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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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Finally - the NHS have a page on vulvodynia!

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Finally - the NHS have a page on vulvodynia!

Post  ButterflyLiz on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:07 am

Sooo, it came to my attention last year that the NHS' online medical condition website, NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk ), did NOT have a page on vulvodynia. How could this be possible - I asked myself - when they have been treating me for it for 10 years!! I have regularly visited NHS choices / sister site NHS direct over the years to check out symptoms of various illnesses I've had and they have just about every conceivable condition on there...but nothing on v.

So I emailed them and asked them to put something up last December. They said they would. Come April - still nothing. So I mentioned it on the secret facebook group & several lovely ladies also wrote to them. Then come May - success!!! There is finally a page for vulvodynia! It's actually pretty good, too.


I think this is a big step forward for several reasons:

1) Women who have vulval pain who have not yet worked up to going to see their doctor can get info from a reliable site on what the problem might be - leading to less confusion & fear about symptoms & the condition in general.

2) It will be harder for anyone to tell women this condition doesn't exist / it's all in their heads. Especially NHS practitioners - this page can be printed out & taken to appointments with clueless doctors.

3) It should help to raise awareness of this condition generally - it would have been pretty hard to convince people this is a common, serious condition when our national health service didn't even have public info about it.

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Re: Finally - the NHS have a page on vulvodynia!

Post  londonlady on Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:01 pm

that is a great thing to do - well done!


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Re: Finally - the NHS have a page on vulvodynia!

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:31 pm

Thats Amazing well done! Smile
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Re: Finally - the NHS have a page on vulvodynia!

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:24 pm

Liz, that is amazing! It is that very page that actually made me feel I perhaps wasn't crazy! We've got to spread the word about this horrible condition

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