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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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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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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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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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pain after sex?

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pain after sex?

Post  rayster on Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:23 am

Helluuoo

I'm 21 years old, have had a shitty vagina since I was about 17 (3 months after having sex for the first time). In September of this year (after seeking help cause my pain was getting annoyingly worse) a gynecologist decided to try the laser treatment. I stupidly agreed, and have been in way worse pain ever since. I went back to see him at an earlier follow up appointment cause I was still in so much pain, but it was terrible. This guy had already decided what he was going to say to me before I walked in the door. He told me that my increased pain was due to my increased anxiety (mm..) and I should see a psychosexual counselor. Now, I'm not at all adverse to things like that and I think that psychosexual counseling definitely has a place in treatment... but... not for me I don't think, and I'll explain why in a sec.

Basically what's been happening is now whenever I try to have sex, first my skin tears (I'm assuming this, cause there's always blood, in varying amounts afterwards) (smear tests are up to date and fine, and i'm pretty sure the blood is coming from the vulval skin) and I have a new symptom that I've never really dealt with before: I can have sex (with the assistance of lidocaine) and it's all fine and dandy (sore, but I want to, so I do) and until about 10-15 minutes after wards where I am crippled, completely with pain to such a degree I've never felt. I can't move, I can't think, I feel nauseous, the pain throbs and I can feel my pulse down there (like when you burn your finger or something, and it pulses with pain) and for a couple days I cringe every time I sit down, until it goes back to normal.THis is not normal for me. Usually I end up with burning sensation that is very uncomfortable and sore, but I've always been able to cope. Not now.

When I told this gynaecologist that I think its to do with the laser he said 'there's no way the laser would have anything to do with it, it would have all healed by now so its due to your anxiety'
...some how I don't think so. I've done a pretty good job of dealing with my anxiety surrounding this stupid condition and although it knocked me off my confidence for a while when I was first diagnosed, I since became comfortable in my own skin again and felt sexy and whatnot. I've been in two lovely relationships since I was diagnosed (still in the second one) and sex,although infrequent as it has been, hasn't presented a huge a problem for me - which is why I'm not so sure if my problem is 'psychosexual'.

my hope is that with lots of patience and more time (cause it was only in September) this extreme pain after wards will go away... does anybody else get this?


sorry bout my rant. Am in a bad mood and don't know what to do next.


I'm not really a huge fan of wanting to try things like ami or gabapentin cause I had a horrible time on pregabalin. (and it didn't make a difference anyway)
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Re: pain after sex?

Post  Sarah001 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:58 am

I can't speak from experience because I've never got to the stage where sex is possible but I think if you're experiencing tears now it might be an idea to leave it for a while and let the skin settle down a bit before you try again, pain like that after sex isn't going to help you at all. There are bits of information online about how the laser treatment can make things worse, I think there's some on Dr Glazer's site so it does sound like it was that that caused this new problem. Give it a bit longer and see what happens is my advice, if it doesn't help change doctors if that one isn't being helpful.
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