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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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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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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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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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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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I'm new and have no idea if what i'm feeling is normal? help!

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I'm new and have no idea if what i'm feeling is normal? help!

Post  Helpwithpain on Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:47 pm

I have been with my fiance (getting married next month!) for over 3.5 years - we used to have an amazing sex life and then all of a sudden 2 years ago sex went from fun to almost excruciating. I didn't know if something was wrong or if I just was being wierd...

I went to my gyno and since I had no idea what was going on or really honestly how to describe it I agreed with him that it was pelvic pain. He found endometrisosis and we did lap surgery and I thought all would be good in the world again. 1.5 years later things are definitely not better and in fact are getting worse... lately i've even noticed pain putting in a tampon (which I've been doing fine for 20+years)

I just went to a new gyno this morning and she mentioned VV and I scheduled an appointment with a specialist... I honestly had never even heard of it before this morning. I really just want to get back to enjoying my fiance and sex - he's so understanding but I feel terrible because it's now at a point where I somewhat fear sex... is this normal? Does it ever go away?

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Re: I'm new and have no idea if what i'm feeling is normal? help!

Post  Sarah001 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:58 am

Hi and welcome. It does sound like VV and if you haven't already stumbled across it there's a great site called www.vulvarvestibulitisrelief.com where lots of ladies have posted their case studies and treatments tried. Anyway have a good read of the threads here and feel free to chat to us about anything.
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hi

Post  Melissa777 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:48 pm

please be careful with some of the info on that site. such as BORIC ACID
it states on that site that if you have cylcic VV than to use boric acid suppositories 2 times a day for up to four months
NO NO NO
thats what caused my VV

it completely gave me dermatitis.

so just be careful following peoples advice

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Re: I'm new and have no idea if what i'm feeling is normal? help!

Post  Zazu on Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:32 pm

Hi hon
I also have vulvar vestibulitis, endometriosis and am getting symptoms of generalized vulvodynia now. My fiance and I also had great sex at the beginning and haven't been able to for the last year. If it hurts you (aka burning, searing pain every time you try penetration), of COURSE you're afraid of it!
Please don't continue trying if it hurts. This seems to be the day where I post all my sex advice on every thread, but I'm going to put it again here. I just hope that all these hard-learned lessons might help someone else, although I expect you probably already know most of it!
We saw a really great sex therapist/couples' counsellor together and here are some thoughts about it all that I learned. First, it's important to stop trying to have intercourse if it's painful - especially for a set period of time. Take it off the table for, let's say a couple of weeks or a month. Otherwise, you'll begin to associate intimacy with pain, crying and loss and this can have more than just a psychological impact - many women with vulvodynia end up with vaginismus if they repeatedly have painful sex. Your muscles seize up in anticipation of the pain - it only makes sense. Second, try to make specific time for intimacy. We have this myth in our society that if it's not spontaneous it's not genuine - but when you have chronic pain, it's the loving thing to do. Finally, when you are intimate, explore 'outercourse' (foreplay). Most men are perfectly happy with what hands and lips can do. More importantly, it's not really lovemaking if it's causing one person extreme pain, is it? Then, you can gradually reintroduce intercourse if you're able to - but only at those times when you're really aroused, not having a flare up and know it won't hurt. Finally, counseling is really helpful!!
A pelvic floor physiotherapist will help you the most with sex. You can also try the usual medical treatments: Lidocaine, then gabapentin or amitriptyline compound creams, and then taking gaba or ami in tablet form to find pain relief.
Best to you!
Katie

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