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  • Vulvodynia

    Has anyone been told to use estrogen cream on the outside of the vaginal area.
    i read that this will eventually toughen the skin and improve your vulvodynia symptons.

    Just a very small amount 2x a day.
    Right now my external vagianl area is red and looks a litttle swollen.

    Just wondered in anyone ever heard of this!
    using cream on the outside not inside the vagina.
    i know does not apply to treating yeast infectins, just exteranl vaginal area.I guess i got off the subject a little bit!


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    Yes, but something in it (propylene glycol, maybe?) irritated my IC.
    We can help one another here. Sue


    • #3
      Rita~for me the only thing that has helped is taking Neurontin 3x's a day. I have tried the estrogen cream, used large doses of lidocaine, ice packs.....and when my gyno put me on the Neurontin a few weeks ago, it was like a miracle happened. I started out with 300mg and bed time and have worked myself up to 300mg 3 x's a day and almost all of my pain is gone.
      hope this helps some teri
      Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".