Botox for Vaginismus: Every Patient is Different

Recently, I treated 3 brave and amazing women. Each presented with different degrees of severity of their vaginismus and different levels of anxiety. Each woman was treated with Botox for vaginismus plus progressive dilation under anesthesia.

One of my treated patients returned home after her Botox for vaginismus treatment and touched on this important topic:

“We just got back home in Oregon. Got to tell you, I feel like I woke up from a long dream. I can’t believe where we just were, what we just went through, and the continued path ahead that leaves evidence that this is the new reality. On Day #2 for me, at Dr. Pacik’s office, it was just as much a challenge at the first day. The other two ladies were able to put in their assigned sized dilators faster than me. And there I was in tears and putting pressure on myself to go faster and be better, but how could I? I had to remember where I was and why I was there. Dr. Pacik gently reminded us all that this was NOT a race. All three of us girls in that room came from different stories that led up to being in that room. It would not matter who can put in the largest or who can dilate the fastest, it mattered that we mentally chose to try and put a dilator in at all. . . To TRY. That’s what made me feel like a champ. Two years ago, a #2 would take 3 hours to put in. On day #2 at Dr. Pacik’s office, it took me 10 minutes. Wow. . . just WOW! Size and speed don’t matter. You are a champion through the blood and tears of each attempt to succeed and bring yourself one step closer to the bliss of painless sex.”

When three patients are treated with Botox for vaginismus on the same day, we start with different degrees of severity of the vaginismus and different levels of anxiety. Each patient then follows along a different course. Some sail through with the large dilators, others struggle. Some achieve early intercourse while others take longer. This is all emphasized during the counseling sessions so no one feels left behind. It is the final victory of overcoming lifelong vaginismus that counts.

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About Dr. Pacik

Peter Pacik, MD, FACS is a recognized pioneer in treating patients with Botox for vaginismus and the author of When Sex Seems Impossible: Stories of Vaginismus and How You Can Achieve Intimacy. He has been in practice for over thirty years and belongs to a small group of prestigious surgeons who are double board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In 2010, Dr. Pacik received FDA approval to continue his study to treat vaginismus using intravaginal injections of Botox together with progressive dilation under anesthesia.
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