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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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The possibility that for SOME women vulvodynia is a Mindbody syndrome

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The possibility that for SOME women vulvodynia is a Mindbody syndrome

Post  mary jane on Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:22 pm

I am posting this here from another forum, it;s a true story of a user called "ozagnes".
I think that it's possible to have severe stress and anxiety and long term repressed emotions turn into psychosomatic illnesses or central sensitization even.
My pain had no apparent reason apart from a cyst which shouldn't have caused such pain. I also discovered recently that if I am really angry or stressed I get breakthrough nerve pain. I control this using mindfulness. I got the idea from another user called Mouse on this forum.

so here goes:

"Hi all,

I have just been reading all the posts about pelvic pain, and although there are a few women that had (and hopefuly treated?) vulvodynia, I could not find much in 2011.

I am new on this forum, I have been suffering from undiagnosed mild vestibulitis since I had my first intercourse, and 3 years ago it got far worse after a yeast infection (and a lot of stress with my phd, let's face it...). Then it's been 3 years of medical nightmare, I have been on 3 continents, seen the best gynesurgeons and pain specialists, was told I had vestibulitis, vulvodynia, pudendal neuralgia, even IC (which wasn't true since I don't have frequency, but surely the hydro-distention done under general anesthetic said yes). I have tried all the treatments including botox injections (the most painful thing I've had done in my life!), countless needles, and even 2 surgeries.
I've also had back pain as a kid (they said it was my scoliosis...yeah right), anorexia, neck pain, psoriasis, leg itching and my body is full of trigger points, particularly in the shoulders, back, gluts and you guessed it, in the pelvis!

I finally found out about TMS about 2 months ago, have read schubiner and Sarno, and I know now that my "infection pain" was in fact stress, and all the rest that followed was pure nocebo. Incredible when I think about it, as soon as I was told I had vulvodynia, I thought "Oh my god, some women can't even sit because of shooting pain! at least I am not that bad!!!" and bingo, 2 weeks later I was that bad...

I am having progress and regress...some days when I "feel" that I am not sick, it is like enlightment, and of course my pain is much lower, and it feels so light on my shoulders...and then a few days later my old mood is back, the pain increases, and my worries come back. Arrrgggg!
I AM GETTING SO ANGRY AT MYSELF! I know my mind is doing that to me. Until now I think I was scared of "upsetting" my unconscious. I am such a nice goodist person I could not even "hurt" my mind! And today I finally bursted and shouted at myself.
But it is hard to know what to do and what to think, I think I have to reassure the child and shout at the parent.

Anyhow, it would be great to hear from other women, or men that have suffered from pelvic pain (because I am sure that prostatitis, IC, pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, piriformis syndrome, pelvic floor disfunction is just the same thing).

Thanks
Smile

agnes"


and


"Hi all,

It has been a while since i have been on this forum because i gave birth!!! A beautiful and healthy baby boy Smile
I had a c-section because i did not want to add the stress and fear of a natural birth since i have pudendal neuralgia/VVS, although i know that natural birth really should not improve or worsen my condition even if that is exactly what ob/gyn are saying...

Now, for those suffering fron chronic pelvic pain, here are some interesting facts about my pregnancy that really make no sense if one was to beleive the medical theories of nerve entrapment/inflammation:
- while putting on 13kgs and therefore clearly adding pressure on my pelvis, particularly sitting, the pain did not get worse! If my nerve was entrapped, how could it not be worse?
- my hormone levels clearly have been up and down, but not my pain, so again, it is not a problem of oestrogen (an ob/gyn had told me that pregnancy often improved the pain momentarily because oestrogen levels rise)
- pregnancy hormones help losen ligaments and muscles, but my pain did not improve during pregnancy, so if my pelvic muscles are tight and sore, it is not just physiological.
My take on this: my pain is caused by tight muscles and blood restriction due to psychological tension that even the most drastic physical changes will not affect.

Oh, and surprise surprise, the pain is barely noticeable since i gave birth, which i think is due to my mind being busy with my new bub rather than focussing on my own emotional pain...although i still have big issues with my mother!
And just the fact of saying "i have improved" brings on the fear that it will all get bad again...damn conditioning and fear!!!

So i hope this will give some reassurance to others on this forum that have been "diagnosed" with pudendal neuralgia or other forms of chronic pelvic pain.

Cheers! "


Please take the time to read what she said here. in her last post ever she said she still has some pain but overall she also had long periods of remission and that things were under control for her.

Source: http://www.tmshelp.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7017
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