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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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Post  outsider on Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:19 pm

Hello!

I am a 25 year old guy who has erectile dysfunction following an injury a few years ago. I am here because I think that men and women with sexual dysfunction could benefit from dating each other. My experience has been that women have lost interest when they found out that penetrative sex was not possible with me.
So I am interested in learning more about female sexual disorders. Do young women with vulvodynia have the same concerns about whether they will ever find a loving partner?

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Post  emalita on Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:21 pm

Hi there!

Yes, of course we fear never being able to find a loving partner due to our sexual restrictions. That fear creates stress and anxiety which makes pain conditions that much worse, but I'm slowly working on coming to terms with who I am, which includes this condition.

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Post  Mark on Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:14 pm

Hi Outsider,

It's been a while since you posted I know, but hopefully you'll see my message.
Like you, I'm male. I don't have any penis-related problems but it wouldn't matter if I did because my wife has vulvodynia.
Basically I think you're right, men with erection problems would make good partners for women with vulvodynia. My wife jokes that women want men for four things:
Love/companionship
Physical closeness
Orgasms
Babies
You don't need erections to do the first three of these things. In fact you might find you're better at all three than men who just think with their dicks and are too eager to stick it in and pump away.
Three things to bear in mind. Firstly some women with vulvodynia have such bad pain or have their condition triggered by touching any part of their genitals (not just the actual vagina where the penis goes in ). So they can't have any type of sex at all. That's OK if you can live without it. But if you need the enjoyment of making a woman climax it could be frustrating for you. Secondly if you meet someone who wants kids, can you get enough of an erection to masturbate occasionally to produce semen for assisted conception? Sorry to be so direct but it's something to bear in mind. And thirdly re the closeness thing, there are things you might not think of until you're in a relationship that are different about being in love with a woman who has this condition. Someone in pain can be short tempered or needy at times and there could be things she can't do. These could include travelling (my wife hates being on a plane if she has her pain) and doing certain activities that require wearing trousers rather than skirts and dresses. Sports etc perhaps.
Have you thought about posting in the general chat/off topic forum here to see if there are any single girls here who'd go on a date with you? It's wrong to generalise but there are some really nice people here and my wife is wonderful and I think sometimes people who've had to face bad things come out of it kinder and more determined than others, so women who have vulvodynia can be very special people :-).

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Post  emalita on Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:56 pm

Just to add, there are dating sites for people with sexual dysfunction. Below is one option, but if you Google it you will find others:

2date4love.com

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