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» Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:39 am by ryn207

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

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


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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Laser Hair Removal??

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Laser Hair Removal??

Post  JemimaSurrender on Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:37 pm

Has anyone ever had IPL/VPL/Laser Hair Removal on their bikini area before?

I've wanted it for years but, as it was £130 per session (and you need 6-8 sessions!) I figured it was just a pipe dream.

However... My local beauty therapists have a special on and are now offering it at £40 a session! Crazy!

Anyway, I was just about to call up and book myself in for my first session when I started to panic. I know it's supposed to be 100% safe, but... Is it Vestibulodynia 100% safe?? I only worry because I'm unsure about the laser part and how it may affect nerve endings. Plus, it's permanent, so if something does go wrong/it makes it worse, then I'm stuck with it forever.

Am I just being dramatic? Ha ha. I really want it done, I have for a long time, but I just don't want to do anything to make things worse, and talking to my GP is no help as it will take days to even get a 2 minute phone conversation with her.

Any suggestions guys? I may pop in tonight and enquire but, as always, they won't be up on their V knowledge!


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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  lolainslacks on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:13 pm

I can't speak from experience and I haven't a lot of knowledge in this area, but I would think that it would be completely fine, because the hair is external. The hair only grows on the outer labia, and that part is not affected by V-pain, so I don't imagine it could possibly cause problems.


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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  pepper7 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:03 pm

Just dont use veet for the Love of God avoid veet! No

the regrowth is torture especially with V pain.


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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  Sarah001 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:12 pm

Can't say for sure but for those women with diffuse pain that also have problems with the outer areas I wouldn't advise it.

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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  noni on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:16 pm


I have generalised vulvodynia - pain inside, outside and in the bikini area.
I wouldnt even consider laser hair removal. Kinda makes me cringe.

Well, venture at your own risk. :/

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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  JemimaSurrender on Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:40 pm

I didn't go for it in the end.

I booked an appointment and was already to go, then rang up and changed it to just a standard wax appt. instead!

I did have a chat with the lady though and she's reassured me on some of the other aspects I was concerned about, so I think I will give it a go. I reckon I'll have a chat with my GP next time I go in though and see what she says about it too, just incase I get every doctor for the next 5 years telling me that's the reason why I'm still in pain.

I'll keep you all posted!


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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  peter1brown on Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:01 pm

Laser hair removal is the effective and popular method for removing unwanted hairs from body and this is in trend especailly at spa centers. IPL lasers are used in this therapy but the success of such treatment depends on patient's contribution in following the precautions points also as prescribed by the expert.


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Laser hair removal

Post  jasonsmith9019 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:00 am

Laser hair removal and IPL both are totally safe methods. Both the treatments are done with total care and if you are being treated by an expert dermatologist than he would take total care of vulvodynia.


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Re: Laser Hair Removal??

Post  Karen818 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:48 pm

I have been getting laser hair removal on my bikini area for a year now and I can't figure if there's a correlation between my pain and the laser, but it hasn't made anything worse, I think it has done the opposite because constant shaving and waxing seems to irritate my vulva much more than laser...


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RE: Laser Hair Removal

Post  dueywag on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:00 am

I've had lingerie, full leg, underarm, and lip laser hair removal. Although it hurts like crazy having it done, it did not affect my vulvar vestibulitis pain at all...and I love not having to shave anymore! (And it's just for me, because there is, obviously, no man in my life.) I don't regret it one bit.

For legs, it is almost a 2 year process, and it does hurt (at least when I had it done in 2004-2006). I understand there are more advanced lasers now that chill the area first and aren't as painful. I would suggest finding a place that has licensed nurses providing the services. You can tell them how far into the bikini area you want the hair removed. I would, however, not recommend full area hair removal. I think that having no "cushion" between your delicate parts and your clothing would not be a good idea. In addition, according to the nurses who performed the laser procedures, full removal promotes vaginal infections.

Good luck!


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