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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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    Pelvic ultrasounds

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    Pelvic ultrasounds

    Post  seagirl88 on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:05 pm

    I know we've all experienced how absolutely excruciating having a pelvic exam can be, but I was wondering if any of you ladies have ever had a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound? I'm going to get one soon and I want to know if I should expect it to be much more painful than an internal exam (which is already the most painful thing EVER so I'm not sure how it could get any worse Shocked) I'm terrified, but my doc wants to get a look at my reproductive organs since I'm not getting my period anymore.

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    Re: Pelvic ultrasounds

    Post  Mouse on Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:04 pm

    Hey there,

    I had an ovary scan last year I'm not sure if that's the same thing. I had to drink lots of water and the initial part was on my tummy the same as they do on pregnant woman. Then I was allowed to pee - thank God!!! The rest was no more invasive than a smear so of a similar size and I was allowed to insert that myself. I have generalised so have no trouble with insertion.

    Take some rescue remedy before you go or maybe get drunk affraid Kidding about that one of course! I found this clip on youtube which shows how it works. If you need insertion it looks like the head is fairly small only about half an inch. Can you tolerate that?

    I know someone with V who also has no periods. She's just turned 30 so hoping to crank that up to eventually be able to have a baby. Not sure how the sex part will happen but we're all doing baby steps I suppose.

    I hope this helps Smile

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    Re: Pelvic ultrasounds

    Post  Aussie on Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:35 am

    I had one at the start of all this to rule out anything serious (I think I would rather have something serious that they can treat anyway)

    but it really wasn't all that bad. I just told the nurse dong it about my sensitivity and she let me put it in myself there was heaps of lube on it. If your allergic to latex ask them to use a non latex glove i find it helps. Put it in yourself, the best way to relax the muscles I find is to push the thing your inserting away, do you understand what I am saying? bear down kind of - and as your doing that push it in slowly. They can use anesthetic gell too.

    I am sure you will be fine. Breathe through your tummy not your chest for about 6 breaths before, that will help relax also.

    Good luck Smile

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    Re: Pelvic ultrasounds

    Post  seagirl88 on Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:17 am

    Thanks for the replies guys. I'm glad that they have an anesthetic gel-- hopefully that helps.

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    Re: Pelvic ultrasounds

    Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:51 pm


    Asked the question on the fb group (linked to forum) and I got several responses...

    One member said that she found it helpful to be allowed to insert the instrument herself - maybe something you could ask
    Another didnt like it and found it difficult but got through it
    another said it was ok and not at all bad and just made sure the lady doing it knew about the V
    and another said it was better and easier than a smear

    Overall the majority were more positive accounts! Smile

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    Re: Pelvic ultrasounds

    Post  Mouse on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:44 am

    Bloody hell I forgot to put the link up. I hope this helps.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdt6De4_2h4

    V.

    hmmmm I also realised that I've been signing myself as V. for years and that's the same abbreviation I use for this bullshit. I'm getting a new name!

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    Re: Pelvic ultrasounds

    Post  seagirl88 on Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:00 am

    Thanks Sebby for forwarding those responses to me, and thanks Mouse (or "V" Wink ) for the YouTube link. The picture of the ultrasound microphone thing looks terrifying though! We'll see how it goes...

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    Just got back

    Post  seagirl88 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:57 pm

    Well, I just got back from my ultrasound. The initial insertion of the wand was literally the most painful thing I have ever experienced. I think that even if I got shot the pain wouldn't compare to the pain I feel with my vulvodynia. I'm sure all of the results will come back normal, too. WHY WHY WHY do we have such horrific, unexplainable pain? It's getting harder to pretend to be happy and lead a normal life. I'm feeling pretty hopeless right now.

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