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Vulvodynia

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This unpleasant condition causes chronic pain and discomfort in the vulval area, with the most common symptoms including stinging, burning, irritation and rawness. The condition can vary in severity; for some they experience only mild discomfort, but for others it can severely inhibit their normal lives and prevent enjoyment of sexual activities. There are treatments available, including anti-depressant and anti-convulsant drugs, but there are also creams and gels that can be applied to help with the pain. With up to 15% of women suffering with this condition, you can be sure that you’re not alone, and your GP will be able to help.

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Hi. I've had this problem for a number of years and it had gradually got worse. Sex is very painful and my periods are extremely painful. So much that at times I can't walk. I've got Amitriptyline but I'm rubbish at remembering to take it. Anyone had success with taking Amitriptyline? How long did it take? Any other tips?





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I am creative and run on anxious personality. Iam stressed in my job and take everything to heart. I am a perfectionist. An artist. I try to relax though... I have sore, itch opening to the vagina. 3 years now. Better than it was... Is it too much wheat? Gluten? Sugar?..Doing all the right things to help....cotton, no bath etc etc...Gyno says it is all in my head....what do I do. Started yoga, got a bike, trying to just relax and enjoy life...but flare up stressing me. No relationship as I am scared to even think about intercourse! One doc said it was LS and LP....Gyno said it was not. Sooh upset, very tearful about it.........;/





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Hello, I have been suffering from Vulvodynia for nearly two years. Could you please share the type of medication you were taking and the tests performed?





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Hi ladies. I know how it feels like when something is not right down there and you have to carry the feeling in every single activity you do per day. Horrible. However, i was diagnosed in England with NHS doctor and specialist with the condition called volvodynia, which causes pain due to the sensitive of nerve. I took the medicine for nearly 7 months. And nothing really worked in right way. An i was suffering due to in waiting list of doctor and specialist. It really took nearly 4 months to see a specialist, who just looked at your vagina with naked eyes. Nothing more. So disappointed. And you know what, i came back to my country Vietnam. i went to women gynaecologist. The doctor said i had infection due to the scanning, swab test from my vagina discharge. The result was come back after 45 minutes since the doctor collected the sample from me. Then, I took the medicine, which she gave me for 2 weeks. I also took probiotic and some supplement to increase my immune system to fight with the bacteria infection. After 2 weeks, my symptoms is reduced 98%. I came back for checked up as the bacteria was not 100% clear, thus she gave me medicine for 10 more days to finish the problem completely. And then, now, i am 100% clear. Nothing is hurt, pain, itchy. So, please ask the doctor to check up in a professional way as you don't have infection. Not just with feeling or blind antibiotic or even just with naked eyes. And diagnose you with the vulvodynia as the treatment is 100% different direction. And if you have any question about the specific test i had done in hospital or the supplement i took. Please contact me. I ll inform you anything i did and know. As i know how it feel like when you have boyfriend/husband and more important infection can lead to other diseases and effect pregnancy in the future.





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Hello, I am very interested in the tests performed and medication that you took. If you could share the information with me, I would greatly appreciate it.

What cream did you get persciped please

Hi, I have been experiencing vaginal pain like being stung by a wasp. And it comes and goes in waves. But it always feels uncomfortable down there, I seem to have slits on the inside of my lips and the vulva is painful. I have been dealing with this for a few years now and it's getting unbearable , I have been to the doctors, ove been told it's lichen scorosis, herpes, Ect I have like grey lines which the doctor has said is scar tissue?from reacurent episodes . Like every two wks 😩I just want to know the cause of this I now have been put on anti viral drugs but I have blisters as well as pain and stinging snd they have not helped at all. I'm in agony !!! just want to feel normal and Beable to have a active sex life which I can't . Please if anyone can help me .





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I have had this condition since I was 14 but was only just diagnosed and I am now 18. I find it un bareable to have sex, it's a sharp intense burning pain that will make me leave ice cubes down there afterwards. I haven't slept with anyone in 3 years because of this condition. I am considering surgery? Because I don't know how I will live my life having to always put numbing cream on before sex.. It doesn't seem right. I want to have opinions on surgery for this and has anyone had the surgery?





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I started with a water infection but over the past 3 days I have noticed that my vagina has become red, slightly swollen and an intense pain constantly through out the day and nigh. I get a stinging / burning sensation when I pee it also feels like I am tearing when I attempt to pee. It is uncomfortable for me to stand or sit. I also get an intense pain when my urine touches the skin.





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This is exactly how I was and it really hurts like hell! take omega 3 fish oil because our bodies cannot produce this and it helps to reduce inflammation also rub evening primrose oil on the sore area at night, wear cotton underwear and loose skirts and soak in warm salted bath water, always put vaseline on the sore area to protect when going for a pee.It took a month to heal but it worked for me

I am the same. I am going to the doctors tomorrow to find out what's going on.

My vagina hurts and it bleeds on the outsides a little i can barely move from that cause it hurts and itches and i cant really see what it is cause i havent shaved and whenever i try it hurts and so i avoided shaving and i dunno what to do so can anyone give me a little help please thanks!





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I've just been given Ametop to try along with Amitriptyline and I'm frightened to even put the gel near me.. I only have to use it once he said.. Is it ok? Anyone hell?? Thanks





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I have had itching round my vagina/clitorious? For a few days and it the whole area has also become swollen and really sore to touch and it's really uncomfortable when I walk and even sit down. I want to know if I should go to the doctor or if there are any treatments I can try without visiting the doctor, please help!





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