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Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

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 vulvodynia challenge

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My vulvodynia challenge

Post  Cbobro on Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:03 am

I was diagnosed with this condition a little under a year ago. I would be in and out of the doctor once a week, trying out different creams, antibiotics or pills that would take away the pain. I went to the gynecologist more than I have been to one my whole life. Every test they ran, would always come out negative. I felt alone and confused as to why this happened to me. I would be in unbearable pain everyday this past summer. I wasn't able to live the life that I wanted. I would constantly be annoying by crying about my pain to my friends all the time. I would feel bad and I would also feel alone because no one understood the amount of pain that I was actually in. Doctors would tell me that it's something to do with psychological issues but I truly don't believe that. I would be the happiest person on earth and still be in pain. But I would also be at my lowest points. I had depression over the summer where I wanted to just give up the fight and take the easy route out. I would cry to my mom every night begging for the pain to go away. Suddenly, after months of dealing with the torture, the pain began to go away, I was happy again and loving my life again. Until once again after 4 months I had a flare up. The burning pain was back, the discharge continued and the shooting pains got progressively worse. I figured that I've been through this challenge before and there's no way I'm letting it control me the way that it did before. I continue to have ice packs water bottles and anything cold between my legs to make the pain seem some what better. It's the biggest challenge I've had to over come but in the long run it has made me a hell of a fighter. I hope one day that the pain will vanish and I will be able to live the life with out pain, and I hope that all of you will continue to do the same thing!
-Chrissy (:

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Re: My vulvodynia challenge

Post  Mariek on Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:31 pm

Trying, it's a tough battle.

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Re: My vulvodynia challenge

Post  drivenbyambition on Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:52 am

I hardly ever not feel this condition. It is depressing in a way, but I am trying to stay positive and know that my fertility and life means more than pumping myself with medications with no long term studies. Personal opinion. However, today and the past three days have been very trying.

Feel better.

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Re: My vulvodynia challenge

Post  Cbobro on Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:26 am

I know it may seem like its the end of the world now, but I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. This condition can make anyone the strongest person if they persevere from it. I myself continue to start feeling the pain but I don't let it control my life anymore. There is hope, and you just have to believe that from now on!

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look at my post

Post  EverythingIsDifferentNow on Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:45 am

look at the advice category at the home page and you won't feel so alone I love you

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