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Lidocaine with condoms?

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 pm by AEM1

Hi everyone! My doctor just prescribed me a topical lidocaine to administer before sex, but I forgot to ask if it is okay to use with condoms. Has anyone else used this before and know it is safe to use with condoms? Thanks! Very Happy
Unrelated, but I just started Lyrica a few weeks ago...no changes yet, but I'm hopeful something will come out of it. 3 years with vulvodynia and unable to have sex …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25


I am a 25 year old woman and wanted to share my story here as I feel frustrated by the suggestions of my gyno and am hoping for some advice.

To give the context for this: in September 2016 I moved in with my long term boyfriend after living abroad a year and (nearly) abstaining from sex. Within a few weeks I had got a yeast infection which I treated myself successfully, but then 2 weeks …

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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured


Every so often I'm reminded of the constant, persistent, horrible pain I was in two decades ago, and I reach out to try to help others who are suffering. If someone had offered me a solution during that terrible time, I'd have jumped at it. I hope this helps someone.

Yes, I did have terrible vulvodynia. It felt like someone poured acid all over my vulva. My doctor confirmed it and was …

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Recently Diagnosed which has motivated my research study

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm by ebclose2free

Hi everyone,

My name is Eliza Barach and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in October of 2017. I'm also PhD student at the State University of New York at Albany. I work several professors at SUNY, but one in particular, Dr. Mitch Earleywine researches marijuana and its possible efficacy as an alternative treatment. Our previous examined cannabis and symptoms of PMS/PMDD and found that women …

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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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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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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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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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Cured, my story..

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Cured, my story..

Post  Marylynnreily on Tue May 21, 2013 5:28 pm

Hello ladies,

I was diagnosed with Vulvodynia 8 years ago, Ive been cured for over 2 years and just wanted to let everyone know my story.

Long Story short, I ended up curing myself with Clindesse vaginal antibiotic cream, but about 3 or 4 boxes of it, back to back, so treatment, every night for a little over a month, then Gyne Lotrimin (3 day) like another poster said on here, is awesome stuff. Its not irritating to the vagina like Monistat, and its more effective at curing the yeast issue problem.

The Clindesse takes care of the bacterial, the Gyne Lotrimin, the yeast.

I dont know why Gyne Lotrimin is so much more effective, even more than terazol from the doctor...

also, been on Metrogel, and diflucan pills do nothing..so some products are more effective than others. Longer, stronger courses of things work better.
Ive also gone to the doctor and got prescribed 24 hour ovules, 3 of them, back to back, when I had an intractable yeast infection one time...Ive always had womens problems...I also get chronic UTIs so Im frequently on antibiotics, which cause even more vaginal problems.


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Re: Cured, my story..

Post  Delilah1 on Tue May 28, 2013 2:10 pm

Hello Mary, So glad to hear you found a cure for your vulvodynia. How did it all start for you? How did you convince a doctor to prescribe you such a long course of Clindesse? Were you diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and do you know what bacteria was associated with it? Again, it's good to hear you are feeling better! Very Happy



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Post  Marylynnreily on Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:35 pm

Hey there..well, I changed Gynos and saw a women that time, and she started me on 14 days worth, and then I begged her for a couple refills, (explaining I have really bad problems, and my husband and I had sex while on treatment, since we hadnt had sex in months and I was feeling so much better)..she was kind, and gave them to me..

You can also try going to different doctors and explaining your problem..I have IC and Ive done this to get more antibiotics since many doctors will not give enough for long enough. I get bladder infections that require at least 10 days worth instead of the typical 7 my body is so used to them, Ive been on TONS of antibiotics..anyway.
I would try seeing your family doctor and making up a story about how you had a vaginal infection a few years back and the only thing that cured you was clindesse, than hand them the squished up tube in a baggy...(lol) say you needed 14 days worth..I have a problem culturing out, Ive done tons of vaginal cultures and nothing would ever come out, finally I got lucky and BV cultured out and she gave me the clindesse that changed my life..2 weeks worth is key here but I did 3!

so, if your good enough at explaining things..and you have had a past history the doctor can look at that shows youve been having a problem and numerous tests for a long long time, I bet you can get them to presrcribe the stuff, even with negative culture..

Its not like your hustling pain pills, your hustling ANTIBIOTICS!!

Its soooo difficult to get them to prescribe anything anymore..and antibiotic along with bacterial and yeasts resistance is a growing problem..

so they are afraid to give you any decent course of antibiotics to cure anything anymore..

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Re: Cured, my story..

Post  EviE°Bee on Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:00 am

Antibiotics cause yeast infections, unfortunately. I saw a Dr who diagnosed me with a yeast infection and she said gynalotramine has steriods in it which is why its more helpful.

Unfortunately, i can't use it! Last time i used it I had a weird reaction to it. Diflucan works for me. So far, anyway.

Evie bee


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