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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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Change in vulvodynia symptoms

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Change in vulvodynia symptoms

Post  Annmaria on Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:49 pm

Hello everyone

If anyone could help me with this symptom change I would welcome any advice.
Most of my pain used to be on my vulva on the left side at the labia majora and I have had this consistently for 2 years. Just recently it has shifted to my right which (apart from the odd feeling of discomfort now and then) was not really painful till this happened. It also seems to affect a wider radius too and I'm getting fold cuts on my labia minora which bleed where the skin is becoming sore and reddened.
Weirdly I first noticed that my right thigh has an itchy area (with no evidence of a sore or a spot) which doesn't go away and this was followed by the increased labia pain.
Has anyone experienced anything similar with it suddenly changing from one area to another?

I started amitryptiline 10mg about 5 weeks ago and thought I was doing OK but now I feel it is worse. Neutral
I asked my GP if some oestrogen cream might help the skin but they say not. I'm 57 and well through menopause

Thank you for any advice you can offer me

Annmaria

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Re: Change in vulvodynia symptoms

Post  Coop on Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:14 pm

With a change in symptoms, I'd suggest you go for another examination. Dry and cracked skin and itchiness could point to eczema though. I have seborrheic eczema as well as my vulvodynia and I was prescribed a steroid ointment (ointment - not cream, as cream has more ingredients that could irritate) for it. I'm not a big fan of using steroid creams there, so after a while of feeling like my ointment wasn't working, instead I applied coconut oil each day - it worked quite well. Sorry if TMI, but I'd break off a lump of the coconut oil and insert it like a pessary, and also rub a little around the outer parts too. It's just about keeping moisturised, but making sure you use as few unnatural ingredients as possible.

It's only one suggestion, but it won't hurt to use the coconut oil until you can be seen by your Dr.

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Re: Change in vulvodynia symptoms

Post  Annmaria on Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:22 pm

Thank you so much!

I hadn't thought of 'inserting the coconut oil but that seems that it would help.

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Re: Change in vulvodynia symptoms

Post  mary jane on Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:18 pm

yes, I had this years ago when it started. It's simply because (I think) nerves communicate with one another...they "signal" "there is pain, you should be hurting." hence the other area hurting too.
You need to start some lidocaine creme or gel, like Posterisan or instillagel, desentitization therapy ( you can do this yourself) as well as more medication, ami doesn't work until at least 30 mg..it also takes forever to start working, like 2 months
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