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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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Am I on the Right Track?

Post  leoscc on Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:46 pm

Hello,

Not too long ago I posted about my recent diagnosis with secondary vulvodynia. I am very thankful that I do not have it as bad as it could be, but of course, it is still very frustrating. I'm even more depressed since my boyfriend of 3 years left me a week after telling him about this condition. I'm trying to channel my energy into getting down to the bottom of all of this. Unfortunately, I won't know if I ever fix it until I ever have sex again, whenever that is now, haha!

Anyway, my OBGYN has me on 6 months (1x) diflucan to combat yeast infections. I don't think this will help at all but I am doing it anyway. I have decided to stop taking birth control, as I feel my hormones can be causing this. I've also read a lot of papers/posts on how birth control can be linked to this due to the fluctuation of hormones.
Here is where I am confused. I started taking birth control roughly 2.5 years ago. Originally, birth control did not affect my sex life in any way. No pain, no burning, no itching. I have switched pills due to spotting issues (which were fixed). Around the time I switched pills, I also damaged my lower back. I'm 21, and used to participate in powerlifting. One day I lifted more than I could handle and dislodged my SI joint, and suffered from a lot of muscle spasm for a period of my life. I've also read some people having back issues linked to vulvodynia. Could this be a part of the cause? It is so hard to pin point because I switched pills around the same time this injury happened. Regardless, I went to physical therapy for 6 months to get my hips back in line. Lo and behold, they are out again, but even when I was in PT I still had issues with sex.

Can someone shed some light on this so I have an idea of what actions to take next? I've tried talking to doctors of back pain linked to vulvar pain and they basically scoffed at me. So far, stopping my birth control and possibly getting my hormones checked are the only big plans I have. I am considering resuming PT as well to help realign my pelvis, even though I have no chronic back pain at the moment.... Just vagina pain! -_-

Thanks in advance <3

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Hormone levels

Post  amyhp on Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:13 pm

Have your free testosterone and estrogen levels tested. If those are off you will need to go on an estrogen/testosterone compounded gel.

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