I forced myself to see the physical therapist. I felt miserable and completely ashamed as I went through the first round of exercises and exams. It was just like I thought it would be with one exception. The PT I had was wonderful.
She did everything she could to help me feel comfortable. I learned that a lot of women have to undergo pelvic physical therapy. I had to use a vaginal dilator at home to stretch my vaginal wall and help relax the muscles.
Over two months I began to see an improvement. It hurt less during penetration because the muscles were not in spasm. But physical therapy only treated one small portion of a much larger problem. I still had pain during sex and horrible burning for hours or days after.