WELCOME

I’m a great woman with a pissed-off vulva. I have “primary vestibulitis." Most people are uncomfortable discussing their genital pain in public. Well, I’m not…so, welcome to my blog! There aren’t definitive answers in medical literature to explain the pain cycle of pelvic pain and how to heal it - yet. My hope is that my 21-year obsession to find help for myself will make your experience shorter, easier, and less painful. P.S. Recently "vestibulitis" has been renamed to "vestibulodynia."

Home Electrotherapy LOVE

I have been meaning to write about this for a long time. I love it! It sends a electrical buzz between the two electrodes, which you place along tight muscles or painful nerves. For tight muscles, it will flex and release them mildly and get them in a non-tonic state (I have written about tonic muscles in another post) so they start firing. For nerves, the buzz blocks the pain. The Omron model below is what I recommend. It costs $60 and includes the device and the electrode pads. Replacement electrode pads are $15. The pads get about 150 wears. Very worth it for the blocking or relieving of pain. I have had it for 3 years so the longevity is good.

There are different "modes" (like lower back, feet, etc.), different types of "stimulation" (like kneed, tap, etc.) and different levels of intensity from 1-10. I have seen that different people can take different intensity levels. I crank mine to 10.

It pulses through 15 minute program. The instructions advise to do no more than 30 minutes. I have used this continuously up to 2.5 hours. Generally, I hang out on the sofa and chill while I watch TV. But, I have worn it to movies when my sitting pain was bad.

When I can't escape my body pain and ibuprofen, muscle relaxants, or topicals aren't going to get the job done, this is my go-to. I REALLY recommend it!

3 comments:

  1. The Santamedical's Carbon Electrode Pads are very good in the quality as well as in price, you can buy it via Amazon.

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    1. Thanks for the referral. I do notice you likely work for the company...

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