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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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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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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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Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

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Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

Post  Lindilou on Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:20 pm

Hello, I'm Lindilou, got diagnosed with Vulvodynia yesterday, can't take it all in yet, printed off info, and I'm scheduled for a biopsy next month which I believe rules out underlying skin conditions. Scared rigid I'll scream the walls down when the doctor injects local anaesthetic and that I'll be in agony for weeks afterwards.
How can it not be agonising when it hurts to be prodded with a cotton bud?!
Feel ridiculous, deformed, stupid, and I hate my vagina and wish I could just have it removed. No sex unless I want burning and stabbing pain in clitoris, seams on pants irritate me, sanitary towels irritate me, right now just existing seems to irritate. I hate the fact that the clinic is in the sexual health building so I keep thinking anyone who sees me walk in will assume I've got an STI.
My skin 'splits' at the base entrance of my vagina but apparently I'm deep set so the skin there is a bit web like, can't see how anything can be done to change my anatomy.
I feel angry wretched and stupid stupid stupid.

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Re: Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

Post  ButterflyLiz on Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:35 pm

Hi Lindilou, welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear you are suffering. I remember how it feels to be so overwhelmed with information. Looking on the bright side at least you have managed to receive a diagnosis so you can start to work with your doctors into looking at treatments, and you have found this forum for support. It really is a wealth of info from people who understand what you’re going through.

Again, though, it can be a lot to take in and everyone’s case is different so have a read through at your own pace and see if anything strikes a chord.

We’re always here if you want to ask questions or have a rant. There’s also a “secret” facebook group set up if you’re on there, Naomi on here can add you if you PM her.

You are not alone and there are many things to try which might help you. Sending good wishes your way.
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Re: Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

Post  Lindilou on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:05 pm

Thank you ButterflyLiz, I'm not on FB, I'm a bit older, I'm ancient lol in my 40's so the technological revolution passed me by, it's amazing I can email..I would very much like to hear from anyone who has had this biopsy under local anaesthetic. What was it like, is it survivable? Did it help?


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Re: Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

Post  Aussie on Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:57 am

Biopsy won't help the situation. If you have vv it will irritate it!

It sounds like you have it to me. If there is no visible change in the skin I doubt a biopsy is required. Doctors just like to test things so they look like they are doing a decent job.

This forum is the best place for info. I would suggest a less invasive test - get your serum (blood) hormone levels tested - ALL of them. See what comes up.

Get proactive about your condition - if you look at it in the right way it can empower you. There are so many things to try and if you don't keep posititive and focused you can really get down in the dumps.

Here if you want to talk (search the celebrating the positive forum) Smile

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Re: Newly diagnosed and shell shocked

Post  Lindilou on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:04 am

Thanks Aussie this is my increasing feeling

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