I'm new to the boards but not to the world of Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed in 2006. Over the years I have responded very well to treatment with amytriptyline. I have been taking 100mg daily for the past 4 years. Over the last 2 years (give or take) I have experienced even greater relief from symptoms.
However, over the last month or so I have been experiencing burning in the genital area that comes and goes. In May I had a really bad UTI. It happened over a weekend and there was no way I could get to a walk in clinic as I had to frequent the washroom so much nor could I wait for Monday to see my doctor. Luckily my doctor offers after hours care so I was able to get a prescription of Macrobid from the on call doctor after describing symptoms and discussing my history. I am prone to bladder infections and am far too familiar with the symptoms.
A couple weeks after finishing the Macrobid I ended up with a yeast infection, more often than not I get one after a course of antibiotics. Treatment with Canesten took care of that.
Now though, off and on, I am dealing with a lot of burning in the genital area and it's just driving me crazy! No evidence of infection, no abnormal discharge. No pain with sex, actually I find that symptoms settle down for a little while after sex. The burning comes and goes, it disappeared for nearly a week and I thought finally it's over, but now I'm right back where I started.
I know that vulvodynia can be quite common with Fibromyalgia so I am curious to hear from other ladies out there who may be suffering the same thing. What do you do to relieve the pain? Are there any times it is better/worse? Tried calling my dr today but her office is closed.