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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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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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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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Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 am by sophiarp

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to have stumbled across this forum. I have just been diagnosed and am really struggling emotionally. It's nice to find this forum and feel a little less alone.

I've been prescribed amitriptyline cream. Has anyone had success with this? I was happy to have avoided the amitriptyline tablets. I'm also participating in physio and have been told I need to see a psychologist …

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Somebody please help me...

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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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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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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Please Help. Almost 10 weeks post vestibulectomy and still in pain

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Please Help. Almost 10 weeks post vestibulectomy and still in pain

Post  Summer1 on Tue May 30, 2017 2:15 am

I had a vestibulectomy with vaginal advancement performed on March 24th for my provoked vestibulodynia. My surgeon told me she had only performed 15 vestibulectomy, but as a urogynecologist that performs many pelvic reconstructive surgeries a vestibulectomy was a piece of cake. Thererfore, I had her perform the surgery and now almost 10-weeks later I regret having the surgery because I feel worse than pre-surgery.

I initially had the burning and cutting feeling only when I had penetration. Now, without any penetration I am experiencing a hot/burning feeling along with a pricking feeling (like tooth picks stabbing me or little cuts) on my vestibule. I occasionally have this feeling like I have something stuck in my vagina (almost like a compact dry tampon) and I can't wear tight clothes without irritation. Also, I am able to sit, but I still have to position myself to a degree where my vagina isn't completely on my seat, as it causes soreness and a dull pain. And when I have been sexually aroused the pain is unbearable.

I am terrified by what I am experiencing and have been crying the last week because I have read that by week 8, your pain should be gone and week 8 determines if your surgery was a success. Yet, here I go on 9 1/2 weeks and it feels like I just had surgery. Because my doctor hasn't performed many vestibulectomy, I wasn't given detailed post-op instructions, so a few days ago, I tried inserting my dialtor and was in extreme pain and I don't know if I made things worse by using my dialtor. I also resumed exercising at week 7  (i.e. burpees, squats, mountain climbing)

Should I be in panic mode? Has anyone experienced pain at this point post-surgery or does it sound like I got a botch job and I should make an appointment with Dr. Goldstein to see if he can correct my problem. My doctor is nice, but because she hasn't done many vestibulectomy she hasn't given me that best post-op instructions. I even told her I was dry down there and did she cover my bratholin gland and she wasn't sure. (Yikes) At my 6 week post-surgery check up she said everything looked good, I still had stitches that needed to dissolve and follow up with her after week 10.

I don't know what to do. Any advice or input I would greatly appreciate. I feel like pulling my hair out because I feel like I am in a worse position than before. At 10-weeks can what I am experiencing be normal? Or is my panicking justified? Should I make an appointment with a more seasoned surgeon (like Dr. Goldstein) or once you have this surgery there is no way to correct a problem?


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Re: Please Help. Almost 10 weeks post vestibulectomy and still in pain

Post  mary jane on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:30 pm

Summer1 wrote:I had a vestibulectomy with vaginal advancement performed on March 24th for my provoked vestibulodynia. My surgeon told me she had only performed 15 vestibulectomy, but as a urogynecologist that performs many pelvic reconstructive surgeries a vestibulectomy was a piece of cake. Thererfore, I had her perform the surgery and now almost 10-weeks later I regret having the surgery because I feel worse than pre-surgery.

I initially had the burning and cutting feeling only when I had penetration. Now, without any penetration I am experiencing a hot/burning feeling along with a pricking feeling (like tooth picks stabbing me or little cuts) on my vestibule. I occasionally have this feeling like I have something stuck in my vagina (almost like a compact dry tampon) and I can't wear tight clothes without irritation. Also, I am able to sit, but I still have to position myself to a degree where my vagina isn't completely on my seat, as it causes soreness and a dull pain. And when I have been sexually aroused the pain is unbearable.

I am terrified by what I am experiencing and have been crying the last week because I have read that by week 8, your pain should be gone and week 8 determines if your surgery was a success. Yet, here I go on 9 1/2 weeks and it feels like I just had surgery. Because my doctor hasn't performed many vestibulectomy, I wasn't given detailed post-op instructions, so a few days ago, I tried inserting my dialtor and was in extreme pain and I don't know if I made things worse by using my dialtor. I also resumed exercising at week 7  (i.e. burpees, squats, mountain climbing)

Should I be in panic mode? Has anyone experienced pain at this point post-surgery or does it sound like I got a botch job and I should make an appointment with Dr. Goldstein to see if he can correct my problem. My doctor is nice, but because she hasn't done many vestibulectomy she hasn't given me that best post-op instructions. I even told her I was dry down there and did she cover my bratholin gland and she wasn't sure. (Yikes) At my 6 week post-surgery check up she said everything looked good, I still had stitches that needed to dissolve and follow up with her after week 10.

I don't know what to do. Any advice or input I would greatly appreciate. I feel like pulling my hair out because I feel like I am in a worse position than before. At 10-weeks can what I am experiencing be normal? Or is my panicking justified? Should I make an appointment with a more seasoned surgeon (like Dr. Goldstein) or once you have this surgery there is no way to correct a problem?


Thank you


Hello,

I have never had a vestibulectomy, however what you are describing is what I had a long time ago.. it's just nerves being irritated or maybe some minor nerve damage in one of the areas. I would not panic, stay calm and ask for nerve pain medication to control the symptoms. In time you will be able to wean off them and you should go back to normal. Lyrica is considered to be the best. It has been over 2 months and you shouldn't feel this pain. I doubt the surgery was poorly done, it;s just that any type of surgery can have a minor risk of nerve damage. Even labiaplasty. Nerves do grow back at a rate of 1 mm per day so in time you should be healed. I have had countless surgeries for my bartholin glands and even with my most invasive one in 8 weeks I was back to normal. Can you also apply some topical lidocaine 5% ointment ?
the feeling of tampon stuck or inflammation when there is none is nerves sending wrong signals.
Again, this can sometimes happen and is no cause for panic. the solution lies in medication, pelvic therapy and topical numbing gels.

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Re: Please Help. Almost 10 weeks post vestibulectomy and still in pain

Post  mary jane on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:33 pm

I doubt it was a botch job. Do NOT under any circumstance have any other surgeries just yet.
ANY surgery on the face of the planet has a very small tiny risk of nerve damage. Nerves do grow back or stop sending pain signals. You can act now and do gradual desensitiziation, take medication and when ready, you can try pelvic therapy.
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