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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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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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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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Post  Delilah1 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:47 am

So, I tried cloth sanitary pads. I bought Glad Rags and Domino pads. I can not believe how much more comfortable my menses was this month!!! I have to admit the thought of using a washable/reusable pad was not appealing to me. Boy was I wrong.
There is absolutely no odor to your menstrual flow when you are using these. When I used disposable pads I would get so raw during my period. There was always a slight odor too with those pads. Probably because of the plastic backing. There is nothing like that with the cloth pads. Much more comfortable, no odor and felt so much more natural. I honestly never would have thought I would feel that way. What a surprise. They were easy to clean too.


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Post  Takver on Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:46 am


I found Glad Rags a bit meh compared with other brands, to be honest. The Domino pads look quite good. How are you finding them in terms of fit and so forth?

I don't know why people find cloth pads so scary - it's no scarier than wearing knickers, after all. Is it because we've grown up with white disposables, plus a strong menstruation taboo, and thus think the icky things are normal and the only possibility? Or are people afraid there will be a smell? As you said, there's practically no smell, and dry-pailing works a treat for washing them.

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Post  Delilah1 on Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:50 pm

I agree Takver, the Glad Rags are not as nice as the Domino. The Domino pads are wonderful. So well made, soft and fit great!
Do you have a brand that you particularly like?

Honestly, after trying the cloth pads and loving them so much I became angry. Angry that society has made menstruation something to be ashamed of. Marketing scented pads and tampons to "hide the odor" when in actuality there is no odor. The odor comes from the disposable pads. I felt like I had fallen for one big lie!

Don't mean to sound so dramatic. Guess dealing with Vulvodynia has made me look at my body in a new way. I appreciate it more now.


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