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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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Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

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Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

Post  bluekangeroo on Fri May 18, 2012 9:07 am

I have heard good things about her on the vulva pain soc website. she has done talks and things about vulva pain.

I wondered if anyone has seen her or has heard anything good about her?


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Re: Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

Post  riv on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:43 pm

Hello there

I didn't get to see Helen Forth but I did get a referral to her physio dept and just had my first appointment with another physio Amanda who was lovely. The waiting list is long....they have just introduced harsher penalties for people not turning up to appointments so hopefully this will change....but I waited around 5 months to get my initial appointment. Glad I pushed for it though as I do have pelvic floor issues and hoping that treatment for this will help. Also my therapist told me they have a specialist vulva gynae department there so you could ask to be referred to both departments if its local for you. I don't know what the vulva department is like there though. The physio seemed really knowledgeable though. I discussed my IBS being something that kicks off at the same time as my vestibulodynia and she said that its a common thing that she hears so it was worth going just to find that out


I am seeing them again in two weeks so hopefully I can post and let people know how its going!

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Re: Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

Post  londonlady on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:17 pm

Hi Riv,

How did you get a referral there? Is the royal free your local hospital?

I get affected by IBS too, which is triggered and then compounds my pelvic pain, so any tips you pick up about manging them together would be much appreciated!

thanks

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Re: Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

Post  riv on Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:28 pm

Hello London Lady!

You can ask for a referral anywhere you like with the NHS now - just ask your GP - you get much better results with the GP if you go armed with print outs! So contacts for the department, who you want to me referred to etc- if you can hand something to your GP they are happier to refer you where you want. I am with Guys for dermatology (although Royal Free have a Vulva clinic too) but heard good things about the royal free and didn't know where else I could go for the vulvodynia physio

In terms of managing the IBS with physio its not such good news - apparently fixing pelvic floor probs doesn't help with the IBS but my phsio said they do tend to flare at the same time so Im hoping if I can reduce my flare ups in my fanny then my IBS will be less likely to flare - here's hoping anyway - I also think Im going to try the oxalate diet for IBS and V but it doesn't great reviews - Im going to try it anyway. It cant make it any worse!

Riv x

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Re: Has anyone seen Helen Forth - physio at royal free?

Post  Melian on Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:00 pm

I am with Amanda as well! How did you found her!?

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