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  1. ptimm

    ptimm Newcomer

    Hello everyone!

    I am a 22 year old girl that recovered from a bad case of vuvlodynia/levator ani syndrome back in 2015. I was a sophomore in college at the time, and took a large bout of antibiotics that made me VERY ill. I developed weird rashes all over my body, VV, ovarian cysts... and was forced to leave school.

    The doctors diagnosed me with vulvodynia and told me it would never go away. I was heartbroken, but continued to fight. 9 months later, I got a job and started doing acupuncture, and the pain faded quickly. I also discovered Sarno at that time and avidly attempted to ignore the pain.

    I have been pain free for 17 months, until two months ago. I am studying abroad in Spain and had been dealing with a lot of anxiety and stress in being away from home. I was having panic attacks every day and was so sad. Then, I got sick and was perscribed antibiotics; i was reluctant to take them and scared of what would happen to me, but I did anyways because I am overseas and didn't want to get sicker.

    two days later BAM. Bad yeast infection, turned chronic pain and levator ani once again. The infection is gone, yet I still have pain and am DISTRAUGHT.

    I am struggling to think if this is TMS, or maybe a bad infection still? I have a past with this and should know better, but yet, I doubt.

    Before this incident, I was suffering from chronic knee pain that hurt when I walked as well as back pain; both went away when the pelvic pain returned.

    Any input would be AMAZING! Thank you! This is my first post !
  2. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi ptimm,

    Welcome to the forums! Glad you've found this approach. If your infection is gone at this point, the pain is almost certainly from TMS. It sounds like you were under a lot of stress and probably had many unconscious emotions going on...makes sense you could have a TMS flare up. Those pain patterns from a few years ago are still in your brain even if they haven't been reinforced lately. Antibiotics should have taken care of the infection so you can rest easy on that. Try to think of the pelvic, knee and back pain as all variants of TMS. Hope you're feeling better soon!
  3. MWsunin12

    MWsunin12 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Dr. Sarno wrote, in one of his books, that the TMS will often appear in an area where you had a previous injury or pain.

    I think your fear of the antibiotic, because of past experience, may have been the source of you recreating the TMS in your pelvic area again.

    One bad experience with an antibiotic doesn't mean you will have that, again. You probably weren't put on the original antibiotic.

    I understand having fear of the reoccurring pain. Remind yourself of your previous success. Even though you have anxiety, you are still in Spain, doing your job. So congratulate yourself for that and know that you ARE strong enough. Remember how quickly it faded when you were distracted with the new job. That tells you that it doesn't have to last.

    You are doing great! This will pass. Breathe. Distract yourself as best you can.

  4. ptimm

    ptimm Newcomer

    Thank you so much for your comments. I think the tough thing is to not get caught up in the 'thinking this is for life' loop or 'what if something really bad is wrong with me' thoughts. I keep blaming myself and thinking I did something wrong with this pain, but, in reality, I was just living my life under stress.
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  5. Leslie735

    Leslie735 Well known member

    I totally understand your thought process. Three years ago I had a sudden onset of urinary urges. I felt the need to go when I didn't. I saw my doctor and a specialist with no know cause found. I found TMS not long after, within a week it was gone. Here I am 3 years later having the same symptoms again, also with clitoral pain having the same thoughts you are. *Hugs*
  6. FredAmir

    FredAmir Well known member

    Welcome ptimm!

    First let me address the antibiotic issue. One great alternative I have found quite effective and safe without atibiotics's side effects is colloidal silver. I always make sure to take a bottle with me when traveling. Take a look at my blogpost about its safety and use.

    http://www.fredamir.com/single-post/2016/08/27/Colloidal-Silver-for-Infections-and-More (rapidrecovery)

    Antibiotics can eliminate all the good bacteria in your system and allow yeast to overgrow. You can take fermented foods like sauerkraut, yogurt, and pickles or probiotics to restore your natural flora.

    Regarding your pain, the disappearance of back and knee pain clearly points to TMS pattern. You have certainly had success conquering TMS in the past and can do so again.

    In the long run, you may consider working on your internal and external sources of tension, which are the real sources of your symptoms.

    Take a look at this TMS Questionnaire and any category you rate 7 or higher is an area you need to pay attention to as an internal source of tension.

    http://www.fredamir.com/questionnaire (rapidrecovery)

    Take care,
  7. Kylin Foster

    Kylin Foster Peer Supporter

    I completely understand this. I'm an 18 year old girl and am healing from pelvic pain currently. Sounds like TMS to me. I would go to a doctor to get all the physical stuff ruled out, not that I think there's something actually wrong but it helps me when doctors can't find anything than I know it's TMS. Good luck. You will heal. Also your knee pain going away makes it seem even more like TMS. I wish you the best!:)
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