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Alternative / other treatments (31) Tried it?How effective?
Acupuncture Y | N Rating Saved
Biofeedback Y | N Rating Saved
Myofascial release Y | N Rating Saved
Trigger point therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Y | N Rating Saved
Trigger point injections Y | N Rating Saved
Revive web-based treatment program Y | N Rating Saved
Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) Y | N Rating Saved
Physical Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Chiropractic Y | N Rating Saved
Discontinue hormones Y | N Rating Saved
Electronic muscle stimulation Y | N Rating Saved
Vaginal dilators Y | N Rating Saved
Herbal ointment with plantain Y | N Rating Saved
Pudendal nerve block Y | N Rating Saved
Rapid eye movement therapy with hypnosis Y | N Rating Saved
Warm baths daily Y | N Rating Saved
NAET Y | N Rating Saved
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) to Piriformis muscles Y | N Rating Saved
Vulvodynia bacterial spray Y | N Rating Saved
Body stress release Y | N Rating Saved
Re-define "sex" to include non-penetrative sex (oral, manual, vibrators, etc.) Y | N Rating Saved
Neogyn cream Y | N Rating Saved
Yoga Y | N Rating Saved
Meditation Y | N Rating Saved
Cryotherapy Y | N Rating Saved
boric acid suppositories Y | N Rating Saved
apple cider vinegar Y | N Rating Saved
psycotherapy Y | N Rating Saved
hypnotherapy Y | N Rating Saved
massage Y | N Rating Saved
Over-the-counter medications and supplements (34) Tried it?How effective?
Local anesthetic Y | N Rating Saved
Calcium citrate Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamins/Nutritional supplements to restore health Y | N Rating Saved
Anti-fungals Y | N Rating Saved
Antihistamines Y | N Rating Saved
Emu oil Y | N Rating Saved
Capsaicin Cream Y | N Rating Saved
Lidocaine Y | N Rating Saved
DHEA Y | N Rating Saved
Vicks Vaporub on feet Y | N Rating Saved
Yeastguard suppositories Y | N Rating Saved
Emulisfying ointment Y | N Rating Saved
Lanacane Y | N Rating Saved
Calendula cream Y | N Rating Saved
B vitamins Y | N Rating Saved
Prelief tablets Y | N Rating Saved
Calmoseptine cream Y | N Rating Saved
Magnesium citrate Y | N Rating Saved
Cornstarch baby powder Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamin D Y | N Rating Saved
Canestin oral Y | N Rating Saved
Replens moisturizer Y | N Rating Saved
Canestin cream Y | N Rating Saved
Discontinue NuvaRing birth control Y | N Rating Saved
S. Boulardi Probiotic Y | N Rating Saved
Aqueous cream Y | N Rating Saved
Femmesil cream Y | N Rating Saved
zinc oxide cream Y | N Rating Saved
vagiclear Y | N Rating Saved
tons of probiotics Y | N Rating Saved
Aveeno bath powder/oil (1-2 tsp) Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamin E suppositories Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamin E Oil Y | N Rating Saved
Folic Acid Y | N Rating Saved
Lifestyle / dietary changes and home remedies (47) Tried it?How effective?
Application of ice Y | N Rating Saved
Low oxalate diet Y | N Rating Saved
Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Y | N Rating Saved
Pelvic floor exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Natural endocrine diet Y | N Rating Saved
Exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Cleansing and de-sensitization Y | N Rating Saved
Dry off from excess moisture Y | N Rating Saved
No underwear Y | N Rating Saved
Detoxification/Fasting Y | N Rating Saved
Rinse with water after urination Y | N Rating Saved
Olive oil as a natural lubricant Y | N Rating Saved
Gluten-free diet Y | N Rating Saved
Drinking large amounts of water Y | N Rating Saved
Identify/avoid allergens Y | N Rating Saved
Give birth Y | N Rating Saved
"Clitoral distraction" with a vibrator or by hand Y | N Rating Saved
Lubrication Y | N Rating Saved
Coconut oil as a lubricant Y | N Rating Saved
Avoiding caffeine Y | N Rating Saved
Drink baking soda Y | N Rating Saved
Wear loose-fitting clothes Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid hot tubs Y | N Rating Saved
Aloe Vera Gel Y | N Rating Saved
Rinse with warm water after sex Y | N Rating Saved
Shower after bowel movement Y | N Rating Saved
Anti-inflammation diet Y | N Rating Saved
Cotton maxipads (Natracare or Gladrags) Y | N Rating Saved
All cotton underwear (organic ideal) Y | N Rating Saved
Fragrance-free detergent Y | N Rating Saved
Core strengthening Y | N Rating Saved
Osteopathic manipulation for lumbar/SI/pelvic structural imbalance Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid sex Y | N Rating Saved
Wash/rinse underwear with no detergent Y | N Rating Saved
Bathe in oatmeal Y | N Rating Saved
Unscented orgnanic body wash to cleanse area Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid bicycling Y | N Rating Saved
Rinse with cold water after sex Y | N Rating Saved
Vanicream lubricant Y | N Rating Saved
Pacing Y | N Rating Saved
yeast free/sugar free diet Y | N Rating Saved
pass urine frequently Y | N Rating Saved
Lemon tea Y | N Rating Saved
no underwear at night Y | N Rating Saved
Drinking aloe juice Y | N Rating Saved
Herbal teas Y | N Rating Saved
Very low carb diet Y | N Rating Saved
Prescription drugs (53) Tried it?How effective?
Estrace cream Y | N Rating Saved
Gabapentin (Neurontin) Y | N Rating Saved
Amitriptyline Y | N Rating Saved
Imipramine Y | N Rating Saved
Desipramine (Norpramin) Y | N Rating Saved
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Y | N Rating Saved
Testosterone cream Y | N Rating Saved
Antibiotics Y | N Rating Saved
Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI) - Low Dose Y | N Rating Saved
E2/E3 Bioidentical Hormones Y | N Rating Saved
Steroid injections Y | N Rating Saved
Increase estrogen Y | N Rating Saved
Anti-depressant medication Y | N Rating Saved
Anti-anxiety medication Y | N Rating Saved
Doxepin Y | N Rating Saved
Steroid cream Y | N Rating Saved
Cymbalta Y | N Rating Saved
Effexor xr Y | N Rating Saved
Botox injections Y | N Rating Saved
Premarin Y | N Rating Saved
Trimovate cream Y | N Rating Saved
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) Y | N Rating Saved
NuvaRing Y | N Rating Saved
Elavil/Baclofen ointment Y | N Rating Saved
Protopic ointment Y | N Rating Saved
Ketamine / amitriptyline / clonidine / prilocaine / lidocaine / ketaprofen / Neurontin ointment Y | N Rating Saved
Valium Y | N Rating Saved
Nortryptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor) Y | N Rating Saved
Muscle relaxants Y | N Rating Saved
Estrogen/Testosterone gel made by compounding pharmacy Y | N Rating Saved
Vagifem Y | N Rating Saved
Cromalyn Y | N Rating Saved
Gastrocrom liquid with vaseline Y | N Rating Saved
Fluconazole Y | N Rating Saved
Hydroxyzine Y | N Rating Saved
Estradiol compounded in olive oil Y | N Rating Saved
Lyrica Y | N Rating Saved
Savella Y | N Rating Saved
Nystatin cream Y | N Rating Saved
Interferon injections Y | N Rating Saved
Sodium Valproate Y | N Rating Saved
Oxycontin Y | N Rating Saved
flagyl Y | N Rating Saved
butoconazole Y | N Rating Saved
Discontiue birth control pills Y | N Rating Saved
Topical Gabapentin cream 6% Y | N Rating Saved
estring vaginal estrogen suppository Y | N Rating Saved
estrogen compounded cream Y | N Rating Saved
tramadol Y | N Rating Saved
Hydrocodone Y | N Rating Saved
Valtrex Y | N Rating Saved
Trazodone Y | N Rating Saved
estrogen/gabepentime cream, special compounded Y | N Rating Saved
Surgical (5) Tried it?How effective?
Vestibulectomy Y | N Rating Saved
Clipping tissue (minor surgery) Y | N Rating Saved
Laparoscopic removal of scar tissue from hysterectomy Y | N Rating Saved
Superior hypogastric block Y | N Rating Saved
Ganglion impar block Y | N Rating Saved

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