Which birth control should I choose to be on that won't make my Vulvodynia worse?

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Post  Olivia D on Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:31 pm

Hello all! I am new here. I would like some advice. I was diagnosed with Vulvodynia when I was 17. After a year of mental anguish, doctors telling my mother I am mentally ill and what not, needing a therapist, looking for attention, etc. I was finally heard and directed to a vulvar clinic. I was diagnosed with Vulvodynia and Vulvar Vestibulitis. I was put on Gabapentin 3x a day 900mgs. It actually worked and I had no problems, went off of it for like two years and it came back with a vengeance. I lost my virginity when I was 21. It actually didn't hurt, and I was fine, up until I started the Depo shot. Sex became very PAINFUL!!!! I wanted to cry, I felt intense burning and pain, the whole nine. I noticed it was when I went on Depo that sex became painful and it came back and has stayed with me. i can't take gabapentin anymore because for some reason my body doesn't do well with it. I get so nauseous and I eat with it. I puked so much from it. I use to take that on an empty stomach and have just drowsiness, but obviously my body doesn't like it now Sad No matter what I do! Sad

So, this may seem crazy, but I felt I had more flare ups and more pain being on Depo. It's also weird because I feel like I need a period. When I got my period I actually felt "relieved" with my vulvodynia. For some odd reason my pain would come about like a week before my period, but when I got it, everything was fine and normal again. I asked my doctor what other BC methods would work, but they keep saying just because I was on Depo doesn't mean the Nexplanon will have the same side effects. I feel it would because it's progestrone, and Depo is the same thing. I don't know if Nexplanon will be better? Or if I need a BC that will produce a period? Like the pill or the patch? I tried the copper IUD the one with no hormones in it, my body rejected the IUD and it was extreme cramping that I couldn't deal with. Unfortunately that didn't work out to my favor because that would be the best option.

What do you suggest? And do you think my theory is crazy that maybe birth control makes your condition worse? I don't know what to do, and the doctors who specialize in this don't seem to answer my questions, so I will go to my fellow sufferers of this condition and see what you all think. Thank you so much for reading, and you have my deepest sympathy and love for dealing with this horrid condition. Xoxo.

Olivia D

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Post  emalita on Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:08 pm

Here's a good article I had read in the past about the pill and its hormone destroying connection (don't worry, it's not written by Dr. Oz).

http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/when-taking-the-pill-takes-away-your-sex-life

Many women find a link between hormonal birth control and vulvodynia. So honestly, I wouldn't recommend any of them if you've had issues in the past.

You mentioned you can't take Gabapentin anymore, but have you tried it as a compounded cream (non-alcohol base) that gets applied directly to your vulva? That's how my gynecologist wrote my Rx for it (I never used it though for other reasons I won't go into here).

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