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» Looking for a friend..... and new problems
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» Vestibulectomy recovery question!
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» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:39 am by ryn207

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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contraception and the smear

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contraception and the smear

Post  cassyc5 on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:45 am

Hi girls,

I really need some advice. after speaking at length with the lady i usually see about 'down there' we came to the conclusion that an IUD would be the best form of contraception for me. I have have side effects from several versions of both the combined pill and the other pill, The depo causes me to become low on estrogen which causes the vulvodynia to get worse, and due to very sensitive skin i cant use condoms. While I can't currently have sex, I am slightly paranoid about the high rape rates and if my partner and i decide to go further one night when it isnt so painful. However, she herself could not insert it and so she sent me to the family planning clinic. I was seen by a woman who spoke very poor english. I informed her of my vulvodynia, but she didnt seem to understand. I told her that i couldnt have sex as it caused quite intense pain and that i often get a stinging itch and burn. she didnt seem to understand completely and when on to inform me that in order for them to agree to put it in i had to have a vaginal swab done. she then went on to ask me about the smear. I told her that my doctor had advised against the smear as when the "duckbill" tool is opened it causes alot of pain. she didnt seem to understand and pressured me into having the vaginal swab done at least. she didnt inform me that this would involve the same tool, and when she inserted it i told her that it hurt and could we please take it out. she proceeded to open it and while i was crying in pain took not only the vaginal swab but the smear as well. I left feeling like id been attacked and raped. it felt like someone had honestly ripped me in two down there. I am currently trying to get ahold of the complaints procedure but cant seem to find a contact number or anything. I dont know what else to do. I feel horrible. I cant even look a myself down there at the moment and I constantly want to cry. I know I am probably sounding pathetic and whiny, im sorry, but please I need some advice.

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Re: contraception and the smear

Post  Chinchilla on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:41 pm

Oh no, what a terrible experience! Sad You do not sound pathetic and whiny, you are very rightly upset! Keep trying to get ahold of whoever you need to to complain about this woman. Don't give up. Also you maybe should look down there a bit just so that if you do end up having to report this woman "doctor" you can say if you saw any damage or not....I'm sorry Sad *hugs*
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