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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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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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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

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


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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Post  Ellen1112 on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:11 pm

Hi ladies,
So I was diagnosed with vulvodynia about two years ago when I was 16. I am now 18 and only just starting to find answers.
I had every test done and I was showing up perfect. Nobody would do an internal exam as I was so young (which in my opinion is bullshit, I was too young to be in that pain), but after coming to my wits end and finding a lady who does accupuncture/physiotherapy, I am getting answers and this may apply to you.

She did an internal exam and within minutes found my pudendal nerve was pulsing and I have a tight, short pelvic floor. She has been treating me with a small bit of manual internal massaging and needling my pudendal nerve in my lower back and leg, and I can say it has been a long time since I felt this good.

I fell a few years prior on my hip and bum and this is what she thinks caused my pain.
Here were my symptoms:

-Burning/discomfort in the vulva, around the urthra
-Huge relief after urination (due to the warmth calming the nerve)
-Worse when exercising, sitting down for long periods or walking.
-Relief on period.
-Worse a few days prior to ovulation (not sure why)
-vaginal dryness

I hope that somebody finds help in this, I know how painful it is as vulvodynia is very very similar.
Please let me know how you get on.

Best of luck xox I love you


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Post  WaahwaahUK on Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:02 pm

Your story and symptoms are very similar to mine. I had the added complication of an infection early on also, but have had pudendal nerve issues too.


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Post  sailor_moon on Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:44 am

I have recently been properly diagnosed with pudental neuralgia and possible pudental nerve entrapment after seeing the only PN specialist in the southern hemisphere. MRI shows that I have had a fracture in my spine at the s3-s4 junction that was not diagnosed by doctors as despite having numerous falls and having a very sore lower back, they dismissed me. And I have been stuck in this mess for 3 1/2 years.

Recently saw a physio who rejected me and immediately put me in the too-hard basket Sad so i see another one next week who will hopefully be able to help me.

Looking into getting acupuncture...just trying to find a good one!

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