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  • External Pain Relief for Sex, General Comfort

    I have Vulvodynia as well as IC and it seems they like to both flare together. The Vulvodynia (for me) is the external burning/irritation at the 'urine exit' of my urethra. It is so painful to the touch it makes sex dreadful. I'm already dreading it due to the pain the IC is causing my bladder; however, got to keep husband happy, and honestly, even though it hurts, I'm already hurting so I try to give in occasionally. I can't handle the mental stress from unhappy husband in combo with physical pain...yadda yadda yadda.

    Anyway, my Gyn/Uro Rx'd me a cream from a compounding pharmacy called GALE 3/3/5/2 Ointment, Mfg: CMP, Qty: 30GM. Not sure what all the #'s mean but pretty sure they're percentages of something. I apply this to the painful area before each urination and after a bath. It works well to numb this pain and is the only thing that works for me. It alleviates pain upon entry of intercourse. And, also during intercourse, it seems that I can tell where that exact spot is bc it seems like he nails it with entry/exit. This cream has definitely been great for me. And you use a very small amt each time and it's relatively inexpensive.

    Just an fyi...thx, lulu
    Luanne

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    lulu..
    Thanks for sharing this info.. You can also learn alot of other helpful things on the web site When Sex Hurts.. Its a wonderful site..You should check it out..
    Also to let yo know, it was created by the same person that created this wonderful site...


    http://www.whensexhurts.com/forum/
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    Ronda

    ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!


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    Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

    Meds I have Tried:
    Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
    Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
    Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

    Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
    Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

    Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.



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    • #3
      Thank you

      Thanks LeeLee...looks like a great site...will definitely start posting there too!
      Luanne

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      • #4
        Where do you buy it?

        Hi Lulu,

        I would like to try the GALE oniment you talked about. Where did you buy it? Is this an RX only product? I could not find it on the internet.

        Thanks,

        JC

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        • #5
          Originally posted by persefonexxi
          Hi Lulu,

          I would like to try the GALE oniment you talked about. Where did you buy it? Is this an RX only product? I could not find it on the internet.

          Thanks,

          JC
          Hi JC,

          Yes, it is an Rx and it is also something you have to have made at a Compounding Pharmacy...not just a standard Rx.

          This is the pharmacy I use http://www.medaus.com/. They could possibly provide you with more info.

          Thx, Luanne
          Luanne

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