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mmmazemelissa
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Thank you so much for this post. I think a lot of women out there can relate.

I feel your anxiety, and get it! I work with so many women with vaginismus and it does feel all-consuming in the beginning of treatment. It does get better. The first steps are the hardest. You have connected with a therapist and physical therapist, so you can lean on them for support. There will be ups and downs, but you have already made great strides.

Some of my patients benefit from anxiety medications to help with the overwhelming feeling that vaginismus creates. If you haven’t explored that yet, it could be really helpful. Practice anything that helps with mind/body connection…meditation, yoga, guided imagery. Dilation will be also be helpful, and it sounds like that is next on your list to pursue.

Don’t give up, you can overcome vaginismus!