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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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does this sound like vulvodynia? please read!

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does this sound like vulvodynia? please read!

Post  LegendOfAspen on Mon May 16, 2016 9:28 am

hello everyone, i have known this forum for a while, and all you ladies seem super nice and not judgmental, which is why i have come here. i will try to keep this as short as possible, but i have no access to a gyno as of right now, and my anxiety is killing me because of this, so if anyone can help, that is greatly appreciated. i have had these symptoms for over almost a year now, although the pain has gone down significantly. it started right after a birth control pill i started when i was 18 in may of 2015. i had this intense burning down there as well as dryness. long story short, i was misdiagnosed twice and my gyno didn't help at all. i stopped the birth control by myself and immediately felt improvement, however, it has never fully gone away. i recently had sex with my boyfriend, which was painfree 98% of the time actually. my current symptoms are: slight irritation on the vulva, dryness, pasty white discharge, an odd smell (not that bad really, not like fish), and burning with urination. i can touch my vulva and apply pressure with no pain, but i don't get wet like a normal 19 year old would. i don't wanna be in discomfort for the rest of my life and i'm up at 5:30am having an anxiety attack about this. does this sound like vulvodynia or something else? i just have the irritation and slight burning so i automatically thought of vulvodynia since i was told no other vaginal infection causes burning. any feedback is SO appreciated, thank you lovelies.

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Re: does this sound like vulvodynia? please read!

Post  emalita on Mon May 16, 2016 2:22 pm

Hi!

I'm sorry to hear you're in pain and that you don't have access to the care you need.

Vulvodynia isn't a single disease/condition for everyone. Vulvodynia is a diagnosis based off of elimination of other conditions (e.g. yeast, BV, STDs, etc.), and when a doctor cannot find a cause for the pain, they may diagnose vulvodynia, which is simply chronic vulvar pain without a known cause. Basically they are telling you that you're in pain, but they don't know why.

Personally for me, all of my tests came back normal until I went to a vulvovaginal specialist who developed his own testing method using a higher powered microscope (he has published studies acknowledging these new tests). He diagnosed me with a very bad case of inflammatory vaginitis (IV not DIV). He was the first vulvar specialist who didn't just assume all unexplained vulvar pain was nerve related, which is the answer I've gotten from two other specialists who I wanted to slap. And he didn't tell me all my pain was caused by unresolved sexual issues either (I hate doctors sometimes). Don't get me wrong, there are women whose pain is caused by overactive/damaged nerves or mental trauma from sexual abuse, but that's not my case.

Trust me, there are plenty of vaginal conditions that cause burning besides the typical yeast, BV, and STD. I know this isn't what you want to hear, but you should really be seen by a vulvovaginal specialist who is used to seeing nonstandard disorders. That is the only way you will find any peace from your anxiety...trust me, I've been there.

Hang in there. You can get to the bottom of this Smile

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