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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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In desperate need of suggestions for natural remedies

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In desperate need of suggestions for natural remedies

Post  Becca36 on Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:13 pm

Hi, everyone i am new to this forum but not to vulvodynia i have had this condition seince i was 6 yrs. old on and off it turned into a cronic condition after the birth of my first child when i was 17 i am now in my mid. thirties i have delt with condition every day seince i have been to numerous Dr.'s over this condition and have been put on many different antidepressants they have helped somewhat for the pain but they all cause me to have horrible heart burn and have had to stop taking them i told my current Dr. about this and she just shrugged it off and told my to try antiacids which don't really help much.So my question is has anyone ever tried St. John's wort for vulvodynia i was reading it is supposed to be comparible to prozac i am on nothing but lidocain ointment to dull the pain please if anyone has some natural remedies that really worked for them i would be greatful if you would share any suggestion's i am in really bad pain it feels like burning acid down there constantly .Thanks


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Post  sailor_moon on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:32 pm

Hi, sounds like you need to find a proper vulva specialist. Can I ask if you have had your hormones tested over a month, testing your levels every week of your cycle? It may be hormonal, especially seeing as it has gotten worse after having a child. I have had this for 2 years, and 14 doctors later, a good doctor finally did a proper hormone test, which showed my estrogen is low, FSH and LH are too high and I have Polycystic Ovaries. And possible endometriosis on top of that. Unfortunately for me, endometriosis feeds and grows on estrogen so I can't have HRT until I undergo an operation to see if I have endo and remove it if it's there, along with any other problems that may be causing my vulvodynia. Have you been to see a good naturopath? Lidocaine gel is the only thing that gives me any relief.

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Go alkaline!

Post  Lulu on Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:09 pm

Hi Becca!

I've been dealing with this for 6 years. Tried most everything. Stumbled on a post about pH and urine testing. Sure enough, my urine is VERY acidic. So i started being my own guinea pig and testing my urine as I tried different foods, supplements. I am absolutely helped by adding alkaline foods and reducing acidic foods. I can even have full days with no pain. And as soon as I eat chocolate or pasta, etc. the burning comes back. So, perhaps this is something you should give a try. There is lots of good info out there. I like the website alkalinesisters dot com, tho I don't take my diet to their extreme (maybe I should!).

I don't eat much meat or dairy anyway, but I love carbs, coffee and chocolate. So, I have reduced intake of these things and increased veggies and green drinks. I add SuperFood (herbdoc dot com) to my Pea Protein (Nutrasumma) shake. I take Spirulina capsules with meals. And CUCUMBERS are super alkalizing, so I try to eat them often.

It's worth a shot. I wish you relief!! -Oh! Another easy way to reduce acidity is to take a little baking soda in water (1/2 tsp) but this you need to do AWAY from food, a few hours away. Good luck to you! I hope this is helpful!



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