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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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Desperate for advice. Bad flare up.

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Desperate for advice. Bad flare up.

Post  sailor_moon on Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:41 am

A few questions to my lovely ladies, any advice would be much appreciated

Does anyone else go through bad flare ups where their "innie bits/vulva" actually become swollen? I have been in so much pain the last 3 days I have been unable to go to work [use the excuse I have a migraine and vomiting], and I am so red and swollen..it's all puffed up! I have been sitting with an ice pack between my legs. nothing gives me relief.

Does anyone else get more irritated the more active they are? The more I walk, the more burny, itchy and chafed I get.

Any tips apart from the usual Lignocaine, ice pack, coconut oil and anti-inflammatories on how to get some relief? Steroid creams and other emollients make me worse. Lignocaine and coconut oil are the only things I can use down there...the pain is so bad atm the lignocaine isn't doing much.

Does anyone else on here suffer from low estrogen? I have low estrogen but my doctor suspects I have endometriosis which feeds on estrogen. I am on a waiting list to have a laproscopy and hystoscopy but the hospital informed me yesterday that I will be waiting up to 10 more moths before my op because the waiting list is so long!! I will be talking to my specialist to try and get him to push it through quicker, I will end up killing myself, unemployed or divorced if I have to wait that long with no form of relief!! I can't take any HRT until the operation gets done. Mad

Has anyone had success with alternative medicine or naturopaths? I am really considering going down that route because I am having no success with western medicine. I am just sick of spending money on remedies that do not work.

And lastly....any tips on how to cope emotionally? I am slowly going downhill again, its coming up to the 2 year anniversary of having V and I am finding it extremely hard. Especially with dealing with being in pain and discomfort at work when you can't escape to "adjust your undies" and are in agony but have to smile and deal with people. I am finding it harder and harder to work like this! especially when I have horrible bosses who have threatened to fire me for having time off dealing with my combined illnesses and hold the health issues I have against me. Also I am finding it hard to cope with not physically being able to have sex with my husband...I try my hardest but with the discomfort of V it has shut down my emotions for intimacy because the discomfort is all I can focus on. I feel constant guilt because my husband deserves a normal, good wife, and a he deserves a great sex life. He has stuck by me through all of this but I cant help thinking he will leave me sooner or later because you cant have a normal marriage with someone who has V. I'd be lying if I said this hasnt affected our marriage. Being young is even harder...we are meant to be at our sexual peak. And wanted to have a baby soon but that's impossible...I am in enough pain and I think pushing out a baby would do more permanent damage to my vulva...let alone the pain of labor with V!!!!

Any advice would be much appreciated ladies.


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Re: Desperate for advice. Bad flare up.

Post  kvelipuri on Sun May 17, 2015 6:56 pm

Just a note to let you know you are not alone - I too am suffering from severe swelling. The swelling goes up and down, but at its worst my vagina is totally swollen shut and walking is out of the question. No creams have worked - steroid, estrogen, or lidocaine - and in fact seem to correlate to more swelling (but who knows if there is actual causation). Anyway, still working on a treatment but wanted to let you know I'm going through the same, as it seems this kind of swelling is not a predominant symptom at least based on reading most people's stories.


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