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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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Any good consultants in the UK?

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Any good consultants in the UK?

Post  natbyte on Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:27 pm

Hi, I am new to this site. Probably like many of you I was misdiagnosed with reccurent thrush for 12 years. I was diagnosed with Vulvodinya after having my first child (it took a very long time to get pregnant as sex has always been painful.) Both of my pregnancies I have experienced no vaginal pain throughout the pregnancy. Since having my second child I have been in pain for over a year, sometimes I have a week of comfort in a month, but not much more than that. I was wondering if anyone had simelar experiences after child birth, or if there are any really good consultants out there?



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Re: Any good consultants in the UK?

Post  Tashie999 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:29 pm

Professor Wendy Reid in London is very good. Was the first out of all the specialists I saw to acknowledge that I had a problem rather than just assuming a STD or that it was in my head.


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Re: Any good consultants in the UK?

Post  Elc88 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:02 pm

Only Drs I have seen are on the NHS. I have seen two specialists. The first diagnosed me as vulvodynia, and told me to come back every 6 months for a chat to see if there's anything new we could try. It didn't get me anywhere, as she'd literally smile, nod and tell me to persevere and come back in 6 months...

When I moved I was referred to Dr Manzo in Cambs, and she was very proactive. The impression I got was that she doesn't believe in vulvodynia, and didn't settle until we found the underlying cause of the pain.


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Re: Any good consultants in the UK?

Post  Muffster on Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:04 pm

Dr Wendy Reid at the Royal Free is excellent. I've been through years of seeing consultants, been sent packing with anathestic gel. I've had Physio too and it didn't work. Wendy referred me to one of her physios who has been doing trigger point therapy AND its working! Had I only known 5 years ago that my burning, often thrush like pain and soreness was related to exceptionally tight and knotted muscles! This had all happened after a 2 bouts of urinary infection.They are really good at the royal free, my womens Physio referred me to a normal Physio too who did loads of work on my really tight hamstrings-these and my weak glutes were causing me to hold more tension and pressure in my pelvic floor which were adding to my problems-an important holistic and simultaneous approach. Appallingly my Physio told me that pelvic and vaginal pain is NOT on the syllabus for medicine, even if you specialise in gynaecology, unbelievable! Especially given the number of appts so many have had with different specialists, trying to get to the bottom of things. Wendy Reid has specifically researched and studied it, which is why she is a leader. She is really empathetic too.


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