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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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Partial Vestibulectomy

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  JGD13 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is most likely caused by the 1 week antibiotics that i was given, (ny doctor gives these to all her vestibulectomy patients to help fight any infection)
So he gave me the oral capsule for thrush and i took that 29/9. I cant see anymore white but i still have gloopy discharge. I have tried to look online but feel unsuccesful.

Have any of you that have had the surgery done noticed the discharge? Is it just a case of the sistches starting to heal now? And disolving? Should i see a doctor again?
I just want this to heal best it can.

Thankyou in advance

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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  Hopeitworks on Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:12 pm

Hi JGD13,

I am in the same situation as you! I had my vestibulectomy on July 28, 2017. Today marks 7 days post op. I started having intense itching today, so my doctor called some yeast meds in just in case. But lucky me I started my period 2 days ago. So not only am I dealing with recovering, but my period as well. I have been dealing with vulvodynia for years also but mine is not provoked. The pain is always there no matter what I do. Please keep in touch and let me know how your doing. I wish us both the best outcomes!

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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  JGD13 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:48 am

Thankyou for replying,
I did visit my gp again who told me off a bit said the stitches look great and i am probably thinking about it too much, and cleaning too much etc which apparently when you do this it can cause change in discharge due to you interfereing with the natural ph balance.
2 days running i bled aswell only at 1 point 5/10 mins but quite a bit, i said hes not sure what this could be but dont worry to much and he has taken a swab just to rule out any infections.
I feel i am now at the itchy stage! Im ok if i ignore it but wen i go to the toilet im aware it suddenly very itchy, im hoping this is my stitches healing.
Oh bless you getting your period thsts bad timing isnt it, wish we was able to control our menstrual cycle, wouldnt that make life easier! I am due mine in around 7 days, my period stopped the day of my op.

I just am very hopful the op did what it was supposed to, i feel some discomfort down there still but the doctor said the skin is sore from the op so fingers crossed its just that.


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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  Hopeitworks on Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:39 pm

JGD13,

Mine itches the most when I go to the bathroom and shower/bath too. It must be our stitches healing of we are both going having the same symptoms. I'm staying as hopeful is all we can be. Keep in touch!

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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  infinitelywondering on Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:38 am

Hiya

I'm experiencing this gloopy discharge too! Perhaps it's not an infection, but just our body's way of combatting foreign materials (stitches) that it's not used to. It's interesting that we have the same sort of discharge, so I'm sure that means it's quite normal and nothing to worry about.

If you're worried about thrush, apply some bio live yoghurt down there which will kill any infection if there is any Smile

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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  mary jane on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:06 pm

Hopeitworks wrote:Hi JGD13,

I am in the same situation as you! I had my vestibulectomy on July 28, 2017. Today marks 7 days post op. I started having intense itching today, so my doctor called some yeast meds in just in case. But lucky me I started my period 2 days ago. So not only am I dealing with recovering, but my period as well. I have been dealing with vulvodynia for years also but mine is not provoked. The pain is always there no matter what I do. Please keep in touch and let me know how your doing. I wish us both the best outcomes!

I get nocturnal itching sometimes. The intense itching you get sounds like neurogenic itching to me (basically it's a nerve dysfunction). It's treated with amitriptyline. Are you on any medication for the nerve pain at all?
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Re: Partial Vestibulectomy

Post  Hopeitworks on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:10 pm

Mary Jane I was on Ampiteipline and Gabapentin with no improvement. So I stopped taking it and I was on it for a year or so. My itching has gotten better now that may stitches are dissolving.

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