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» New and need some help
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:12 pm by fairlight10

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Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

» vaginal cream
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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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Anyone from New Jersey

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

Looking to maybe talk to someone from NJ to see if there are any support groups in this state.

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vaginal cream

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm by LindafromNJ

I have been given ABC cream to start using for my condition. This is gabapentin, amitriptyline and baclofen cream. Has anyone tried this. Also has anyone used lidocaine. My doctor told me not to use it. It is so sore at the vaginal opening. Has anyone used it there. Please respond!!

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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist


after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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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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