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Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

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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Hello. Happy to have found this group.

Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:01 pm by foxysugarpants

I am new here and hope to gain some insight into my vulva pain. I suffered for a long time not realizing that there are ways to feel better. I saw the Dr. yesterday and I am starting P/T pelvic and valium suppositories. queen

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Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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Anyone have pain with urination?

Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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Diagnosed recently, looking for advice

Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:51 am by Cloudberry

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad I found this forum! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (still not sure about the difference between all the different terms) a couple of months ago and I could do with some advice. This is probably going to be a lot of text because I just want to get everything off my chest, so please bear with me.

I’m a woman in my late 20s. Before getting diagnosed …

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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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6 year sufferer but I’ve found some hope

Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 am by Npage14

Hey, ladies! I’m new to this support group, I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while so I wanted to try this out! I’ve had vulvodynia for 6 years now, I am self diagnosed. I’m 20 now and the pain started when I had my first encounter with sexual contact when I was 14(I still remained a virgin though it was fingering). For a couple years the pain was so bad I could hardly …

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Hurting, Burning, Itching, and Worn Out

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:55 pm by donnambr

This vulvodynia that I'm currently suffering with is so cruel. I hurt, I burn, I itch. When I first got this several years ago, before the internet, I though I was the only one with this awful disorder. Doctors couldn't figure it out. I felt so alone and devastated. Somehow it disappeared for a few years and now I'm suffering again. This dreaded V misery is back and I feel like I will be with …

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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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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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