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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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Physio (back pain)

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Physio (back pain)

Post  Sunflower82 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:48 am

Hi,
    I've been seeing a women's health Physio on and off for well over a year and I don't think I would have got this far if it wasn't for all the treatment she has given me. The only think us half way through this treatment I hurt my back. L4 l5 area impinging in the nerve down my right leg! I recently had a nerve block and the majority of my vulvodynia symptoms disappeared and I am now able to have pain free sex. The only problem is my back and leg still feeling the same, if I have any Physio treatment to release my back it will immediate bring on my vulvodynia symptoms. Waiting for another nerve block ( which is not really the answer)

Wondered if anyone else had a similar experience ?

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Re: Physio (back pain)

Post  zarli on Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:23 am

Hi my specialist is thinking about giving me a nerve block, where did you have your block ?

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Physio (back pain)

Post  Sunflower82 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:38 am

Hi,
I had a nerve block at l4 l5 so technically it shouldn't have had an effect on my vulvodynia and the drs can't really explain why it has, it helped by back and leg pain temporary but within four weeks it was back! Were are u planning on having one ?

Thanks for your reply

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Re: Physio (back pain)

Post  zarli on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:33 am

Thank you, 15 years ago I started suffering nerve pain in my left shoulder blade, I believe this caused my vulvodynia which also started on my left side 6 years ago. Needless to say I've tried every thing for both problems and been to every one (well it feels like every one). I see a pain specialist who wants to try a puedendal nerve block and I'm thinking why not ??
I apologise for any negative aura but I'm having a pain flare and am struggling to keep up to life in general at present, but I know its just a phase and tomoro could be better.
Thank you for replying to me
Kind Regards Zarli

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Post  Sunflower82 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Zaria,
Sorry to hear u are having a rough time! I know that feeling well! A nerve block could be the way forward it's worth a try if u have tried other options! I'm presuming you have had Physio imput ?

Hope u have a better day tomorrow

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Re: Physio (back pain)

Post  mary jane on Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:35 pm

@ sunflower, was that a pudendal nerve block you had? oh, wait, you said it was for your back...

@ zarli, pudendal pain usually involves vulva pain, so it might work for you ! do update if it works, I'm interested in it as well
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Re: Physio (back pain)

Post  zarli on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:18 am

Thank you girls at this stage I have to wait until March !!! But Im trying to get in sooner my GP is going to pull some strings to try to make it happen sooner so will wait and see..
I will let u know asap.
Thank you for your lovely positive reply's its so comforting to have support, l have 4 young adult children and I hide a lot of my pain from them as I don't want them to get negativity from me, so its quite exhausting some days because I try and fulfil all family life and hide all the drama of having 'V'. I guess its nice to write negative feelings to people that understand, if that makes sense??

Yes I have tried 3 physios I have found a really good one and I am on going with that with very slow progress but I feel I let myself get to this stage as Endep worked for me for 4 years and I didn't try to find a cure I just thought I'd take that and slowly ween off it and tada 'V' would be gone.....very foolish thinking.

Warm wishes to you both


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Re: Physio (back pain)

Post  zarli on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:58 am

Forgot to say ...I know its not a cure but any thing to take away the pain while I am doing physio, my vulva specialist keeps
telling me its important to control the pain through medication while working on physio.Very Happy 

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Re: Physio (back pain)

Post  Kathy100 on Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:46 pm

Hi Zarli - I know what you mean about the meds, I thought exactly the same as you to start with (wishful thinking I guess) & then my pain spread out to legs, hips and back. Now I've found a really good physio who is helping (the specialist I saw said if physio did not work then nerve blocks would be something to consider). It must be terribly difficult to hide the V from your family life especially when you get a flare - I find it tough enough & I'm single. I hope you start feeling better soon.

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