I find it important to share all my adventures especially the ones where it comes to my health journey. One of the best treatments I receive to help with my interstitial cystitis, chronic painful bladder syndrome, & chronic pelvic pain is the Mona Lisa Touch laser treatment. Having interstitial cystitis has caused me to have chronic pelvic pain & when my interstitial cystitis was at its very worse I was having pelvic floor dysfunction. The interstitial cystitis not only causes severe pain in the bladder but can also cause in the reproductive organs & vagina. When my bladder is flaring it will have spasms which lead to contractions of the pelvic floor muscles. When not treated these contractions become terribly severe where it moves into the vagina causing the vagina to suck in large amounts of air when the muscles tighten & then blowing out the air when the muscles let go. It is incredibly uncomfortable & can be extremely painful since with the muscles being so tight there is shooting pain like a knife dripping inside you. Physical therapy helped me immensely with these spasms. I worked with my incredible physical therapist Brooke three times for over a year, always so thankful for her. And then there is the Mona Lisa Touch treatment that the wonderful Dr. Williams introduced to me. The Mona Lisa Touch laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane. I’ve received over ten of these treatments now & they have made a HUGE difference in my life. I’m no longer experiencing vaginal pain 24/7, I rarely have those terrible spasms and contractions, & it’s also helped reduce the urgency to go to the bathroom to pee all the time with my interstitial cystitis. I hope one day this treatment is accessible to all women around the world and is covered by health insurance. No woman should have to suffer because a treatment is not available or she can’t afford it.
Women’s health is important. It effects everyone. We need to talk openly about it.