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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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Putnams 'bony parts' cushion or Putnams 'Dr Huff' cushion - which is best?

Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:17 pm by Fielder

Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie.  I live in the UK.  

I'm trying to work out the best cushion to get for my vulvodynia.  I suspect that I could have pudendal nerve involvement (the aching and burning pain is from vagina to clitoris) and I have rectocele and some tailbone pain too.

I have seen some good reports on older threads regarding the Putnams pressure relief cushions....with some ladies …

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An absolute success story- please read!

Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:57 pm by Persevere1990

Dear All,

I posted on here back in March 2017 having just got a diagnosis of vulvodynia after a few months of relentless and acute pain. I was desperate, I was hurting, I was scared I would never know life without pain there again.

I tried creams, acupuncture, numbing gels, frozen pads, baths with various internet recommended concoctions- convinced myself I had lichen sclerosus, herpes, thrush- …

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I'm sorry im rambling

Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:49 am by Jet227

hey, im 19, ive been struggling with this almost a year. The first week I became itchy I went in to check about a yeast infection another week later. I have been to 10 different doctors a total of about 15 appointments for this problem for the past 11 months. I have been tested for everything including having a biopsy. I was first told basically to just go home and use hydrocortazone, then I went …

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New member need advice please

Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:33 pm by PANDORA123

Hello, I have just been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia. Im really scared and worried. It burns a lot and it hurts to sit down. I have been prescribed amitriptyle 10mg. Can anyone give me some hope that I can get better from this condition. Feeling low and depressed.

Thanks

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MonaLisa Touch

Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:35 pm by rl2091

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the MonaLisa Touch treatment for Vulvodynia? My pain started when I went on HRT(pill) for anxiety mainly and my pain abruntly stopped when I stopped HRT. However, when I started on the HRT patch (at my dr's suggestion), the pain returned and has never left. That was 7 years ago. I found MonaLisa Touch on the internet purely by accident …

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Diagnosed Recently

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm by flissyg

Hi All,

I’m so glad I’ve found a place where there are others who understand how I feel!

So this is my story:-

I’m 36,  and 4 months ago, whilst innocently sitting in bed reading I experienced a very sharp stabbing pain in my clitoris. It last only a few minutes and then subsided as quickly as it came on. It put it down to “one of those things”.  The following morning I woke up …

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New and need advice and help

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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New here would very much appreciate advice at the end of my rope

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm by Jma990o

This might be a little long but it's been such a long time I've even been able to talk about my problems openly thank you in advance for any helpful advice.
So ok I'm 24 I've been having this problem for over two years seen quite a few doctors and obgyns alike and nobody will take me seriously I have had a few utis and yeast infections and even bv once and this all started after one of the utis …

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Post  Fielder on Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:17 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie.  I live in the UK.  

I'm trying to work out the best cushion to get for my vulvodynia.  I suspect that I could have pudendal nerve involvement (the aching and burning pain is from vagina to clitoris) and I have rectocele and some tailbone pain too.

I have seen some good reports on older threads regarding the Putnams pressure relief cushions....with some ladies liking the Putnams 'bony parts' cushion and another lady called Jess who liked the Putnams 'Dr Huff' cushion a lot. (I tried to post a link to the two cushions but I understand that as I'm a new member I can't post links for 7 days - however, they're both on the Putnams' website under 'pressure relief cushions' if anyone wants to take a look.)

Any further views/experiences with these cushions would be gratefully received....I'm also not sure what depth of cushion to go for, i.e. the 3" or 4" of either of the two cushions.....The intention is for the cushion to be as portable as possible for me use it at hospital and GP appointments etc.  (Whereas at home I'm on a bed for most of the day due to my vulvodynia and fibromyalgia plus chronic fatigue.)

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.  (Any other new cushion ideas also gratefully received Very Happy )

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Post  Fielder on Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:31 pm

I didn't get any replies re the Putnams cushions...So I just took a chance and ordered one; and it's really good.

I sent for the Dr Huff cushion because the cut out in it was smaller than in the Bony Parts cushion - I decided that to save money I could cut into the foam and make the hole larger and the same shape as the hole in the Bony Parts cushion if necessary.  I haven't needed to alter it though.

I bought the smaller of the two sizes available and opted for the 3" thickness; the 4" thick version would probably raise me up too high for most chairs in hospital and doctors' waiting rooms I think, although I do think the 4" might be even more comfortable and could be good on an armchair.

Putnams are in the UK but also ship to many parts of the world to include the USA http://putnams.co.uk/collections/pressure-relief/products/sero-pressure-cushion-dr-huff-cut-out  (All of their cushions with the various placed cut outs are shown at the bottom of the webpage - to include one that has a cut out for the coccyx.)


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Post  PainBlogger on Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:56 pm

Good to know. Thanks for the info Smile

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Post  Fielder on Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:06 pm

You're welcome Smile

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Post  PainBlogger on Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:04 am

I decided to order one of these cushions (the same one as you, Fielder, 3 inches, standard, Dr Huff). At the moment I use a ring cushion when I have to sit on a hard chair that I can't slouch in (which is only for the occasional meal out or in other people's houses). The ring cushion isn't quite the right shape and leaves me with sore thighs. Hopefully this one will spread the pressure more evenly. I like the fact that it comes with a discreet cover.

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Post  Fielder on Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:13 am

Hi PB

I've only just seen that Putnams do a version that's shaped for office type chairs which comes with the cut out shape of the buyer's choice (or no cut out at all if wished) http://putnams.co.uk/collections/pressure-relief/products/sero-pressure-office-cushion  I'm thinking of buying one with the Dr Huff cut out to use in the car as I think it will fit the seat better.  

I really hope it helps you PB.  Cushions aren't a 'one size fits all' but I've found this one good and have read elsewhere that others with vulvodynia and pudendal nerve neuralgia have too.

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Post  PainBlogger on Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:36 pm

My cushion has arrived. I'm really impressed with the delivery speed, packaging and discreetness of the supplied cover, which means the cut out isn't obvious unless the cushion is held up close or sat on (obviously!). Very Happy

I definitely think it will be kinder on the backs of my legs/pelvis. I'll try it out properly next week when out for a meal. The integral air pockets surface texture may take a bit of getting used to but I can see how it lets air circulate and won't be so hot as foam can be otherwise. I assume the bumpy eggbox type side is supposed to be uppermost?

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Post  Fielder on Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:02 pm

Hi PB,

Yes the bumpy 'eggbox' side does go uppermost - I'm finding that the eggbox undulations help spread my weight and thus the pressure - a bit like castellated foam does on mattresses and cushions used for pressure/bed sores.  This illustrates what I mean re 'castellations', in case you haven't come across them before : http://directhealthcareservices.co.uk/products/dyna-pad-cushion

I hope you find it good and you enjoy your meal out.  I wouldn't be without my 'Dr Huff' now Smile

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Post  Fielder on Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:22 pm

Just thought I'd post a general follow up to say that a few weeks back I bought another Putnams Dr Huff cushion to use as a spare and ordered the 4" thick one (instead of another 3") and I'm finding it to be even more comfortable.  I don't think that any cushion is going to be perfect for this **** condition or, for that matter, suit everyone - not in my experience anyway - but I've found the Dr Huff cut out cushion to be pretty good for my vulvodynia (my pain being midline running from vagina to clitoris - excuse the detail, but I thought I'd mention the latter just in case it helps anyone decide whether or not a Dr Huff cushion might be right for them).


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Post  PainBlogger on Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:56 pm

Good to hear some feedback and that you're getting on well with the 4" cushion. I'll add that I've used mine (the thinner version) a few more times since I last posted, and it's a lot more comfortable than the doughnut cushion I had before Smile

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Post  Fielder on Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:08 pm

That's good to know, PB - so glad it's of help Very Happy

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Post  Putnams on Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:19 pm

Hello everyone. We constantly get calls from people visiting this forum to buy our cushions so I thought I would come in and give some feedback and a discount code!

Feedback:
The Dr Huff is more popular (this is feedback from customers post purchase) but as mentioned above not everyone is the same. Please see below Dr Huff and Bonyparts.
The 3" is recommended for individuals of a standard size and the 4" is recommended for those who are larger.

Dr Huff:
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Discount:
DRHUFF1 gets you 5% off when you purchase from our site, we also offer free standard UK delivery and also ship worldwide (this code works for Dr Huff and Bonyparts, for all thicknesses and also for the office version of the cushion).

On a side note: I had never heard of this condition before but it sounds awful. I'm sorry to all of you who have been mis-diagnosed and fobbed off by your Dr's. Speaking to quite a few of you I understand it is very hard to live with. I hope our cushions and the discount code can help.

B Putnam
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Putnam Health Co

[Please note I may take a long time to reply as I won't be checking the forum, please feel free to email or call with any questions, you are more than welcome to ask to speak to a female or myself (also a female)].
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