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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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Post  ves on Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:03 am

Hi there,

Seems there's a new one joining every day now so thought I would take the plunge and say hi. It will be nice to talk to others with similar issues....

So, I'm 27, live in London, and was diagnosed with what was then called vestibulitis when I was 17. So far 10 years and no change despite every treatment under the sun- canesten (even though no thrush, thanks doctor)hormone gels, emollients, cortisone etc. Funnily enough when I was on the umpteenth visito to a new gyno years ago for this, she didn't have anything to add about the vestiublodynia, but discovered I has PCOS which was useful I suppose! One thing I haven't tried is any PT, any kind of biofeedback, dilators etc- reason being that I haven't so far felt I needed them or that my pelvic floor is particularly screwed up. However I may need to rethink that (see below!)

I know the research is still pretty patchy, although I would assume that I have the primary or congenital version, as my pain was not precipitated by any type of infection as far as I can remember, although I do remember it beginning quite suddenly when I would feel burning after peeing for about 5 minutes, which is what first took me to the doctor. Thankfully that seems to have gone now but the essential symptoms (red and raw, basically) have never fluctuated regardless as far as I can tell of medication, cycle or anything else! I was put on amitryptylene (can't remember how to spell it) which sent me to cloud 9 for about 2 months after starting it before I got used to it. That was nice as I was incredibly happy, however it didn't actually help the pain !Laughing . Since then I've stopped it as the side effects (dry mouth, wooziness) got to me after a few years.

I was offered lignocaine 5% as well which is pretty great, I don't find the burning associated with it disturbing thankfully as I know some do and I don't have a reaction to it. my complaint is that it's not strong enough, if it really knocked the nerve endings on the head properly, it would vastly improve my sex life! I assume it's not produced in greater strength as that presumably wouldn't be too good for you if used regularly, sigh.

Anyway, my last relationship was ok thankfully, it didn't hurt too much and I applied lignocaine when it did. However I had a fairly horrific experience the other day- have just started dating again, finally got down to it, and um.... it turns out I can't really deal so well with anyone much er, larger, than my ex. In the end we just had to stop which was pretty embarrasing as you don't want to have to go into your gynecological history with a guy you haven't been with all that long, it's not the greatest pillow talk after let alone if you can't finish the act! I hadn't used lignocaine as I hadn't thought I'd need it but clearly I need to rethink that.

Anyway, I try not to get too despondent as I guess there's no point really, but as I know you'll all understand, this does get very frustrating at times and so I look forward to talking to everyone on here and hopefully having a look through and getting some tips.

Surgery does seem tempting at times, but then I read the horror stories!


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Post  noni on Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:19 am

Hey!

Welcome!!!

I would love to write more but I am super tired!Its late in this part of the globe!

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Post  ves on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:46 am

thanks Noni Smile

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:00 pm


Hi ves and welcome to the forum

I have VVS since 13 when I first tried tampons and sex has always hurt to some degree.

I am currently trying the pelvic floor biofeedback option. I am using the home training kit from Dr Glazer's site Vulvodynia.com. It will be many months before I notice any improvement although unfortunatly I have developed an allergy to the electrode I place under my belly button! Thankfully im ok with the vaginal sensor.

I am also on Pregabalin and have noticed a small reduction in pain and shorter flare ups. I have been on 300mg for about 5 weeks. Dr said it could take up to 2 months to see the full effect

I have asked to be reffered to Whips Cross hospital as they have a dermo vulval clinic and am still awaiting the appointment

I deff think its worth giving the whole Pelvic Floor thing a go.

I have been told I need to start dating again (been single for 2years) by Dr Glazer and to regain my sexual self lol If there is a sexual self left lol

I would tell anyone I was serious about dating regularly about the V from the outset. I would also not rush into intercourse but learn to enjoy other aspects of sex again.

Its a scarey thought and one that I have not yet ventured into yet as I really dont know where to start! Good luck with your treatment and keep us updated also good luck with the dating Smile

P.S. read my video consultation with dr glazer post. It tells you what he said about the pelvic floor and sex and dating

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Post  ves on Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:17 pm

Thanks Sebby,

I will def have a look at the video consultation thread- interesting about Whipps Cross as well I didn't know about them! I think, yeah, I do need to bite the bullet and have a look at my pelvic floor. I think I've just been avoiding it because my general reaction to all this is hoping that if I ignore it it will go away or I somehow won't notice it, which is not very sensible really. I think it's because I just kind of resent its presence in my life so much I kind of want to show it what's what by just ignoring it (which I know is kind of childish and also clearly bonkers... Rolling Eyes )

Anyway I will definitely have to go about the dating thing differently if last time was anything to go by, and yes will keep you posted!

Anyway I'm off to read the rest of the board so I can 'meet' everyone.

God this is just such a stupid condition, you know? And it's not like walking around with a sprained wrist where everyone asks if your wrist is hurting and is careful of you and sympathetic. You can't just sit down with a group of strangers at a meeting, say, and say 'wow, my vagina really hurts today' and have everyone nod in sympathy! I think it's that aspect of it that annoys me most (which is why I'm glad I found this place!)

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Post  Mouse on Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:20 pm

Hey there and welcome!

Definitely give the physio a go, it's just nice to know what's happening down there. Physio has worked wonders for me =)

Maybe also acknowledge the bastard and attack it head on! There are some great resources for sex without penetration also.

It's awkward having a chronic pain condition of this nature. It does help to talk though, have you got a therapist? Most of us do, it's a crazy and frustrating condition, unloading all the frustration helps a lot. You could say to people you have pelvic pain, only the nosey or very stupid would ask further questions.

We are on FB if you would like to join, it's private and doesn't post to your wall. Sebby can hook you up with that.

So a huge welcome. I hope you find some helpful information. We're all doing the same thing every day and some of us are making great progress!

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Post  naomi on Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:27 am

hello! welcome to the forum!

these girls are a bunch of nutters...but lovely nutters at that Smile

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:05 pm


Yep it frustrates me too that I cant just come out and say "oh my vulvar really hurts today" like you can with other areas of the body but I do wonder if men with willy conditions feel the same? Im guessing they do...Hmmm wonder if there is a willy condition forum? lol

I've got my dermo appt through from Whips Cross, not till May but I did ask to be seen by the top consultant so I guess it would be a wait. I will let you know how it goes.


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