Amitriptyline is one of the most useful medications for managing pelvic pain because it helps several different symptoms at once. It doesn’t suit everyone, but if you are someone with pain on most days it often improves pain.
Duloxetine, venlafaxine and desvenlafaxine are drugs with lots of potential to help people with pelvic pain.
Pregabalin and Gabapentin come from a family of medications called ‘anti-convulsants’. These medications affect how nerves send pain signals.
Narcotics (opioids) are a family of medications that includes codeine, fentanyl, oxycodone, tramadol, morphine, pethidine and heroin. Narcotics were originally made from opium poppies.
Capsaicin is a natural extract from chilli peppers. It is the part of the chili that gives the burning feeling in your mouth. So why would you put it on such a sensitive area as your vulva?
If you have pelvic pain, it’s quite possible that you sometimes have flares of pelvic muscle spasm. A diazepam suppository is a small white, waxy, bullet-shaped pellet that can be inserted in either the vagina or the bowel. It can help relax the muscles and settle the spasm.