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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

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


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  SisterAwake on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:21 pm

Hello everyone, I'm new here and suspect that I have vestibulitis. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2006 and vestibulitis can happen in patients with fibro. My doctor however won't entertain the idea. Crying or Very sad

My symptoms flared up after a horrid UTI I had in May. I tend to get one UTI a year ever since my fibro diagnosis. My body is just insanely sensitive to bacteria. I was given Macrobid for the UTI. A couple weeks later I got a yeast infection from the antibiotics. Canesten cleared that up. A few days later though I had vaginal/vulva burning. This has been going on ever since. Shocked

Some days the burning is just mild. Some days it feels like I've been lit on fire. Sometimes it will completely disappear for a few days but always returns. My dr has checked me for all infections, they're all negative. I went to see her last week and she blew me off. Didn't even examine me which was alarming because I told her that I can clearly see the skin at the base of my vagina (externally) is red and irritated and sometimes the skin leading up to the clitoris gets red too. I'm positive that the bottom vaginal area is where the burning originates and then refers pain into other areas.

She is still insisting that my bladder is the problem and doesn't seem to care that VV can cause burning on urination and frequent urination even without infection. She seemed to be quite offended that I have taken the time to do my research. I don't fit the criteria for cystitis. VV fits me perfectly. The only thing I don't have is pain with sex or tampon use. Symptoms actually improve a great deal during my period. I get some minor irritation the day after sex but it's not excruciating. Occasionally I will have very small cuts on the vulva which I have also read can happen with this illness. Rolling Eyes

My doc has me taking Macrobid after sex and Diflucan once a week for the next 3 months. She also gave me triacomb ointment. On top of this I take 150mg of amitriptyline for the fibro as well as probiotic capsules and calcium citrate.

I have read that the Macrobid, Diflucan and triacomb combination has helped some people with VV. What bothers me is that my doctor gave me this plan insisting that it's my bladder when it's quite obvious it's not. I'm trying my best to give this plan a try and also did some research for a great gyno in my area should I need to see one.

Any advice you can provide me is greatly appreciated. Has anyone tried Neogyn or calendula ointment? I have read they can be very helpful.

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Post  christine12345 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:44 am

I thought I'd share that I had a very similar story to yours -- UTI, followed by a bacterial vaginosis infection, followed by this burning. I was treated with macrobid as well and actually found it helped with my burning feeling - but I have been taken off of it now as I tested negative for bacterial vaginosis. My doctor suggested I have vulvodynia but I'm awaiting seeing a specialist for treatment.


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Post  SisterAwake on Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:40 pm

Thanks for your response Christine Smile Sorry to hear you're dealing with the same problem. I actually don't have any active infection going on, my doctor has me taking antibiotics and anti yeast medications as a preventative as my body seems to be hyper sensitive to even trace amounts that wouldn't even register a response in a "normal" person. Rolling Eyes

I have to follow this plan until November. Shocked I'm trying my best to stick with it and not get frustrated. If things end up getting worse, I'm definitely going to ask her for a referral to a gynecologist as my GP seems to be pretty clueless.

Please do let me know how your appointment goes. Good luck! sunny

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