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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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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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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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I'm so glad I found this forum, because nothing else seems to have worked!

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I'm so glad I found this forum, because nothing else seems to have worked!

Post  katerebecca on Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:58 am

Hi, I'm a Sydney girl who has been very unwell for about 15 months now. I've always had gyne problems, which turned out a few years ago to be endometriosis, which my Dr operated on successfully. This whole saga started last year with what I thought was thrush which wouldn't go away, and I was given boric acid for it, and then I seemed to get what I thought was a UTI, and so went on antibiotics, but the pain got worse so it was assumed that I had a pelvic inflammatory infection, and so was given even stronger medication. Pain continued to worsen and so after xrays and ultrasounds I ended up in hospital for a laparoscopy, but my Dr said my pelvis was absolutely fine. It must be, he said, my bowel. So I waited for my appointment with a gastroenterologist, who said there was nothing wrong with my bowel. And so then I waited for four months for an appointment with a vulval gyne, who spent months trying to diagnose me, working down the list of possibilities with meds (flucanozole, cortisone, endep) and physio until she too said she'd run out of ideas. And so I'm now waiting to see a pain specialist who I'm really hoping can do something, because as it is I cannot work, walk, sit or drive comfortably, have sex or generally do anything much. Finding this forum has been amazing as I at least know that I'm not the only one with a mystery-illness and that there is some hope of finding relief. Thanks ladies for sharing!

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Re: I'm so glad I found this forum, because nothing else seems to have worked!

Post  noni on Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:42 pm

Hey girl,

Im so glad you found this amazing forum! You can thank the wonderful Sebby for that Smile

Basically, for a lot of us, we feel totally alone in this. Either doctors tell us were nuts, dismiss us, or totally give up on us. Thats why you just need to be extremely emotionally and mentally strong -- because, physically you may feel like crap. Plus, most people dont get it. This isnt regular pain, its nerve pain. It has a mind of its own.

God bless Mouse for suggesting mindfulness meditation...although im not there totally yet...one thing stuck out in the mindfulness CD...in this life everyone experiences pain, but suffering is optional. I will try doing that more!

Anyways...I hav ebeen on Amitriptyline...but honestly either its not working anymore or works on and off...hard to tell.

Whatever.

Take care girl!

Noni

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Re: I'm so glad I found this forum, because nothing else seems to have worked!

Post  Mouse on Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:00 am

Hey hon!

I'm so glad you found us as well. Mostly we have a similar story - a series of Drs who have no bloody idea! Of course vulvodynia means pain in your girl bits so not really a diagnosis if you're lucky enough to get one!

I think a pain clinic is a really good option. Managing the pain is essential.

I'm keen on lifestyle changes as well. Be kind to yourself. Try to get rid of sugar, coffee ... sorry alcohol. Quality sleep is good if you can get it. Relaxing baths if you can. Meditation and therapy are my favourite things. I see a sex therapist (OH MY!!!) she has a few clients with V. Managing all of this is hard work so unloading all your crap is a good idea.

Thanks for the blessing Noni - right back at you Very Happy

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Re: I'm so glad I found this forum, because nothing else seems to have worked!

Post  lisa98 on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:23 am

Welcome to the forum, nice to have another Sydney girl here. Smile

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I am so glad I have found this forum

Post  ria on Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:36 pm


Welcome Lisa there is a vast amount of knowledge from the Ladies on this forum.


Ria Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: I'm so glad I found this forum, because nothing else seems to have worked!

Post  Ozgirl on Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:43 am

Hi there - i am only very new here but got diagnosed with VV ( at 26) years ago after suffering from it since I was a young child. Anyway - I am also from Australia and was wondering if you have been put in touch with Dr Marek Jantos? He is a leading expert in Vulvodynia, based in Adelaide but has clinics in most capital cities ( including Sydney). His diagnosis and then treatment improved my VV by about 80% using biofeedback and dilators ( giving birth improved it the other 15%). Anyway - if you are interested let me know and I can give you his details or you can Google it. Checkout his website www.vulvodynia.com.au or jsut google his name.

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Marek Jantos

Post  Aussie on Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:50 pm

I also saw Marek and his treatment has also improved my pain by about 80% highly respect this man for his knowledge and understanding. I am still aiming for 100% though!!

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Re: I'm so glad I found this forum, because nothing else seems to have worked!

Post  Louise on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:17 pm

Hi, welcome to the group!

I'm from perth & found this group one night last year when all my V problems started,which was pretty much the same way as yours did. The ladies here are wonderful you should join the private fb group as well, just to let you know my v has improved immensley after numerous dr appt, gyno appts, different creams & physio I found I had to stop using creams (ami etc) altogether as it was only making my situation worse! however everyone is different but change of diet & if you can lighten your stresses somehow (easier said than done when your stressed out in pain, I know) does help...

We are all here for you... Very Happy
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Re: I'm so glad I found this forum, because nothing else seems to have worked!

Post  katerebecca on Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:39 am

Thanks everyone so much for the ideas and support-it makes everything a little bit easier. I have been trying madly to quit sugar, but I've always been a sugar fiend and with not much in the way of distraction it's been a bit of a fail. I have managed to cut out alcohol and coffee, mostly, but I think that was easier as I've had very little social life in the past year! Reading stories of people actually getting better is really great, so thanks again for sharing!

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