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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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GABAPENTIN CREAM IN THE UK?

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GABAPENTIN CREAM IN THE UK?

Post  A2015 on Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:24 pm

Hello anyone in the UK,

I wanted to ask if anyone has been prescribed Gabapentin cream in the UK?

I found this PDF online, a presentation by Dr. Goldstein about how to treat VVS depending on what caused it (hormonal / infection):
Medical and Surgical Treatment of Sexual Pain http://www.issmsmsna2012.org/present/_pdf/1050.pdf

I am suffering with VVS for a second time. I have provoked VVS, my skin is red & subtly inflammed in the whole area that is sore, with occasional itching of the vulva area.

I had the same symptoms of VVS from 2012-13 when I was on the Pill. When I eventually came off it, I was 100% cured back to normal within a month.
After 18 perfect months, this February I developed infections & now have had VVS again since. Unfortunately, it doesn't look to be hormonal this time.

Gabapentin 2 - 6% topical is listed as one of the advised treatments for 'Acquired Neuroproliferative Vestibulodynia', when women report an onset after severe or recurrent candidaisis.

I know Dr. Goldstein is in the US & I gather different medications are offered in the US and UK, we seem to be a bit behind on treatments/knowledge of this condition I think.

Has anyone been prescribed this in the UK? I am based in London.

Thank you so much for any responses.

A2015


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Re: GABAPENTIN CREAM IN THE UK?

Post  PainBlogger on Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:25 pm

I've not been offered any topical 'nerve calming creams' at any appointments. Furthermore, until I had to give up work I was employed in pharmacy and I've never seen a prescription for any creams containing antidepressants or gabapentin/pregabalin and the like. It's possible they could be obtained in the UK on a specific patient basis - i.e. would be made up specifically for a patient by a specials manufacturing company that the chemist would order it from. But to my knowledge (albeit a couple of years out of date now) there are no ready made creams of such like available in the UK. If anyone knows differently, hopefully they can chime in. Sorry that's probably not the answer you are looking for Neutral I agree that the medical professional in the UK does seem to be behind the states. But at least we can get most things prescribed on the NHS rather than have to worry about insurane coverage or paying cost price. That must be extra stressful.

I hope you find something that helps soon.

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Re: GABAPENTIN CREAM IN THE UK?

Post  MensRea on Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:51 am

If you go private the doctor can write you the prescription. However, a small tube of that cream costs 100 pounds :/ I have ordered my own cream from my country, i have a friend who is a pharmacist, but he couldn't obtain the main substance, and he just smashed the gabapentin's pills and put it in the cream. The cream didn't help much with my provoked pain, but it reduced the unprovoked pain a lot. However, i applied it only for a month. If you are able to find someone who can make the cream with the main substance it would be much more effective. You can show to your doctor this article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18757655

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Re: GABAPENTIN CREAM IN THE UK?

Post  MensRea on Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:22 am

UPDATE: The unprovoked pain is almost gone! Also, i don't feel pain during urination anymore and the provoked pain is much better! I will continue applying the cream for another 4 months to see how far will go.

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