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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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National Vulvodynia Association - share your story

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National Vulvodynia Association - share your story

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Please see copy of email and submission details below:

Research shows that 50% of women with vulvodynia do not seek medical care, and of those who do, as few as 2% are diagnosed! Women also still report feelings of isolation, invalidation and stigma, and as few as 25% report feeling comfortable discussing vulvodynia with close friends. To help women and girls with vulvodynia feel less isolated, advocate for themselves and seek appropriate medical care, the NVA would like to hear from those who are willing to share their experiences in our online/printed materials. We want vulvodynia sufferers who read our materials to "see" and understand that they are not alone and that there is hope for them. By sharing just some of your story, you are in a unique position to provide invaluable support and encouragement to other women and girls.

Presently, we'd like to hear from those who have experiences to share in the general categories listed below. Please send your response to any of the questions listed below (of 500 words or less per question) to cshea@nva.org. In your email, please:

(1) Specify how you would like your name to be listed should we have an opportunity to use it in some of our materials; for example, anonymous, first and last name initials only, first name only, full first name and last name initial, etc.

(2) Attach a recent photo of yourself (if you are comfortable with us publishing this along with your story);

(3) State that you give the NVA permission to publish your response(s).

If we are able to include your submission in any of our materials, we will notify you and send you a final draft to review and approve prior to publication.

Thank you for sharing your experience with other women with vulvodynia. Together we can overcome the feelings of isolation that accompany this disorder!

Question Categories:

(1) Managing Symptoms
◦How has educating yourself about vulvodynia helped you to better understand the disorder, obtain effective medical care and treatment and/or advocate for yourself?
◦Has educating yourself (and others close to you) helped you to overcome any initial embarrassment, isolation or stigma that you felt when first diagnosed? If so, how?
◦Besides medical treatment, what techniques do you use in your everyday routine to help control vulvar pain symptoms and the disorder's impact on your overall quality of life and well-being?

(2) Emotional and Interpersonal
◦How do you cope with the negative emotions brought about by vulvodynia?
◦How have you addressed and dealt with any sadness, stress, anger, anxiety and/or other emotions directly related to your vulvodynia?
◦Outside of your intimate relationship, how has vulvodynia affected your relationship with your significant other or spouse, and what have you found to be particularly helpful in coping with this to maintain a healthy and happy relationship?
◦How do you work to maintain an intimate relationship with your significant other or spouse in spite of vulvodynia?
◦ How has vulvodynia affected your relationships with close friends or family members? What have you found to be particularly helpful in coping with this and maintaining these relationships?

(3) Activities of Daily Living
◦How do you manage daily household responsibilities when vulvar pain interferes with your ability to carry these out?
◦How do you handle family responsibilities (spouse, children, etc.) during these times?
◦What techniques do you use to address the challenges vulvodynia brings to your workday (e.g., pain from extended sitting, lack of breaks, etc.)?

(4) Advice to Others
◦What advice would you give to a woman or girl who just began to experience vulvar pain symptoms or was recently diagnosed?
◦What advice would you give long-time vulvodynia sufferers?
◦Have you ever received any advice that you found particularly helpful from someone else?

Contact Us

National Vulvodynia Association

PO Box 4491, Silver Spring, MD 20914-4491

301-949-5114 (phone) | 301-299-3999 (fax) | www.nva.org

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