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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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I am a sufferer of vulvodynia doing a sociological study on the experiences of women with chronic pelvic pain

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I am a sufferer of vulvodynia doing a sociological study on the experiences of women with chronic pelvic pain

Post  acameron on Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:03 am

Let me start with this disclaimer: I suffer from chronic pelvic pain as well, specifically vulvodynia. I am not regarding anyone interested in participating as a "test subject." We are peers sharing experiences.

My name is Annalise and I am a senior at the University of Oregon doing research for an honors thesis. I am conducting a study on the emotional experiences of women with chronic pelvic pain.

For this study to be successful, I am looking for women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain who would be interested in talking to me about their experiences. I can conduct interviews with you over the phone, skype, or in person if possible. Any identifying information will be kept confidential. If you wish to only provide me with your screen name that is okay too, I will only contact you on this platform and with your consent. This is on a voluntary basis so there will be no compensation, but I hope that this research will benefit women like us by alleviating some of the isolating effects of the pain.

I am looking for cisgender females 18 years or older who suffer from chronic pelvic pain originating from a genetically female reproductive system or the bladder/urinary system. In order to participate in this study you must have seen at least one doctor for your pain, and have experienced your pain for more than 50% of one year either consistently or episodically. You do not have to be diagnosed by a doctor with anything specific to participate, but it is okay if you are. Chronic pelvic pain includes, but is not limited to: vulvodynia, ovarian cysts, interstitial cystitis, vulvar vestibulitis, uterine fibroids, lichen sclerosis, pelvic inflammatory disorder, etc.

I am looking to complete an in-depth analysis on the emotional experiences of women who deal with chronic pelvic pain. I will be asking questions that span topics like interactions with medical professionals, experiences with sex and intimacy, coping strategies, and the physical and emotional effects of chronic pain.

If you are interested in participating in this study please let me know and we will go from there, thank you.


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Re: I am a sufferer of vulvodynia doing a sociological study on the experiences of women with chronic pelvic pain

Post  sarisbaris on Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:00 pm

I'd be happy to help but I consider myself cured now. And yes, I know that is rare. I battled V and UTIs for 15 years. So I've seen at least 20 western docs over the years and countless alternative including TCM and acupuncturists. I'm married and I have a toddler. So I have plenty of experience that I can talk about. Here's my blog. I really need to add more about personal testimony but I haven't found the time yet Wink


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