Vulvodynia is a medical condition suffered by an estimated 14 million women in the United States and up to 16% of all women worldwide. It is a chronic pain characterized by a stinging, burning, itching or raw feeling in the vulva region. At Vulvodynia-Treatment.com we offer natural supplements, creams and products such as COMMANDOS to help women deal effectively with this very real and challenging condition. We have served over 4,000 customers since 2002, many of which are repeat customers. Our aim is to help educate women on how they can significantly reduce Vulvodynia symptoms and pain and regain a normal lifestyle. Visit us at www.Vulvodynia-Treatment.com.
"My office nurse and I have been offering your product,
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Robert J. Echenberg,
Robert J. Echenberg, MD
Since the introduction of the COMMANDOS® COTTON patch, a number of you have come forward to tell us about the various vaginal, pelvic, and pain conditions that are affecting your lives. It is through you, our customer, that we have been made aware of the silence you have kept because of the humiliation and embarrassment that some of these are causing you.
It is through you, our customer, that we have learned about the slow acknowledgment by the medical community at large that vulvodynia, pelvic pain, and other vulvovaginal afflictions do, in fact, exist and are very real and require medical attention.
We have chosen to add this page to our website to assist in the public awareness and advocacy for treatment to the large number of you who are living with these conditions that do not allow you some of the freedoms in life. Freedoms such as sex without pain, performing any exercise and sport you choose, regular movement, and wearing anything but tight clothing. Many of you have told us how alone you feel. We hope to open the doors for you to meet one another and find new support.
Your discovery of the COMMANDOS® COTTON patch has offered many of you a solution to your underwear problem. Still having the cotton crotch for comfort and protection, and yet nothing binding you or adding to your irritation. And you have led us to the discovery of how our cotton patch is so much more beneficial than just an alternative to thongs and no pantylines.
We invite all of you to share the information here, to send us more that we can post here for you, and to help us build the public awareness of ALL these conditions that no longer need to be kept in silence. It is through your voices that we all can push for more treatments, healthy solutions, and adding to the community for women’s health.
Conditions that are affecting many of you include Fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis (IC), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Myofascial Pain Sydrome, Pelvic Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, previous long-term Pelvic Trauma, Vulvar Vestibulitis (VV), and Vulvodynia.
According to the International Pelvic Pain Society, over 9 million U.S. women between 18 and 50 suffer from chronic pelvic pain at some point in their lives. An estimated 90% of those women also experience sexual pain.
According to NWHRC, “up to 61% of women with chronic pelvic pain receive no diagnosis. ”They are told …“it’s all in their heads.”
In an article by Jane Brody in The New York Times HEALTH section, January, 2008, reported a “recent study by the National health Institute and conducted by Bernard Harlow at Harvard University indicated that as many as one woman in six, or 13 million American women, may suffer from vulvodynia during their lives.”
An estimated 4 to 8 million adult Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, with 90% being women, according to the National Women’s Health Centre, 2004.
These conditions are real. This page is not intended to provide all of the medical information or statistics to prove it. However, here are some resources for you to use to learn more on your own.
The V Book by Elizabeth G. Stewart, M.D. and Paula Spencer
The V Zone by Colette Bouchez
www.pelvicpain.org (The International Pelvic Pain Society)
www.acog.org (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
www.nva.org (National Vulvodynia Association)
64 Tips to Relieve Sexual & Pelvic Pain booklet
This 24 page booklet will open your eyes to what may be triggering or contributing to your pelvic pain and give you specific guidance on simple ways to reduce your discomfort. Author Susan Bilheimer brings a patient’s point of view and Dr. Robert J. Echenberg brings the expertise of a pelvic pain specialist to garner these tips from years of working with women. Tips cover a broad range of topics including sex, personal care, clothing, topical remedies, diet, and more.
Finding Your Pain Triggers Journal
Take charge of your health! Use our pain trigger journal to figure out patterns and particulars of what makes your pain worse or better. The Pain Trigger journal is the perfect tool for anyone with not only conditions that directly affect chronic pelvic and sexual pain disorders, such as vulvodynia, vestibulitis, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, prostatitis, pudendal neuralgia, and pelvic floor dysfunctions, but can be equally as valuable for those with any chronic pain conditions - which include fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and even pain associated with auto-immune disorders such as Lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and vulvar skin dermatoses (lichen sclerosis and lichen planus).
With over 80 pages, our easy-to-use journal has everything you need to become self-empowered about your health care management. The journal includes 31 individual daily charts to track your triggers and work on specific symptoms each week.
We do invite you to write Dr. Evy Femma here at COMMANDOS with your stories or questions and we will do our best to help connect each of you and to post your info and testimonials if space allows. email@example.com
According to Susan Bilheimer and Dr. Robert J. Echenberg in “64 Tips to Relieve Sexual Pain”… (available on www.SecretSuffering.com)
Tip #5. “Wear cotton underwear only and change it twice a day if possible. Cotton is a more breathable material than silk, polyester, etc., so heat and moisture, both of which are breeding grounds for bacteria, aren’t trapped inside. Not sexy? Well, the other half of this admonition is to sleep without underwear at all so your genital area gets to ‘breathe’.”
Tip #6. “Give up wearing thongs. Self-induced ‘wedgies’ can only cause further irritation to those sensitive genital tissues.”
The views expressed here by TCG are strictly informational and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult with your health care professional if you have any symptoms described in this report.