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» Dating with Vulvodynia and Vaginismus advice
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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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Putnams 'bony parts' cushion or Putnams 'Dr Huff' cushion - which is best?

Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:17 pm by Fielder

Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie.  I live in the UK.  

I'm trying to work out the best cushion to get for my vulvodynia.  I suspect that I could have pudendal nerve involvement (the aching and burning pain is from vagina to clitoris) and I have rectocele and some tailbone pain too.

I have seen some good reports on older threads regarding the Putnams pressure relief cushions....with some ladies …

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An absolute success story- please read!

Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:57 pm by Persevere1990

Dear All,

I posted on here back in March 2017 having just got a diagnosis of vulvodynia after a few months of relentless and acute pain. I was desperate, I was hurting, I was scared I would never know life without pain there again.

I tried creams, acupuncture, numbing gels, frozen pads, baths with various internet recommended concoctions- convinced myself I had lichen sclerosus, herpes, thrush- …

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I'm sorry im rambling

Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:49 am by Jet227

hey, im 19, ive been struggling with this almost a year. The first week I became itchy I went in to check about a yeast infection another week later. I have been to 10 different doctors a total of about 15 appointments for this problem for the past 11 months. I have been tested for everything including having a biopsy. I was first told basically to just go home and use hydrocortazone, then I went …

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New member need advice please

Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:33 pm by PANDORA123

Hello, I have just been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia. Im really scared and worried. It burns a lot and it hurts to sit down. I have been prescribed amitriptyle 10mg. Can anyone give me some hope that I can get better from this condition. Feeling low and depressed.

Thanks

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MonaLisa Touch

Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:35 pm by rl2091

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the MonaLisa Touch treatment for Vulvodynia? My pain started when I went on HRT(pill) for anxiety mainly and my pain abruntly stopped when I stopped HRT. However, when I started on the HRT patch (at my dr's suggestion), the pain returned and has never left. That was 7 years ago. I found MonaLisa Touch on the internet purely by accident …

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Diagnosed Recently

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm by flissyg

Hi All,

I’m so glad I’ve found a place where there are others who understand how I feel!

So this is my story:-

I’m 36,  and 4 months ago, whilst innocently sitting in bed reading I experienced a very sharp stabbing pain in my clitoris. It last only a few minutes and then subsided as quickly as it came on. It put it down to “one of those things”.  The following morning I woke up …

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New and need advice and help

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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New here would very much appreciate advice at the end of my rope

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm by Jma990o

This might be a little long but it's been such a long time I've even been able to talk about my problems openly thank you in advance for any helpful advice.
So ok I'm 24 I've been having this problem for over two years seen quite a few doctors and obgyns alike and nobody will take me seriously I have had a few utis and yeast infections and even bv once and this all started after one of the utis …

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Post  surprisemom44 on Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:35 am

Hello all,

I just found this site tonight. I am on my fourth round of antibiotics in a row since Nov. But honestly, have been having the pain, itching, burning for years. I had never heard of this condition until tonight and have not been diagnosed but I feel it has to be what I have. I had my first encounter with burning, itching, pain when I was 12! My mom tried to get me to douche! I had horrible discharge, severe itching, could hardly sit, I became depressed and gained 40 pounds in one year. At the age of 12! Later that year I got my first period. Things normalized after that and had no more serious issues until I became sexually active at 19. Then the cycle of bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection started. When I was pregnant at 25 I developed a bartholian cyst. Sometimes the skin in my vagina would split and crack and burn when urine touched it. After my son's birth, I had no problems until I turned 40. At that time I was living in Iran and access to good gynecological care was hard to come by. I had horrible burning, discharge, itching. I was treated with all kinds of medicines and creams even light therapy. Then amazingly got pregnant naturally at 44 and my symptoms abated until 2 years ago when I turned 50. They returned with a vengeance. Doctors wanted to put me on bc pills saying it would help normalize my hormone levels. Made everything worse. Then steroids. WORSE. Then the cycle of yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, etc started again. In the last year especially it has been so horrible, that I applied for disability. I cannot stand clothing touching the area. I go to the restroom dozens of times throughout the day. I have gained 100 pounds in a little over 12 months. I feel like the only relief I get is when I am asleep. I am on antidepressants, Metformin to reduce blood sugar. I get some relief while taking garlic supplements. I have been taking cranberry pills thinking they would help, but from what I have been reading maybe they are making it worse. It got so bad this past fall, that I contemplated suicide. I was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts. Of course, while I was there I was diagnosed with a UTI and put on antibiotics which only exacerbated teh problem. I also have inverse psoriasis in my groin so the whole area down there is red, raw, itchy, inflamed. I guess this is a rant, sorry about that.

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Post  surprisemom44 on Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:40 am

Reading through posts I have noticed that many sufferers lived abroad at some point, as I did. Could this somehow be a contributing factor? Maybe the water supply had microbes that we had not been exposed to before. Or the medications are different. Or even the food. I don't know but my condition got much worse after living abroad.

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