I'm so glad I've found this site as I too have been searching for cases where vulvodynia seems to be just itchiness and not stabbing pain like a lot of other women seem to experience. I'm 30 years old and last December (2017) I started to experience itching. It was initially treated as a UTI then thrush then bacterial vaginosis (all of which I have experienced previously) but this felt slightly different and it wasn't clearing up. I felt like I had daily intermittent sensations down below, sometimes they would last a few seconds and sometimes longer. In April I was prescribed amitriptyline but I didn't feel this made much difference. I was changed onto pregablin and then gabapentin (which I still take). Again, I don't feel like this medication makes any difference. Over the months I've tried various creams - vagisil, steroid, canesten, e45. Some sooth the itch slightly but none of them have relieved it permanently. I've had probably 20 GP attendances in 2018 about this. All of my swabs and examinations come back normal. I've been to see a registrar at hospital who also said everything looked normal down below. They've now referred me for cbt and physiotherapy(!?) And I'm due to gave a pelvic ultrasound in a couple of weeks (I had a laparoscopy a few years ago where small cysts were found but no endometriosis so they are checking cysts haven't grown etc). I have had private cbt over the summer anyway... this hasn't helped the issue! I've told my close friends and my partner about my condition but they just dont understand what it's like to have an intermittent daily itch down below. It's wearing and debilitating. I only wear cotton underwear and don't use perfumed products. I have a desk job so I do sit all day which can't be helped but sometimes this doesn't overly affect me and sometimes it does. A couple of weeks ago I was adamant the docs had got it wrong because I couldn't find itchiness stories; they were all about pain. I self medicated canesten thrush tablet and cream hoping and praying it was thrush that hadnt been picked up on. The treatment did help the itching a little (maybe I did have it alongside out acquired it in the last 10 months) but all my symptoms have returned. I'm suffering itching a lot of the day. Sometimes I physically have to scratch it you relieve it. Sometimes I have to give it a good scratch with toilet paper too. It's just so depressing having a fight with your vagina every day!! I feel so low. My sex life has drastically reduced; I struggle to find pleasure in sexual activities; I find it more of an itch relief!! I just want the vulvodynia to stop! I cry myself to sleep some nights because I just can't see any light at the end of the tunnel. Stories I read are of women who have suffered this for some 10 years. I've suffered for a mere 10 months in comparison. I'm going to try the Actigel a lady mentioned above but I don't hold out much hope at this stage! I want to come off gabapentin... i find it has made me put on 1 stone in 5 months and I feel low, spaced out and mentally numb. I'm getting married next year and want to start trying for children after. Any tips would be appreciated on how to treat this horrible vulvodynia! The itching and sensations are around the vagina entrance, urethra and perineum. The sensations can't be brought on by touch and I don't have pain when having sex, I just find that sometimes his penis acts as an itch relief which of course isn't ideal. I feel a little lost and I'm trying to do everything I can to alleviate this problem.