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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


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


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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Does anyone else have Endometriosis?

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Does anyone else have Endometriosis?

Post  CYF on Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:00 pm

Hi everyone,
I'm writing a new post because after 5 years of searching/struggling through my burning vaginal pain, I finally got a diagnosis. My Dr discovered that I have endometriosis and he surgically removed the misplaced tissue. But it doesn't end there. I have no idea how to proceed with treatment aka prevention of a future flare-up. My Dr. was wanting to put me on hormonal birth control (more specifically, the Depo-Provera shot) and I told him I wasn't comfortable with that. I have had horrible side effects to BC in the past.

If anyone has any advice/suggestions regarding what to try or what to avoid, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Also, FYI, these have been my main symptoms over the years:
-dull burning deep internal vaginal pain
-deep feeling of burning/inflammation/pain deep within my vagina during and after intercourse
-pain in vestibule during sex
-pinchy crawly contraction-type sensations in vagina
-digestive difficulties: alternating constipation and diarrhea
-for years i was having really heavy discharge but that has gotten better
****NOTE: Drs say that painful awful periods are the trademark symptom of Endometriosis, but that isn't always the case. My periods have been moderate. Years ago, I saw an Endometriosis specialist because I suspected that I had it, and he dismissed me after I told him that my periods were fine. 5 years later, and I realize I was right. Every woman is different and symptoms vary.

If you have any questions please feel free to let me know.



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Re: Does anyone else have Endometriosis?

Post  sailor_moon on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:31 pm

I had endometriosis removed 3 months ago. However it did not contribute to my vulva problem. I also have big digestive problems, I have chronic gastritis (chronic inflammation of the stomach, kinda like chrones disease but inflammation stomach instead of bowel). I suffer from severe reflux, I used to vomit every single day, nausea. Alternating constipation and diarrhea are classic endo sufferer symptoms, even after my surgery I still get this sometimes.

I recently read about digestive issues and vulvodynia and a link between the two being associated with candida overgrowth. I tested negative for candida every time until 4 weeks ago it came back positive. Problem is it seems to be resistant to fluconazole and clotrimazole.

Also has your PH been checked?

As for birth control I refuse to go back on it as I never had any problems until I came off it and all these problems showed up. If you have a hormone imbalance and want to have a blood test, birth control will hide any imbalance you may have and you will not get a true result. Have you had your hormones checked?

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Re: Does anyone else have Endometriosis?

Post  CYF on Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:24 pm


Thank you for your helpful reply. Like you, I never had any of these issues until after I went off birth control.

How did you find out that you have chronic gastritis? Does that show up on a CT scan? I had a CT scan a couple years ago and "nothing unusual" was detected - my Dr wanted to proceed with an endoscopy/colonoscopy but I didn't do so; it seemed too expensive/drastic at the time.

Do you have any issues with nutrient absorption? My Dr did a stool test and it indicated that I am not digesting/absorbing fats properly. I have no idea why this is the case. Dr thought it might be Celiac but then I tested negative.

Which type of Dr did you go to for your candida testing? In other words, was it a standard yeast test that a OB/GYN typically does, or was it a different type of candida test? I'm curious what my candida level is. It tested "normal" at the OB/GYN office but I'm wondering if there is a different/more comprehensive test.

My pH and my hormones have not been tested in years. Does a too high/too low pH contribute to these symptoms?


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Re: Does anyone else have Endometriosis?

Post  sailor_moon on Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:05 am

I literally only just saw your reply! So sorry I never got back to you! Hope things have improved, 2 months later.

Chronic gastritis showed up via endoscopy, it's the only way to diagnose it. Was meant to have colonoscopy too but it never happened due to the doctor on duty leaving and another doctor who did it didn't have authority to do the other end!

Hormones, candida and PH all tie in with one another. I've since been treated for candida and had 2 more swab tests done which have come back negative but I still have vulvodynia. I do not get extreme redness and as bad of a blistering feeling as I did previously but the itching and burning is still there

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Re: Does anyone else have Endometriosis?

Post  ringostarr26 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:48 pm

I also have/had endometriosis. Mine was scraped off back in 2006 when I had a dermoid cyst removed from my ovary. Honestly, I don't think my endometriosis contributed to my vulva pain but I could be wrong. Mine seems to be heavily related to Overly tight pelvic floor muscles that stemmed from a bad injury/fall to my tailbone in high school. My vulva specialist told me birth control can cause problems with vulvodynia. This probably isn't much help but I just wanted to say I'm in the same boat with endo. It definitely isn't a fun condition to have.


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