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Post  criv01 on Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:02 pm

Long story short, I've been in pain for 6 months, after giving birth to my beautiful baby boy. After many, many appointments, prescriptions and such...i was directed to a specialist that said I have vulvodynia. At first, I was happy as it seemed to match what I was feeling...and then, I began reading and feel beyond helpless....especially as I woke up at 5 this morning with burning pain around my clitorisis. At this point, I've been prescribed a lidocaine cream...which isn't really helping....just shifts the pain to mostly burning and turns down the intensity by one....and I've done two sessions of pt for my pelvic floor.

I'm struggling mentally A LOT. To be honest, I'm crying and ahhhhhhhhhh! Why did this have to happen?????? I am surrounded by a simple, but good life and I am consumed with my thoughts of pain. I'm trying to tell myself this is the beginning...there are options, but I'm having trouble actually believing this pain can change....I'm fried and just want some relief!! Ugh, I don't know if I'm mentally strong enough for this all right now.

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Post  fairlight10 on Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:04 pm

I am sorry you are suffering this horrible condition as we all are on this forum. Also,at a time that should be special with your new baby. I can recommend one of the tryclic antidepressants. Nortriptyline taken at a low dose of 20mgs can calm down the nerve pain you are experiencing. I have been on it for more than 6years now.It took many months to work but within 2 weeks I knew it was changing the pain signals.After 4months l felt ready to go back to work.I still have flare ups but nothing like it was at the beginning.l have read all the stories on this site and many women have found relief with these medications. It may make you sleepy for awhile but this wears off when you get used to the drug.Hope this helps.


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Post  Thinolgal on Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:09 am

I also got severe burning pain from lidocaine......it stimulated rather than deadened the nerve endings.....no idea how, but the pain felt like a scald.

I'm new on here, so sorry if I'm covering old ground (I've read some of the posts, but far from all). Are you washing too often? I say this as I became a bit obsessed by trying to make myself too clean, and it makes matters worse. Secondly....cool plain live yoghourt after washing and left on the skin helps me, it may help you. Messy, but really soothing. Wipe off with very soft toilet tissue.....don't rub as the toilet tissue often contains chemicals which will irritate the skin.


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