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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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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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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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Two things... IBS & Periods.

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Two things... IBS & Periods.

Post  JemimaSurrender on Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:05 pm

First of all...

For the last two days I have been beyond sore. Most notable is the extreme burning pain whenever I sit down. Generally I get pain when I'm sat leaning forward (like at the dinner table, or at a desk) but it's more of an ache, like a bruise. But for some reason, as of yesterday afternoon, it's been burning like mad, stinging, and is very, very tender. It's also been very itchy, but, as always, only around the vestibule.

Now, I was just wondering if there's any link between vestibulodynia and your menstruation cycle? It's something I'd never really considered before, and as I'm not taking the pill I'd kind of ruled any hormone changes out. But I realised I should be due on in about a weeks time, and my skin has just started getting spotty again. I don't usually notice until I actually start, then I think "oh, so that's why I've been covered in spots for the last week". But I thought... If my hormone changes affect my skin, than I guess it could do the same down there, right?

Does anyone know anymore about it?

Moving on to... IBS! Yay. (excuse any grossness... I'm sorry!)

For nearly 4 years I've had a change in *ahem* toilet habits. Instead of experiencing the normal kind of, erm, stool (eek!) I've consistently had very soft, brightly coloured ones. Now, it was at this time four years ago that I started having regular sex, I started taking the pill, and I became vegetarian, so as a result I never really bothered looking into it as I just thought it could be something like that causing the change, and as it wasn't having that much of an effect on my day to day life, I ignored it. Until now.

Looking over the forum I spotted something about IBS being link to VV. Can anyone tell me more about it?

I've thought in the past I may have had IBS, but never looked it up really as I'd assumed it's only really diagnosed by what you tell the doctor you have, as in, there's no actual tests for it or anything.

Anyway... I also read on here something about IBS, carbs & VV? I'm a little mixed up about it all but maybe some of you VV docs in waiting can help me! Basically, VV started for me, really, 3 years ago (ibs like symptoms 4) and I am absolutely CRAZY for carbs! I eat bread atleast once a day, sometimes twice, and live off things like pasta, potatoes and all that yummy stuff.

Now... Is this bad??? Could my bread obsession me exacerbating my symptoms? Could it be aiding the IBS (if I have it)? And how on Earth do I suggest this to my doctor, along with the 200 other things I've got to bring up with her, in my next 10 minute appointment??

Any suggestions/advice/tips for any of the above would me greatly received! Thanks guyyyyys.


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Re: Two things... IBS & Periods.

Post  Sarah001 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:13 pm

They have found that lots of women with V have things like IBS but they don't know why, typical. Your carb eating could be playing a role if you have a wheat intolerance or gluten sensitivity but the only way to know for sure is to cut out carbs and see what happens to your IBS.

As for V and menstrual cycles there is often a connection but again they don't really know why, right before my period I have a reduction in symptoms which then increase again a couple of days into my period but alot of the women on here get worse right before a period too. As you can see there's no way they can know why for sure as it varies from woman to woman how and when we are affected by our cycles.

It is possible for a food allergy to cause V though so it might be an idea to reduce your carbs to see if it helps, you could start by removing one at a time to see what happens so you can pinpoint which one is to blame (if any) or cut them all out and then if it works gradually reintroduce them one at a time to see if one triggers symptoms again. To be honest you're probably better trying this on your own and using your doctor for other possible causes rather than just have her/him tell you the same thing, that way you get good value at your drs appointments as well as trying things yourself.

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Re: Two things... IBS & Periods.

Post  JemimaSurrender on Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:18 pm

Ahh, that's great, thanks so much.

Sometimes you read so many different things that they get all mixed up in your head!

I'll try and ween myself off all these loooovely carbs then. Is it still possible to get allergy testing done? I know Holland & Barrett used to do it but they've stopped now, although the ladies in there did suggest another place for me to try. But I heard testing's not very reliable really and it just tends to give a result of an allergy towards anything you've just eaten that's still in your stomach!

I'll definitely try and cut things out anyway and see what helps, but I'm scared I'll be breadless for life. Bye bye wholemeal... It's been nice knowing ya!


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