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Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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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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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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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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Post  Sarah001 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:41 pm

I took my form from the vulvar dermatologist to my GP today requesting Gabapentin and she immediately said why didn't she tell you to ask for Pregabalin (Lyrica) as it's just as effective at a lower dose and better for Fibromyalgia? I was pretty surprised because the dermatologist said Pregabalin would be the better option but as it was pretty expensive alot of doctors won't prescribe it which is why she recommended Gabapentin so I explained this to my GP and she said "well, we do prescribe Pregabalin here when it's the better option and it is for you so that's what I'm going to give you"!! Shocked I can't believe I skipped the cheap option and went straight to the expensive one, amazing!

She also said she's sure my dodgy SI joints and resulting muscle problems are irritating nerves in the pelvis and causing the Vulvodynia so if meds don't work I may have to have nerve blocks but the physio might cure the problem so keep going with that and see where it takes me. I'm really impressed with this GP, she seems to really listen and take it all in. I collect my Pregabalin on Monday as the pharmacy had run out so we'll see how I get on.
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Post  jules on Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:29 am

Good luck. it worked for me. i was going to taper off, but as i did, i the pain came back. i started low and went up to 300 mgs. it may have caused weight gain for me...but it could just have been my drinking and eating.

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Post  Jacky51 on Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:02 pm

Sarah

Did your GP say you could 'take the pregbalin with Ami, or has she taken you off that?

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Post  Sarah001 on Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:55 pm

You can take both together but if the Pregabalin is alot more successful than the Ami the Ami dose will be lowered a bit, I won't be coming off Ami because I take it to get proper sleep and without it I feel constantly exhausted due to Fibromyalgia so I'll have to find a balance between the two.
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Post  Jacky51 on Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:24 pm

I'm going to ask my gp to prescribe this as well. I desparately need a painkiller whilst the other medication kicks in, my pain is at a 10 most days surely there must be something I can take to give me some relief.

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Post  jules on Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:57 pm

Jacky,

Opiates are known to help w/ this pain. I get a monthly prescription for hydrocodone (Vicodin). I take up to three pills per day. I am able to work on these pain pills. When the pain is very bad it just takes the edge off. The other meds will eventually help decrease the pain. It won't always be this bad.

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:16 am


Yes I take condine 15mg (wiv paracetamol) x2 tabs per dose. If pain is bad..wont use it every day tho unless needed. It does work but spaces me out..its just something to get me through until I find out if the nerve block works.
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Pregabelin

Post  Jacky51 on Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:06 pm

Sarah how are you getting on withe the Lyrica? Have you noticed an improvement?

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Post  Sarah001 on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:07 pm

To be honest I haven't started taking it yet, I was warned it may make me drowsy especially alongside the Ami so I'm waiting for a time when I don't have to drive anywhere for a week or so just in case it does that. I have been told it's like Ami though and takes a while to build up in your system and also often needs an increase in dose to do any good so it's not a quick fix like opiates so I don't think I'll notice an immediate difference. I'll report back once I get going with it.
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Post  jules on Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:27 pm

i have had very little pain over the past week. My nurse practitioner increased my Gabepentin to 3600 mgs (highest dose) and i still take the Lyrica (Pregabelin) 150 mgs. Neither of them made me tired, but i am not on Ami. It's been a good week. I give most of the credit to Pregabelin. hang in there ladies!

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Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:49 am


So glad to hear that Jules!! Smile
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