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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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Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

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Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  lolainslacks on Sun May 01, 2011 9:42 am

Does anyone else have this same problem?

Lately I have been finding it almost impossible to sympathise/empathise with anyone else about anything. And it's gotten to the point where I actually become furious with someone and start to resent them when they complain about something. I never verbalise any of my anger, I don't want to upset anyone, and I can't talk openly with everyone about my condition, so I keep my feelings to myself. But I feel like screaming at them. They have no idea how good they have it. They can lead normal lives, and have normal relationships, and they never have to worry about whether or not their partner will leave them because they can't have sex, or whether or not they're going to be alone forever. Their most intimate part doesn't burn and feel like it's ripping apart. My friends complain to me about boyfriend problems, and I feel like scratching their eyes out. My mother complains to me about work, I feel like slapping her. I can't handle other people anymore, because I am constantly comparing their lives to mine. And I feel incredibly resentful of everyone, because I can't help thinking they have no right to be upset about anything as they are not going through anything as painful as what I am. I know it's unfair of me, but I'm having a particularily rough time and it's just they way my mind is at the moment.

Anyway, my question is, do you guys have this problem? And if so, how do you deal with it?

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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  Mouse on Sun May 01, 2011 10:44 am

Hey there,

It's completely natural to be pissed off! It's so bloody unfair and it seems like no one understands. Except us! I feel like it's a trip to crazy town if I did try to explain. In saying that you need support. Do you have friends who do know what's happening? I have a couple who I tell it like it is. I also have a therapist who I unload everything to. That really helps! It's really hard to come to terms with something that makes no sense. Be gentle with yourself.

Take care =)


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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  noni on Sun May 01, 2011 11:10 am

Hey there,

Yes I can completely identify...but I also like to remind myself that EVERYONE is either going through their own personal hell or has gone through it or will be in the future.

I think theres some tough lessons we learn here on earth and everyone gets a unique experience with regards to that. Dunno if im making any sense....but thats what I believe.

Theres always a silver lining though. But when your down in the pits of misery its hard to see beyond any of it.

Sending love,

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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun May 01, 2011 11:22 am


I can totally relate...

I often compare my life to others and just think its not fair and think why are you moaning...have my life!!!

I do try to tell myself that their problems are hurting them so I should try to extend some love rather than a smack lol

But you know what..I dont see anything wrong in feeling the way you are feeling. Its normal and I do think sometimes we just need to feel damn sorry for ourselves and extend that love to ourselves a bit more


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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  Sarah001 on Sun May 01, 2011 7:21 pm

Yes, me too, I've resented everyone moaning about their normal lives for years, way before the V because of other issues I have. Then I got V and realised previously I had alot less to moan about and feel resentful about and actually even when I feel like I'm at rock bottom life can and frequently does in my case get worse and throw even more shit my way so I try to feel positive about the things I can do and not worry about everyone else and their trivial or even serious moans. Does that make any sense to anyone except me? Laughing Although I was watching an advert earlier where a woman was moaning her skin was dry and found myself saying "I wish that was my biggest problem" at the TV! It's hard to deal with others when you feel so crap like we do and it's even harder I find when their lives are going brilliantly as seems to be the case with everyone around me right now! Lucky bastards!
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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  Aussie on Wed May 04, 2011 6:09 am

Yes I also get this feeling.

Wanting to slap friends that complain about skin problems or work problems. I think, I used to be like that, before I had anything serious to moan about. Now I don't moan about anything at all.

I also resent people wearing jeans I can't stand to look at them and wonder why they arn't walking around with their legs wide open, why it doesn't hurt?! I feel pretty bitter, on the bad days towards thoes who have progressed through physio to the point where they no longer have daily pain, I have been doing this for 7months and I am still $5000 poorer and not completely pain free....yet

I hope soon we will join thoes who only have boys and work problems to worry about.

You have to think though, at least we don't have cancer or no legs for example.....

Keep positive ladies Smile

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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  seagirl88 on Sat May 14, 2011 8:22 am

lolainslacks: I couldn't have put it better myself. You just expressed EXACTLY what I've been feeling and struggling with lately, and it makes me feel better to know that there are others out there who understand (even though I don't personally know any). This condition is awful beyond words, and it's impossible for someone who doesn't suffer from it to truly grasp just how much it affects our lives and our futures. The best thing we can do is to just keep fighting and stay strong.

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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  naomi on Mon May 16, 2011 12:16 pm

can completely relate!!

this condition has made me more determined and pig headed! yet at the same time weak, resentful, over emotional, angry, frustrated, and darn right f*cked off!!!

we are all in the same boat and will get progress!!!
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Re: Sympathy/Empathy is now impossible

Post  noni on Thu May 19, 2011 2:11 am

Yes I can share your sentiment Naomi. At times I am very resentful...and the why me syndrome kicks in.

There are just some things in life that defy logic and fairness. No woman deserves this crap condition.


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