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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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Newbie to vulvodynia

Post  LiiJay on Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:52 am

Hello all!

I'm 26 and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia this week. It's been a hard slog getting to this point but reading posts on this forum is a comfort to know I'm not alone.

My story started in June this year where out of the blue I was struck with this immense pain. Naturally I assumed that it was a water infection as I've had a few of them in the past so off to the GP I went to get antibiotics. A week later the pain came back so it was another trip to the GP. I did a water test there where the doctor concluded that it wasn't a water infection and sent me on my way, still in pain. A few weeks went by where the pain was constant, so after blasting myself with over the counter treatments for UTI and thrush I thought I got rid of whatever it was that was plaguing my nether regions. How wrong I was. It came back with a furious vengeance, so a pleaful phone conversation with the medical receptionist with a superiority complex I managed to get a telephone appointment with another doctor. I told him of my plight, to which he flippantly told me to go to hospital. You know, the place where there are actual serious medical emergencies. I refused not wanting to waste my time in A & E and take room and time away from someone who would actually need it. So disparingly I went on, pain and all. After a while the burning rawness died down, not completely going away but enough for me to get back to normality again. Until the end of August where I had another flare up. I went back to the GP who thought it could be a skin condition and gave me hydrocortisone cream, which made it 100 times worse. A few more weeks went by and another trip to the GP to get a swab to see if there was anything bacterial goining on, to which the results concluded that no nasties were lurking around.I couldn't take it any more. I was in tears. This thing had taken over my life. I didn't want to go out any where because I'd be in agony, I couldn't concentrate at all in work, I stopped going to the gym and it started to effect my relationship. I cracked and told my mum who was furious with what doctors had done (or in some cases neglected to do) and she dragged me to A & E just like the third doctor had suggested. They couldn't do anything for me as their gyno knowledge was limited and sent me to the womens hospital, where a patronising nurse didn't understand why I was so distressed. My mum being the protective mamma bear that she is stuck to her guns and made sure we waited to be seen by the doctor who was miffed as I wasn't doing anything obvious, like bleeding. She told me I needed to go back go my GP to be referred to them so off I went back to the GP to be referred to a specialist with a 2 month wait. The day finally came and she poked and prodded for a bit and took swabs to be sent off for testing. They came back negative of course, just like the previous swabs had. There was a 4 month wait to see her again but there was no way I could wait that long, after already suffering for 5 months. I went to my GP to see if there was anything thet could perscribe in the meantime while I wait, which they were reluctant to do. However they did write off to the specialist to see if I could get an earlier appointment. By sheer luck I managed to get a cancellation and saw her this week. It was a little disappointing to hear there was no miracle cure and that there's no guarantee it will ever go away but at least there's a name for it and reading through your stories I know I'm not alone.

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Re: Newbie to vulvodynia

Post  fairlight10 on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:02 am

Thank you for telling us your story. I am pleased you have found this forum. I have read all of the posts since the start of this forum. They will help you to cope better with this condition and help you to decide what therapies you want to try. Then with this knowledge you can go back to your doctor and tell them what you need to be prescribed. I get cross when I see a doctor who does not now anything about this condition. Anyway, I know we are here to support you in your journey with this condition.

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Re: Newbie to vulvodynia

Post  PainBlogger on Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:30 pm

It's a common story unfortunately - too many medical professionals lack knowledge about the problem. But it's good that you now have a diagnosis. You're right that there's no miracle cure. But that doesn't mean you'll be suffering forever. Plenty of people do get better from this horrible condition. It can take a lot of persistence and trial and error to find what helps you - or what combination of treatments/lifestyle changes/dietary changes helps - but be stubborn and don't give up. Smile

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