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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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How do you use lidocaine gel?

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How do you use lidocaine gel?

Post  lolainslacks on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:41 pm

Sorry to be posting so much, I know I jusk asked a question about lidocaine gel, but I have another important one. How do you use it? I'm having a slight panic, becase I was looking up some info online and I saw a question on Yahoo Answers about using it during sex and there were a lot of people saying that you CANNOT put it inside the vagina. Is this true? Because my pain is not external, it is just inside the entrance, and that is where I need to apply the gel when I get it tomorrow. It didn't occur to me until now that you might only be supposed to use it externally.

Please can someone tell me it's okay to use internally? If not I am totally fucked.

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Re: How do you use lidocaine gel?

Post  Sarah001 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:31 pm

Personally I didn't get on with it but there are lots of ladies on www.vulvarvestibulitisrelief.com who have used it and lots of them were advised to soak a cotton ball and insert it just inside the vaginal entrance so I think you'll be fine using it there. For VVS it goes around the vaginal opening before sex so I really don't see a problem at all.
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Re: How do you use lidocaine gel?

Post  lolainslacks on Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:31 am

Thank you. Since reading that info I've asked around and people are saying it's okay if it gets inide you. I just had a little panic because I thought I had completely misunderstood how to use it.

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Re: How do you use lidocaine gel?

Post  noni on Mon May 23, 2011 11:49 pm

Hey lovely ladies,

I was prescibed Xylocaine (same thing as Lidocaine, I guess) but I do not have vulvar vestibulitis...instead, generalized dysesthetic vulvodynia. But anyways...Im scared to try it.

I have heard it can sting and reading here it seems only VV sufferers use it to numb the pain from sex (???) Still not sure.

What would be the advantage of putting this, down there? Isnt it only temporary anyways?
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Re: How do you use lidocaine gel?

Post  lolainslacks on Tue May 24, 2011 11:54 am

I'm not sure about the differences between what I suffer from and what you suffer from, and I'm not sure how my lidocaine differs from yours, so I can't say for certain, but I would definately recommend trying it at least. It stings a little at first, it's like a mild burning sensation, but it's really not that bad. And then after five minutes you should be numbed. Not completely though. For me, I'm not aware of feeling numb at all, but when I use my dilators or insert my fingers (both of which are usually agony) there is no burning or pain of any sort.

However, I know that my experiences with lidocaine do not match those of other women. For some women it makes the burning worse, and for some it does nothing at all. It depends on your individual body. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful. Good luck.

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Re: How do you use lidocaine gel?

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu May 26, 2011 8:15 pm


I recently tried it during a flare up (wow I dont like the few minutes of burning!) but I didnt feel numb!

How much are you using? I think I didnt use enough. I just put it around the entrance. I only used about 2 centimetres of gel..prob not enough...Hmmmm ?? Rolling Eyes

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Re: How do you use lidocaine gel?

Post  lolainslacks on Thu May 26, 2011 11:09 pm

Mine comes in an 11ml syringe, and I use half each time, sometimes more. I spend a minute rubbing it into the hard to reach 'crevices' where my pain is located, making sure everything is well coated. So basically I squirt most of it in/around the entrace, then push it where it needs to be. You do have to use a lot, I think.

The numbness isn't an obvious numbness, like the kind you feel after being at the dentist. For me it's just a relief of pain on contact. My vagina feels normal, but when I touch it there's no burning.

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