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» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
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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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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Post  maryjane on Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:35 pm

Hi everyone

I am sitting here at the computer and the pain is quite bad burning and tingling. I have put a brave face on at work today trying to look like I am normal like everyone else. I think why me and then read everyone elses story on the forum and think at least there are people here who I can relate to and I am not on my own The pain started about two weeks ago after almost 3 year break so I am hoping that it goes soon and I will feel normal again. I forgot what the pain was like when I was pain free, but I know there are worse illnesses out there so for the moment I will grin and bear it!!

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Re: sitting at the computer in pain

Post  noni on Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:11 am

Hey Maryjane,

We have all been there...in utter, horrific pain and still maintaining appearances.

I just want to reach out and give you a hug! God bless you for your courage.

How is Elavil coming along? You said you went off the meds and have started up.

I am on 40 mg at the moment and I am wondering if I will need to be for the rest of my life...in order to lead a productive life and be able to function and take care of myself.

I get scared at times...worrying about my future with this condition. The doctor told me I have neuropathic pain in my vulva...does it just ever go away? Or is it something one has to manage to live with until one dies?

I wish there were doctors who could actually care enough to help us!!! Not just do studies and poke and prod us...but show empathy and provide us with a kernel of faith/hope for our lives and futures.

Why do we have to suffer so much ??? We lose our self esteem, sexuality, physical capability, mental well being in all this....and for what???? Why????

Im frustrated tonight, can you tell ?

I think more needs to be done about this! This is utterly un acceptable in my opinion, that we have so little support in the medical community and in society in general.

Take care ladies...you are in my thoughts.

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Re: sitting at the computer in pain

Post  Aussie on Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:18 am

I agree with you Noni and thanks for your post to my little rant yesterday. You say you have been told you have neuropathic pain in vulva. That's what I was told. Refused to believe that was the only problem. Have you tried PT? - I am so frustrated with the medical industry also, I don't think they care enough about us and because they can't 'see' the pain they think it's not that bad.

Maryjane, I work at a computer also and have bee keeping up appearances as best I can for the past 9 months . I told my boss. I have told my boss what the deal is ( i told him about 3 months into it), he is extremely understanding and is happy for me to go to physio appointments during the day as they cant be done outside of work hours. Perhaps approach your boss and explain the situation ( you don't have to go into detail) I was dreading it but so glad I did because my work was begining to get affected. Now he knows there is so much less pressure because he can understand why I am not performing at my best.

Thinking of you both x

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Re: sitting at the computer in pain

Post  noni on Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:33 pm

Hey Aussie,

I have not yet attempted physio as I am worried it may just irritate me even more. I dont know what to do anymore...Im scared everything will cause me pain. I know this is not a healthy attitude!

Aussie, you have guts to have told your boss...I dont know if I am there yet...I get very anxious at the thought of clueing people into my condition...maybe in time.

Take care ladies,
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Re: sitting at the computer in pain

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:42 pm


Hi Mary Jane

My thoughts are with you as I too am sitting hear with terrible soreness and stinging due to the sanitary pad! I am going to brave tampons tomorrow as I cant stand this anymore.

I have bought myself a doughnut cushion to use at home and its great cos It takes the pressure off the vulvar. I got mine off amazon a foam one with a washable cover.

Im not yet brave enough to get one for work cos I just dunno what Id say to people! I have a soft cushion at work but its not a doughnut one.


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Re: sitting at the computer in pain

Post  Aussie on Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:38 am

ah, pads are the worst! even cotton ones cause me irritation. I use tampons with applicators and put like half a bottle of lube on them, they go in fine, It seems to hurt afterwards on my lighter days. Heavy days I can hardly feel the tampon.

Maryjane, Physical Therapy has done alot for me. I can now have sex without pain. As for sitting, jeans, pads, daily pain - unchanged. But it's worth a shot. Seriously think about telling your boss. This thing wont go away overnight at atleast making him/her aware takes some of the pressure off you.

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Re: sitting at the computer in pain

Post  Sarah001 on Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:02 pm

The strange thing about having SI and back problems is you get used to sitting being very painful, I do minimal amounts of sitting because of this. You can get Occupational Therapists to assess your work area and there are sit/stand computer desks where you can raise it up and stand some of the time if that helps. Some people get on with doughnut cushions which often come with a cover so they're not obvious unless someone makes a point of feeling them. If you're sneaky you could get an inflatable neck cushion, one of those shaped like a U, and use that to keep your vulva off the seat too. The good thing about the inflatable one is it can be deflated and hidden in your bag if you wanted to in between use.
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