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

» Acupuncture gave me my life back!
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:25 pm by Bx11

» Anyone from New Jersey
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

» vaginal cream
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm by LindafromNJ

» Acupuncture advice please
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» Please tell me this can get better
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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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Weight gain from Neurontin?

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Weight gain from Neurontin?

Post  Antaea on Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:15 am

Did anyone of you Ladies experience weight-gain while using Gabapentin?

I am on Neurontin, 300 mg in the evening, since 3 weeks. It works very fine. But during the last week I have increased my weight with 3 pounds/1,5 kg, even I do not eat different. My weight increased from one day to the other with 1 kg. This makes me very unhappy, because I do not know how to stop it. I just want to cry!! Is this a side-effect of Gabapentin? Is becoming a fat, ugly woman the price I have to pay for living a normal life in spite of V???? Sad Sad Sad
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Re: Weight gain from Neurontin?

Post  emalita on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:43 pm

I'm sorry to hear you're having weight gain side effects. I personally do not use gabapentin, but studies do show weight gain as a side effect (see below link). If you are using it in a compounded cream, I would assume it would reduce the side effects but not eliminate them.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9263379

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Re: Weight gain from Neurontin?

Post  SinclairSassy on Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:57 pm

I started taking Gabapentin in June and worked up to 300 mg, three times a day. Before I started it, I was in so much pain and suffering so much anxiety, I literally could not eat, so I did lose weight. Now that I'm taking Gabapentin, I'm eating normally and have put on a few pounds, which is natural after starving myself (not intentionally). I finally leveled off at 145 lbs in July. (I was at 155 lbs when my pain first started in April, 2016). While I have consistently hovered at 144 lbs to 146 lbs for the past two months, I've noticed that my stomach seems more rounded and puffy. So even though my scale isn't showing any weight gain, my body feels heavier. Maybe your body simply needs to adjust to your new medicine. I know what you mean about wanting to cry. I think I have cried every day since April. Hang in there!

I do want to point out that I was put on Gabapentin for a back injury. I have not been formally diagnosed with V yet, but I am 99.9% certain that I have V. I have an appointment with a specialist in Birmingham, AL, on December 1st.

My biggest problem now is trying to find clothes to wear. I have looked at four stores online this morning and can't find any pants. I'm not sure what I am going to wear this winter! I'm starting to wonder if I will need to buy a sewing machine, learn to sew, and make my own pants.

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