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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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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Post  julieannboo on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:51 am

hello,

i was wondering if anyone can help me.

Back in June i had thrush - so i used two pessaries which stung like hell. The thrush cleared up.

About a week later i was due for my period and i remember wiping myself hard about a few times to see if i had started yet. This was about 6 weeks ago.

That made it sting. It has been pretty much stinging ever since and just generally uncomfortable.

i went to the docs they had a look and thought it might have been a cyst then turned to a boil and gave me antibiotics.

That didnt work.

I went back and i asked for a swab to be taken - they said they cant see any infection but did it anyway. I am waiting for the results to see if their is an infection.

The doc also gave me some steriod cream - which i started using yesterday.

I suffer from massive anxiety and depression - i am currently weaning off of anti depressants - so all i am doing is focusing on the pain down there at the moment and it is making me miserable.

is there any advice or tips you can give me please.

i am desperate.

thank you x


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Post  BpCookie on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:50 pm

Hello Julie, You poor sweetie. I think you should go to a Gyno. Reg. Dr.s really dont have much of a clue when it comes to vagina's. They used to tell me "Everything looks fine." But I was thinking "then why in the Hell does it hurt so much". A Gyno can diagnose the problem much better. You could have a number of things going on. Bacterial inf., strep, fissure, you could have irritated it by wiping hard, etc. It could be anything. Try not to worry too much until you get a diagnosis.

For the time being buy some oatmeal bath stuff, run some cool water in the tub and sit in it for 15 mins. You can do that twice a day. You can buy it at CVS or Walgreens. Also try using an ice pack. You can sit on it, but only use it for a few minutes. You can use some A and D ointment on the vulva area only, dont put it inside the vagina. If possible, dont wear underwear and wear skirts instead of pants.

I hope that helps. Good luck to you. hugs
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Post  julieannboo on Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:37 am

Thank you.

Swabs came back and said thrush. Took an oral tablet 150mg two days ago. still stings though.

Want this to stop.

Is replens any good for dryness and stinging?

i am in the uk.

i have ordered some aveeno oatmeal bath from the internet x

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Post  BpCookie on Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:14 pm

Im not familiar with Replens. Im 47 yrs old and I have dryness on the outside as well as the inside. For the inside I just use K-Jelly or Astro Lube or any other kind of intercourse lube. I pour some into a small plunger (same thing you use when you use the cream YI med) and put it in that way. For the outside I use a bit of A and D ointment.

I noticed that you said you suffer from anxiety and Depression. I used to suffer from depression too. Im Bipolar and my meds have kept me pretty stable. Are you taking anything for the anxiety? Anxiety feels just horrible, I suffer from that as well. I take Lorazepam for my anxiety.

Anyways, I hope you feel better soon. Take care. hugs
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Post  julieannboo on Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:24 pm

BpCookie wrote:Im not familiar with Replens. Im 47 yrs old and I have dryness on the outside as well as the inside. For the inside I just use K-Jelly or Astro Lube or any other kind of intercourse lube. I pour some into a small plunger (same thing you use when you use the cream YI med) and put it in that way. For the outside I use a bit of A and D ointment.

I noticed that you said you suffer from anxiety and Depression. I used to suffer from depression too. Im Bipolar and my meds have kept me pretty stable. Are you taking anything for the anxiety? Anxiety feels just horrible, I suffer from that as well. I take Lorazepam for my anxiety.

Anyways, I hope you feel better soon. Take care. hugs

yes i have been on paxil 20mg for almost 13 years.

i started withdrawing off the drug 12 months ago. i got down to 5.2mg but felt so low that today i went back up to 6mg.

maybe this has something to do with my pain down below?

it certainly isnt helping.

thank you - sending love from london x

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Post  Loulou on Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:39 pm

Hi there - i've replied earlier to your other post about leaving things alone down there. I noticed from your first post here that you suffer from anxiety and depression. I was wondering if your anxiety causes you to tense your body? I'm a bit of a stress -head and often find myself clenching my teeth, tensing my abdomen/pelvis or generally holding tension somewhere in my body without realising i've done it (i've become much more aware of it since my vvd and now make a real effort to be more aware of my body). I think this tension has played a definite role in my vvd.

Vvd pain is awful and understandably could be affecting your depression. If upping your dosage a little helps you get through this then so be it. Once your pain is less (i'm sure you will find something on this forum that will help you) you can get back on track with your withdrawal plan.

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