I have had vaginismus for over a decade, and been in a relationship for 7 years, unable to have sex.
I have tried dialators at home without much luck.
I have heard botox has really high success rates, and I want to give this a go before we get married in the next few months. I haven’t done physio led therapy for this, I have heard mixed answers on success rates for this route.
How can I explain to my doctor that I really just want to give botox a go, without having to spend 12+ months waiting around to see if physio is successful? I just want to try and make progress quickly…
Pants1, I personally did botox without any kind of physical therapy first. My vaginismus was severe and dilation was a non-option; I couldn’t even let a dilator get near me without trying to scuttle off the table, so I needed the extra help. After getting botox I stuck to a dilation plan and was able to have sex 20 days after my procedure. I truly don’t think anything else would have worked, and there’s nothing at all wrong with wanting to go with a procedure that’s proven so effective for so many women. I highly, HIGHLY recommend it. Oh, and congrats on your upcoming wedding!