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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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I'm in UK, anyone know any additional tests I can request e.g. hormone/ acidity ...

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I'm in UK, anyone know any additional tests I can request e.g. hormone/ acidity ...

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:42 pm

I just feel like they're not being thorough enough. I want the works, biopsies, tests for anything abnormal going on so I can be rid of this!! ive had a million STD and yeast/bacterial checks and urine tests.. but i keep reading about other women who've had these other things checked. I also want a full blood test and vitamin deficiency test in case.. do u know if you can get these things on the NHS?
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Re: I'm in UK, anyone know any additional tests I can request e.g. hormone/ acidity ...

Post  sailor_moon on Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:15 am

Have you had a monthly hormone profile blood test?  Testing all your hormone levels every week for a full cycle to see what each hormone is doing week by week..fluctuations, too high 1 week, too low the next ect. And an AMH test, which tests for PCOS. 

I had 2 biopsies done, they don't hurt anywhere near as much as you think. Mine only came back with inflammation. ..non-specific.  But it will rule any dermalogical conditions out. 

I don't know about where you're from, but all that was free here in Australia,  besides the AMH test which I paid $70 for and got a result! 

When I had one-off hormone tests, nothing came up, but doing s monthly one showed my levels were not active, I have very low estrogen that is neither rising or falling. And the AMH test confirmed PCOS,  which was backed-up by a vaginal ultrasound thst showed all the cysts on my ovaries.

Do you have any other symptoms besides vulvodynia?
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Re: I'm in UK, anyone know any additional tests I can request e.g. hormone/ acidity ...

Post  elednor on Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:04 am

Hi! i'm also from the UK, and i've had all the same (urine tests, a million STD tests because apparently they can't just believe the previous ones). In addition to those i had an ultrasound - i can't remember the proper name for it but they basically put a cold proddy thing up your vagina - and that was on the NHS, although they didn't find anything relevant. I've also had loads of different swabs and tests with hormones and acidity and stuff like that, some through my GP and some through the women's hospital in Birmingham which i'd recommend if you can get there easily enough.
Please message me if you have any questions! I hope i was able to help at least a little!
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Re: I'm in UK, anyone know any additional tests I can request e.g. hormone/ acidity ...

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:05 pm

elednor wrote:Hi! i'm also from the UK, and i've had all the same (urine tests, a million STD tests because apparently they can't just believe the previous ones). In addition to those i had an ultrasound - i can't remember the proper name for it but they basically put a cold proddy thing up your vagina - and that was on the NHS, although they didn't find anything relevant. I've also had loads of different swabs and tests with hormones and acidity and stuff like that, some through my GP and some through the women's hospital in Birmingham which i'd recommend if you can get there easily enough.
Please message me if you have any questions! I hope i was able to help at least a little!
Beth


Sorry for two year late reply - oops! If you still use this site I'd love to chat!
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