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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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saw a women's health physio today - shes damn good

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Post  Aussie on Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:43 am

I was very impressed. I had been seeing a specialist down in Brisbane of my own accord not because of a referral - all my stupid doctors up until then believed vulvodynia did not exsist.

Anyway just wanted to share her opinion on what is going on in the hope it may help some of you who's practitioners may not be as forward thinking?

She insists that one treatment alonewont work because the other factors trigger it off. She suggested changing from Endep to Lyrica as there are fewer side effects on the higher doses. She picked up on every single trigger point through my hips glutes tummy inner thighs that the guy in Brisbane did, before I saw her I quizzed the hell out of her over the phone, she was spot on, she knows more than me, which surprised me alot! She thinks my right hip is contributing significantly to my problem I have my hip taped at the moment; she also did dry needling on it. best of all this women is 10 minutes from work as opposed to an hour and a half away once a month. Her advise is as follows:

Keep doing the yoga and stretching out the hip flexors and rotators soas muscles etc

Keep on with the internal massage and stretching but do only half the strength I would usually use and for half the time twice a day then work up to more (dilators seem to cause a warm sensation like I am using one of those warming lubricants so she said for now just use my thumb, my muscles are not too tight just have heaps of trigger points)

Use paw paw or another barrier cream to protect from even the irritation from my knickers

Consider TENS in addition to this to tackle the nerves from a different angle again

Lyrica not Endep ( I hve been on endep for about 3 months with little improvment)

I could always consider the possibility of botox down in Sydney she said this would allow the muscle to be frozen so I can continue to stretch and relax it and it doesn’t tense in response, because it can’t ( I don’t really like the sound of this) the idea is it holds for 3-6 months by which time you have relaxed it enough to normalize then when botox wears off continue with stretches to keep it soft. But it is worth thinking about.

I am full of hopefulness again. She is going to talk to my gp about changing my medication and work with the guy in Brisbane to maximize the effectiveness of therapy. Could this be it?! I hope and hope and hope and hope. I will let you know how I get on over the next few weeks.

have a great weekend everyone, hope the pain is not too bad. Thinking of you all.

Claire

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Re: saw a women's health physio today - shes damn good

Post  [Sara] on Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:05 pm

Glad things are looking up for you! Very Happy

There has to be a connection between hip/pelvic joints and vulvodynia/pelvic floor dysfunction. I get the worst pain in my sacrum, which makes it really difficult to get comfortable even when I try to go to sleep. What is dry needling and what all did she do? Sounds scary!

My p.t. does the taping method on me sometimes, too. The bad thing is that I am allergic to most adhesives and have to take the tape off after a few hours of tolerating the itch (and she wants me to leave it on till I see her the following week).

I have read about a lot of you ladies on antidepressants, I have tried twice and my body just does not mix well with those chemicals. I would rather deal with pain than become a suicidal, emotionless robot (that's what they make me feel like). Aren't they supposed to do the OPPOSITE of that? LOL! I keep thinking there has to be something else other than an ice pack and muscle relaxers to help deal with the pain, I can't really leave my house when I take muscle relaxers since they make me so drowsy.

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Re: saw a women's health physio today - shes damn good

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:49 pm

There's a huge connection between the hips and pelvic joints, alot of the muscles affected by problems in those areas are very close to nerves that supply the vulva and of course the pelvic floor attaches to the pelvic bones so any problem with the pelvis is going to affect the pelvic floor. Dry needling is where they use needles directly into trigger points rather than the acupuncture meridian areas. The whole SI joint/back/hip connection is why I regularly drone on about getting the pelvis checked.
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