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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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anyone from southern california in here?

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anyone from southern california in here?

Post  Melissa777 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm

Hi Im just wondering if anyone here is from so cal- USA
I am in san diego- but from LA!!!

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Location isn't the most important thing Melissa...

Post  Mary on Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:10 am

Hi from NZ!
Just a quick note to connect with you. You want to talk/meet with someone close to you? I understand that.
I was diagnosed in 2005 in Wellington, New Zealand and thought for 5 years that I must be the only woman in NZ who had this condition. But that was not true.
With the internet it doesn't mean that you need to be a few physical miles from someone to share.
Have a look at my blog and know that you are not alone:
www.happyinmyskinnz.blogspot.com
Take care,
Mx
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Re: anyone from southern california in here?

Post  Heidi on Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:06 am

Not California, but from the USA. If you are looking for a face-to-face meeting with other women with vulvar vestibulitis or vulvodynia, you might put flyers up in gyn offices around the city. You might also call and just ask the receptionists if they know of any support groups. When I lived in Ames, IA (town of 50,000), I was in a support group of 5 women who found each other through common doctors (this was back in the early 90's before the internet as we know it now). It was very important to my sanity. I also joined the VP Foundation and was able to call and eventually meet many women with vulvar pain. I'm sure there are a lot of women in San Diego with VP. For such a big city, I'd be surprised if there wasn't a support group already.
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thanks

Post  Melissa777 on Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:33 pm

thanks for the info- id really love to connect with someone near me though, maybe join an "in person" support group.

so thats why im asking for people in so. cal- specifically san diego, riverside, and orange county areas.... since those are closest to me


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Re: anyone from southern california in here?

Post  OutdoorGirl on Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:50 pm

Hey, I'm in San Diego! I'd love to talk to someone in my area! I'm also interested in talking about your experiences since I'm still on the fence about if I even have vulvodynia. Somethings definitely wrong but I'd love to talk. Let me know Smile

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see ur inbox

Post  Melissa777 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:43 am

i sent you a msg- but pc is being lame, so it sent the same msg prob 3 or 4 times

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Still Looking?

Post  crypticcalico on Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:38 am

Hello, I hope this finds you well. I don't know if you're still looking to meet up with someone. In case you are I am in Long Beach and am interested in meeting. It'd be nice to have someone to talk to (in person) about this besides my doctor.

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