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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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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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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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CONFUSED !!!!!!!!!

Post  helpme123 on Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:20 pm

I am not sure if I do have vulvodynia, I need to rule out everything , my story ....

I was taking Nytol , OTC sleep aid for years every nite for sleep, and back in July 2009 , for the entire mth of August and I stopped taking the Nytol , 2 weeks after I started to have burning/itching on outside of vulvo area close to the urthea area , I didnt pay too much attention why it was dng this , by the end of August I was back home from my vacation and my family Dr gave me a steriod cream , I applied it one day and it was gone away , but at the same time I started back the Nytol , and nevcer had a promblem after, UNTIL went back on vacation to Florida this time for all winter , I just quit my job and was now semi retiring so I decided to stop taking the Nytol for good, this was Dec 2009 , again same thing happened to me after 2 weeks, by the end of the Mth it got really bad , I was in extreme pain , I couldnt wear any clothes at all , it was as if I was sitting on top a stove and someone threw acid on an open womb , I couldnt sit on it , it burned/iched, and at times it stung. I went to see at least 5 GYN , went to ER , seen other Drs at Medical clinics , while I was on Vaction , they did every test under the sun , ruled out anything and everything , I never once thought Nytol was the culprit . At every Vaginal examine it was extremly painful by any touch , I was given antibiotics for no reason , only by assumptions , they thought it was vaginitis , etc.. , I was given several types of steriod creams, Hydrocodone (80 pills) , I tried Estrogen cream for 7 weeks, I was on Gabapetin for 2 weeks, and a Benzo Klonopin , well as time went by I was finally able to wear jeans , had no problems sitting , walking as b4 I couldnt even walk it was so bad. It was abt 2-3 mths later it seemed to get better , I had no problems getting a pelvic exam , touching that area , BUT was getting a different kind of pain as I was on Bnezo Klonopin and was getting now burning sensations off and on from one location to another , come and go , but no stinging , but was still itching and at that time I had NO problems scratching that area when needed . Fast forwarding now , I was told to stop the Benzo Cold Turkey after taking it for 4 1/2 mths , and things hit the ceiling , I was in severe withdrawl, well now its 18 mth slater and I still have withdrawl symptoms as I seen a neruologist he said Benzo deplete the GABA and changes the Brain Chemistry. Well heres my confusion now , since Decemeber of 2010 I started to get that stinging back down there and its so bad that when I wipe with Toilet paper , just by a slight touch it triggers stinging , but it triggers stinging all over my body NOT just there , it also triggers a headache, weakness, pressure around my throat , and burninging all over my body , as these symptoms are not always cuased by any triggers its mostly like this on my body all over as its caused from Beno Withdrawl, or its part of my recovery. So my Question is this do having Vulvodynia cause your entire body to sting or burn by any sense of touch on the vulvo area, I dont have any internal issues as I did the first time , its all around the surrounds of the vulvo area. I am worried I had vulvodynia the first time and I recovered from it and now its back again , or its caused from what the Benzo did to me. Any thoughts , I would appreciate it . A final note I dont have any problems sitting , wearing tight jeans , or internal problems , but my worst symptom is stinging extremly bad , it does come and go with intensity , and a few times its hardly noticable unless its triggered !!!! at times its nothing at all but until I scratch anywhere that area or wipe with Toilet paper it triggers the symptoms. Is it Vulvodynia? Thank you for reading this .

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Re: CONFUSED !!!!!!!!!

Post  jules on Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:55 pm

Hello,

Your story is very similar to probably most of ours. I saw several doctors and tried several creams and gels before i was diagnosed with vulvodynia. Typically, a biopsy of the vulvar skin is taken to rule out a skin condition. Have you had that done? Vulvodynia is a nerve disorder. There are different triggers for different people. Usually most are triggered by sitting, working out and sex. These are my triggers anyway. Nevertheless, for me it is unprovoked so the burning pain is almost always present. I have received the most help from a pain clinic. Gabepentin can be very helpful for the burning. Doctors also prescribe Lyrica, Cymbalta and Amitriptyline for this condition. I had a horrible reaction to the Amitrityline. I'm currently on the other three meds. Different meds work for different people. This disorder can come and go. Years ago i had pain for almost a year and a half and it disappeared one day. It was brought on by a yeast infection. Now 20 years later, it came back and the pain is much worse this time around. Have you visited the site National Vulvodynia Association? They have a lot of information on this disorder. I'm glad to hear you are able to walk and wear pants etc. I have heard a number of women talk about itching. I don't have any itching. But, the creams and gels made my burning much worse. I recommend find a gynecologist to at least get the correct diagnosis. Meds can help with this disorder. I also recommend using fragrance free toilet paper and laundry detergent. Also, when you pee, have a little spray bottle and spray cold water on your vulva. that helps get the acid from the urine off of your skin. Cotton underwear are also recommended. Get to a doctor who has knowledge about this disorder. I don't know anything about the meds you were on. I had the same experience after i started and stopped Amitrityline and after trying to get off of Paxil...horrible withdrawal symptoms. Women also do physical therapy, nerve blocks and acupuncture. I've done them all. It's quite a battle. I have learned ways to try to keep the pain down. Right now, my Vulvodynia is tolerable. Good luck to you!

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Re: CONFUSED !!!!!!!!!

Post  mmorgan on Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:32 am

Jules,

I'm intrigued by your comment. How old were you when you first had symptoms of Vulvodynia? You said it lasted for a year and a half then came back, how long have you had it going on this time around?
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