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By Anonymous July 11, 2013 - 11:57pm
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I have been suffering vulvar burning pain for 13 years now. I have tried most creams. I have no sex life, as when i have sex i dont enjoy it, it burns, and it burns even when i dont have sex. I have got menopause and i use vagifem I really need your help, as i'm tired of being like this.

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 Hi Anon,


Welcome to EmpowHER. If you mean you have Vulvodynia.       Treatments focus on relieving symptoms. No one treatment works for every woman, and you may find that a combination of treatments works best for you. Some of the treatments used can be:


Tricyclic antidepressants or anticonvulsants may help lessen chronic pain. Antihistamines may reduce itching. 


Medications, such as lidocaine ointment, can provide temporary symptom relief. Your doctor may recommend applying lidocaine 30 minutes before sexual intercourse to reduce your discomfort.


Women who have long-standing pain that doesn't respond to other treatments may benefit from local injections of nerve blocks.


Many women with vulvodynia have problems with the muscles of the pelvic floor, which supports the uterus, bladder and bowel. Exercises to strengthen those muscles may help relieve vulvodynia pain.


Or Surgery, which removed the affected skin or tissue. Relieves pain in some women.  Your best treatment option should be discuss with your doctor, depending on your medical history.


Here are some resources for you,






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