Has anyone taken Duloxetine / Cymbalta for Vulvodynia ? I am very sensitive to medications and am scared to try it. I recently took nortryptiline for a few months and had horrible side effects on it and afterwards. I still don’t feel myself. I took amitriptyline for several years and the pain stopped all together. I was able to go off of it eventually and was pain free for two years, but now it’s back. I’m on it again now but have had a different reaction to it the second time around and my doctor wants to try something else.
Hi there! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia, specifically clitorodynia, last year. I've been seeking help and found a specialist in my area but after everything from botox to PT to bladder instillations to countless meds, I'm not finding any relief. After your doctor says, "I'll let you know if I think of anything else", how do you keep hope?
Hiya! I’m Sylvia (she/her), and I have several chronic illnesses. Does anyone else here have fibromyalgia, IBS, and vulvodynia? I have all three, and I’ve read that they are common comorbidities and that they may share a causal factor related to pain processing differences in the nerves and brain (like the pain volume control is just turned up too high), but I’ve never met anyone else who has all three conditions. If you do too, I’d love to meet you!
Hi. I was diagnosed with Vulvodynia last year. I’ve been struggling with vulvar pain for the past couple years now. My specialist told me that I should go to a pain management clinic. I already take nerve pain medications so I’m not sure what else they could do for me. What are your thoughts?
Does anyone else with vulvodynia/vaginismus struggle with an overactive bladder / interstitial cystitis?
I started taking gabapentin back in 2019 to treat my vulvodynia pain, and over time it's lowered my libido. I'm looking for alternative treatments and am wondering if anyone has been successful with anything else? Possibly gabapentin compound creams? I've also taken citalopram in the past for the pain but I had the same side effects and discontinued it for that reason.
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