Hello all I haven’t posted for a while because mind-body techniques have made me about 70% better, and I’ve been out living and enjoying my life and doing all the things the doctors told me not to do! This includes riding my bike multiple times a week despite having pudendal neuralgia. My unprovoked pain, you know, just the pain of existing, is much better but I still struggle badly with provoked pain. I have had vulvodynia for many years and as many as you know, this can cause a serious quality of life, mental health, and major stress on your personal relationships. I’m in my late 30s and I feel like I will never know what it’s like to have a normal romantic life (and now and then, I get jealous and sad of those who do.) I’m pretty good at the whole mind-body thing, so why is this the last thing that I can’t get under control? The nerves are so sensitive and it’s like pressing a wound. Has anyone ever reversed this? I have heard that removing the anxiety and fear around sex can help a lot, but that doesn’t seem to be working for me. I try to approach it with positivity only to be let down.