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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured

Hi,

Every so often I'm reminded of the constant, persistent, horrible pain I was in two decades ago, and I reach out to try to help others who are suffering. If someone had offered me a solution during that terrible time, I'd have jumped at it. I hope this helps someone.

Yes, I did have terrible vulvodynia. It felt like someone poured acid all over my vulva. My doctor confirmed it and was …

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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25

Hello!

I am a 25 year old woman and wanted to share my story here as I feel frustrated by the suggestions of my gyno and am hoping for some advice.

To give the context for this: in September 2016 I moved in with my long term boyfriend after living abroad a year and (nearly) abstaining from sex. Within a few weeks I had got a yeast infection which I treated myself successfully, but then 2 weeks …

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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Post  JW2012 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:54 am

Hello everyone!

So happy to have found this forum. I have hardly told anyone what I am going through and when I do, no one quite gets it.

This whole thing started almost a year ago now. I have never told anyone, even my doctors, how it happened. I went on a trip to Vegas, drank to much and was sexually assaulted basically. I was in some pain down there like the man injured me. The next day I went swimming and fell asleep in my swimsuit, woke up and felt this awful awful burning. I was sure I was getting herpies.

I became obsessed with checking myself all of the time. The pain was unbearable so I knew there was something wrong. I went to my gyno, in tears and she was a bit rude. Said herpies was not a big deal at all. Well I thought if it feels like this it is a HUGE deal. She checked me out and said she was sure that was not it. I was treated for a yeast infection like many others. She did a test for herpies anyway, both swab and blood because my whole vulva looked raw and irritated. It came back negative but the pain came back in full force.

I went back to see another gyno because mine was unavailable. So happy because she was a life saver. She examined me, had another gynecologist look as well as a dermatologist. They could see that it was very irritated and that it didn't look like an STD. Tested me again and came back clean. Ointments did not help so they sent me to a pelvic pain clinic that is special to my hospital. So blessed and lucky to have had these specialists at my local doctor's office.

Now I am going to PT with a therapist that is amazing. She also suffers from similar issues so she actually understands what I am going through. They say my muscles are extremely tight. They aren't sure why. I assume it was the injury mixed with chlorine and possible yeast infection from swimming. Not quite sure. Maybe a mix of things. The PT is not relaxing the muscles as much as hoped so I am going for a botox treatment in january. My doctor also suggests a nerve block but I am nervous for that so just going for botox first. Has anyone had either one? What was it like? Did they put you to sleep?

Overall I am happy because the pain i felt for the first 4-5 months was unbearable. I thought about and contemplated suicide daily. My work and school suffered. I am in a much better place now. It still is irritating and the pain comes and goes but nothing like what i originally experienced. I have a fear that it may one day return to what it was, especially if I attempt to have sex. I guess I have to take it one day at a time and deal with that day if it comes.

Sorry this is so long! Needed to share my situation with someone.

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Post  cba321 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:21 am

Hi,
I'm glad to hear you have found some good help.

I have done the botox treatment. I had my injection in Aug this year. It has helped heaps, the muscle pain is gone, i'm just left with nerve sensitivity. I have had to do a lot of dialator work post the botox, but I am now up to the largest dialator 45mins a day. Whether my ability to use that large dialator post botox remains, we will see!

I was put to sleep for the injections, it was painful for a day and then it was gone. It felt very weird to run for a bit, but that is now gone as well.

Overall has been a good experience so far...

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