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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

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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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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COCONUT OIL cured me.

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COCONUT OIL cured me.

Post  britneyb93 on Thu May 24, 2012 12:58 am

for the past week I have been ingesting 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

by 3 PM day 1 I was pain free.

I was the girl in class crying and running out of the classroom because I could not sit down on those stupid plastic chairs for longer then 15 minutes.

I could not have sex, no tampons, no tight clothes, no underwear, no baths, no contact to my privates at all.

I am pain free. PLEASE go buy coconut oil I got mine at the Vitamin Shoppe in Manhattan Beach Nutiva brand under $12.

I tried Zmax, rephresh, vagisil, all types of washes, lidocaine, aloe vera, ice, pelvic floor muscles, chiropractor.

Everyone is different, but this worked for me, I had to share since I have been visiting this site for months getting tips and advice.


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Re: COCONUT OIL cured me.

Post  Chelsea1991 on Fri May 25, 2012 6:59 am

Hi, I was wondering what type of coconut oil did you use?

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Thank you!

Post  karris87 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:50 am

After reading your post, I went out and bought some coconut oil pills at Vitamin World, and I take about three of the gel pills a day. It has really improved my pain with urination. Not 100%, but like 75%. Thanks so much for posting about it!

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Post  Gizzy on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:01 pm

With the Coconut oil,how many times a day and how much do you take it? Very Happy
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Symptoms?

Post  katie220 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:33 pm

I want to try that. I have a sensitive stomach though. Does it give you any stomach issues when you take it? Thanks for the advice btw.

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Re: COCONUT OIL cured me.

Post  Aussie on Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:39 am

I use coconut oil as lubricant. I would be interested to learn how long have you been pain free from using this method?

I have not tried eating the stuff but find it helps greatly with yeast issues when I use it as lubricant Smile

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Coconut oil

Post  Char29 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:30 am

Hi there
I was just wondering - you said you use coconut oil and it has helped - did you ingest it or use it as a lubricant?
I have had this issue my whole life - and things are really getting to a head in my marriage; I have tried everything!!! I am really desperate!!
I look forward to your answer in anticipation and will be going to buy some ASAP!!!
I really hope to have the same result as yourself!! Crying or Very sad

I have just found this site - out of pure desperation!!!! I am tired of living like this and have no idea what to do!!
Thanks
Charmaine xx

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Re: COCONUT OIL cured me.

Post  britneyb93 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:49 pm

I incorporated it into my diet,

Used it as an oil in my vegetable stir frys, mixed 2 tablespoons in cranberry juice, spread it on toast with butter. And yes ingest it with food or it will make you nauseous!

It can be used as a lubricant. I should also add that I used it for about 3 weeks and then I stopped, no symptoms since 10 days ago and I have been ingesting it everyday and I'm pain free again.

I have probably ingested 2-3 tablespoons a day when I take it.

That's about it guys.

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Post  Ceriane on Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:05 pm

Bought myself some coconut oil and I'm going to try it!!!

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Post  tamtam on Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:40 am

I am going to try it. I am now using a compound it does help but does not get better. I just joined this group so glad I can talk to woman about the same issues. Thanks so much!

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any cocnut updates

Post  sherunsandknits on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:00 am

Just wondering from everyone who was going to try it - any positive results?

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Coconut Oil

Post  hojolly on Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:57 pm

I'm shooting the moon and going for the coconut treament. No sex in 11 years because of this condition. My husband is a saint! Finger & toes crossed. Exclamation

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Post  dmilly01 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:20 pm

I use coconut oil to soothe my vulva every day and if very bad, I use it with lidocaine so doesnt burn as much as lidocaine can sting for few mins when first applying it. But i havent ingested coconut oil, So i will have to give it a go. I get mine from Tescos in the UK. It is pure organic coconut oil and it says on it that you can use it as a spread. I keep mine in a cupboard as goes hard in fridge. Probably because it is an oilx

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Post  catchme on Mon May 20, 2013 11:01 am

Wow, this is quite surprising! But I'm gonna try it too, it's worth a shot. I wonder what it is in it that could ease the pain by eating it. Thanks for the tip! Smile And really happy for you that you found some real help!

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Re: COCONUT OIL cured me.

Post  Alana3 on Mon May 20, 2013 12:36 pm

Just saying be very careful with that. If you ingest it it has.a ton of calories and makes you break out. If you put it down there it can cause bacterial infections and yeast. I asked my doctor he said maybe but sometimes it can cause more problems in the long run. If you use it everyday. I've heard of people using it with success so it's worth it but it can cause worse problems so just.be.very careful Smile

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Post  catchme on Mon May 20, 2013 4:41 pm

Alana3 wrote:Just saying be very careful with that. If you ingest it it has.a ton of calories and makes you break out. If you put it down there it can cause bacterial infections and yeast. I asked my doctor he said maybe but sometimes it can cause more problems in the long run. If you use it everyday. I've heard of people using it with success so it's worth it but it can cause worse problems so just.be.very careful Smile

that's why living with this illness is so difficult. there's so many different things that has helped different people that you don't know where to start, don't know what you dare to try 100 % and so on. It feels like trying different things but not full on hasn't gotten me anywhere. Shocked

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Post  Alana3 on Mon May 20, 2013 6:50 pm

We'll oils aren't good to put there they trap bacteria. I did surgery it worked for me but I was sick of experimenting

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Post  catchme on Mon May 20, 2013 8:18 pm

Alana3 wrote:We'll oils aren't good to put there they trap bacteria. I did surgery it worked for me but I was sick of experimenting

I think using some kind of oil is really important for most of us and most doctors recommend it too. It helps me at least. And I've also done surgery (2 months ago) but it's not gonna help for my generalized symptoms even though the vestibulum area is almost pain free now. But sex is still impossible and I get pain inside only by gently using dilators. Plus unprovoked pain on a daily basis Neutral

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Re: COCONUT OIL cured me.

Post  Sarah001 on Mon May 20, 2013 8:46 pm

Funnily enough when I use my dilators I use oil, it does make things feel better for me and water based lubricants were the ones responsible for my many UTIs while I used them so it's a case of what works for one may not work for another I suppose. I tried coconut oil however and that made matters worse but a little bit of vaseline with a drop of lavender oil is very soothing for me.
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Post  Alana3 on Tue May 21, 2013 2:45 am

Just saying what I was told and what worked for me. I may have something different than u girls too if you have generalized it probably would be soothing. I just didn't want to mess with any chance of bacteria. But I had provoked v so it's a different beast

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Post  catchme on Tue May 21, 2013 6:24 am

yeah, we are all different and react differently to different things. And some may have had a lot of issues with different infections and maybe then it's not so smart to use oil. So I get your point Alana Smile But those who haven't had those problems and for whom the vagina feels dry it's usually good to use some kind of oil. I use Weleda Organic Calendula Oil and I've found that it does help with the burning and rawness. Plus when you apply the oil you get used to touching and for some that has also alleviated the pain

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Post  yoginimom on Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:47 am

My gyno recommended cocnut oil, and said to use it as a lube as all the over the counter ones can give me V flare ups. Coconut oil is the only moisturiser or lube that doesn't give me a flare so far. But i'm open to trying others. Would replens and such also be in the same risk category for BV and/or yeast?


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Re: COCONUT OIL cured me.

Post  Alana3 on Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:12 pm

I got off the pill and i no longer get BV or yeast. Maybe it is hormone levels for you? But I refuse to ever get back on the pill ugh! If coconut oil works for you have at it. Very Happy

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Re: COCONUT OIL cured me.

Post  JulesB on Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:36 pm

Before I use anything in my cag I fully research it. Coconut oil has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties and doesn't go rancid. As a result of this it is a good deterrent against candida (although you may need to combine it with a low sugar and low yeast diet). Other oils that can be soothing, such as olive oil, and encourage bacterial growth, but not coconut oil, in fact it is a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa. It also has anti irritant and anti inflammatory properties. Around 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is rarely found in nature. In fact, coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on Earth. Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, a monoglyceride that can actually destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV and herpes, influenza, measles, gram-negative bacteria, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. Yes, it is a fat but Coconut oil is comprised of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are easily digested and readily cross cell membranes. MCFAs are immediately converted by your liver into energy rather than being stored as fat.

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Re: COCONUT OIL cured me.

Post  JulesB on Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:39 pm

I meant vag!

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