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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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Interstitial cystitus and Vulvodynia cure

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Interstitial cystitus and Vulvodynia cure

Post  Marylynnreily on Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:40 pm

Listen you guys. Ive been fighting this for five years, and it has destroyed my life. I cured it TWICE. Ive been on every juice, herb and supplement known to man, and they all help. BUt the only thing that Cured me, and I WAS diagnosed and ready to do all the IC treatments and Elmiron, was antibiotics. The first time, I also had Vulvodynia with IC, I had an understanding doctor, and was put on 3 WEEKS of Clindamycin, and I was cured. To prevent an intestinal problem called C DIFF (a dangerous intestinal infection that can happen from antibiotics completely wiping out your good bacteria, and allowing the bad to take over)which can happen on antibiotics, especially clindamycin., I took massive amounts of Kefir, and followed the directions on the bottles for oregano oil, and Grapefruit seed oil and Propolis everyday in between the antibiotic doses to prevent this, and it worked.. Please talk to your doctor, i am NOT a doctor. Clindamycin is such a broad spectrum ABX, it is the one that causes C DIFF more often than any other, and thats why doctors hesitate to prescribe, but hey, it cured whatever I had, when no other ABX could. I was clear for about 2 years. After my C section I got it again after sex,when I was very tight and 3 weeks after c section. Could never culture out for a bladder infection even tho I was in debilitating pain.Its been a year of Hell, and I was ready to go on all the IC treatments again. I tired diet again. Didnt help me. Im currently on Biaxin(for a respiratory infection) now day 7 all symptoms are gone. Hopefully it will stay this way.

what caused me to learn about clindamycin as a treatment, was researching prostatitis, actually and I found a link to a guy who cured it with clindamycin. He did get mild colitis from it, and his doctor helped him with that accordingly.. Speak to your doctor, colitis and C diff could end up being side effects in some people, so be careful. I AM NOT A DOCTOR.Guys, this IS an infection, its a bacteria, mycoplasma, ureaplasma infection. ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IS REAL> , and it seems they are ineffective.These small bacteria are very resistant nowadays. Why we cant cure. Not all infections progress to the kidneys. Sometimes the bacteria just hangs out in the bladder for years. Women and men who become prone thru REPEATED infections, get this bacteria lodged in their urethra more easily, and it gets harder to cure aswell. This is what happened to me. After the first 4 or five bladder infections, I was getting them from anything and everything all the time. Finally I got IC. Ive also had good results with a product called Monurol, I was cleared of symptoms for a week and then it came back. Ive also read on the IC boards of women who cured with one or two coursed of azithromycin after testing out for ureaplasma infection. Please research urology at the Cleveland clinic, and ask got a test for urea-plasma. Ask your docto..

Basically the normal flora in your vag, all the sudden gets lodged in your urethra very easily now because of scar tissue from repeated infections. Your body is not the same, Prevention is key. or you will get it again. I was careless and I got it again. You cannot afford to get bladder infections, or you will end up with IC, a bladder infection they cant cure basically. Cranberry, and methanine, (from Azo) is a must everyday for the rest of your life. The 2 antibiotics I tried were unusual and not prescribed very often. My theory is bacteria is not as resistant to them, but are very resistant to drugs like Bactrim, Macrobid, Keflex, etc..

If you research Lyme disease, theyre problems are similar to IC. I was always ont he Lyme boards. I even thougtht I had Lyme!They get on very strong courses of antibiotics. Please consult your doctor.

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Post  Marylynnreily on Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:40 am

Ureaplasma, is an IC breakthru!!!!!!

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I was recently diagnosed by a cutting edge Urologist with Ureaplasma. Hardly any urologists test for this, and if you ask them for a test, they will either say they've never heard of Ureaplasma or no!! As many Urologists do not believe in Ureaplasma being a cause for IC.
The reasons are ::
A. The test is expensive
B.Treatment requires long term, strong antibiotics
C. Because Ureaplasma is considered "normal" genital/bladder tract "flora" (actually a malignant bacteria) in 70% of the adult sexually active population (men and women) it cannot be a factor in IC.

Its considered a sexually transmited disease but not. Its not considered an STD. People arent born with it, they get it thru sex. But so many people have it, and it doesnt cause a problem for them, many docotrs and urologists dont see it as a problem. However there's a theory that some people are actually "allergic" to it., or there immune systems arent stronf anough to handle it.
Ureaplasma has been linked to miscarriage, early deliveries, and infertility as well as INTERSTITIAL CYSTITUS.
It is also linked to chronic vaginal and yeast infections aswell as Vulvodynia.
In Cleveland Ohio, at the Cleveland clinic. They are cutting edge on the research of interstitial cystitus.
They BELIEVE IC is caused my Ureaplasma. Please guys, do your research on this and prepare to fight to get tested and treated.
Many Urologist will insist on other treatments that dont work!! In their minds, a negative Urine culture means you do not have an infection. And ther is more and more hype about the overuse of antibiotics. They insist on addressing the symptoms, but not the cause. If you have to, Find a gynecologist, or fertility specialist that test for it. As more fertility doctors are open minded to it then Urologists. Lie and say your trying to get pregnant, even if your not, and you wanna test for Ureaplasma.
There are only three antibiotics that work against for Ureaplasma. This is war!!!
Zithromax (z pack)
For many women it takes several rounds, and months to years of low dose antibiotic treatment to eradicate Ureaplasma. Keep retesting.
Im currently on Augmentin, before that, I did one z-pack. I feel 98% better, but even after finishing these antibiotics, the pain may return. The answer is long term, antibiotics. Many Urologists claim they get a cure rate of 50% of their IC patients after treating them for ureaplasma and eradicating it.
I was lucky enough to find a urologist that sees the connection, and is willing to try all avenues to help me. Because she is so far away, I had her order me a retest at my family physicians lab. I called 4 other urologists in the area and they dont know what Im talking about and refuse to help me. I was lucky to find her. Fight, fight, fight to get tested and treated!!!!! Please do your research guys, this is truly a breakthru.
I asked God to help me, and he did. Its a miracle.
ok, UPDATE, been two weeks since I wrote the last post. 2 Z (zithromax) packs later, and a full course of augmentin, and currently on Doxicycline, I am all but cured!

I am floored and silent about this. I am in shock and humbly thank God for literally saving my life.
My Vulvodynia that I have been living with for over decade seems to be gone too.
16 years of pain and suffering, and it is all gone. Gone. Everything. All the diets, and alternative medicine, healers and natural medicine, homeopathic remedies that helped me try to live with this situation, and I feel back to when I was a child.
The answer was strong and Long courses of antibiotics. Ureaplasma was the cause.
Also, i want to add, because I did feel like I was the only women suffering from somethng I knew in my heart was not normal, i read that not 70% but maybe 40% to 50% of the population has this thing. Becuz of more people had it, I think it would be more recognized, as it kinda ruined my life, for a long time.

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