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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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My Life with Vulvodynia

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My Life with Vulvodynia

Post  d.penny on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:35 am

So glad to have found this site. And just let me say how brave I think we all are for continuing to try and find answers. I am 50 year old and post menopausal. I was diagnosed with vulvodynia about 4 years ago when I started going thru menopause. The vulovodynia started after a yeast infection. At first it didn't seem like such a big deal as there was only pain during intercourse which we were still able to have as long as my husband was gentle with me, and then the pain would disappear about 30 minutes later. I have an amazing husband who is very understanding and supportive. We have now been married 29 years. I did try bio-identical hormones and the estrogen seemed to take away the pain. I had also tried vagifem which also worked, but I was concerned about the estrogen as I had small breast cysts. About a year ago I developed an aching that went from inside my vagina on my right side and into my butt area. I also had aching down the back of both legs, and the vulvodynia was on my left side. My GP said I had pudendal neuralgia and prescribed a nerve medication. My dermatologist/gynecologist who treats me for vulvodynia agreed with my GP. I couldn't sit without pain, wore only stretchy pants, stood at the office and pretty well laid on the couch and cried every night. It was a devastating time, but I decided I was going to do my research and figure this out. I did not believe I had pudendal neuralgia as I had not fallen of a horse or done anything to cause such nerve damage. After much determination I found a pelvic therapist who confirmed I had vulvodynia on my left side, tense vaginal muscles on my right side (I tense my vaginal muscles without realizing it) and hamstring pulls in the back of my legs, again mostly on my right side. My therapist taught me how to go inside the vaginal area and touch and release on the sensitive skin to desensitize the area. On my right side I would massage the muscle in side the vagina and I did lots of stretches for the vaginal area and the hamstrings. I had to do all the stretching and massaging very gently at first, if I over did it I would be in pain. While still doing the pelvic therapy I started doing acupuncture which also helped. None of this was cheap, but thankfully my husband has a wonderful extended health plan. After about a year and a half I was much better and able to sit and wear jeans. Unfortunately there was still pain with intercourse. So about a month ago I decided to try vagifem again to see if I could have pain free sex. But this time when I used the vagifem it burnt me. I was using it every 3 - 4 day and tried it about 3 times before I realized that I was having a bad reaction to the vagifem and that it wasn't just my body adjusting to the estrogen. Major panic attacks set in. The pain was constant, I was going on a trip in a month and couldn't get rid of the burning. Once again I was wearing stretch pants, sitting on a special pillow with a cut out and not having sex. Even the Sunflower seed oil that I have always applied for vaginal dryness seemed to burn. I started taking lorazapam for my anxiety. Thankfully, I found this web site and started to read all the advise you girls offer. I had dilators and started using them, but instead of just inserting it to stretch me, I started to turn it as one of the members had suggested. I also started using vitamin E for the external vaginal dryness which worked. Thankfully the pain settled down enough and we were able to go away and have a wonderful trip. So once again I am back to sitting, walking, swimming, wearing jeans and having sex with pain. Which I am thankful for. I would love to have it all, including sex without pain, but if this is as good as it gets I am thankful. I will continue using my dilator daily and turning it to desensitize the pain. I also rinse my vaginal area 2- 3 times a day while I sit on the toilet to rinse on off the urine which can sting, then I apply either sunflower seed oil which I can once again tolerate or vitamin E oil. I take a vaginal acidophilus once a day and omega 3 fish oils 3 times a day for vaginal dryness. Thank you for this web site. I hope that something I have said here today will help someone else.

My best to you all


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