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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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Vulvodynia aggravated by allergies

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Post  ceebee on Mon May 16, 2011 6:39 am

I used to had mildly painful/uncomfortable intercourse, which would leave me quite sore (raw) for a few days after. Over about 10 years it got more & more painful but was still manageable (just..cringe cringe), I thought it was just me. Then I had my first child & the bottom dropped out. Sex with my husband was now so excruciating painful that we could hardly do it at all and on the rare occasion that we did it took ages to recover & I felt like I had been split in half & began to resent my husband & became very depressed.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia & went on the diet, had physio, cut out chemicals in laundry & shower, and used a glass dilator to stretch the opening on my vagina. Nothing worked & this all just caused me more pain & made me more depressed & I pretty much gave up for a few years.
Then I was reading an article that some people with this condition have allergies & I had one of those 'Ah Ha...I wonder?' moments. I always have hay fever, often have skin rashes & hives, am sensitive to some food and recently my skin always felt itchy and sensitive to touch. Rub my skin for a few seconds and it was actually painful. All this had got progressively worse at exactly the same rate as the vulvodynia. I began taking Fexofenadine 180mg tablets (the ones for itchy skin/hives) and within a week a lot of the itchyness & rawness around the outside of my vagina had calmed down, then had a relapse but kept up the antihistamine and things improved a lot. After a few weeks we gave sex go & although slightly uncomfortable/painful on penetration, after a few mins it was fine. I also used a zinc oxide healing barrier cream (called Sudocrem in Australia usually for nappy rash) sparingly after sex just in case.

Its not a cure but for me it has got rid of something that was making it worse. I still have it and some days it hurts more than others but its so much better than it was.

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Re: Vulvodynia aggravated by allergies

Post  Sarah001 on Mon May 16, 2011 11:31 am

I'm on fexofenadine for hives too, it doesn't make a bit of difference to my V though unfortunately. I started in a similar way though with mild pain during sex which then snowballed into constant severe pain. I haven't had children but I know for some women it actually improves the situation. I assume your physio sessions found tight muscles as you've used a dilator? Could it have been done too fast? If we do things that keep causing pain our muscles never settle because they tense when they expect pain.
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Re: Vulvodynia aggravated by allergies

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Mon May 16, 2011 8:54 pm


I have always had sensitive skin as well as terrible hayfever. I too had always had midly painful intercourse and then ended up with constant pain just over 2years ago.

Even before the constant pain I could only use non biological soap powder, special soap from dr, no bubble baths etc

I am seeing a vulval dermatologist tomorrow so will be discussing all this with her

Thanks for the info.. have written the name of your medicine down to ask about it Smile


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