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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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Pain has destroyed our sex life

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Pain has destroyed our sex life

Post  Scotland1984 on Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:58 am

Hey, I'm posting as for months now my Wife has been experiencing severe vaginal pain during sex.
We first got together 8 years ago and our sex life was amazing. Over the last couple of years she has experienced pain during sex, she went to see a GP who referred her to a gynocologist who examined her, found nothing but gave her an a numbing cream & diolator kit. This doesn't help at all.
It's got to the stage now that the pain has totally put my Wife off all aspects sex, she doesn't feel sexy at all and dreads having intercourse, which I totally understand. We hardly ever have sex compared to what we did and she said she only does it for me, which is the last thing I want. As much as I appreciate she put herself through the pain, I felt awful during & after sex, it's horrible knowing she is in agony and just wanting it over asap, that's not the sex life I want for both of us.
I got researching on the net & discovered Vulvodynia and it sounds like that is what she has. I'm going to suggest taking pentatrive sex off the table till we sort this out.
She is willing to go see a gyno again but worried that because they can't see anything they won't do anything. It's such a horrible thing to go through this and must be a million times harder for her but end of the day I want to support her, get this fixed and get back to enjoying pain free loving sex!
Reading over a few posts I'm guessing it's going to be a case of trying different pills, pelvic floor excercises, counselling & finding what works for her.

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Post  PainBlogger on Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:58 pm

There are some good books on the subject you might want to look at. It can be helpful to inform yourselves as much as possible which it seems like you're already well on the way to doing. Amy Stein - Heal Pelvic Pain, Heather Jeffcoat - Sex Without Pain, are a couple. If you can find a women's health/specialist pelvic pain physiotherapist in your area then that might be very useful too. The physio can advise on the best way to use dilators and relax the pelvic floor muscles.

Does your wife have pain at any other times? i.e. without contact to the area?

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Post  Scotland1984 on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:01 pm

Thanks so much! I'll look into those books. The pain is just during intercourse, worse right at the start

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