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NinjaNurse

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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?

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    • Leahhhh

      477d

      Pelvic floor physical therapy and dilators helped me lots! Also going off of birth control pills made a huge difference

    • Leahhhh

      477d

      Pelvic floor physical therapy and dilators helped me lots! Also going off of birth control pills made a huge difference

    • Fayra

      479d

      Have you tried amitriptyline? Not everyone can tolerate it though.

    • thick

      692d

      I take the pill and it work for me

      • NinjaNurse

        687d

        @thick the pill? You mean the birth control pill? Or estrogen pills for atrophy?

    • NinjaNurse

      743d

      I have a pelvic wand from Intimate Rose that massages trigger points, and I do yoga. There’s pelvic floor yoga on YouTube. The Flower Empowered is the name of the channel.

    • NinjaNurse

      768d

      I have tried Premarin estrogen cream, but it has a lot of irritating ingredients, so maybe I need to try a compounded estrogen cream without those ingredients

    • Avril_Blackrose

      768d

      My doctor gave me estradiol a vaginal cream. Only thing that has helped even though I still get flare ups once/twice a month, way better than before

    • NinjaNurse

      777d

      Yes, I do use topical lidocaine. It’s a lifesaver. I love my pelvic floor PT…I wish it wasn’t so pricey, even with insurance. She’s one of the few professionals that has listened to me thus far…

    • HeyReese

      777d

      Do you have topical lidocaine? Also, getting into a pelvic floor specialist was crucial for me, because I found other underlying issues

    • NinjaNurse

      778d

      I already do physical therapy. I do most of it at home right now because I can’t afford as many sessions as before

      • Snwuggl

        743d

        @NinjaNurse what kind of pt are you able to do at home?? I haven’t found a pt yet but I want to be doing something in the mean time

    • HeyReese

      778d

      Hi! For me, my doc ordered a topical gabapentin compound cream & it’s amazing. Also pelvic floor PT :)

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