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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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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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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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Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

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Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  AroraNightfire on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:52 pm

I am 27yrs old and have for the past 9yrs been suffering with vulvar itch, needle like stabbings in my labias, raw pain upon urination, and the last symptom which developed a little over 1yr ago was knife like pain in my buttcheeks when sitting. I was misdiagnosed with yeast by 3 different doctors, then with vulvar distrophy, then vulvodynia, and last week I was diagnosed by Dr Conway of NH with pudendal neuralgia.

I have already done a s1s2 nerve block with 120mg of depomedrol last june. Conways recommendations are 2 more nerve blocks, this time pudendal between the sacrotuberous and sacrospinus ligaments. If that fails to work then he wants to try pudendal nerve decompression surgery.

I'm nervous and scared because I've been misdiagnosed so many times in the past. I want to make sure this time it is pudendal neuralgia. I don't want to end up worst because of nerve blocks and or nerve decompression surgery. All I hear is negative things online concerning nerve blocks on the pudendal hope site.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:18 pm

Hi, I have to say I've been having a few discussions with my physio about Pudendal nerve involement because she thinks it may be a factor in my problem. With me I have tight tender muscles all around the sit bones (common place for the nerve to get trapped) and my sacral ligaments are all messed up (another common place) also tight pelvic floor, piriformis and other hip rotators are a common factor too. She said she wants to soon start a little pelvic floor work on me to try and free any areas where the nerve might be getting irritated and I asked about nerve blocks. Her opinion of the nerve blocks is that they make matters worse from a physio point of view by decreasing sensation to certain areas so the patient can no longer control the muscles correctly and therefore clenching or a complete lack of activity tends to happen so she advised me not to have them. The surgery will definitely destabilise the sacroiliac joints which in turn can set off a whole myriad of painful problems (I'm living proof of that because I have very unstable SI joints and it hurts like hell) including referring pain to the genital area. Have a search for pelvic floor physio on that site because I've found some very encouraging stories about it on there and it should be part of any pudendal nerve treatment before nerve blocks are even considered. A good physio will be able to touch the nerve to see if it is indeed part of the issue by eliciting pain when touched so it might be a good idea to hold off on the nerve blocks until you've had some decent physio first. Tight muscles trapping the nerve can be treated with more conservative means although it will mean alot of homework to get results.
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Post  AroraNightfire on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:30 pm

I had physical therapy in Orleans Ma Dec2010, Jan2011 and the physical therapist gave up on me because I wasn't able to do the leg exersizes she wanted me to do because it caused me too much pain. She pressed on my ass muscles for 30min and it hurt like hell, felt like pressing on bruises when she held my ass muscles. I don't feel physical therapy would be beneficial. I would rather run on my treadmill for 1hr than do pt again. I've worked with inserting a dildo and leaving it for 15min each day for 1 week and I had to stop because my pain was only worst during the day. I just don't feel it is helpful for me.

Leg movements hurt my crotch, when I bend over to pick stuff up I get needles stabbing my clit labias. I'm on 600 to 900mg of lyrica a day for pain control.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  ButterflyLiz on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:47 pm

I may have said this before but through the vulval pain society you can get in touch with a lady who had successful pudendal nerve entrapment surgery in France. Page here:

http://vulvalpainsociety.org/vps/index.php/vulval-conditions/pudendal-nerve-entrapment

I know the surgery's not always successful but she should be able to give you a good account of what she went through and it's always good to have more info.

Still not sure if PN is one of my issues. My experience is that a pudendal nerve block didn't make me any worse but neither did it make me any better.

Do as much research as you can, especially on the experience of the surgeon if you decide to go ahead.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  embem on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:44 pm

Hello, I may also have pudendal neurolgia. Mine was caused by surgery I had for vulvodynia this past August. Now the vulvodynia is nearly gone, but the pudendal neuralgia is even worse! My physical therapist believes that I have pudendal neuralgia, but I have not been officially diagnosed.

Might you be able to find a different physical therapist? How horrible that your PT gave up on you! She doesn't sound very good! I'm in Rochester NY and mine is absolutely wonderful. She's very knowledgeable; however, I have not personally seen any benefits yet.

Please post if you have the nerve block. My physical therapist recommended it. I have not had a nerve block, but I have had a muscle block. It helped a little for about a day. I also just started back on Gabapentin, which my GYN specialist put me on, but the PT also said it would help with the nerve.

I have similar symptoms to you. I have the stabbing between my butt cheeks and soreness down my thigh and bottom. I can't wear jeans or khakis, and it is very painful to sit. The National Vulvodynia Association can give you a list of doctors and physical therapists. I know you don't have vulvodynia, but my physical therapist is on that list and is very knowledgeable about pudendal neuralgia. Good luck! Keep us posted.

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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  mary jane on Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:59 am

embem, what type of surgery did you have to vulvodynia that could possibly trigger PN?
did you excise your bartholin's ?
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pudendal nerveblock

Post  Maria74 on Tue May 03, 2016 3:00 am

Hi
I've had 2 nerve blocks and I'm going for my third in the end of this month. I drive over 2 hours to Rochester NY to get them. My pt said she can tell a difference but I'm still in pain but I can tolerate her following the nerve from the inside better but I still have constant burning. I've been in this hell for the past 19 years and I've tried countless meds botox and more. Now I'm giving it one last try with nerve blocks Cymbalta and pt.





embem wrote:Hello, I may also have pudendal neurolgia.  Mine was caused by surgery I had for vulvodynia this past August.  Now the vulvodynia is nearly gone, but the pudendal neuralgia is even worse!  My physical therapist believes that I have pudendal neuralgia, but I have not been officially diagnosed.

Might you be able to find a different physical therapist?  How horrible that your PT gave up on you!  She doesn't sound very good!  I'm in Rochester NY and mine is absolutely wonderful.  She's very knowledgeable; however, I have not personally seen any benefits yet.  

Please post if you have the nerve block.  My physical therapist recommended it.  I have not had a nerve block, but I have had a muscle block.  It helped a little for about a day.  I also just started back on Gabapentin, which my GYN specialist put me on, but the PT also said it would help with the nerve.

I have similar symptoms to you.  I have the stabbing between my butt cheeks and soreness down my thigh and bottom.  I can't wear jeans or khakis, and it is very painful to sit.  The National Vulvodynia Association can give you a list of doctors and physical therapists.  I know you don't have vulvodynia, but my physical therapist is on that list and is very knowledgeable about pudendal neuralgia.  Good luck!  Keep us posted.

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