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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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Vestibulectory removes 85% of pain, Birth removes 15%

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Vestibulectory removes 85% of pain, Birth removes 15%

Post  pangea on Sat May 27, 2017 8:27 pm

I was diagnosed in 1999, at 21 years old, right when my sexual life was starting.  I'm pretty sure it started after a reaction to spermicide on a condom, which I thought was a yeast infection, so I treated with a lot of creams. It was too much for my skin. It is strange to write these words now, at 40, and revisit what was a very depressing, painful part of my life.  To get to the point, after years of trying everything under the sun and the redness and papercuts getting progressively worse, I decided to get a vestibulectomy after 10 years of VV.  The surgery removed 85% of the pain, which is a great success.  I could have sex, and for the first time enjoy it without needing a lot of alcohol to numb the pain.  After a year of good sex, it was time to make babies, I've made two!  Because of the lack of skin to stretch, I tore significantly, but that was like booster surgeries each time when getting stitched back up.  These free 'booster' surgeriges 'reorganized the skin again, and actually removed the remaining 15% of pain, and now I actually have trouble NOT orgasming.  It all seems so normal now, that I forget to terrible 10 years of my 20's.  So that's the short version, here's additional information.

Though I live in Phoenix where a vuvlar specialist lives, I opted to fly to Portland and get the surgery done by a very experienced female doctor at the teaching university there.  She has been doing these surgeries longer than most any other gyn, and I liked that she probed me gently as I feel a good surgeon should, and was a female. I kindof like that, emotionally.  Even after flight and hotel it was cheaper than doing it locally.  I stayed at a hotel there one week with my mom as I recovered

Equally important in my recovery is the associated intolerance of wheat, milk, and eggs, which if I eat for two weeks continuously will make me go down in a ball of pain on the floor after urinating and for the next 5 hours, even if I'm at a mall, I discovered.  Just like the scene with Tom Hanks in the move The Green Mile.

Well, my babies are home so I have to run! But isn't that nice to read!? My babies that I made by having sex without pain and whose birth led to an even better sex life are home!  

It took me a long time, but it gets better. Keep at it, keep researching, and it'll happen for you, too!

Be strong and stay away from negativity.

Love,

S.R.

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Re: Vestibulectory removes 85% of pain, Birth removes 15%

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

Hi Pangea,

Did you have a full vestiulectomy or partial? Also is your pain generalised or provoked?

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Re: Vestibulectory removes 85% of pain, Birth removes 15%

Post  Tired89 on Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:28 pm

Wonderful story! I'm so happy that this terrible journey is over and that you can have a normal life...something all of us ladies with this condition dream about. I also have the same questions as Sarah too though. I have vestibulodynia with provoked pain. It seems I've always had it. I'm curious about the outcome of surgery when the condition is like mine.
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