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» What helped (and practically cured) my Vulvodynia
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» How I cured my Vulvodynia!
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» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:33 pm by WVR00

» Needing some reassurance
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Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:15 pm by WVR00

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


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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Diet... what are the triggers???

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Diet... what are the triggers???

Post  Remi88 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:10 am

I was doing very well on amitriptyline, until i had my period 2 weeks ago. The pain had returned, I thought it may have just been irritation from using pads.. but a week after I'm still in pain. I am thinking it could possibly be something in my diet. I eat quite a healthy moderate diet, no refined sugar and no yeast, lots of protein (chicken, fish), fresh veggies and veggie juice, rice, but I do also have coffee and I have had a fair bit of salt in my diet for the last few weeks. Does anyone else find that salt, coffee, or any other foods could possibly cause flare-ups???


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Re: Diet... what are the triggers???

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:42 pm

Depends on the individual, some things are triggers for some women and not for others. I tried cutting out coffee for a couple of months and it didn't make any difference so I went back on my 2 cups a day and again no increase in symptoms when I reintroduced it. You could try the low oxalate diet if you think that might help (again tried it and not a help for me but some women swear by it) or you could cut out a single item for a while and see how you get on.

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Re: Diet... what are the triggers???

Post  Chinchilla on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:21 pm

Diet plays a very major part for me in my pain management!

I avoid the following things like the plague:
-orange juice, cranberrry juice, most fruit juices
-pop/carbonated drinks

I am very careful with the fruits I eat. Almost all are too acidic. The worst are:
-citric fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit)
The riper they are the less acidic they are. I eat bananas, pears, blueberries, watermelon. Apples depends on the kind. McIntosh are worse, Golden Delicious are better.

Be careful of anything tomato-based:

And avoid spicy food! Or with vinegar. If you end up eating any of the above (sometimes I just can't resist a little) drink LOTS and LOTS of WATER with it!!

Apparently caffeine is also bad but I am not a coffee drinker so I can't tell you on that one.

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Post  Melissa777 on Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:49 pm

I find when my menstrual cycle starts- i tend to have vestibule flare ups

its so annoying
and this month it seems worse
mainly on one side

my right side this far seems okay

well- took some Excedrin and my herbal from my acupuncture
and praying it kicks in
i cant really use my estro cream while on my period..

ahh i wish us women didnt have to deal with this


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Re: Diet... what are the triggers???

Post  Remi88 on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:33 am

well maybe thats it Melissa, I was convinced it was something i was doing that stopped my meds from working, but it could very well be to do with my menstrual cycle, that is the time when i noticed my pain returning.


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Re: Diet... what are the triggers???

Post  julesywoolsy on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:04 am

My pain seems to be worse in the week leading up to my period. As for diet, the only thing that I have managed to identify as a trigger so far is Orange Juice!


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Re: Diet... what are the triggers???

Post  Heidi on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:06 pm

When I was really raw and in bad shape my triggers were:

All High Oxalate Foods (especially chocolate, spinach, nuts and rhubarb, but also whole wheat, potatoes, carrots, etc.)
Eating too many "medium" oxalate foods in one day
All high acid foods, but especially tomatoes and tomato products, vinegar and orange juice

I usually had a bad flare-up 6-24 hours after high acid foods and 24-48 hours after high oxalate foods. I found this out by keeping a food journal and starting to see patterns over the years. When I cheated on the low oxalate diet I would also have flare-ups which allowed me to see how oxalates also triggered my pain (and especially burning sensations).

After following a low oxalate diet for a number of years, my pain levels improved by about 80% and I no longer had the raw/burning feeling and severe pain. I also no longer am sensitive to high acid foods. I now eat tomatoes and vinegar A LOT in the summer with very little problem. I also can tolerate most medium oxalate foods if I don't go crazy and eat too many in one day. My thinking is that the high acid foods were triggers because they made my raw, painful tissues hurt even more (they make a bad situation worse), but that high acid foods and drinks are not the reason I had vulvar pain in the first place (for me, this was an oxalate metabolism issue).

Hope this helps.


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Post  Tamara on Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:59 am

Hello to all! Well i agree with chinchilla! You can try to avoid juices, instead drink a lot of water this is really helpful for me! Smile


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Re: Diet... what are the triggers???

Post  naomi on Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:59 am

im not sure on allergies or triggers but i just forked out 200quid on IGG testing (delayed reactions to foods) to see if that shows up anything. 113 foods which are common in todays diet.

will let u know if that helps.

i think it was from York Testing, in the uk


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