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

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci


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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21 with Vulvodynia

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21 with Vulvodynia

Post  Noob on Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:55 pm

Hello! My name is Katie. I am 21 years old and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia about seven months ago. It has been a long journey. Bouncing from doctors with no results, different medications (Medications for misdiagnosed conditions! Even worse!), unable to barely get out of bed or move, lots of anger, sadness, anxiety, tears... you name it... until I was finally referred to a vulvar specialist. He realized I had a severe case of Vulvodynia and decided that I should try a tricyclic antidepressant called Pamelor. Within a month I was 85% pain free and have remained so, and with my insurance a months supply of medication was only $20! Since then I switched to Gabapentin (Used to treat nerve pain and other issues.) because Pamelor made me too lethargic for my lifestyle (Very busy college student.) and it has been great as well! I've been able to have fairly comfortable sex and I can wear jeans and underwear again! (Large goal is to finally be able to use tampons again!) I became a member here to share my hopeful story with others suffering and to seek advice and support for myself as well. (Note I still have bouts of severe pain.) Especially providing support to young women like myself stricken with this debilitating and relationship straining condition.


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Post  AroraNightfire on Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:06 pm


My name is Lisa and I live in the USA state of Massachussetts. I am 27yrs old and have been suffering for the past 9yrs on and off with vulvodynia. The past 4yrs have been the worst for me. Like you I have bounced to 9 different Doctors. I was misdiagnosed with yeast infections 3 times and given yeast creams and yeast pills. I feel your frusteration! My pain is really really bad. Im doing the best I can and I am trying really hard to find hope inside myself. Its so hard to hope, Im afraid to hope, because Im afraid of being disappointed again. I am unable to wear pants, I can only wear skirts. I am also unable to sit without pain. I have to sit on frozen gelpacks. Cold water rinses, fans, and frozen gelapcks profide me with the immediate releif I need. I was on gabapentine for a yr. I am now on Lyrica which is the stronger modern version of gabapentine. I was on cymbalta also (an antidepressant). The only problem I had with that drug was that it made me sleepless at night. Now I am trying Vicodine with my Lyrica. I hope it helps. Where do you live? You can feel free to message me anytime you like. Im trying hard to start a support group in my area. I have spoken to a few women with pain but they are 2 hrs away. Its too far a drive for me. If you know anyone in Mass that lives on cape cod please let them know Im hear.

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Re: 21 with Vulvodynia

Post  Noob on Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:31 pm

I live in Texas. Did Gabapentin not work well for you? It's working pretty well for me so far. And I know how you feel. It was starting to get cold here in Texas and I was still unable to wear pants at the time. So stressful.


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