MapleSyrup wrote:I FOUND A CANADIAN CLINIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I must totally give Devoted2Dearling a virtual bearhug for an ABC article he posted last year. The article introduced me to Irv Binik (a Canadian University professor specializing in "human sexuality and particularly the sexual pain disorders, vaginismus and dyspareunia." Which theeeen led me to http://www.sexandcoupletherapy.com
The clinic is in Montreal... so still expensive as far as travel costs go, but their sessions only cost $55 per! And any medical treatment is free!
Yay! I can't wait to tell my husband about this place! Hmmm... I'm thinkin' we'll be taking a vacation in Montreal at some point if I can't get this resolved myself over the next year or so.
ETA: The only thing I'm worried about is that they are not intensively focused. They mention it could take "months" of therapy to get past this. I'd need them to specially formulate a therapy plan for me to accommodate the fact that it's a one-shot deal and would have to be no more than a 2-week sessional.
That's great, Maple, but I still would advise you to consider getting of the HBC in the meantime.
Even condoms would be better IMO than what you're going through now.
One thing I learned when I was going through all the junk I was going through, was that I have to me my own health advocate.
Thankfully, I have a dr. now who really listens to me, and even asks me before she puts me on anything.
She actually respects the fact that my body is my body.
Oh, how I wish you were near me, because she treats pain during sex and low SD as a serious condition, and will do everything she can to get to the bottom of it. I know because she's told me.
I don't know how the Canadian health care system works, but if you feel like your dr. is not taking this seriously, you may want to look around for someone else.