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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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Pregabalin/Lyrica advices please

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Pregabalin/Lyrica advices please

Post  Jo44 on Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:51 pm

I am on a roll of posting today. I would like to know does Pregabalin/Lyrica take a while to build up in your system, as I've been reading through old posts and saw one which said that it needs to build up in your system, like Amitriptyline etc. My Gynacologist said it can take 2-3months to get under control. The reason I'm asking this is that the past few days I have been suffering from really bad tiredness in the mornings, even though I've slept well, plus my mood has dropped, and I feel low and a bit anxious at times.

The only side effect I had was a little dizziness the following morning after I first took it. Surely the side effects wouldn't kick in this late would they, I've been on it just over six weeks now?

The other things is I've stopped my birth control pills too, so it could be a hormonal thing related to that I guess.

I'd appreciate some advice please?


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Post  sailor_moon on Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:40 am

Hey there can I ask what your symptoms are? I've been taking Lyrica 150 for 3 weeks and it hasn't done much for me. Except yeah make me tired n dizzy in the morning. My symptoms are intense itching, burning and bad inflammation. Sad I also have a series of hormone problems.

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Post  Jo44 on Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:56 pm


My initial symptoms when this all started before was intense burning, soreness and redness. I started the Amitriptilyne just before Xmas, and that helped with the burning, but I did have to keep upping the dose about every 10 days or so! By the time I saw my Gynacologist at the beginning of Feb, I only had soreness and redness and some discomfort from my urethra, oh and some pubic discomfort too! He put me on Pregabalin at 150mg once a day, which helped me sleep, as I'd had been having trouble for the past two years with sleep, it V related though! He also wanted me to wean off the Amitriptyline at 10mg per month. I was on 60mg and I've dropped to 30mg as of last night!

I don't have any itching at all, just very sore and red down there. I think the hormone issues were related to coming off the pill, so I went back on it, and am switching to the Mirena Coil, which is being fitted on Weds! I'm seeing my Gynacologist again on Friday, so will be interesting to see what he says then! He did threaten me with steroid injections into my vulvar area at our last meeting, so not too keen on that idea!

Take care hope the Pregabalin kicks in soon for you! Xx


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