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Vulvodynia (2,449 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

194 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Oxycontin
(13)
Wear loose-fitting clothes
(336)
Application of ice
(422)
No underwear
(533)
Myofascial release
(94)
Physical Therapy
(265)
Trigger point therapy
(124)
Rinse with water after urination
(402)
Avoid sex
(449)
Botox injections
(16)
Avoid bicycling
(188)
no underwear at night
(130)
yeast free/sugar free diet
(59)
Re-define "sex" to include non-penetrative sex (oral, manual, vibrators, etc.)
(193)
Hydrocodone
(24)
Rinse with cold water after sex
(91)
Taijiquan (Tai Chi)
(34)
Identify/avoid allergens
(258)
Muscle relaxants
(108)
Amitriptyline
(296)
"Clitoral distraction" with a vibrator or by hand
(244)
Osteopathic manipulation for lumbar/SI/pelvic structural imbalance
(43)
Valium
(57)
All cotton underwear (organic ideal)
(346)
tramadol
(16)
Biofeedback
(146)
Marijuana
(3)
Superior hypogastric block
(3)
Imipramine
(21)
E2/E3 Bioidentical Hormones
(35)
Anti-anxiety medication
(207)
Vicks Vaporub on feet
(11)
Savella
(11)
Very low carb diet
(36)
Gastrocrom liquid with vaseline
(4)
Meditation
(69)
Cotton maxipads (Natracare or Gladrags)
(102)
Rinse with warm water after sex
(187)
Low oxalate diet
(238)
Neodymium Dilators
(1)
SF722 rubbed on area
(1)
Magnetic Dilators
(1)
Drinking large amounts of water
(495)
Lubrication
(308)
Nortryptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)
(57)
Sodium Valproate
(2)
Cyproterone acetate (Androcur)
(2)
Hydroxyzine
(22)
Body stress release
(62)
Discontinue NuvaRing birth control
(27)
Acupuncture
(220)
Vaginal dilators
(147)
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) to Piriformis muscles
(7)
massage
(41)
Drinking aloe juice
(16)
Vestibulectomy
(29)
Avoiding caffeine
(296)
Wash/rinse underwear with no detergent
(110)
Valium suppository
(5)
Anti-inflammation diet
(56)
Coconut oil as a lubricant
(123)
Gabapentin (Neurontin)
(246)
Topical Gabapentin cream 6%
(15)
Avoid hot tubs
(148)
Gluten-free diet
(182)
Warm baths daily
(216)
CBD oil
(1)
Pregabalin capsules
(1)
Hydrocortisone ointment
(1)
Cetomacrogol cream
(1)
Drink baking soda
(69)
Aveeno bath powder/oil (1-2 tsp)
(21)
Pacing
(21)
Anti-depressant medication
(375)
Laparoscopic removal of scar tissue from hysterectomy
(12)
Fragrance-free detergent
(322)
Pelvic floor exercise
(350)
Bathe in oatmeal
(76)
Unscented orgnanic body wash to cleanse area
(139)
Washing hair over bath to avoid shampoo trickling into affected area
(24)
Shower after bowel movement
(79)
Calmoseptine cream
(14)
Vitamin E Oil
(31)
Ganglion impar block
(4)
Trazodone
(4)
Avoid baths salts, oils, etc
(55)
psycotherapy
(27)
Discontiue birth control pills
(67)
Dry off from excess moisture
(403)
Lemon tea
(11)
Prelief tablets
(60)
Yoga
(91)
S. Boulardi Probiotic
(32)
Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis)
(26)
Vitamins/Nutritional supplements to restore health
(398)
Core strengthening
(121)
Voltaren suppository
(1)
Trigger point injections
(55)
NAET
(8)
Aqueous cream
(37)
Lidocaine 5% ointment
(9)
pea pure
(2)
Sensate focus
(2)
Maca root
(2)
Cleansing and de-sensitization
(132)
Rapid eye movement therapy with hypnosis
(18)
lacanette cream
(3)
Pudendal nerve block
(34)
Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
(4)
Calcium citrate
(285)
Fluconazole
(198)
Emulisfying ointment
(74)
Magnesium citrate
(86)
Vaseline
(7)
Interferon injections
(8)
Folic Acid
(20)
hypnotherapy
(10)
Revive web-based treatment program
(11)
Vitamin E suppositories
(12)
pass urine frequently
(71)
Betamethasone cream
(3)
Aloe Vera Gel
(109)
Olive oil as a natural lubricant
(137)
Local anesthetic
(298)
Vulvodynia bacterial spray
(6)
Estradiol compounded in olive oil
(7)
estrogen/gabepentime cream, special compounded
(7)
tons of probiotics
(118)
Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI) - Low Dose
(134)
Lidocaine
(440)
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
(88)
boric acid suppositories
(41)
Herbal teas
(48)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
(95)
Antihistamines
(258)
Vanicream lubricant
(15)
Natural endocrine diet
(15)
Vitamin D
(175)
Cymbalta
(91)
Electronic muscle stimulation
(48)
estrogen compounded cream
(25)
Cornstarch baby powder
(31)
B vitamins
(238)
Neurography
(1)
Cromalyn
(4)
Increase estrogen
(172)
butoconazole
(5)
Detoxification/Fasting
(105)
Valtrex
(8)
Chiropractic
(139)
Exercise
(402)
Lyrica
(41)
Ketamine / amitriptyline / clonidine / prilocaine / lidocaine / ketaprofen / Neurontin ointment
(137)
Desipramine (Norpramin)
(32)
Doxepin
(18)
Femmesil cream
(8)
Reiki
(6)
O-Shot
(1)
Ayurveda
(1)
Effexor xr
(58)
Estrace cream
(209)
Discontinue hormones
(148)
DHEA
(35)
Estrogen/Testosterone gel made by compounding pharmacy
(71)
Cryotherapy
(6)
Canestin oral
(69)
Testosterone cream
(74)
Steroid injections
(50)
Herbal ointment with plantain
(14)
Neogyn cream
(24)
estring vaginal estrogen suppository
(10)
zinc oxide cream
(32)
vagiclear
(5)
Premarin
(100)
Clipping tissue (minor surgery)
(32)
Yeastguard suppositories
(119)
Give birth
(91)
Calendula cream
(142)
apple cider vinegar
(66)
Elavil/Baclofen ointment
(49)
Steroid cream
(368)
Nystatin cream
(57)
Trimovate cream
(41)
Canestin cream
(102)
Emu oil
(74)
Anti-fungals
(449)
Lanacane
(52)
Replens moisturizer
(88)
Vagifem
(51)
flagyl
(36)
Antibiotics
(345)
Protopic ointment
(28)
Capsaicin Cream
(38)
NuvaRing
(42)

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