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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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Finally found a place for me...

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Finally found a place for me...

Post  mtsp on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:47 am

Hi,

I am so glad I found this support group. I come from Vietnam, and in my country, vulvodynia is not something very commonly understood. I've always felt so left out before I decided to join this forum.

I had a resistant yeast infection 6 months ago, which did not go away with any drugs or anti-fungals I was prescribed. The symptoms would be alleviated for a week top and then came back with the discharge and everything. Two months ago I decided to try boric acid, and after 2 weeks, all my discharge and symptoms were gone! I was so happy. The soreness on my labia minora (only on my left side, no swelling, looks totally normal) was gone too. I thought my vulvodynia was due to the stubborn yeast infection and I was so happy, I thought boric acid got rid of the yeastie beastie and my tender labia minora too. Until 2 weeks ago, I had a pretty bad case of allergic reaction (I don't know what the cause was), I got rashes on my face and my whole vulva itched for several days. After using antihistamines, my whole face went back to normal and my vulva was no longer itchy, but the vulvodynia came back... I have pain on the left side of my labia minora, all of it, and it hurts when touched. The skin there looks totally normal, no swelling, no redness at all. My vagina walls are normal, no pain.

Right now I'm on boric acid again (desperately try to stop the pain), but I don't know what else to do. Which creams should I use? Anyone who has similar problems can give me advice? Sad I have been to several gynos, and they all brushed it off and said the pain was all in my head because they didnt see anything abnormal. Like I said, in Vietnam this problem is not as well understood. I am thinking of going to maybe Singapore or China to meet a specialist.

I have been in a depressed state for 6 months. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Finally found a place for me...

Post  PainBlogger on Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:51 am

Have you ensured that you are not using any fragranced washing products (soaps, bath foam), detergents (including fabric softener), and sanitary towels? Also be careful with diet. Make sure your urine is not too acidic by avoiding citrus fruit juice, carbonated drinks, etc. Wear loose cotton underwear and avoid wearing underwear when sleeping. Those things can all help if you are not doing them already.

I'd be cautious about trying creams. Sometimes the preservatives/added ingredients can cause irritation. I hope you can find a specialist and get some relief soon.

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