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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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Post  Sore on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:34 am

Hi guys

I've read quite a few posts on this forum to try and get an understanding of other peoples' experiences and to see if they relate to my own. I feel comforted to know I am not alone. However it is clear to me now that our experiences are all so different. My vulva pain began in March 2011 (although I do remember experiencing occassions of pain as an adolescent). I initially ignored the pain for several months, expecting the problem to 'just disapear'. However, it just got worse. I eventually went to the GP thinking they'd know what the problem was and have a straightforward cure. Boy was I wrong! So there began my path to Nowhereville. After seeing various doctors and specialists, I am still suffering from vulva pain most days of the week. I saw a Melbourne gyno at St Vincents who said I had Contact Irritant Dermatitis. When I mentioned Vulvodynia (as I'd done some research before the apt.) he said he didn't believe in that diagnosis and reccommended all the ususal advice off the net, such as white cotton dax, hypoallergic toilet paper, no soap, no hot baths, etc, which I have pretty much followed to the letter for several months to no avail. I also got reffered to the Royal Womens for a second opinion and the Dermo-Gyno said there nothing visably wrong with my vulva and diagnosed Vulvodynia. Although when I saw the specialist physio there she said I did have redness down there. So I just feel confused. I have tried various remedies, including creams, vitamins, cleaning regimes, Endep, ice packs, Ural, etc. but nothing has gotten rid of the pain for good. Sometimes something I try will help with relief, but not always. So basically my burning, stinging pain comes and goes. Somedays it won't be there, but mostly it is to some degree. It could come in the morning, day or night. The biggest trigger is after urinating. But there isn't anything on the net about pain after urinating, only during. Also heat is a problem. I tend to overheat very easily, most because I'm obese and don't exercise (I suffer from depression which is currently under control). I love to be healthy again, so I knew whether my obesity was contributing to my problems. I read somewhere that being of a healthy weight was the single best thing you can do for vulva pain. Housework or electric blanket use also doesn't help with the overheating. Can anyone else relate to my experiences? I'd be greatful to know I'm not alone.

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Re: DUAL DIAGNOSIS?

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:05 pm


Welcome to the forum

I hope you find our community supportive and helpful.

Are you on or have you tried any medication such as anticonvulsants/antidepressants specifically for the pain?


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Post  Sore on Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:09 am

Hi and thanks for the reply Sebby. Yes I'm currently on 70mg Enep (Amitriptyline), which I was told was the max dose. However, it has done nothing for me so am thinking of stopping, but will be discussing with GP this week hopefully. I've been on this medication for over 3 months and figure it would have done its job by now.

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Post  amtali on Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:13 am

70 mg may be the max dose for depression, but my doctor said the max dose is 150. That's what I went up to. I noticed a slight difference with unprovoked pain, but my provoked pain during intercourse stayed. It's definitely worth looking into though. Everyone is different.

Let me just say, I am so glad that you went and got a 2nd opinion after that ass of a doctor. Doesn't believe? What does he know?

Good Luck!

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Post  Sore on Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:03 am

Thanks for taking the time to reply Amtali.

The prescribing specalist did say 70mg for vulva pain was the max for this medication, although I know as you have mentioned that some doctors prescribe higher doses of medications depending on the needs of the individual they are treating. I believe she also mentioned there were other medications I could try if Endep didn't work, but my next apt. is months away due to the clinic being so busy. So I guess I'll just wait until then, as I just don't feel this is the drug for me, but I'll discuss it with her when I see her. I've made a GP apt. in the mean time about what to do in the mean time.

By the way, the gyno I mentioned in my first post was a lovely man but I just think he was 'old school', as in he was from an older generation and not into newer diagnosis such as Vulvodynia.

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I am already on Sertraline for depression and anxiety so cannot go on ami. I am on Lyrica (anticonvulsant) 400mg.

I have also found relief with the unprovoked but yes provoked pain is still there...think it always will be but I manage it as I have always had to do.

Deff discuss pain killing options with your doctor...

Good luck and don't give up


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