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Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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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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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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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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Post  Emmie0986 on Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:24 am

Hi all,
My name is Emmie and I am twenty years old and was just diagnosed with vulvodynia about a month ago. I am writing this to put my story out there so that if anyone has gone through similar experiences they can relate and use my story as some support.

It all started when I met my boyfriend of about a year now (it took me a year to get a right diagnosis). I was perfectly fine all my life until about a week after I was first intimate with him. I was itchy and went to the doctor who diagnosed me with a yeast infection and prescribed me Diflucan. However, the itching did not stop after taking my medication so a week later I saw an OB/GYN to be tested for clamydia, gonorrhea,trich, yeast, and BV. It turns out I still had a yeat infection so once again they prescribed me diflucan, which didn't work. After this I started to have horrible bladder pains and urgency and urning of my urethra. I was then tested for herpes, which came back negative, and I was also told I may have IC (which to this day I might). Now by this time I feel disgusting for being tested for so many STDs but I refused to give up. I traveled from doctor to doctor and got 0 answers until I saw Dr. Nyerjesy's group in Philadelphia. They gave me gabepentin for my nerve endings and they also prescribed this MIRACLE CREAM!!! It is an antidepressant/muscle relaxer cream that instantly takes the itching and burning away. I have finally found some relief and can enjoy my love life now and also enjoy going out and not worrying about scratching constantly. If anyone needs some advice feel free to contact me. I hope that this helps and I am glad I have found a place for support and a place to share my year-long struggle with this disorder that takes forever to diagnose.

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Post  lolainslacks on Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:35 pm

I'm glad to hear you finally found a solution to your problem. What is the name of this miracle cream? It sounds amazing, I'd like to ask my gynecologist about it when I see her next.

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Post  Emmie0986 on Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:20 pm

My cream is amitriptyline/baclofen cream and I use it twice daily. It really works well and it can be used up to four times daily so if you feel itchy still after using it twice you can use more. I hope this helps!
-Emmie

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Post  lolainslacks on Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:45 pm

Thank you! I'll be sure to mention it to my gyn. So does this cream numb you? Does it make pressure and penetration less painful?

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Post  Zazu on Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:47 pm

You might also want to ask about a gabapentin/lidocaine compound cream. Some people have had great success with it.

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Post  Emmie0986 on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:25 pm

The cream that I take doesn't numb but it makes the after effects of sex (a little pain and pressure) much less noticeable. You can still feel and enjoy penetration but it takes away all the itching and burning. And to Zazu, yea I heard the lidocaine works really well but if your anything like me stay for away from a mixed benadryl ointment. I almost was put on lidocaine but my doctor thought benadryl would work better but all it did was burn me really really bad.

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Post  Zazu on Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:02 pm

I personally also found that the gabapentin/lidocaine cream caused more irritation and didn't make penetration possible, but different things seem to work for everyone. I'm glad you've found something that works for you!

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