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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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When you guys talk of oatmeal baths do you mean porridge oats?

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When you guys talk of oatmeal baths do you mean porridge oats?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:09 am

Anyway I'm lying here on my phone in the bath with a cup full of porridge sprinkled in the water (Waitrose own Wink ), is this what you mean? Or is there a specific type to use? How is it beneficial? I found this on Wikipedia. ..

An oatmeal bath, made by adding a cup of finely ground oatmeal to one's bathwater, is also commonly used to ease the discomfort associated with such things as chickenpox, poison ivy, eczema, sunburn and dry skin.[6]

Interesting! I never knew that. Anyway I do find baths in general do soothe a little.
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Re: When you guys talk of oatmeal baths do you mean porridge oats?

Post  Alana3 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:36 am

No go to a pharmacy you can but them.in packets I use them on my horse aveno makes a.good one

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Re: When you guys talk of oatmeal baths do you mean porridge oats?

Post  Alana3 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:33 pm

They are what you use to eat, but they have to be used in a certain way. Don't just dump Quaker Oats in your bath, there's a certain way to do it. So I included an article on what an oatmeal bath is and how to make a recipe. I like the Aveno one (which I mentioned about) because it's in individual packs. It helps me horse immensely (yes, they are made for people!) and he stops scratching himself right away. I have never used oatmeal for vulvodynia but for other problems (chicken pox and hives!) it worked pretty well.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-oatmeal-bath.htm

http://babyparenting.about.com/cs/healthissues/a/oatmealbath.htm

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Re: When you guys talk of oatmeal baths do you mean porridge oats?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:54 pm

OK thanks
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Re: When you guys talk of oatmeal baths do you mean porridge oats?

Post  yoginimom on Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:48 pm

Bumping for sparkle Smile

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Re: When you guys talk of oatmeal baths do you mean porridge oats?

Post  Sparkle on Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:44 pm

Found it, thanks yoginimom :-)

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Re: When you guys talk of oatmeal baths do you mean porridge oats?

Post  sailor_moon on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:55 am

Oatmeal is a natural anti - inflammatory Smile . I tried oatmeal baths when I was burning really bad and they did soothe the area a little bit...lets face it, a little relief is better than none!
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