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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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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

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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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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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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