How did you find out about Dr. Pacik’s treatment?

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  • #8848
    mmHeather34
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    Hi ladies. An important thread topic is how we all learned of Dr. Pacik’s treatment program? This is particularly important because the avenues that worked to direct us to the treatment may help future patients to find out about it. I personally did quite a bit of research about vaginismus on-line and typed in my symptoms in a search engine. I then discovered what I was experiencing had a name and printed out the materials I found and brought them to an ob/gyn appointment. When I showed this one particular doctor, she said she didn’t need to read about it, dismissed what I had brought, and diagnosed me with vulvodynia (which I did not have). Then, even though dismayed, I continued searching on-line and found a site in which I ordered a workbook and dilators but was never ever successful with this. I then found an on-line yahoo forum about vaginismus and joined. There, I followed the various threads through e-mail notifications and one of the members posted about her procedure and entire experience with Dr. Pacik. This was the very first time I heard of him and thank God to this day that this Forum member posted about him and her treatment. How did you find out about Dr. Pacik’s Botox treatment program? The more specific that you can be, the more helpful and educational this will be. For example, did you do a “google search” of your symptoms and landed on the VagMD site? Did you find out about it on Facebook? On Twitter? I look forward to reading your posts and believe that this is very important to help future patients to find this treatment as well and become cured from vaginismus.

    #11239
    Allie
    Participant

    About 4 years ago I googled the words “why can’t I have sex?”. I was brought to vaginismus.com where I ordered books and dilators. I obviously was never able to use them. Last year I decided to do more searching online after a Pelvic Floor PT I was seeing told me she had heard things about botox to help vaginismus. So I googled the words “botox to treat vaginismus” and thats the day I found Dr. Pacik’s website!

    #11240
    Allie
    Participant

    I forgot to add that I came across Dr. P’s youtube videos first and that took me to his website!

    #11241
    Allie
    Participant

    Heather, I was able to log onto vaginismus.com. I had my old username and password. Do you think it would be a good idea to share my story about Dr. Pacik’s treatment program. There are tons of women on that forum STILL suffering…. I don’t know if they will kick me off though for mentioning the Botox treatment. Just don’t know how to go about it.

    #11242
    mmHeather34
    Moderator

    Allie, I think it’s a great idea to share your story in this avenue and in any form. It is so sad that women with the most severe levels of vaginismus are continuing to suffer when there is a true cure out there that works in the form of Dr. Pacik’s treatment. My only wish is that everyone knew of it!!

    #11243
    Allie
    Participant

    I posted my story on the forum, it even let me link vaginismusmd.com to the post. As I’m reading through these womens posts it makes me so sad. One woman wrote “I am only able to insert the tip of the dilator but then it stops. I feel like I’m going to rip open.” The moderator went on to right you just need to relax and do your kegels in between. I hope and pray that these women see my post.. Will keep you posted.

    #11245
    Nakitalab
    Participant

    Last August I decided to type Vaginismus into Google and that is how I found Dr. Pacik’s website. So very thankful! Wish I would have done that years ago. What a blessing! Since then I have sent out letters and brochures to OB/GYNs in our area as well as plastic surgeon, naturopathic doctor and a couple of talk shows. I also donated Dr. Pacik’s book to our public library. I so want the word to get out and to help others who suffer from Vaginismus.

    #11316
    lotus1000
    Participant

    My sister (several years younger than I am) got married in December 2012. While I was happy for her, I realized that she and many others had moved on in their lives, while I felt completely stuck after being married 7/8 years. As soon as I got home from her wedding, I googled vaginismus and found Dr. Pacik’s site. I called the next day and made an appointment for February!

    PS. I too tried the dilator and workbook approach. Those dilators and the workbooks are still sitting, unopened, in a drawer in my room.

    #11318
    GoldDahlia
    Participant

    Hi ladies! I’m so thankful you are committed to trying to spread the word for other women who are looking for a hopeful treatment option! I just found out about Dr. Pacik’s treatment on Friday after searching for more help (just like you, lotus – no amount of Kegel exercises were helping me be able to use those dilators I got from vaginismus.com years ago!).

    I simply Google searched “vaginismus” and was interested to see a Wikipedia article at the top of the results – I don’t remember a wiki article back when I was looking in 2007 (or at least it wasn’t prominent). I wondered who had added all the info for the entry and saw a link to Dr. Pacik’s book in the references section. Thanks to you all who have shared your stories here, I spent a very excited weekend filling out forms and anticipating a hopeful outcome unlike I ever have before!

    Donating the book to local libraries sounds like a great idea, Nakitalab. I hope I can one day feel as confident as you ladies to be outspoken about vaginismus and be so encouraging to others who are struggling.

    #11321
    mmHeather34
    Moderator

    Hi GoldDahlia. Welcome to the Forum and thank you for your post! I absolutely loved reading how you discovered Dr. Pacik’s treatment from the references section of the Wikipedia. This shows true perseverance and I’m so glad you have found out about his treatment and this Forum. You wrote about anticipating a hopeful outcome unlike I ever had before! This is so wonderful to read and I KNOW you will be so successful and do so well with this procedure and it will seriously change your life in countless ways. I suffered from vaginismus for over 11 years; tried and failed at several treatments, including using dilators on my own, physical therapy, etc.; and was cured and able to have pain-free intercourse within 7-days of this treatment. We are all here to support you and I can’t wait to read more of your posts!!!

    #11610
    mmHeather34
    Moderator

    Hi ladies. For those of you new to the Forum and reading this for the first time – How did you find out about Dr. Pacik’s Botox treatment program? The more specific that you can be, the more helpful and educational this will be. For example, did you do a “google search” of your symptoms and landed on the VagMD site? Did you find out about it on Facebook? On Twitter? I look forward to reading your posts and believe that this is very important to help future patients to find this treatment as well and become cured from vaginismus.

    #11940
    Becca
    Participant

    I also got the work book and dilators through vaginismus.com. I have been in a stagnant place with this for years and have been so depressed the last few weeks. Yesterday I just typed “vaginismus” into google and I found a blog that was from a woman suffering from vaginismus and in the comments a girl named Heather (maybe you Heather34?) mentioned this botox treatment and linked vaginismusmd.com. Came to this site and have been unable to stop reading since.

    #11944
    Nakitalab
    Participant

    Hi Becca, I am so sorry that you have been down and depressed. I know exactly how you feel as I went through so many years feeling that way. Wondering why I couldn’t be a real “woman”, what was wrong with me, why couldn’t I just be normal. I’m praying that you will feel comfortable calling Dr. Pacik soon to gain information about the procedure and his recommendations for you. He is a very kind, empathetic, professional who truly understands what all of us have/are going through.

    #11977
    mmHeather34
    Moderator

    This is so, so wonderful Becca and I’m so happy that you have found Dr. Pacik and this Forum. Was the Blog you mentioned Jane’s Blog – http://www.myvaginismusstory.com? It is an absolutely amazing Blog and so informative about all aspects of vaginismus. I commented on my Botox Procedure for Vaginismus in detail on so many sites and in so many blogs and explained how it was our answer to 11-long years of prayers. Post-procedure and finally being able to have intercourse, I wanted to shout it all from the rooftops!!! I am so incredibly happy that these comments reached you. :):):)

    #11982
    Leena
    Participant

    The first time that I recall hearing specifically about Dr. Pacik’s botox treatment was last week or so when I did a google search and came upon a YouTube video of Dr. Pacik explaining that the treatment is done under anesthesia and you wake up with the dilator inside you. Unfortunately, I do not recall the exact words I used in the search that led me to the video. Vaginismus was one of the terms, but I’m not sure of any others (probably “treatment” and possibly “botox” because I had heard about the botox part on the Tyra Banks Show Show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLhakQJiibc&list=PLF083E6F25C9CE893). A few days ago I googled “vaginismus wake up with dilator inside” in order to find him again, and that is when I was linked to the website and really got entrenched in all of the information. The first time I heard the term vaginismus was on the tv show Private Practice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53TblKCfrb0

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