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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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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Vestibulitiis surgery

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Vestibulitiis surgery

Post  Coco23 on Wed May 03, 2017 12:31 pm

Hey girls.

I am 23 years old and I've been suffering from Vesti from the age of 19(the first time I have tried to have sex).
As long as I remember I never fingered myself and never used tampons due to pain and general fear.

A month and a half ago, on 16.3, I had a vestibulitis surgery after 4 years of suffering.
I went to my doctor twice after the surgery..last time was 4 days ago and he told me I can have sex now and that it looks great.

So I tried.

I still have pain in the vulvar area, a bit less but similar type of pain of what I had before.
In addition, the Veginismus is now worse than what I had before. Probably because I expected it to be painless and it didnt happen.

I am really sad and hopeless.
I dont know what to do anymore...
I thought I should do a second surgery with another doctor- but I read somewhere that it might take time to heal completely.

I am now 1.5 months after my surgery.. touching my vulvar area really carefully with my fingers and it is painful.. do u think its an unsuccessful surgery and I should redo one or is it just a matter of time?

* The surgery was done on the bottom area of the vulvar only since that was my problem.


Thank you very much for your time... hope to hear from you soon

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Healing...

Post  Gill on Sat May 06, 2017 7:35 pm

Hi Coco,

I don't know whether you should have further surgery, but I can tell you what my surgeon told me!

I didn't have my follow-up with my surgeon until 3 months post-surgery, and she said the pain I get might still decrease further. I did have massive improvement in the area that was removed, but still significant pain in surrounding areas, which she said could be because of the way the skin in the vestibule heals, which can take longer than other places.

I am seriously considering further surgery, but will wait a few more months before going for it.

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Re: Vestibulitiis surgery

Post  Coco23 on Sat May 06, 2017 11:17 pm

Hey Gill thanks for the reply.
In my case its not only the surrending area but also when I try a finger inside of the vagina..it is painful jist like the surrending area and a similar pain to what I had before. Maybe worse. My doctor told me it looks good that I can already have sex..and I tries few times but it only gets worse and burning after everytime.

Do you also have pain if you insert a finger or just outside of it?

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Re: Vestibulitiis surgery

Post  Gill on Sun May 07, 2017 12:06 am

Hey there, I'm not sure what you mean when you say the surrounding area as opposed to inside. To me it feels like pain on the inside; vestibule means hallway, like entrance, and that's what it's like. It used to feel like I was trying to push a flaming hot poker in there. Now (3+ months after surgery), its more like a heated needle poking in the specific places that still hurt. I have never had external pain, like on the labia, etc, like some ppl get. My drs held up a mirror and showed me what they were poking to see if it hurt. If your doctor didn't show you what the different bits were they were taking out, that wasn't very helpful for you.

When I manage to get anything through the entrance and inside, the bit that's properly inside doesn't hurt, but the entrance still hurts.

It still hasn't been very long since your surgery, so you should probably give it a couple of months more at least, and try to get a mirror down there to work out what's happening. I am planning to wait at least 6 months after surgery before deciding whether it's worked or not. People say it takes a year to fully heal.

You mentioned that you now have vaginismus; you'll know you need to treat that as well. I suggest you find a good psychosexual counsellor and/or Physio/biofeedback to help with that if you haven't already.

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Re: Vestibulitiis surgery

Post  flick001 on Mon May 22, 2017 10:19 am

Hi guys,

I was wondering from your posts you mention the possibility of having a further surgery - what exactly is this? the same sort of thing as the first vestibulectomy?

I have just had the surgery and up to week 4 recovery. I feel like the pain is a lot better but not fully gone - i can't tell much though obviously as its only been 3 weeks. But just wondering if you know what further surgery could be an option if the nerve pain doesn't fully resolve?

Thanks

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Re: Vestibulitiis surgery

Post  Gill on Mon May 22, 2017 4:18 pm

Hi, when I wrote about further surgery, it's because my dr only removed the tissue between 9 and 3 on the clock face. The other half of the circle that wasn't touched, and that's where my remaining pain is, so I'm exploring whether taking more out will improve things further. A couple of people on the Facebook group 'Vestibulectomy Surgery and Vestibulodynia Support Group' mention having a partial vestibulectomy followed by a total. My surgeon didn't want to remove the top because she said there are really bad things that can happen, like fistulas. It might be worth asking ppl who've already had both what they know about it.

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Re: Vestibulitiis surgery

Post  sj17 on Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:55 pm

Hi Gill,

Who did you have your surgery with if you don't mind me asking?

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