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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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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:22 am

Has anyone been tried to try epiderm cream down there or to wash with E45 Wash?

Saw a dermatologist a week ago who told me to try using both! Think that would set off a case of thrush! Too scared to try anything anymore.

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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:28 am

Also has anyone tried Trimovate cream? Its a steroid, anti fungal and anti bacterial. Been using for just over a week and definitely think it has helped slightly, can only use it for a maximum of two weeks as it is strong. Couldnt tolerate any of the Steroid oinments as they left me really sticky and i think there is something in the greasiness that i couldnt tolerate. The cream has worked alot better for me. Can actually put it on without it burning like hell and running up to wash it off.

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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:29 pm

Take it back about the Trimovate cream, felt really irritated this afternoon! That is it, no more trying of any creams for me! Sad


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Re: Epiderm Cream

Post  Sarah001 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:30 pm

I've tried stacks of creams and ointments, in fact in the beginning I was convinced it was a skin problem but I know better now. I use aqueous cream to wash with as it's a soap free alternative and I have to use a little bit of vaseline or something similar during the day to prevent the inflamed skin from rubbing one side on the other but nothing I've applied topically has made any difference to the situation. They say it's a deep inflammation in true vulvodynia so topical creams don't get to it whereas if it's a surface skin problem obviously they help.
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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:42 pm

Will try the vaseline i think if i really need it but i am just going to leave all the rest now.

Thank you for the info! Have you tried coconut oil? So scared of anything now?


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Re: Epiderm Cream

Post  noni on Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:23 am

Wasted tons of money on creams...they dont help as far as I know

COCONUT OIL JUST LUBES YOU UP!!! No medicinal purpose as far as I know. Yes I have tried it.
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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:24 pm


I was trying vit E oil..wasnt 100% though had other oils in it DUH! silly me

I ended up red and inflammed. (well done sebby) Rolling Eyes

Aloe vera gel seems ok though. used it only a handful of times though so time will tell

Im too scared to put anything down there at the moment as having a horrible flare up so its just cool water for me.

I havent tried E45 for washing but it has been suggested. Im too scared as anything seems to set me off! Its a lot of experimentation with this condition!

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:44 pm

Its so frustrating because i started getting a little better using nothing but water for about 2 months then i went to see a gyni who gave me yet another steroid cream which i just cant tolerate atall which made me swell again!

Ive just used aqueus cream to wash with just for a bit of moisture which feels kind of ok so far! We shall see! As for everything else i am too scared to try!

My doctor said that it has built up a sensitivity to anything and has gone on strike!

Think water is the way forward. It has been suggested that i might have allergic vaginitis from the tampon being left in but sure i will find out more from the vulval specialist in 2 weeks time.

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Post  CamperUK on Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:03 pm

I use Simple soap to wash and a bit of Vasline during the day to stop the rubbing. I just wish this would go away!

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Post  naomi on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:09 pm

coconut oil has anti fungal and antibacterial properties aparently...i use it when im really itchy n its driving me up the wall.

Ive used predfoam, 1% clotrimazole cream, prednisolone, lotriderm, dakatort, gyno daktarin, vasaline, clindamycin to name a few

nothing worked...only made it worse. apart from coconut oil

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Re: Epiderm Cream

Post  noni on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:24 pm

Naomi have u tried sea buckthorn oil

Its safe as far as I know....I use it sometimes
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Post  naomi on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:29 pm

ahhh thanku! someone mentioned it to me a while ago and i couldnt rmember it then until now!... im going to buy some me thinks!
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Post  Mouse on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:32 pm

I've been using coconut oil this week. I don't usually get inflammation inside but hey ho why not join in the fun? I don't know what set it off. I don't tend to follow the no soap etc criteria because my pain is on the outside generally. Should be fun for physio this afternoon!

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Re: Epiderm Cream

Post  noni on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:23 pm

Naomi

I went seabuckthorn crazy a couple weeks ago...

got the tea, the oral capsules, and oil

Well...the teas healthy all on its own...good for your skin, so hey maybe my hoo ha hurts but my skin can be flawless...lol

Anyways...just not really sure at the moment if topical things can be of help to us...maybe soothe the discomfort...but I dunno...worth a go I say, ...it could help you
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