pm

Not that I don't believe in natural medicine, because I do, but I'm pretty sure almost all naturopathic tests will find that everyone has some form of "leaky gut", "candida overgrowth" (we need yeast in our bodies to survive Wink ), or "adrenal fatigue".

I spent thousands of dollars on tests from a Functional Medicine Practitioner (blood, stool, & urine tests), and if one test wasn't positive for something, one of the other two tests magically confirmed I was positive for it (leaky gut, candida, adrenal fatigue, etc.). So I spent thousands of more dollars on many months of supplements to fix my gut, and it did absolutely nothing other than waste money and time.

I'm so sorry to sound so negative because I absolutely believe that the foods we consume play a huge role in health, but when most people come back from Naturopaths with the same generic "conditions", I call BS.

If you do truly have digestive issues, improving your diet and moving towards as plant based as possible will do far more for your health than any crud thrown in a supplement. Make sure to Google all the ingredients in the supplements they push at you! Some have horrible side effects. For example, many adrenal fatigue supplements contain adrenal extracts (glands of cows or pigs gathered from slaughterhouses), which have so many negative side effects (do a quick google search for the dangers of adrenal extracts - you will be surprised at the results). And most candida supplements have strong antibacterial properties, and I don't care what they say, they cannot distinguish between good and bad bacteria in the gut! So you could be making your problem worse.

Please make sure to do thorough research before spending tons of money on supplements. Good luck!!

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Re: Intestinal permeability (leaky gut)

Post  emalita on Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:55 pm

I had just reread my reply and it sounded super negative, and I want to apologize for that. I just don't want what happened to me to happen to someone else.

It wasn't even the wasted money that bothered me so much. It was that my practitioner was so confident that leaky gut and candida was my issue, and she raised my hopes of relief higher than any of the other doctors I had seen...then I was crushed more in the end when none of it worked.

I am currently being treated by a Chinese Medicine dermatologist, and the herbs she has me use in a sitz bath have really pushed me closer and closer to finally being healed (not there yet though). So I do support alternative medicine Very Happy

I really hope leaky gut is causing your issues and you are able to find lasting relief! If you want to chat about the types of tests or my results from the Functional Medicine Practitioner, let me know. I'm an open book Smile

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Re: Intestinal permeability (leaky gut)

Post  LuLu81 on Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:05 am

AAhhhh sigh... Crying or Very sad Thank you Emalita. I really appreciate you letting me know your experience. It really sounds exactly how I'm feeling. I was the most optimistic about this direction because it seemed to make sense that the issue had to start from within. I seem to have already spent a small fortune on the Natural Therapist already... so I will just need to take all this with a grain of salt and now think of other things to try too. It's actually really good that I've read your post. Thanks so much for responding, and I'm so glad I asked. I really had all my hopes bundled up in this "leaky gut" answer.

I've had Vestibulodynia for about 12 years now and tried many things but new ideas do surface. Your direction sounds interesting... I have an appointment with a dermatologist in a month (not Chinese Medicine though). Will search for a Chinese Medicine dermatologist!

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