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Hi evett. I’m so, so sorry that this happened to you! Please know that I am here for you 100%! While I haven’t fainted, when I had vaginismus and tried to undergo the pelvic exam with a doctor who did not understand the condition, I felt like I was going to and felt incredibly hot and dizzy and it was a terrible feeling. I’m sorry that you went through this. I think it is absolutely awesome that you were able to insert a finger as well as the tampon with applicator and this is a huge accomplishment. Before I had the Botox treatment program with Dr. P, I tried so many times to insert even a slim tampon and could not do this.

In a prior Forum post in response to a patient who was struggling post-procedure, Janet Pacik wrote:

“The important thing to remember is to take it one day at a time. You will have good days and you have days that aren’t so good. Celebrate in the good moments and don’t beat yourself up on the bad days. Every day IS a new day!”

Dr. Pacik and Melissa, do you have any further thoughts here?

Sending you my support and hugs today and always evett!!!