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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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    Possible vulvodynia, not yet diagnosed

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    Possible vulvodynia, not yet diagnosed

    Post  MelissaM on Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:35 pm

    Hello everyone!

    I am 29 years old and as of August this year i started having this raw/burning feeling around the vulva going sometimes all the way to my anus. At first the feeling was all the time for about 3 weeks. Then it seemed to come and go and it never really was provoked by any thing in particular. Ive seen 4 doctors and 2 gyno's who always seem to think the same...Oh 29 year old female, must be an STD or STI or yeast but every time they test me it comes back negative. Ive also been for a colposcopy (which showed nothing)and now awaiting my appointment for a vaginal ultrasound. Recently the raw feeling turned into an itchy/burning feeling and my vulva swelled slightly and was red (probably due to itching) I've also found in the past month an unusually large amount of discharge, sometimes white sometimes slimmy with a tinge of yellow color which once again the gyno's dismissed as an issue stating it is probably my hormones. I must state that June 25th i had a first shot of Depot Provera that i will not be continuing because i spotted for 1 month after that. Yesterday i saw my familly doctor who is not a specialist in the gyno field but i figured id speak to him about it because this is getting un tolerable. He said being he is not a gyno he could not diagnose me with anything and that i should wait for my ultra sound on the 22nd but in the mean time he prescribed amitriptilyne for the pain. Ive red that many people who suffer from vulvodynia take this anti depressant as it works for people with chronic pain. I feel like my family doctor knows i have Vulvodynia but could not say anything because he is not a specialist in this field. Ive started the medication last night, i am hoping to see results soon. My question to anyone who reads this is does anyone have the same symptoms as me?
    -Raw/burning/itching feeling around vulva sometimes reaching the anus
    -Irritation around the vulva
    -More discharge than usual
    -Pelvic pain and lower back pain
    -All of these symptoms come and go and are not generally provoked.

    Thank you all for listening Smile

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    Re: Possible vulvodynia, not yet diagnosed

    Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:27 pm

    Hi and welcome,

    I hope you don't mind I moved this topic to the your story section.

    I have had many different symptoms. I have had itching, rawness, soreness, aches, electrical feeling. I too have had infections etc ruled out.

    The consensus is now its a pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. I saw a women's health physio a while ago which confirmed this but I couldn't afford to keep gong private so I am now trying to see someone on the nhs.

    Have you looked into the possibility that it could be to do with your pelvic floor?

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