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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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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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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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Newly diagnosed - and prescribed amitriptyline cream/physio/psychology

Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 am by sophiarp

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to have stumbled across this forum. I have just been diagnosed and am really struggling emotionally. It's nice to find this forum and feel a little less alone.

I've been prescribed amitriptyline cream. Has anyone had success with this? I was happy to have avoided the amitriptyline tablets. I'm also participating in physio and have been told I need to see a psychologist …

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Somebody please help me...

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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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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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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Post  kateelizabeth on Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:23 pm

I really want to try topical Gabapentin, however English doctors aren't willing to contact compounding pharmacies to make such a cream.
I have searched high and low for it, as it has such great reviews on the internet.
Does anyone know where I can purchase it?
Also I am using topical Lidocaine 2% (vagisil) at the moment, it does help numb but I really want to try the 5% as it doesn't do much for the pain.

I have heard people use this internally, however I am scared that vagisil cannot be used this way and I will cause more damage.
How do people here apply it?
I read about the cotton ball theory, but I think thats a recipe for bv.

If anyone has had any success with topical creams, please share with us lovely ladies Smile

I am only 21, so I don't think estrace is the right choice for me, but who knows.

Wishing you all much health and happiness

Kate x

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Post  lolainslacks on Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:38 pm

I'm in the UK too, and I use lidocaine 2%, although it's called 'Instillagel'. You need a prescription for it. It comes in a syringe. You insert the tiny tip off the syringe, and push down on the plunger, and it squeezes the gel inside you. If you need to, and if it's not too painful, you can use your fingers to rub the gel onto the places that hurt the most for you. I have to do this, because my pain is just inside the entrance, and just squeezing the gel inside doesn't work, I have to sort of push the product into the right places. It can be uncomfortable and it's a very messy process, but it's worth it for the pain relief.

I was originally prescribed 5% but I was then told that it's no longer available in the UK at such a strong dosage. You can always ask your GP though.

I'm also taking Gabapentin in pill form, but it's too soon to tell whether or not it's working. However, if that's the medicine you were initially looking for, you could always try using the pill with the gel.

This gel has been a miracle product for me, I really recommend you try it. If so, I hope it works as well for you as it does for me.


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Post  kateelizabeth on Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:07 pm

Thank you ever so much, that is really helpful.
I will ask for that gel on tuesday when I get my next appointment.
I am currently on amitriptyline, have been on it for 3 weeks but apparently it can take months to come into effect.
Let me know how you find Gabapentin! I am interested in trying this.

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