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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

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


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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New and sharing my story

Post  SThomas on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:56 pm

I am so glad to find this site and share my problems. My story starts in 2006. I thought I had a yeast infection and treated it the way I had before... over the counter medicine. What I thought was a yeast infection was reacting differently to the medicine so I went to the gynecologist. The Dr. said I actually had bacterial vaginosis and gave me a prescription antibiotic. As soon as I was off the antibiotic and felt cleared of the infection my then boyfriend, now husband, and I tried to have sex. I burned like nothing I have felt before. I thought it was possibly because we used condoms with spermicide for the first time. But for the next 2 or 3 years, sex was off and on painful. I hated that after sex I would sometimes have to lay in the bed and not move because I burned so badly.
Finally in 2009, I was fed up with the pain and I went to my gynecologist, explained my situation, and she told me it sounded like Vulvodynia. She gave me an estrogen cream to put on as needed, I think trying to increase the elasticity in that area. And she gave me a lidocaine gel to put on my labia if I burned after sex. These two things have helped my situation, I my husband and I were able to conceive. Now I'm facing a vaginal delivery of c-section. And as much as I want to deliver vaginally, I am terrified of the trauma it was cause down there, which could make my situation worse.
Has anyone else been diagnosed with Vulvodynia after an on again, off again, extreme burning during or after sex? I sometimes still doubt I have this condition. Thanks for any feedback.


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Re: New and sharing my story

Post  junobug85 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:53 pm

Sorry I cannot help answer your question, but your story made me cry because it's my exact story.... My vulvadynia was triggered or caused by a vaginal infection as well. Sex has been possible for me, but I would cry through it with the lights off so my boyfriend didn't know. Afterwards it would burn so badly I would go into the bathroom, ice and cry more. I would then have to wait a week to have sex again for the swelling to go down. I never knew what was wrong with me and doctor's were no help. 5 years later, I have finally been diagnosed and reading your story makes me feel like I am not so alone so thank you. I would definitely talk to your doctor about delivering vaginally because I know that the vestibular glands tear quite a bit during child birth and I am not sure if that would aggravate your vulvadynia. I hope all goes well Smile


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