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» What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)
Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

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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Wife with Vulvadynia scheduled for surgery

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Wife with Vulvadynia scheduled for surgery

Post  Mitch on Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:31 pm

Hello, I am new to the forum. I live in Florida and I am grateful for the information on this forum. My wife is scheduled for surgery in a few weeks for a vulvar vestibulectomy but received a second opinion today and is obtaining a third opinion next week from a doctor Jay Trabin in West Palm Beach. She has provoked vulvar vestibulitis which she has always had with some pelvic floor muscle spasms and atropic vaginitis (Thinning of the vaginal walls and decreased lubrication likely due to the removal of her ovaries about 5 years ago). She also had a full preventative Mastectomy about 6 years ago and continues to experience pain and numbness so she is naturally wary of another surgery for he vestibulitis. We learned about Dr. Trabin from this site and also from the nva. She is meeting with him on Tuesday next week. She is scheduled for surgery Feb 1st with Dr. Kurt Christopher who is
originally from New York but recently relocated to Florida. He does not have a permanent office and is a little new to Florida due to his relocation but he seems very knowledgeable and experienced with this surgery. He indicated that there is a gamut of things that can be tried but are not likely to help based on her history and said she would really need the surgery. He offered that she try the Capascian ointment which contains a percentage of extrememly hot peppers but we did not want to go that route We are looking for support and advice from anyone willing, especially in Florida as we go through this journey together step by step and decide the best course of action. She saw a Doctor Carugno in Miami today who suggested pelvic floor exercises, oral medications and creams and surgery only as a last resort. She tries some of this on a limited basis years ago with no significant improvement. This sounded like the things Dr Christopher said would probably not work. Dr Carugno said the surgery only had a 50 percent success rate whereas Dr Christopher said it was more like 95 percent with intimacy practically pain free after treatment. As I recall, at least one person from the forum has had surgery with Dr. Trabin who she is seeing for the final opinion next week. We would really appreciate any support and guidance anyone can provide for us. Thank you!

Mitch

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Re: Wife with Vulvadynia scheduled for surgery

Post  ellenb on Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:56 pm

Mitch did she have the surgery? How is she doing. I too have suffered for many years. I'm having 3 mona lisa thearpy treatments had 1 but not much of a difference. My Dr. Suggessted surgery as a last resort but I'm very wary!! I have had some luck with gapapentin orally. Keep us updated

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Try Everything First

Post  amyhp on Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:39 pm

Hi, I want to encourage you and your wife to try everything before going for surgery. I tried everything and did not get better, but surgery made me worse. A lot of women get relief from surgery, but a lot of women do not as well. I am so thankful I exhausted every option before surgery because regretting the procedure is absolutely awful. I get that living in regret gets you nowhere, but when you feel the pain constantly those emotions are triggered. Is your wife in constant pain or is it just pain with sex?

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