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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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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Transversus Abs and Pelvic Floor

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Transversus Abs and Pelvic Floor

Post  Sarah001 on Tue May 10, 2011 6:38 pm

The co-contraction between the pelvic floor and Transversus Abs keeps cropping up in conversation and I know I personally would like to know how to avoid the pelvic floor while strengthening the much needed (in my case anyway) TA so after mulling it over for months and discussing it here and elsewhere with no firm answer I have emailed Isa Herrera at her PT clinic and will post what she says as soon as she gets back to me, let's have this sorted out once and for all!
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Re: Transversus Abs and Pelvic Floor

Post  Aussie on Tue May 17, 2011 3:03 am

Would love to know, please post!! xx

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Re: Transversus Abs and Pelvic Floor

Post  Sarah001 on Tue May 17, 2011 10:36 am

I'm desperate to know how to do this but a week later and Isa herrera hasn't answered me yet. I know the email reached her clinic as I received a confirmation email from someone there who said he would forward the email onto Isa so I've sent him another email just asking if Isa has read it yet. I also tried to find an email address for Amy Stein to ask her the same thing but can't find an email address anywhere for her so that didn't work out. I can't think of anyone else to ask. I'll let you know if Isa does answer at any point. On a birth site I found an article saying pregnant women should learn to tighten the TrA and relax the pelvic floor to help with pushing but again it didn't say exactly how to do this! Just a few hints would be helpful.....
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Re: Transversus Abs and Pelvic Floor

Post  Sarah001 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:18 pm

Well it's nearly a month now since I emailed Isa Herrera and despite me chasing it up and being told by her assistant my query would be read that day (couple of weeks ago) and he'd make sure it went on top of the pile of mail for her she still hasn't answered so it doesn't look like she will. Anyone else who also would like to know the answer to this, feel free to email her, maybe she'll reply if enough of us ask the question.
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Re: Transversus Abs and Pelvic Floor

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:31 am

I'm still trying to get the hang of this, I usually do it wrong and end up with pelvic floor contraction too which leaves me with worse symptoms for the rest of the day but have managed it about 3 times in total. I can't do the contraction followed by pelvic floor drop or I let go of the TrAb contraction too so I'm having to try and learn to do it without any PF right from the word go but I'm finding it very difficult!
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