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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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Recovered from Vulvodynia

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Recovered from Vulvodynia

Post  chancesunny on Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 pm

Hey everyone,

Im a new member on this forum and wanted to share my story so I can help anyone who is feeling helpless. Maybe what worked for me can work for you. I'll try to make this short so you can go get better!

I had vulvodynia for about 3-4 years. In the beginning, it started with pain that I thought was just a yeast infection and then I thought it was a urinary tract infection or bacterial infection (i got them from time to time). Then I went to the doctor and they did all the swab and pee tests which came back negative. Then they did the scary tests for STDs which also came back negative. After that, they just sent me home and said hey, you're fine. Obviously that wasn't the case. For the next 3 years I lived in constant pain and kept returning to the gyno who had me try lidocaine, amytriptilline, and a fungal Creme which did help the burning pain I had for maybe 15 mins at a time. The amytriprilline was horrible and just made me completely useless and tired. Lidocaine seemed to make my burning pain worse at first and then would do its job, but I wanted a cure, not a 10 min solution. So after trying all of that, I tried changing my diet and eliminating any acidic foods. That probably helped my body but not my vaginal pain. Pretty much tried everything under the sun, including wearing loose clothing and using non fragrant soaps.

After that I pretty much gave up on my gyno and continued my strenuous research. Finally, the topic of physical therapy came up and changed everything. I mentioned it to my gynecologist and she said "great idea!". Yay. Only took 3 years.

When I went to PT for the first time, I was very excited and also a little worried that it wouldn't work and I would be back to square one. The first thing my therapist asked me was "what's the number one thing you want to fix?" And I said "SEX" a little too enthusiastically. She cracked up and then explained the steps we would have to take to get there and also told me that this would take time. That's one of the most important things I want to share- it does take a little while to get better but just truck through it and know you can do it. It took me about 9 months to heal and train my muscles because I was so tense.

It started with her applying pressure to my pelvic area with her two index fingers. When she did that, I immediately cringed and had a jerk reaction to it. It was amazing because I had no idea how much tension I was holding in my gut. She then explained that those pelvic muscles are the muscles that are pulling my muscles in my vagina and making me squeeze every muscle pretty much 24-7. Crazy. Then came the next step which can make some women uncomfortable. She inserted a finger into my vagina and pressed on one wall at a time. That was SO painful. Then she explained that she was going to insert a sensor device into my vagina to see when I'm tensing and when I release my vaginal muscles. It was insane- she said the results we saw on the monitor were equivalent having continuous and constant Charlie horses all day long. So for the next 9 months, I met her once a week and she would do those steps with me and then have me tense and release my muscles - kegels. After a long time, I was able to hold my muscles for 30 seconds when I was barely able to hold them for 1 months ago.

After my 9 months, I hadn't had sex with anyone yet until maybe 6 months later when I met my boyfriend. When we were ready for sex, I told him about my past and we agreed to try to have sex and would take it slow if it hurt. To my insane delight, it wasn't painful at all. Physical therapy worked!! My physical therapist really saved me and I can't thank her enough.

So if you're having burning pain and pain during sex, this solution might be for you. I still have some pain sometimes when I get stressed and tense again but I know exercises and breathing techniques that can control it.

Good luck to anyone who tries this, I highly recommend it!!

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Re: Recovered from Vulvodynia

Post  mary jane on Wed May 10, 2017 7:29 pm

thanks for posting !
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Re: Recovered from Vulvodynia

Post  sj17 on Thu May 18, 2017 4:20 pm

Hiya.


thanks for posting. is your pain provoked or unprovoked? What type of PT exercises did you do? Thanks

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