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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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Post  misstrish on Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:39 pm

Hi! I'm 21 and I've had vaginal itching consistently for the last 2 years. At first all the doctors I went to said it was a yeast infection, but since none of the treatments for yeast has worked my newest doctor thinks it's vulvodynia or something related to that. I've been suffering alone so it's nice to know there are other women out there who are experiencing the same thing. Here's hoping that we can all find a cure!

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Post  JemimaSurrender on Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:42 pm

Heyy.

It's nice to see someone else who has the itching! I get it on and off, along with the consistent pain, but it's not really recognised as one of the symptoms.

Check out some of the posts on here and see what you think. If you're like anyone else, just reading other people's experiences offers you some relief!


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Post  Sarah001 on Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:15 pm

Itching isn't usually a symptom of V, it can be but a skin condition should be ruled out first by a vulvar dermatologist so if you haven't seen one already ask for a referral before you accept the V diagnosis.
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Post  misstrish on Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:35 pm

Yeah I thought it was weird too, since every website ever says that pain is the number one sign of vulvodynia, and I've never had anything like that. But my doctor has looked a number of times and says it doesn't look like a yeast infection, and different people's sense receptors or whatever interpret signals from the brain differently, so it's possible that what would be pain for someone else is itching for me. I've been wanting to get in to see a dermatologist for a long time, but I don't really know where to find a vulvar one... it's also difficult because I'm at college right now and not very close to home, so it's difficult to see a doctor over a long period of time, and dermatologists are always booked months in advance. I'll definitely try to look into it though. My skin gets really dry in the winter, particularly on my hands (to the point where they crack and bleed pretty badly), so maybe it's possible that I have some kind of skin condition that's perpetuating it.
Although, I did have a biopsy done at one point and they didn't find anything wrong, except the skin was slightly thickened. I'm not sure if that means anything though.

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Post  Sarah001 on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:50 pm

The way I got to see a vulval dermatologist was a referral through the GUM clinic at the same hospital, usually the ones who specialise in vulvar skin conditions travel around the various hospitals in their area and see women on a monthly basis. You could ring your nearest hospital and ask if they have one or if not where the next hospital that does is and go from there. Anyone with itching should get checked out by a dermatologist, I have a friend who gets eczema on her vulva and it causes lots of itching and thickened skin and she gets creams to use on each break out so it's no longer a constant thing and is mostly under control. It took me about 3 months to get the first appointment but after that she arranged to see me on a regular basis, mine wasn't a skin condition but most of the V dermos also deal with pain conditions in the vulvar so she was in charge of my medication. It's definitely something you should look into, if it was yeast it would show on a swab so that could easily be ruled out by who you see now or a GUM clinic. Let us know how you get on.
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Post  JemimaSurrender on Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:10 pm

Sarah001 wrote:The way I got to see a vulval dermatologist was a referral through the GUM clinic at the same hospital, usually the ones who specialise in vulvar skin conditions travel around the various hospitals in their area and see women on a monthly basis. You could ring your nearest hospital and ask if they have one or if not where the next hospital that does is and go from there. Anyone with itching should get checked out by a dermatologist, I have a friend who gets eczema on her vulva and it causes lots of itching and thickened skin and she gets creams to use on each break out so it's no longer a constant thing and is mostly under control. It took me about 3 months to get the first appointment but after that she arranged to see me on a regular basis, mine wasn't a skin condition but most of the V dermos also deal with pain conditions in the vulvar so she was in charge of my medication. It's definitely something you should look into, if it was yeast it would show on a swab so that could easily be ruled out by who you see now or a GUM clinic. Let us know how you get on.
How weird! I've just made a post about this under "Red Spots"!

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Post  AroraNightfire on Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:50 am

My Vulvodynia started at the age of 18, 9yrs ago in the form of a chronic itch all over the inside part of my vulva and vaginal opening. I was given yeast creams to use externally in the begining and it soothed it but didnt cure it long term. 3yrs ago I was given a skin thinning steroid cream that I used for this mysterious debilitating itch for 2yrs. It soothed it when I applied it but after about 1yr 1/2 of using it it started to feel slightly more raw when I used it. I ignored it and continued using it. I had to stop it about 1yr and some months ago because it felt like someone had took a blow drier to my groin. I started to not be able to wear pants and sitting down was impossible. NEVER EVER use a skin thinning steriod cream for itch longer than a few months even if the itch persists!!!!! Please dont!! Im trying to write a book about everything Ive gone through. I would talk about it all hear but Im not so sure.
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