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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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Newbie here: Want to learn more about experiences with vestibulectomy. Also Looking for people who go to a Louisville, KY clinic

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Newbie here: Want to learn more about experiences with vestibulectomy. Also Looking for people who go to a Louisville, KY clinic

Post  Fingerscrossed on Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:48 am

Hi! My name is Lacey, married since last December (newlywed) and I live in Kentucky for graduate school. I have been suffering from vulvodynia and pelvic floor dysfunction for nearly four years. This issue has been going on for so long that I have lost an exact count. I had back surgery when I was twelve for kyphosis and I wonder if that led to my issues--maybe poked a nerve or something. I've never been able to use tampons and I have always had pain with pelvic exams. When my husband (then boyfriend) and I first had sex prior to the issues coming up, it always hurt upon beginning sex but went away after a short time. About a year and a half later, the pain got to the point that I lost my libido and sex was always painful. I no longer desired to be touched sexually and did not feel an urge. I tried to seek some guidance with my undergrad college's gynecology wing, but they did not really understand and told me to use dilators.

In March of this year, I finally started getting treatment at the Pelvic Pain Center in Louisville, KY. I've been doing weekly appointments there since the middle of May. I'm currently taking amitriptyline (25mg), baclofen (20mg x 3 a day), zovirax cream, Amitriptyline HCl/Baclofen/Gabapentin cream, and testosterone to restore my libido. I was just placed on Lyrica on Friday at my request. I have gotten better through muscle work with the nurse practitioner, but the vulvodynia/nerve pain is not. My doctor and nurse practitioner have both recommended that I get a vestibulectomy. I'm mostly wondering what happens next after you have it and it doesn't work. Do you use botox for the rest of your life? Meds? None of those sound appealing and nerve blocks don't even work on me. I only have pain with penetration of any kind, but it has still affected my life in a negative way. I wish my sex life was not defined by these problems.

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Re: Newbie here: Want to learn more about experiences with vestibulectomy. Also Looking for people who go to a Louisville, KY clinic

Post  Alana3 on Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:13 am

First I lived in Lexington for 4 years! I had a vestibulectomy and can have sex with absolutely no problems and never had botox. Just pt. Not on any meds either in my case ir worked for me and I'm glad I went thru with it but everyone is different. Let me know if you have any questions about it really worth it in my opinion! Smile

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