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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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Who else has intense constant burning at the vaginal opening without provoking ?

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Who else has intense constant burning at the vaginal opening without provoking ?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:23 pm

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Re: Who else has intense constant burning at the vaginal opening without provoking ?

Post  Zbrown on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:01 pm

Mines pretty constant yeah

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Re: Who else has intense constant burning at the vaginal opening without provoking ?

Post  meelie on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:26 pm

Mines constant during the day, thank God it goes away at night while I sleep, I'm relaxed then. Pretty sure its muscles with mine.

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Post  ringostarr26 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:07 am

same here! constant burning...i too feel better when i am asleep lol some days i just can't wait for bed!

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Re: Who else has intense constant burning at the vaginal opening without provoking ?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:07 am

same! i can usually sleep okay. weird huh?!
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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:38 am

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Re: Who else has intense constant burning at the vaginal opening without provoking ?

Post  yoginimom on Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:15 am

Yep that's mine to a T. i've been diagnosed the same as you Tinkerbell.

I have been trying caledula baths for the burning, and i have noticed it's brought the inflammation down slightly.

What have you tried that's helpful?

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Re: Who else has intense constant burning at the vaginal opening without provoking ?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:28 pm

Hey girl! What's caledula? It's not something i've heard of! where are you from x
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Post  yoginimom on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:14 pm

tinkerbelle2 wrote:Hey girl! What's caledula? It's not something i've heard of! where are you from x

Oh i spelled it wrong. Smile It's calendula, marigold flowers. I got the idea out of 'ending female pain' ... you steep the flowers on the stove for about 15 min, or until it turns an amber color. Then strain and put it in bath water. It's supposed to reduce inflamation. I used a VERY small amount the first few times, because at this point i am terrified of anything reacting to me and flaring me worse. But it helped! Not by a lot, but there is a noticable decrease in pain after my bath for a few hours. So i'll take it. Smile

What all have you tried so far? Have you discovered anything that works well? I'm still trying to avoid the antidepressant angle, but i'm getting closer to acceptoing that i need to try something else. Sad

I'm from Canada. How about you?

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Post  meelie on Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:35 pm

Hi gang, just wanted to tell you that I have actually tried epsom salts soaks. I have always thought that epsom salts was salt but it's not it's magnesium. Makes you relax. Saw it on Dr. Oz. Tried it. It helped me feel better all over, I did get out and shower afterwards didn't know if it would dry my skin out or what so I washed it off. I put two cup fulls in a warm bath and soaked about 15 - 20 minutes I think. Didn't look at the clock. But I'm going to try it again today. Oz was talking about helping with magnesium deficiency and helps relax. Go figure. Smile

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:55 pm

Hello, I have a question for anyone who's experiencing constant pain. I have this constant burning for the last 7 months and haven't had an hour without it. But my doctor told me that I do not have generalized vulvodynia but I have vestibulitis. My pain is localized but needs no provoker. Is this normal?

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Post  PainBlogger on Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:32 pm

To be honest, I think with the conditions of vulvodynia (which includes vestibulitis) anything goes. Some people have pain all the time, some only when provoked. I get both provoked and unprovoked pain, but I'm not usually in pain all day every day. I do get blocks of up to six/eight hours a time of virtually pain free some days, but then other days it kicks off every time I visit the toilet or sometimes just at random. I think a lot of what I've read implies that vestibulitis is generally a provoked pain, but, if one thinks about it, maybe it's getting provoked with you but lasting so long after the trigger has occurred that the blocks of time you're in pain are melding into a continuous phase. If that makes sense.

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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:52 pm

PainBlogger wrote:To be honest, I think with the conditions of vulvodynia (which includes vestibulitis) anything goes. Some people have pain all the time, some only when provoked. I get both provoked and unprovoked pain, but I'm not usually in pain all day every day. I do get blocks of up to six/eight hours a time of virtually pain free some days, but then other days it kicks off every time I visit the toilet or sometimes just at random. I think a lot of what I've read implies that vestibulitis is generally a provoked pain, but, if one thinks about it, maybe it's getting provoked with you but lasting so long after the trigger has occurred that the blocks of time you're in pain are melding into a continuous phase. If that makes sense.

Hi Painblogger, yours sounds similar to mine! Mine varies in severity. It's not usually good days or bad days , sometimes, but for me it's more like good and bad moments within a day and can change drastically seemingly at random. If it's not that painful I can be distracted from it, if it's bad I'm in fire and it's all I can think about.
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Post  amyhp on Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:05 pm

I have a sore pain 24/7. The burning flares. Sometimes worse than others.

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Post  let's kick this on Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:20 am

I as well have constant burning pain and it goes into my rear too. My I wish these doctors could find something so many of us suffering. I did buy a vaginal probe for a tens unit and it helped a couple times. I use it 20 mins a day with estrogen cream.

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Post  let's kick this on Sat May 07, 2016 3:55 pm

I think the tens unit is helping the vaginal burning

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Post  Antaea on Wed May 11, 2016 8:59 pm

I too have a constant burning around the opening of the vagina. Most of the time in the clitoris and the inner labia too. Nothing helps. It gets worse during the day. The nights are real night mares. Then I feel it most. I try with lidocain and tramadol but now I shall start with Neurontin. I have a very demanding job. teaching flute and piano both in elementary school in the morning and lessons in culture school in the afternoon and evening. I dread every day.
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Post  let's kick this on Wed May 25, 2016 9:53 pm

Antaea,

I am now trying a chiro / homeopathic doctor she doesn't seem to be helping me yet. Tomorrow will be my 4th time she has put me on some natural pills but doesn't want me to use the tens unit while she is treating me. Have you been to a pain specialist?  I'm thinking that is my next step this is terrible I feel bad for you having to work. I sit on ice packs through out the day.

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Post  Antaea on Thu May 26, 2016 11:32 am

I am without pain most of the time - the Neurontin (Gabapentin) has worked miracles. The side-effects are ceasing, even I cannot drive up to 17 hours after the last capsule.
I am convinced that it is of great importance to get advanced pain medication, Gabapentin, Pregabalin, Amitriptylin, Noramitryptolin) as early as possible. Topical ointments may worsen the situation.
After 3 to 6 months of constant pain, the brain develops so called pain-memory. The nevrons react like getting pain-impulses, even they may not exist. It is like having tinnitus, where you hear sounds which do not exist, due to nerve-damage. (Please excuse my clumsy way to explain. Sometimes, I lack expressions. Enlish is only my third language).

I got my diagnosis and treatment only 2 months after experiencing the first pain. But I had an episode 8 years before, and probably provoked V as a child. So I recognised the pain. Then I nearly lived in the Net to gather the necessary information and presented the symptoms for my GP so that he could not do otherwise than saying, "yes you have vulvodnyia. You shall start with the minimum dose of Neurontin" I am convinced, otherwise i wouldn not sit here on my donut pillow and without a screaming vulva.
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Post  let's kick this on Fri May 27, 2016 3:34 pm

My chiro is having me try Aloe gel and Aloe drink I used it twice yesterday and it did help some!

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