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Amtriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin cream for provoked vestibuldynia

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:15 pm by WVR00

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


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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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Surgery for Vulvodynia

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Surgery for Vulvodynia

Post  Melonhead627 on Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:53 pm

I'm 21 and for the past year I have suffered from SEVERE pain during sex. My gynocologist had me try estrogen creams and anesthetics to try to fix the area. I finally saw a specialist and he was the one who diagnosed me with vulvodynia in July and put me on an anti-depressant. While the medicine postponed the length of time before I experienced pain during sex, it was still just as bad when it did come. The medicine also increased my heart rate to a dangerous rate. I had to be taken off of it and my symptoms have come back just as strong. My doctor said the best approach is to get surgery. He says that the part of my non-intact hymen is sensitive and it needs to be surgically removed. I feel so alone and I just want to enjoy sex again. Any advice? Has anyone had the surgery and has it helped? I haven't had a surgery like this before.


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Re: Surgery for Vulvodynia

Post  itchyandscratchy on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:33 pm

Hi Melonhead, I'm sorry to hear your condition is so severe. I have no idea about surgery, most people on here seem to be focusing on physiotherapy, there's a section for it here. As far as info on surgery there's a topic on it here and Sebby has made two very informative posts on the topic also (1, 2). Vulval pain conditions seem to vary a lot from person to person, so I couldn't possibly say whether surgery is right for you, but maybe it would be a good idea to consult with another doctor before going down that route? As far as I can tell most doctors don't really know what causes vulvodynia and other vulval pain conditions, and for this reason I'd be hesitant to undergo surgery for it myself, because obviously surgery's irreversible and if it makes things worse or doesn't help at all that would be awful.

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Post  florence1009 on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:06 am

Surgery -Vestibulectomoy- is a good option treamtent if you suffer for primary vestibulodynia. So first question is wether you already had intercourse-penetration without pain? If yes and the pain just came after a long period of "normal" sexual life" then I would try other treatment option. I am a bit puzzled by the "non-intact hymen"... Are you sure your MD is a good specialist of Vulvodynia?
Did you check the pill hypothesis; more and more young lady are suffering Vestibulodynia because of new OCs generation (type Jazz). In these cases stopping OC's and applying topical estrogens and androgens cream is a efficacious solution.
1) do you suffer pain only on pressure/penetration at the entrance of the vagina (the so called vestibule) and even more very precisely on very specific area 9 and 11 hours arround the Vagina? If yes this is probably a Provocked Vestibulodynia
2) Is it a Primary or secondary Vestibulodynia? If it is primary look for a wel trained OBGYN who will do a vestibulectomy (surgery). Please look for a trained one...
3) If not, you have a secondary PVD... Think about the OC's issues (stop OCs) and try Neogyn topically first as is it a efficacious non drug approach.
4) Go to a good Physiotherapist who can help you to relex your pelvic muscles are they may be super contracted do to the Vulvodynia and even sometime this is causing the vulvodynia... Are you doing a lot of exercize?


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