Overcoming Setbacks for the Vaginismus Patient

Overcoming Setbacks for the Vaginismus PatientFor the vaginismus patient, a setback is like getting a flat tire while on a journey to a wonderful life.

Very often one need to experience setbacks in order to achieve success! The important thing to remember is that a setback does not mean that you have to start all over again or give up on your goal or dream to have pain-free sexual intimacy with your loved one. All setbacks are opportunities to learn about one’s self. One needs to recognize what caused the setback and then have a plan to get back on-track.

Definition of Setback

set back |ˈsetˌbak| noun. An unanticipated or sudden check in progress; a change from better to worse. An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating.

  • Some of our vaginismus patients have setbacks a few days after starting to dilate when dilation is not working as well as immediately after the Botox Treatment.
  • Then there is setbacks later in their recovery . . . sudden, unexplained pain to dilating.
  • One may be too busy and dilate less and have additional setbacks.
  • Relationships that have healed post procedure (“she is finally trying”) revert back to bickering and poor communication. More setbacks . . .

You will continually be exposed to the same setbacks until you learn from them and start doing things differently. Always remember to believe in yourself, do not lose hope and keep trying until you succeed!

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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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