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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  ilovebaxter1 on Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:49 am

My gyno just prescribed me Estrace cream that I have been using for 2 nights now with no burning but a little itching after I apply it. Her office called me today saying that if I did not want to wait to see a specialist (my appointment will be in december or later) and wanted to try out Amitriptyline to see if it will help me out. I have not been diagnosed with vulvodynia yet and I'm still not 100% sure if I have it. I have irritation/itching when walking at the top of my vulva and around my vagina. I also have a dull pain/ache in my vulva a few times a day for a few seconds. Other than that my vulva looks normal except after I walk it becomes a little red.

I've read good and bad feedback on this antidepressant and it seems to be hit or miss with it. Has any one used this? What were the results? Should I wait to see the specialist to see what's really going on with me? My gyno hasn't really ruled out much besides stds, bv, yeast. I've seen a derm who ruled out eczema, contact dermatitis, psoriasis. Thanks everyone! Razz

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Re: Amitriptyline!

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:11 pm

I say give it a go, if you've had stds and dermatology problems ruled out Ami is the next step. I take 50 mg and it doesn't work much for me as far as V goes but it helps me sleep which was a Fibro problem I was having. 10mg is a tiny dose but it can make you feel woozy initially, the wooziness will pass over time but give it a full month before you decide if you can take it or not. It also tends to increase appetite and you may find you eat more (I'm always hungry and I used to be a light eater) so watch out for that but some women get great results with it and there's little point delaying until you see a specialist because they tend to let your usual Dr decide on dosage etc of this anyway so you've not got anything to lose by trying it now, if it doesn't suit you then the specialist can try something else so it essentially speeds up the process by getting on it now.
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Re: Amitriptyline!

Post  Mette on Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:57 am

I've been on amitriptylin for 5-6 years now and it's the reason I can lead a normal life.
I only have pain when provoked, so my case might be different from yours, but I definately think you should give it a try.
It's important that you take your time with it. It took a couple of months for me to feel the difference. For me it had really heavy side effects for the first couple of days-weeks. I wasn't actually physically able to be at school for a few days, because I was so drugged up. I also had some mood swings, which is the reason why I when down from 25 to 10 mg.
It's important that you know that most of the side effects will go away after some time and that it takes more than a month to take effect in a positive way. Plan to start it at a time when it's possible for you to take some days off work if you need it and stay optimistic. It has really been a cure for me and I haven't had any side effects for years now.

I hope it works out for you!
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Re: Amitriptyline!

Post  ilovebaxter1 on Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:13 am

thanks girls <3 ill have to give it a shot Smile ill update on the results!

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Quick Question!

Post  ilovebaxter1 on Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:34 am

I'm also wondering...Are you able to drink alcohol on ami? I've read it can just make you more tired and kick in the sedation effect more. I drink occasionally when I go out with friends so it kinda bums me out I might have to give up having a few drinks once in awhile No

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Re: Amitriptyline!

Post  Sarah001 on Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:01 am

You're not supposed to but I do and I can still drink the same amount I could before even though I'm on Ami and Pregabalin Embarassed lush!! Some people can't drink on it though and others are like me and don't get any different effects, depends on your tolerance to alcohol before the Ami I think.
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Re: Amitriptyline!

Post  Mette on Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:27 am

I don't feel a difference now, but in the beginning I got drunk really really fast (one beer would do it). After a couple of months I didn't give it a thought though.
I recently discovered that I'm not able to take motion-sickness pills (Postafen). They interact with the ami and just makes me more sick.
But like Sarah001 says it probably depends on how your body reacts to the drugs.

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Re: Amitriptyline!

Post  ilovebaxter1 on Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:52 pm

oh good Smile phew! drunken lol I mean i'm only 19 turning 20 in a few days so i didn't want to not be able to party once in awhile haha ill keep everyone posted on my results! i'm probably going to try it in the next few weeks because I'm have to take time off from work to start it just incase the side effects are bad!

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