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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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Tampons or Pads??

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Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:49 pm


Hi guys

I always get a flare up during my period. I do think it is linked to the pads. Even the boots cotton pads I tried caused so much rawness this week that I decided to try tampons.

Trouble was I was light so I do not think there was enough blood for them to go in easy enought so I felt sore!

I am going to try tampons again when I am at a heaveir flow next month

What do you guys use and do you have any tips?

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Mouse on Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:17 pm

Hey there Miss,

I can use tampons but find when the flow is light it's kind of dry up there. I use compact tampax with the plastic applicator, they seem to slide in a bit easier and sometimes the cardboard ones have their teeth showing affraid

Was the soreness worse than the issues that pads cause?

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Post  Sarah001 on Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:49 am

I use Tampax with the cardboard applicator if any because the plastic ones have trapped my skin a couple of times in the past, not what you need at any time never mind with V! I use panty liners for light days though as tampons completely drying out the vagina can lead to thrush and BV and of course pain! More pain should I say. One word of caution, anyone considering getting the Naturcare tampons because they're 100% cotton should be aware that alot of them have faulty applicators for some reason and you end up wasting a good half a box so I'd steer clear of those. Wink
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Post  Aussie on Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:23 am

I use tampax compact also with plastic applicators I make sure I put a lot of lubricant on the applicator and try to stay away from them on light days. I find even cotton pads cause me irritation and that awful raw feeling, plus, I just don't feel clean.

A good brand I have found that is 100% cotton is "cottons" for pads and tampons, these pads cause less irritation than the others. The tampons don't have applicators though, I have used applicators from the tampax ones and put the cotton tampon inside, inpractical though because then you ahve to buy 2 brands.

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:48 pm


Thanks guys

I have bought the cottons tampons ready for the next period! I am going to perservere with tampons as pads are just rubbing me far to much.

I will deff just use panty liners on light days as using the tampons last time was too hard as I was too dry

I wasnt sure if I could use lube with them? I was worried it might effect their absorbency? What lube can I use?

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Mouse on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:14 pm

Hey Seb, just lube the applicator oh and use something natural. Do you use almond oil at all? What do you use on your homework project affraid ?

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Zazu on Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:23 pm

Has anyone tried Natracare tampons and pads? They're supposed to be really good in terms of all organic cotton, free of chemicals, etc. etc. If anyone uses pads theirs are the only ones I've found which use natural products and are free of absorbing chemicals, scents, and plastics.
The scary applicators with the teeth are definitely to be avoided Shocked
Has anyone tried the reusable menstrual cups (here it's the DivaCup)? I heard that the silicone is good for anyone with skin irritation because no one in the world is allergic to it, but the application process might not be so good for us ladies.

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:06 pm


Thats interesting I was advised to get silcone dilators/dildos instead of plastic as they do not irritate

I have had a look at that moon cup thing but it looks so odd lol and I think I would get into a bit of a mess! I mean how would I wash it out at work, in the shared loos!! Shocked

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tampons ?

Post  flashlight on Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:23 am

Shocked Shocked

I am amazed that anyone with v can use tampons. I find them excruciating. Maybe I am worse off than those of you who can use them. I have tried every now and again in summer, and have been so sorry. Even lathering them up with lidocaine doesn't help. If they're not soaking wet either going in or out, I practically need general anesthesia to manage.

It's pads for me. I am not aggravated by clothing, materials, soaps, etc...just concentrated urine (I never drink enough) and direct pressure...and, arousal. Which brings me to another question...which I will post separately.

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:29 pm

Zazu I mentioned the Natracare tampons a bit further up this thread. I use the panty liners from that range on light days and they're ok but nothing to write home about in my opinion. I bought some sanitary pads but they're the really thick ones like the ones we had in the 80's so they rub even worse. I mostly use Bodyform pads because they don't have the nasty waxy top sheet that is filled with chemicals.
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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Mouse on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:55 am

Flashlight, I have generalised unprovoked V (as do some other ladies on the forum) so generally have no trouble with penetration. I just have/had crap burning pain all day every day.

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Zazu on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:27 pm

I know those super thick pads by Natracare that you mean, Sarah001, but at my health food store they also have the thin kind. Maybe they only sell them some places? I've never heard of Bodyform but I'll have to look into it. Nothings exactly comfortable though, is it?

Flashlight, I think everyone's pain with this condition is individual: triggered by different things, experienced at different times, and in better/poorer stages of progression of the condition. One thing I'm pretty sure of is that every woman on this forum has reached 10/10 on the pain scale at some point(s).

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