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Post Vestibulectomy

Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:15 pm by infinitelywondering

Heya,

I had my vestibulectomy (full) about a day and a half ago. I was very sick and poorly just after the op and experienced intense pain down there Sad

However, today I came home and have done the following things:

-washed with warm water
-applied manuka honey to the area
-ensured I wash at least 3 times a day and dab the area dry gently
-use frozen peas to stop the swelling

As of now I am …

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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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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Anyone from the PNW?

Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:54 am by jungleclover

I'm located near Portland and I would be really cool to actually meet someone with this issue. I think my roommate in college technically had this problem. She had an overgrown hymen removed and can't deal with penetration as a result. But she is gay so it seems like it hasn't been a huge problem for her (although we didn't talk about it much so there was possibly more to it than she let on). …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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New to the site and just had a vestibulectomy

Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:19 am by Hopeitworks

Hello Everyone,

I have been suffering from vulvodynia for years! So I decided to go ahead and have vestibulectomy on July 28, 2017. I really wished I would of found this site before I went through with the surgery. Maybe I would have been more prepared to deal with recovering. I just need someone to talk and I dont mind hearing your story.

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can anyone recommend a good dermatologist in LA?

Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:17 pm by saffron

Hi, I am wondering if anyone knows a vulvar dermatologist in Los Angeles? My problems seem to be external, but I'm having trouble finding a knowledgable doctor. My current dermatologist is pretty cosmetic based and I'm afraid all the products he prescribed actually made my situation so much worse!

I know there a few drs in Orange County/San Diego, but was hoping to stay local as even …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Gabapentin

Post  ria on Mon May 23, 2011 4:34 pm


Hello Ladies,

My Consultant faxed a letter to my GP for me to be prescribed Gabapentin.I have been to the Doctors today to pick up a prescription. I was taking Nortriptyline but had a reaction tried Venlafaxine but did not tolerate it at all. The Lady Doctor seemed reluctant for me to go on the Gabapentin and suggested I try Nortriptyline again as she was concerned with the side affects of the Gabapentin, she suggested taking clarityn with the Nortriptyline.

When on the Nortriptyline 75mg it did help but never went away. I have been looking on the web at some clinical trials
using Gabapentin, see below. I have both prescriptions, any feedback?

Many Thanks. Ria

RESULTS:

A total of 152 patients were included in the study. Ninety-eight (64%) patients treated with gabapentin had resolution of at least 80% of their symptoms during the study period. Forty-nine (32%) did not have adequate resolution. There was a high percentage of comorbidities in patients with generalized vulvodynia. Sleep disturbance was the only comorbidity that negatively affected the efficacy of gabapentin. In addition, there appeared to be a trend toward a less favorable response in patients with a longer period of untreated illness (p value not less than 0.05). Side effects of gabapentin were few. Forty (26%) reported some side effects. Fatigue was the most common complaint. Seventeen patients (11%) discontinued the medication secondary to side effects.
CONCLUSION:

Gabapentin appears to be very effective in the treatment of generalized vulvodynia, unprovoked. It has a very low side effect profile. Certain patients may be less likely to benefit from gabapentin, including those with the comorbidity of sleep disturbance. Patients with symptoms of longer-standing generalized vulvodynia, unprovoked, may also be less likely to benefit from this treatment.

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Re: Gabapentin

Post  noni on Mon May 23, 2011 10:05 pm

Hey Ria,

Thanks for this post.

Over here its called Neurontin...and I have read its pretty effective with V. I wish you the best!

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Re: Gabapentin

Post  Sarah001 on Tue May 24, 2011 9:58 am

I'm on Pregabalin which is also an anti-convulsant (but alot more expensive than Gaba) and it helps. You can only really figure out if they will help you by trying them. Good luck.
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Re: Gabapentin

Post  Aussie on Wed May 25, 2011 2:34 am

I too am on gaba, well I was. I stopped after 10 weeks because it hadn't made a difference, no side effects other than dry mouth and felt a bit groggy for the first 2 weeks. I seem to tolorate meds well though.

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GABAPENTIN

Post  ria on Wed May 25, 2011 12:10 pm

Hi All,

Sitting here at the computer with my Gabapentin just picked it up from the pharmacy, drugs they scare me. I have taken nothing for 10days but I know I may need them if the V kicks in. I was told to take all medication for 6 months to allow the nerves to heal, but the nortriptyline gave me a reaction so I stopped taking it.

I can feel mild discomfort but its ok, does anyone have no pain on meds, forums always say they still have a level of background vulva pain. My Vulva Specialists said take them everyday even if you think its gone away. Anyone put weight on with Gabapentin, some forums say they have piled it on..................... Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

Well Gapapentin in one hand and a bottle of red wine.................I have not had a drink for ages tonite I am having some wine and I will think about the Medication tomorrow. I just want my life back No alcohol when on Medication. Please anyone on medication totally free of any discomfort/pain?


Thank you girls its good to talk cheers Laughing Laughing Laughing Ria

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Re: Gabapentin

Post  Sarah001 on Wed May 25, 2011 6:46 pm

What I find with meds is they work well on burning pain but not on soreness/rawness type pain. The combination of Ami and Lyrica has almost got rid of all my burning but had little effect on the rawness I feel in the vestibule which is a real pity because if they worked on both types of pain I'd be feeling pretty good now. I've gained half a stone but can honestly say it's because the tablets cause an increased appetite, initially I thought I was eating the same as always but gaining weight so I started to keep tabs on every morsel that went in my mouth and soon realised I was actually eating quite a bit more so I'm now keeping an eye on that but do find I'm hungry alot of the time. They can also cause water retention which no doubt adds to the weight gain. So I can't tell you I'm painfree on meds no but they do help some and even though I know I shouldn't I do drink alcohol while taking the above and don't find it any different to before I was on meds!
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