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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Recent "Poke" Pain - So Confused/Losing My Mind

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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Lidocaine and Conception??

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Lidocaine and Conception??

Post  MrsP87 on Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:25 pm

Hi everybody,

Just after a little advice and I feel this may be the best place to find my answers. I have suffered with vulvodynia for many years now and can only have intercourse using lidocaine gel, it's incredibly painful without! Me and my husband are wanting to start a family but are very worried about the impact lidocaine may have on conception! There are no studies out there regarding its impact on sperm and I have recently been to a doctor and a specialist who said they didn't know the answer. Has anybody out there been successful in using lidocaine and conceiving? Thanks so much xxxx I love you

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LIDOCAINE AND CONCEPTION??

Post  netsirk83 on Sun May 29, 2016 11:01 am

Hey MrsP87, Did you happen to determine if Lidocaine is ok when trying to conceive? Have you had luck conceiving naturally and painlessly? We are about to start trying as well and I am currently using instillagel so you're input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Smile

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Re: Lidocaine and Conception??

Post  PainBlogger on Sun May 29, 2016 12:39 pm

I can't answer your question directly, but I've been doing some research on this topic and the effect of lubricants. One of the things that I've discovered is that most lubricants have a negative effect on sperm motility. So, while not contraceptives, they can reduce the chances of conception. I'd imagine instillagel may also have a negative effect on sperm motility, depending on how much of the gel finds its way internally.

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Re: Lidocaine and Conception??

Post  emalita on Sun May 29, 2016 7:16 pm

I was able to find the below, but I'm not sure if this is only specific to injections:

Effect While Trying to Conceive: Lidocaine is not shown to have any effect on fertility in animal studies. No human studies have been completed.

http://www.babymed.com/medications/lidocaine-during-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding


I agree with PainBlogger that the cream itself may negatively impact sperm since even something as innocent as the wrong pH can negatively impact them. I personally say give it a try with the lidocaine, and if you are finding it difficult to conceive, then consider trying without it if possible.

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