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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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My cure......

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My cure......

Post  Ema222 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:37 pm

Ladies - this is the first time I have joined a chat- I had vulvodynia for 3
horrendous years- went through everything , seen different specialists, had biopsy, put on every kind of med - and nothing worked! I cried all the time , my stomach felt anxious all the time and I feared it would never go away- it all came on after
coming off the pill dianette which I had been on for 10years, 4 weeks later the pain began... Although docs didn't believe there was a link. They put me on amitriptyline indefinitely- but this made me drowsy and yucky and the reason I came of the pill was to try for baby so after being on it for about a yr I slowly came off it and found it had made no diff at all! ........
After trying everything ( washing myself with water down there everyday ) I decided to stop trying - I read a post somewhere about just using sudacream- so that's what I started to do- I slopped it on everytime it got sore .... For the first few weeks there wasn't much diff and then it began to work!!!!!!!!! ..... It's really messy I wanted to wash down there so bad- but I resisted and it worked!!!!!!!! ..... 1 1/2 years later it's still working...... Only now I only have to put it on randomly - maybe once a week when it starts to feel a little uncomfortable and whatever it does if seems to protect down there And stop the pain!!!!!!!! I never try to rub it off in the shower I just use a little water and that's it- I used to get lots reaccuring thrush etc but since I stopped washing down there not once have I go it! The best part sudacream is safe long term- the steriod creams they used to have me on helped a little but can lead to worse problems with continued use.

I am now pregnant and pain free - can wear underwear nd enjoy life again- and ll for something so simple!!!!!!!! ..... My doc couldn't believ that's what worked on the end!

I hope it works for you too!!!! Xxxx

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Re: My cure......

Post  mary jane on Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:08 pm

wow, your doctor was a complete idiot to have put you on amitriptyline, which is for NERVE PAIN, when you had a hormonal trigger for your type of pain.
glad you found relief!
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Post  jackie333 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:15 pm

I read that the Sudacream helped--and just to think there is something out there gave me a bit of comfort! I looked it up on Google and I came up with SUDOCREAM as an English product for  diaper rash--and that does sound like it might help. It's spelled differently.
Did you buy it over the counter in America?
Thanks so much!

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Post  Ema222 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:07 pm

Yeah that's it! It's a cream used for forming a barrier against irritants - zinc oxide is one of the main ingredients- used on wounds/ nappy rash that kind of thing- not sure what it goes under in America ( I'm from uk) honestly the best thing I ever discovered!!!

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Post  jackie333 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:39 pm

Thank you so much for replying.
I went to our druggist today but it doesn't appear that the cream is for sale in America : (
There are several Zinc Oxide diaper rash creams but not that one.
I am going to see another specialist on the 11th and am so hoping I get some relief. We are taking a two week trip in about 2 1/2 weeks and it's so awful to travel when the pain is acute.
Thank you again-
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Re: My cure......

Post  zarli on Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:21 am

Im from AUS and I find bepantham cream (also a nappy rash cream) not sure if I spelt it quite right, is wonderful also acts as a barrier.

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Post  jackie333 on Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:02 pm

Thank you so much! Another lady from the UK suggested a cream as well (Sudocream?)
I went to the store yesterday and it doesn't appear that we have that cream in the USA. They had a lot of nappie creams with Zinc Oxide---I'm hoping that the doctor on Tuesday will offer a suggestion that will give me some peace of mind before our trip.
I would love to email you, but I received a message that I will have to be a member for 7 days before they will allow it. That's understandable since I am new.

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Post  Delilah1 on Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:11 pm

Hello Ema222! I looked it up on Amazon and found Sudocrem Antiseptic Cream. Is this what you used? Says it's used for napkin rash, eczema and bed sores? I would like to order it and try it if this is what you used. Thank you

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Post  jackie333 on Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:35 pm

I'm so glad I just rechecked with Amazon!
Yesterday I went to two stores (I live in California, USA,) to see if they had the cream, and it appears that it's not carried locally or even in this country. I also tried Amazon and the suppliers all seemed to be in the UK. Today I did find a supplier on Amazon that is in the USA and I ordered Very Happy  a jar--Thank you!

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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:40 pm

Ema, this is great!!! Very Happy Congratulations on the pregnancy too Very Happy
, I often use Sudocrem down there and although it hasn't cured me it does definitely soothe. But posts like this give us all hope Very Happy x
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Post  Rose86 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:09 pm

That's amazing that it worked for you! Can I ask what your symptoms were though?

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu May 08, 2014 1:42 pm

Welcome to the forum, so pleased you found something that helped!  Smile 
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