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    Is there anyone here that takes calcium citrate for Vulvodynia? I tried taking it not too long ago but it didn't help any. I was wondering if maybe it would help with the absorption by taking it with vitamin D or chewable ones?
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  • #2
    potassium Citrate

    Hi there,
    I am taking potassium citrate and this has helped with my constant burning.
    It is called Urocit-k. Google it and see what you think.
    Jodi B


    • #3
      I know this will not help you much but I am taking calcium citrate for osteopenia. It has not made me worse. Don't know if it helped any.

      You should always take Vit D when you take calcium.

      Are you feeling better? You were having such a hard time after the hydro.



      • #4
        I take Calcium Citrate for vulvodynia, but only when eating high oxalate foods like blueberries or spinach. It works on those foods like Prelief works on acids, from what I've been told. And it has allowed me to have small amounts of blueberries & spinach, whereas before I couldn't have any without an outbreak of vulvar itching.

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        Current treatments:
        -IC diet
        -Elavil 50mg at night
        -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
        -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
        -Pyridium if needed,
        -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
        -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
        -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
        -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
        -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
        -Managing stress= VERY important!
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        • #5
          I have taken Calcium Citrate for many many years before developing vulvodynia and VV, so it definitely didn't prevent me from getting these conditions. I still take it daily for the calcium/bone benefits but have never noticed any relief from my symptoms. As the saying goes around here, everyone's different but even if it doesn't help with my vulvodynia I do plan to continue taking it for the other benefits. Although the vulvodynia can be pure h*ll at times, I am more worried about osteoporisis and will take calcium citrate and drink milk religiously if that's what it takes to avoid it. I do hope that it helps others with their V symptoms. Best wishes


          • #6
            I started taking Calcium Citrate + Vit D on may 15th. 3 days later i felt so much better! Since then i've been good except this weekend...(taking antibiotic for UTI and probably have a Yeast infection now) but other than that i really have been good. So the only thing i do at the moment is taking Calcium Citrate and an Estroegen Cream.
            I also watch my diet high oxalate foods and i kinda go with the IC acid foods or drinks. Its hard but possible.

            I feel a bit burned down in regards to vitamins....not sure what vitamins i can take which doesnt harm my vulvodynia or IC...that is hard.

            Symptoms started November 2005
            Diagnosed with IC in January 2007
            Diagnosed with Vulvodynia 2006
            Medications since July 2007: Gepan Installations now only every 2 months - Amitriptilyn(Elavil) 6 drops at night - Elmiron 200mg/day, Ranitic150 in the morning together with Desloratodine 5mg - Guaifenesin Capsules 300mg (for vulvodynia), Prelief with critical food
            Vitamins/Minerals: Neutra C

            Herbal Tea (Chamomille) 3 cups a day, sit baths with sea salt after sex - Hyalofemme Gel before sex - Multi GynActi Gel after sex - Macrobid 50mg after sex