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Newlywed and newlydiagnosed- help! EmptyWed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 am by agtoronto

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» Dating with Vulvodynia and Vaginismus advice
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» Does anyone else have Endometriosis?
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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  hollync on Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:06 am

Hello, I am 24 and had pain-free sex with my new husband for 3 years before starting to have this pain about 2 years ago. It started after a course of antibiotics, and although I have been on hormonal birth control for over 10 years, I changed to a similar, but different birth control around that time as well. It generally stings and burns, mostly after intercourse.

I finally saw someone about 9 months ago and was first given gabapentin, which I had too many problems taking 3 times a day (I'm currently a graduate student and my schedule is very inconsistent) and was having a lot of fatigue during the day. I now take amitriptyline 50 mg a day and am having troubles with fatigue and grogginess in the morning as well, and I'm hoping to change to something else- I just can't deal with the grogginess I get from the amitriptyline. It has improved the pain some, but definitely not all the way. I also have topical lidocaine that I use for breakthrough pain.

I am hoping some of you have advice for what to try next, what to talk to my doctor about, and anything else! My husband has been SO understanding, but I would love to get this under control for the both of us!

hollync

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Post  PainBlogger on Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:29 am

You could ask to try duloxetine. I get zero grogginess from it - in fact, I have more energy since I've been on it. I don't know if that's because I have so much less pain (and pain is tiring) or because I'm getting a slight stimulant effect from it. Acupuncture may help - it's not cheap (at least here in the UK), but it's helped me (in conjunction with the duloxetine).

Do you feel like you have muscle tightness? If so, physical therapy with a PT that specialises in pelvic pain/women's health may be useful. Dilators at home for stretching exercises.

Are you doing all the common sense things like avoiding fragranced products in that area (and fragranced detergent on underwear/towels)? I'd suggest drinking plenty of non-caffeinated, non-acidic drinks to keep your urine as dilute as possible so you don't have concentrated urine in contact with your skin down there.

I hope some of that helps. Smile

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