No problem at all, we are all here for eachother. I had an ultrasound done too, nothing showed up. Had many tests, all the tests their are, except the cystoscope you mentioned earlier. Maybe I should get one done. I wanted to hear from doctors that I had an infection, just so I could pinpoint what the heck this pain is...but again nothing showed up. The worst part about mine is I have shooting pains, and itchiness, drives me nuts. The itchiness gave doctors the impression I had a yeast infection, but showed up "No yeast" on the tests. So it is from nerves misfiring or trying to heal. But hang in there like I said, many women posted their problems on actionlove.com, just go to the part on the left scroll down and click on "Vibrator Damage". Yeah I feel like my life is gone too, but really it isnt. Time will heal. Nerves just take forever to settle and heal...but they do eventually. Its been a year for me too, frustrating I know! Yes I agree people who sell toys should have warnings or atleast directions to never press hard. How was I supposed to know a toy would damage nerves? Never even crossed my mind. Just happy I never used it inside, but still, the pain in the clitoral area is HORRIBLE! Maybe the ulcer could be the source of your pain, but the toys also damaged/irritated nerves as well...could be a mixture. I agree its nice to talk to someone about this too. Its so frustrating and you you feel like your the only one in the world going through this. I was also fine before I ever used the vibrator. I regret it everyday but I gotta keep looking forward. I hope you get well soon too, let me know what your trying, medications, vitamins etc, and if its helping. Ill keep you in my prayers. We will get through this:)
*If anyone on this forum has any advice please tell:) Thanks! Is Dr.Goldstein still on this site, would love to hear his advice!
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I just noticed all the vitamins you posted! Thanks so much!! And you say you have had no pain for the past few days???? Thats wonderful! So happy to hear that! So I wrote down all the stuff you are taking. Where did you get these vitamins? I'm going out to get them today, or as soon as possible.
Hi ya, I got the Quercetin, Gotu Kola and Nettle Extract from Vitamin World. They might have the Pumpkin seed oil too and the CranActin, if not you can do a search for your local natural health store and they will have it.... I am sitting here tonight writing you, with no pain.... I myself am shocked, but something worked....or is at least helping take the pain away.... The Quercetin is something you should research, you will be amazed at how awesome it is for chronic pelvic pain. I am so glad I found it! I started taking a second Quercetin tonight, so now I am taking one at lunch and one at dinner. I started out low on some things just to make sure my body would handle them and I was not allergic to any. So far so good. I hope this can help you with your pains as well. It seems to be doing something for me. Give it time, and take them everyday. I have told myself this daily
Thank you so much. I feel like theres "more" hope now. I'm going to go to my nearest natural health store and buy them al as soon as possible! Thats so awesome you have no pain now! Praise God. Im really happy for you, just hope my pain goes away too. How long before the vitamins started working. Im so impatient!Lol. I would want it to work the first day, but thats not how the body works. What did you think of the [actionlove.com]www.actionlove.com site? Did you write to Dr. Lin about anything? Its so good to hear good news, cause whenever I look up stuff about nerve irritation or damage, its scary. But the main thing is there's hope! Just wanted to ask you a few questions about the pain you had for a year like me. 1) Was it like burning pain or shooting pain? (Like sharp jolts or an aching feeling) 2) I had extreme itching, did you have any itching? 3) Did you have any tingling at all? I did.*** Just trying to see if we have something similar. Yeah Im still hanging in there, giving it time, and so happy that you are pain free. I definitely need to get those vitamins you mentioned either tonight or tomorrow!
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Hi there.... I am impatient too. And since I remember what it feels like to have no pain, it makes me really impatient. I have thought at times this cant be happening to me. But it is.... The herbs/vitimins started working in about 3 weeks. I started taking the Quercetin and Gotu Kola a week ago, and that is when I really noticed a difference. I keep thinking I will feel the pain, and I have not. At times I think my mind plays tricks on me, like I am expecting the pain yet it has not come back.... We will see, I hope it does not come back. In regards to the pain I have had, I have had a ache pain in my urethra and a odd deep inside burn at times after I would potty. The pain with my clitoris is sometimes when I would try to have a climax or after, it was like a forced thing through the pain.... But it was not all the time, every now and then it would not hurt.... and yes it did burn.... It is so hard to explain the pain, and very hard to explain to a doctor.... I wish they could step in my body for a few moments so they could understand what I mean when I say what I say about the pains...
I did go to the site, it is nice.... I only had time to look at a few things, but I will go back. I very much so hope the herbs can help with your pain....
Hey, sorry I havent wrote for a few days. I wanna keep in touch lol. I got all the products. -Quercetin,Vitamin B,Fish oil, pumpkin seed oil,Nettle (in pill form), and X Pel I think its called (same as CranActin). It has the exact same ingredients but a different name, couldnt find CranActin. Gotu Kola wasnt available so I ordered it in, may take 2 weeks though, and that one of the main ones I wanted! Grr! lol. Its only been 2 days so I havent noticed a difference but thats expected. Just want this to go away! If you dont mind asking how old are you? Im 23. Lol. Just wanna say thanks so much, and I hope you are still pain free:) Crossing my fingers and hoping Ill be pain free sooner or later. I just have another question. Sorry about all the questions but your such a big help to me. Did you feel pain inside the clitoris worse when sitting, and was itg like a sharp stabbing pain. I feel like mines is there all the time unless I press on it, then it tingles! This is craziness!!!lol. Hope to hear from you soon, I cant wait to get the Gotu Kola!
Hey. Well about a week after I started I started to feel better, buts its kinda up and down for me. Right now I'm feeling burning alot, but the itchiness has settled down. I'm off meds now which is good. I still havent got the Gotu Kola yet. The stores in my city do not sell it so I need to order it from a Naturopath and I have an appointment in 2 days so I cant wait for that! You said Gotu Kola and CranActin were the ones that you saw the most difference with, and they are the 2 I cant find lol. But the Cran Actin, I found something like it that has all the same ingredients. I m hoping with the Gotu Kola this will totally go away. Hoping:) Its been almost 3 weeks now and Im still taking the vitamins but I need to be more strict with myself time wise (taking them on time). Lol. Thank you so much for giving me the info, Im still going to continue to take them and hope this will get better? So are you still taking the herbs and are you still pain free?
No one should be embarrassed or ashamed of their use of a vibrator or other toys. It's perfectly normal for women to use these things, especially those who have trouble climaxing from manual or oral stimulation, or are at a point in their lives where they do not have a sexual partner. Your gynecologist will not judge you for using a vibrator, and your health is much more important anyways. I would venture to say that most sexually active women use or have used a vibrator- they can be an important part of people's sex lives, as strange as that may sound. We live in a culture that sexualizes everything from beer advertisements to household cleaners, and yet somehow we still aren't comfortable telling our doctors that we use toys.
Also, I don't think that anyone should be afraid to use a vibrator because of potential nerve damage, mainly because it is avoidable in the vast majority of cases by simply making sure you don't apply to much pressure to one spot on your vulva. I know I tend to get carried away after I have one orgasm and sometimes end up pushing myself too hard to keep coming. It's all about self control. Deep breaths, going slowly, using plenty of lube and making sure you're not pressing on yourself is key. Some lower-end vibrators are more jarring, as well, which should be taken into account. I used to have a cheap "bullet" type vibe that totally wrecked me if I turned it up too high. Get a high-quality toy from a reputable source. Don't be afraid to spend a hundred or more dollars on it- the quality will determine how long it lasts and how smooth the vibrations are, which I think are key factors in this issue.
Hey! Well thanks for your input, but after all I am going through after using a vibrator, I will never use one again! No thank you. Still having burning pain, but tingling and itching is pretty much gone. This is craziness, but still hoping this heals soon, 100%! Yes, I admit we shouldnt be embarressed, but I am. Still ashamed, and trying mot to be mad at myself for what happened. But how was I supposed to know? I should have known not to put so much pressure, but I guess you live and learn. Anyone that has any advice on how maybe the body can heal faster, let me know, thanks! God Bless:)
This sounds like it could be musculoskeletal in origin, meaning there is tightness (or increased tone) in the pelvic floor muscles, and possibly nerve irritation. Burning, itching and tingling are symptoms of muscular and nerve involvement. And, during/after orgasm the pelvic floor muscles tighten and spasm. If there is an issue with the muscles it can result in pain, discomfort, hypersensitivity, etc. You should seek a healthcare provider that specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction (related to the musculoskeletal system). They can evaluate, treat and help with the healing process.
Thank you so much for your reply. I went and bought your book last night and I am praying that it works for me. I have not used the vibrator since 16 months ago, and I feel I am running out of time to heal. I really wanted a nerve block, but my family doctor put me on Neurontin instead which is not working. The vibrator I used was not used inside the vagina, just on the clitoris. It puzzles me why I feel pain EVERYWHERES down below? Especially when sitting (it feels as if my muscles are being tightly squeezed, and th
....the burning pain is unbearable). So I feel like what you said I may have is right. I would really like to do the program with you in person to know I am doing everything right. But I will try my best and do everything you said in the book to a "T" starting tomorrow. I have an appointment with an obgyn in 3 months from now, but Im scared they will still not have an answer for me like all the others Ive been too. But either way I will be following your book for my healing. I just have a few questions for you,if you would kindly reply...
1)Have you seen people healed of their pelvic pain completely after having pain for over a year or longer?
2)Have you had patients that have irritated their muscles/nerves with a vibrator, and heal from it?
3)Is there a chance I can be completely pain free, even if nerves are invovled (which I know they are), and I don't know what types of muscle relaxers I should take, or if I should even take them?
Thank you so much for your time, your an amazing person, and I just started reading your book, and it has given me hope. Looking forward to your reply *Aqua16*
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