Vestibulitis on Dr. Oz

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Just a quick blurb/PSA on VVS today –> https://www.doctoroz.com/videos/when-painful-sex-something-serious Being a long time sufferer myself (about 15 years now), I can at least say that it’s gratifying that the message is getting out there. The article is really just a brushing over of the topic and certainly doesn’t share anything new, but again, it’s out there. Believe me ladies, it’s *NOT* all in your head. It sure does suck, though.… Read more

On Pins And Needles

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I had my first Acupuncture session today. Since the back surgery, the nerve pain is much improved, but I still have some pretty awful trigger point muscle issues. So, I figured I’d give the needles a shot. After about 30 minutes of discussing my health problems, the practitioner looked at my tongue. It’s purple and that’s a good sign, apparently. My “root” is still good. (I’m assuming this is a chi sort of thing). Far East mysticism aside, picture me, if you will, with about 11 needles up my spine and in my shoulder. For the most part it didn’t hurt, though some of the worst spots in the rotator cuff did kinda suck when she tapped them in. What surprised me was when she hooked up a TENS system to the needles and shot some nice electrical stim through them, for about 15 minutes. After which she rubbed it… Read more

Vestibulitis on ABCNews.

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https://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=8261425&page=1 Nice to see this medical issue getting some more attention. I’ve been to Dr. Goldstein’s center (but I saw his partner instead). They weren’t able to fix me, but they were able to help somewhat. I think they’re definitely onto something about the birth control pills – my symptoms onset fairly shortly after I first started taking them, and they’ve never gone away since. If I can manage to cough up some balls**, I’ll probably end up getting the surgery… ** And yes. I realize that if I actually *could* cough up some balls, I probably wouldn’t have this issue at all. The mind boggles.… Read more


Posted in depression, Interstitial Cystitis, pain, pathetic, sex, Vestibulitis | 4 Comments
This is probably going to be a TMI blog entry, so if you’re squeamish you should probably stop reading. You’ve been warned. Carry on. 🙂 I had been reading an entry on LKH’s blog earlier this week. It’s on my blog-roll somewhere to the right, so I’m not going to link to it directly. I have a love/hate thing with LKH which I’m not going to get into here, but in her blog entry she talked about not writing about what you know, but about writing on what you want to know about. I think that actually makes a lot of sense, provided you put in the research behind it – whether it’s about firearms, or how the post office works, or repairing car engines, or whatever. If you’re going to write about something, you’d better be able to back up what you say. Eventually people are going to call… Read more