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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist


after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Lidocaine With Cotton Ball

Post  carby148 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:53 am

Hello everyone.

I was recently prescribed lidocaine for vulvydonia, but now that I finally have the prescription, I'm second guessing and wondering about its use.

Most of my pain is around my outer labia (labia majora) and has little to do with my actual vaginal opening. I do have an odd sensation where my urethra is as well.

My doctor told me to soak a cotton ball with the lidocaine and stick it in between the lips of my vagina and leave it in overnight (that seems excessive?).

What I don't understand is how will that help my labia majora, and is this something I will have to do every night for the rest of my life?

I will call my gyno first thing tomorrow, but I figured I would ask here as well to get personal experiences. Also because I know it probably won't be for a few days before she gets back to me.

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Post  jen007 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:01 pm

Hi carby148,

I've tried this method before accept my pain was around the entrance area and I put the cotton ball a little up there. Sadly it didn't work for me. The idea is to numb the area you put the gel on and by doing it every night it would absorb into your skin to keep it numb. It's something you need to try to see if it works or it's something else to check off the "didn't work" list. It's not that extreme, I think most of us here have tried this method. The lidocaine is only temporary. I had surgery last summer and am pretty much cured, but sometimes if I haven't been dilating I'll use the gel before having sex just to make sure I don't feel any pains.

Just a tip for when you use the gel, mix it with a little lubricant before applying it to your area. Alone the lidocaine can burn you until the numbness starts kicking in. When you mix it with lubricant it won't cause you any pain.

Good luck!

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Post  carby148 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:54 pm

Thanks for the info! Should I also apply it to my outer labia? My doctor didn't say to, so I'm paranoid about doing so, haha.

Also, will this affect how my vagina works with sex? I know sex isn't too great for me anyway, but does it affect how I feel an orgasm or when it actually does feel good with penetration?
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Re: Lidocaine With Cotton Ball

Post  Alana3 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:41 pm

If you're having sex with lidocaine make sure you tell whoever your sleeping with to wear a condom, or his penis will go numb. Put it where it hurts and that's it. It shouldn't have an effect it just numbs the painful area and the rest feels the same. But remember this isn't a cure, it just makes you comfortable. When I used it after I still had pain because eventually it wears off. That stuff does numb you, but it burns like hell to put it on.

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Post  jen007 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:27 pm

carby148,

I use it before sex and it hasn't changed any good feelings, but like I said be sure to mix it with some lubricant whether you're having sex or not, it'll prevent that burning Alana is referring to.

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Re: Lidocaine With Cotton Ball

Post  Alana3 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:09 pm

Be careful with the lubricant since you're not just washing it off after playing, make sure it's water-based, some of them can cause yeast infections! As well all know, those are not enjoyable. Ask your doc what kind of lubricant he/she recommends mine says astroglide works, just be careful!!!! But def good advice, not discrediting, I just get a lot of yeast and I HATE the feeling!

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