Vaginal Physical Therapy (Scared)

Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
Yesterday was my first day back to therapy in almost a year. I didn’t realize how much I missed her until I was in her office. I’m so glad to be back but we started talking, and she wants me to start physical therapy for my vaginismus. It’s been acting up so bad lately, which is the reason in the last month I’ve done one ONE review….

I do think it’s a good Idea but I’m super scared, I've been trying to talk myself into finding show way of not going through with this, even though I know I need it. I’m really scared of the unknown.

Have any of you women ever had to go through that type of physical therapy?
And if you have can you (if you don't mind) share how it worked for you. It may not have been for vaginismus but maybe for something else.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I've been through it.
I've never been through it.
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I know someone who has been through it.
I don't know anyone who has been through it.
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I think you should give it a try.
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13
I think You shouldn't give it a try.
Other
Total votes: 40 (21 voters)
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11/03/2012
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PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I've never been through it, nor do I know of someone who has. But if you're having issues, I don't think trying it out is going to hurt anything. It's worth a shot.
11/03/2012
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
I've never been through it, nor do I know of someone who has. But if you're having issues, I don't think trying it out is going to hurt anything. It's worth a shot.
That's what I figured... For all I know this can make the problem go AWAY for EVER! lol
11/03/2012
The Majikat The Majikat
I hope that you figure it out, good luck!
11/03/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
i've never been through anything like that or known anyone that has but i think it's a good idea. And it sounds like your therapist knows you pretty well so if she suggested it and you trust her than i think that speaks volumes in favor of giving it a shot. i know none of us are ever a fan of dealing with those parts of our bodies on a medical level, but your physical therapist will be a trained medical professional and therapy should take place in a professional, clean, comfortable environment. This is a highly personal issue and merits being taking seriously and considerately. Some important things that i would advise thinking about:
-Choose a therapist carefully! Vaginismus often has psychological links which would be adversely affected if you aren't comfortable with your therapist and it could end up being unproductive or worse.
-Consider the gender of your physical therapist and whether that will impact your comfort level. Personally, i'm not comfortable with male docs for the paps and things and i always choose females for massage therapists and really any situation where i have to disrobe in any way.
-Ask to schedule a meeting with a potential therapist where no actual therapy will be conducted, just meet, talk with the therapist, get to know them and tell them about you, your history and background with this condition and your concerns and fears. Talk about plans for the physical therapy, what sessions will consist of, how they will be conducted, etc. Be honest and thorough. If you don't feel 100% comfortable after the meeting, find a different therapist.
-Communicate regularly with your therapist throughout the course of treatment about how you're feeling and what you need and what works and doesn't work for you. Be honest and thorough.
-The physical therapy office, environment and staff should make you feel comfortable and welcome and not stressed or nervous.
-If you are uncomfortable with the therapist at ANY time over the course of your work with them, whether during a visit or after or between visits, ANY time, for ANY reason, stop seeing them and find a different therapist, or at least, talk to the therapist about your discomfort. Certainly if the therapist makes you uncomfortable in any way, stop seeing them.
-In my opinion, your therapist and their staff should be ready to bend over backwards, and adopt just about any other contortionist position, to make you feel comfortable with the entire process. From scheduling appointments to the atmosphere of the office to how they talk to you and treat you. Be vocal and communicative about what you need to make you feel safe and comfortable! If, at any point, you aren't being made to feel comfortable, find a new therapist.
-Definitely consider seeing your regular psychology therapist throughout your physical therapy and talk to her about how it's going, especially since she seems like someone you trust and respect.
I think this is a situation that warrants being EXTREMELY picky and choosy about who you work with. It is highly personal and highly sensitive. It's a condition that adversely impacts your life, happiness, psychology, health, stress level, relationships, everything, in a really major way. That makes the outcome of this physical therapy vital and truly life changing! It's really important to do everything you can to maximize success.
Good luck! i wish you every success.
You might consider, after or during your course of therapy, posting about it for others who may be considering a similar method of treating vaginismus, if you're comfortable sharing. i know there are other women on the boards here with that condition who might benefit from your experience.
11/03/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
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Originally posted by charletnarouh
i've never been through anything like that or known anyone that has but i think it's a good idea. And it sounds like your therapist knows you pretty well so if she suggested it and you trust her than i think that speaks volumes in favor of ... More
Excellent information!
11/29/2012
lainebug lainebug
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Nessa
Yesterday was my first day back to therapy in almost a year. I didn’t realize how much I missed her until I was in her office. I’m so glad to be back but we started talking, and she wants me to start physical therapy for my vaginismus. It’s been ... More
No I'm sorry but if it's for your health than yes do it.
11/30/2012
molly molly
good luck! do what you think is best for you and your body.
12/01/2012
naturegirl naturegirl
There is a life/sex coach Tantric therapist I have known for a couple of years called Joy Nelson. I believe she has had good results dealing with such intimate issues, you could try her. link
We are good cyber friends, we have no secrets from oneanother and I would trust her with my life.
12/01/2012
Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
Never been through it, but good luck with hopefully solving your problem
12/02/2012
Munko Munko
I haven't been through it yet, but I will be having physical therapy too. I have apparently tight ligaments inside and scar tissue from an episiotomy. I'm a little scared too, as I have no idea what it entails - but I hope it helps us both!
05/10/2013
blondie blondie
Good luck! I've dealt with something similar to vaginismus so I know how frustrating it is.
05/10/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I haven't, but it sounds like something that might help you.
05/11/2013
RaspberryRogue RaspberryRogue
If it can only help, I think it's worth giving a shot. (: Hope everything goes well.
05/15/2013
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