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    mmHeather34
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    Hi all! We just hit a huge milestone and now have 650 members of the VaginismusMD Forum! Huge congratulations to Dr. Pacik and Janet on this monumental success! I can never begin to thank you enough for creating such an awesome community of support for all of us.

    I believe in everything the Forum stands for and love what Dr. Pacik has written concerning it:

    “The VaginismusMD Forum is a place where any woman or man can ask any question about vaginismus and expect an answer. Since early 2012, 300 (NOW 650!!!!!) dedicated and vocal women have added to the strength of the VaginismusMD Forum by asking questions and disseminating information about vaginismus. The VaginismusMD Forum reads like a textbook in medicine discussing the complete range of vaginismus from symptoms to treatment and post-procedure support. I cannot begin to describe the multiple benefits of joining this group of vocal women who: • no longer want to feel as though they need to hide • do not want to feel that vaginismus is “their problem alone” • no longer tolerate being put down by their GYN doctors who too often tell them “It’s in your head” “Why don’t you just try to relax” • do not want to feel like a freak as they watch their relationships disintegrate and their self-esteem vanish • have tried years of failed treatments at considerable time and cost. The power of the VaginismusMD Forum has changed all that Women now have a voice and they know they can receive needed advice and guidance on the VaginismusMD Forum. Women are now arriving for treatment much more relaxed after posting on the VaginismusMD Forum. Buckets of tears have been replaced by smiles knowing that success is around the corner when they arrive for treatment. Patients are now concerned that they are not nervous before treatment and wondering if they should be more nervous!”

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    Dr. Pacik
    Participant

    It is so true that the Forum has made an enormous difference to the women being treated as well as for those who are thinking about treatment. Heather and I have seen a remarkable shift form high anxiety and fear to a feeling of comfort. The nerves do not completely disappear but at least they are not so intense. There are so many who have made the Forum the success it is. I thank them all and I thank Heather for her continued advocacy for others who are still struggling.

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