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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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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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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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Real answer on why this women prefered a male gyneacologist...

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Real answer on why this women prefered a male gyneacologist...

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:58 pm

Im copying and pasting this womens answers from a forum...

"I've asked it once and I'll ask it again...WHY? I'm working on some marketing materials for some of our docs and I just can't fathom why a man would want to become an OB/Gyn. They don't even have the same organs...how effective can they really be as docs who focus on the health of those same organs and structures?"

"I much prefer a male gynacologist to look at my bits than a female gynacologist"

"really? eek do you mind if i ask why? i could never fathom having a male gyno; it'd freak me out too much"

"Sorry I posted but my comp froze and I lost my reply..
My doc was my gyno at the same time when I was at uni and he used to sing to me when he was up there checking my fruity bits..
a woman doc/gyno has never sung to me when doing that shit..
and for me I just think its more normal for a man to look at a womans bits than a woman"

"Did he do requests?"

"He used to sing opera when he looked at my bits.. he said it made him happy.. both looking at my innards and singing"



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Men only please!!

Post  Char29 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:29 am

My theory on this is :
I have had both Ob/gyn and Specialists of all sorts and to be honest, I much prefer men!
I have found that women in general are a lot rougher than men. It is as if they cannot imagine the pain that we are going through because they are all "normal".
Men on the other hand, have no idea what it is like to have our bits, never mind bits that are on fire, so they are generally more gentle.
In fact I have had some really ignorant women doctors and nurses say some really hurtful things too.
One female doc in Barbados (I was working on ships at the time), hurt me so badly that I could not sit down for 2 days!!
Most recently I went to the Sex Clinic to supposedly see the guru on vulvas and she was hurting me so badly and not letting me go! She wanted me to put a number to the pain! I could hardly breathe or talk never mind put a number to the pain!!
I was referred to a great male specialist in this field after that, and he was uber gentle. However he would not carry on with the "treatment" as he felt I was too inflamed (it all looked normal to me as I have had this my whole life).
Needless to say I have not been back to any doctor!! Have hit a wall!!!
Sorry - that was me going off on a tangent - I only joined this forum today and this is all just flowing out of me!!! Never been able to "talk" to anyone who totally gets it!!
Charmaine xx


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