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» Dating with Vulvodynia and Vaginismus advice
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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  Jma990o on Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm

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 actually.
I'm experiencing a burning pain it itches sometimes but mostly burns feels like hot acid being poured on my intimate parts it burns when I urinate all the time and when I look down there it's red like super red and I had a doctor even tell me it was red and irritated all the way up past my cervix.
I have been tested for stds all came back clean.
I have researched on my own and tried everything could this possibly be vulvodynia? I've been reading forums and blogs and medical sites but none seem to mention the redness and irritation is this not a symptom it's just hard yo believe this has been going on for two years and nothing is wrong I just can't take this anymore it consumes me I'm depressed I just don't even know how to function my relationship is failing due to this it's taking my attention from my kids I'm just lost and scared that I'll never be able to figure this out and be like this forever I don't know if I can stand it.

Jma990o

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Post  Gaby on Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:36 pm

Hi,

Have you been to a dermatologist already? The redness and inflammation can be caused by an allergic reaction.
I've been with this condition more than one year and i know how awful and frustrating it is.

The important thing is not giving up and keep looking for the right doctor.

The best of luck!!


Gaby

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Post  Jma990o on Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:46 am

Thank you best of luck to you too I haven't been to a dermatologist but I'll look into it now

Jma990o

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Post  feeling desperate on Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:33 pm

I replied elsewhere to someone recommending this which may give you some relief.
I've had this condition for 18 months and been prescribed numerous creams, all of which produced horrendous burning and discomfort. Eventually I discovered that they all contain parabens, variations of liquid paraffin and/or alcohol and produce an extreme allergic reaction. The only topical thing I've found which I can tolerate and which provides some relief is called YES vaginal moisturiser. It is organic and water based, available on the NHS and a tube lasts ages.Google it to see variations of the same product. It won't cure anything but it sure helps with the red, burning soreness.

feeling desperate

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