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Post  sab24 on Wed May 31, 2017 3:37 am

Hello, all! I am 24 years old and was diagnosed with Vulvodynia after experiencing pain for a long time. In the past few months, the pain has been getting worse and has spread to my lower back. Please, any advice anyone has on dealing with this. I don't have health insurance at the moment. Any methods you all have used for pain management. I will take any advice!!!

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Post  mary jane on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:24 pm

hello, really sorry to hear so...

if the pain has spread maybe there is a cycle of nerves and inflammation or muscle tension going on ...
I had some lower back pain at some point and started doing gentle exercises like the child's pose and cat/cow stretch. These and naproxen took the pain away.

what kind of pain do you have? the cheapest medication out there is amitriptyline, although it takes 3-4 months to properly work. I am not familiar with the system in US so I can't advise more in how to deal with insurance but this is a cheap drug almost everywhere.
Can you buy lidocaine 5% ointment over the counter at all? it helps ...if you tell more about your symptoms maybe we can give more advice ....
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Post  sab24 on Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:43 pm

Hi,

Thank you for responding. My pain is a lot of sharp, stabbing, throbbing pain in the vaginal region and achey, painful pain in my lower back that radiates through my muscles.

I haven't tried Lidocaine yet, has that worked for you all?

have any of you had trouble sitting long hours? Has anyone used any sort of pillows?

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Post  mary jane on Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:51 am

Hi, lidocaine helped me, yes. lidocaine works for the vulva nerves, albeit not entirely but it helps take the edge off

it sounds like nerve pain or irritated nerves from what you are saying,. I would recommend you start medication as soon as possible to interrupt the pain signals your brain is sending the nerves...

Also, since pain occurs in the brain, you can really benefit from mindfulness, meditation and anti anxiety medication if the condition is causing a lot of anxiety.

Try the Lyrica, it's the best out there.
another thing, I must be honest with you, yes you will experience side effects from it. I would push through it unless they are life threatening. A lot of people try something for one week, complain, stop the medication and then of course you can't get healed!

I had weight gain, panick attacks, fatigue and dizziness at times and pushed through it and they worked.
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