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Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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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

Hello!

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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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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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

Hi,

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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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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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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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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