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  1. Dr. Posey gave me the O-shot and my life has improved. I suffered stress incontinence for several years and tried different treatments, including a shot of collagen. The collagen shot helped but eventually wore off. The O-shot has helped my stress incontinence and improved my sex life. I would recommend Dr. Posey and the O-shot to anyone.

  2. I had the O shot the week before Christmas by an approved provider trained by Dr. Runnels. I have had extremely poor results, in fact, making it almost impossible to achieve an orgasm at all! I had no trouble with achieving orgasm before with a vibrator, but was hoping for better luck with intercourse. Now, I have no desire, and almost feel numb around my clitoris. The dr that did my procedure immediately said I would need at least two treatments, at $1600 plus tax per procedure. I am scheduled soon for the second one but read on this site that Dr Runels said it is not recommended as a two injection procedure. I would love to hear from Dr Runels or someone in his office for advice. thank you very much for reading. do your research before doing this! you may be worse off than before and $1600+ poorer.

    • Hello Priscilla,

      Thank you for writing. I’m sorry about your results. Here’s a few things to know.

      1. At only about 3 weeks post procedure, it’s just now time for the procedure to START to work (takes a full 2-3 months for full effect.

      2. Though both pain and sensation sometimes get worse before better, there has never (out of literally millions of injection in the face and over 10,000 injections in the vagina) a case of PRP causing damage to nerves and sensation. It’s actually used to restore nerve tissue in some studies.

      PRP is not inert. It actually causes a reaction at the cellular level that stimulates stem cells, os there must be time for growth. Those who see an immediate response are seeing stimulation from the volume of the initial material, but the growth starts at about 2-3 weeks. We have seen a few women where sensation decreased before coming back stronger than ever.

      We are essentially creating an artificial scab…like on your knee when you fell as a child. When the scab goes away, it is replaced by new healthier tissue, but while it’s there it can decrease sensation.

      So please, give it time. Anything can happen with the most simple of procedures (which is why we have a consent form that lists the possibility of a change in sensation). But so far we do not have anyone who was left with a permanent decrease in sensation and 65% improve with the first injection and it jumps to 85% after the second.

      3. So, it’s way too early to get another injection or to give up hope!

      4. The procedure is absolutely cumulative (gets better with repeat injections) in the face, in orthopedic indications, and with the O-Shot and the Priapus Shot). So, Dr. Runels has not said that is should not be injected for the second time, only that the majority of people are well after the first one.

      5. It’s too early for the provider to hit you up for a second injection. We are very very careful to keep the quality of our providers high. There is no guaranteed safe procedure. Around 30,000 people per year die from bleeding ulcers just from taking a simple aspirin. But so far we’ve had not one serious side effect with the O-Shot, so don’t give up…with over 10,000 done so far and with using a material that’s used to make scaring BETTER and to make nerve tissue GROW, your symptoms will likely be temporary.

      6. So, please give it another month. Also, if you want, contact Dr. Runels on the following email address privately and let him know the details of your case so that he and your provider can discuss. Many of our providers also return the money if someone does not get a good result (which hardly any doctors do anywhere) so talk it over with your provider at the 8-10 week mark. No procedure guaranteed, but no reason for you to feel ripped off. For many women, however, the biggest benefit comes around 8-10 weeks (remember it STARTS to work at 3 weeks, so way to early to give up).

      Also, consider a testosterone cream applied directly to the clitoris (talk over with your provider) to act synergistically to promote health to the inner clitoris (like two fertilizers at the same time).

      Please keep us posted as things progress. Several have blogged about less than ideal results initially, and then added later that things were wonderful!

      • Thank you so much for your prompt and thorough reply. I will do as you suggested and wait. If things do not improve I will contact Dr. Runels as you suggested via private email. Thank you so much and it helps me to decide about my follow up appointment. I am not opposed to paying for another procedure IF that is thought to be best at one month. From your professional opinion and advice, I am much more comfortable waiting. Even possibly seeing Dr. Runels himself for follow up. Thanks again.

      • Hi,
        4 wks ago I got the Oshot done. Everything was fine until now. I am urinating blood. Is that normal? I went in to the ER with UTI symptoms thinking its a UTI and test results came in, no signs of UTI. Cat scan done and everything looks fine. Is it possible the Oshot can cause it? if so is there any way they can remove it? I hate the feeling!

        • Hello Sandra,

          I’m very sorry that you

          ‘re having problems. PRP is used to treat wounds (platelets STOP bleeding) so if you had a bleeding wound (which it doesn’t sound like you had) it should be getting better not worse. Blood starting 4 weeks after the procedure would be coming at time when the healing effects should be starting.

          If you gave anything to over 10,000 people, statistically it would be possible that one of them would have almost any symptom (in the research you look to see if the unusual symptoms occur more than placebo). If this is from the O-Shot, then you are the first one and having at a time that does not match the science.

          Can’t tell what the feeling is that you hate but again that does not sound like what happens from the o-shot…sounds more like something with the urinary tract.

          Still, you are doing the right thing in seeking treatment. Something is causing it and you need to know what. We can talk in general terms, but there is NO possible way to diagnose you with this blog (obviously you knew that). Keep doing whatever your doctor says. Bleeding sometimes just goes away without anyone ever knowing why. But blood in the urine is serious enough it needs a complete evaluation until your doctor is sure you’re ok.

  3. I had breast cancer and cannot take hormones. After chemotherapy , intercourse became very painful even with lubricants. No sex drive. Since the O-Shot, the pain is gone and my desire is returning. My husband is sending Dr. Posey flowers!

    • Thank you very much, Mrs McHugh for letting us know. Between the lines we can see your courage and the love between you and your husband. You are very kind to share your encouraging story.

      Of course estrogen helps keep vaginal tissue healthy. But in those women who have suffered from breast cancer and trying to avoid estrogen, the O-Shot procedure gives a possible alternative.

  4. This is my second comment. Dr Posey did my first O shot procedure and I had less than satisfactory results. I was very unhappy as I have suffered with difficulty to have orgasms for years. I was married 17 years before had I had my first orgasm and that was with a vibrator. I was 38 years old. Early in my marriage, Masters and Johnson published their first research and I read all the books cover to cover. When I divorced, I experimented, trying to find the solution unsuccessfully. I knew I could use a vibrator, but it was not easy and took a long time. Few lovers were interested in helping with this. I had one who was able to help. I always felt less than other women because of this problem even though to look at me one would never guess. at the age of 40, I looked like Rita Hayworth with natural beautiful red hair. I looked hot. And I was. I wanted it, and I was never satisfied. To compound my frustration, I now have problems with incontinence.
    During my follow up visit with Dr Posey, we discussed my concerns and her reaction to my posting on this page. Dr Posey reassessed my hormone level and repeated the O shot. During the procedure this time, she inserted a catheter into my urethra to assist with anatomical reference. She realized my urethra deviated to the left and adjusted the application of the intravaginal injection accordingly. the lab work showed that I lack the enzyme to assimilate Testerone. I am the second patient she identified this in. Dr Posey stated that that she was adjusting my bioidentical Rx and starting me on Testosterone shots.
    Since the last procedure a few weeks ago, I have noticed an improvement with my incontinence. Also, my ability to orgasm has greatly improved, less than 6 minutes today! I greatly appreciate Dr Posey listening and hearing my concerns and helping me. I was already sold on the O shot, even when I did not respond with the first procedure. I’m relieved to know that an inability to assimilate Testosterone is a contributing factor to my ability to orgasm, that it is a medical issue and ‘not in my head’. I hope the shot doesn’t wear off too soon.

    • Thank you for your follow up comment.

      Yes, it’s actually dihydrotestosterone that provides much of the benefit and many physicians do not test for this. If you’re one of the ones who do not convert testosterone to dihydrotesosterone, you may get O-Shots and use testosterone religiously and never see results.

      It’s wonderful that Dr Posey found this about you and corrected it. Dr. Posey is an experienced provider of the O-Shot and board certified gynecologist who has been helping tremendously as we research how best to use this new tool

      You also make the very important point that this is NOT a magic shot. It makes vaginal tissue healthier, but the whole orgasm system and all it’s components must be considered

      The last part of this book outlines what should be checked (click).

      Read it free on Amazon. If you buy it, all of the money used for research. Here’s the current project we are finishing.

      Keep us posted. Things should continue to improve.

  5. I would like to be removed from your mailing list. Two of your promotional post cards came in the mail. Please see that I am removed. I am a sex therapist and find your materials to be tasteless and unprofessional. Have you considered that people may not want their children checking their mail and finding your materials?

    • Hello Anonymous,

      We can’t really remove you from our list without knowing who you are.

      It has been surprising that some sex therapists have been resistant to the procedure. The post cards have no graphic photos and link to websites that talk about sex research (not pornography). Do your children know what you do for a living and does mail about your sex therapy practice come to your home?

      We only mail to those who have given us their address, but still, we never want to offend anyone, especially a child. Send an email to this address and we will take you off the list of educational mail outs:

  6. I have just come across Dr. Goldstein’s video on Lichen Sclerosis and would like to have an appt with him to address my issues. Have felt significant pain and discomfort for 6 plus years and in 2010 was diagnosed with the disease. I have used clobetasol but only 3x a week as prescribed by my former uro-gyn physician. Please advise if I can be seen and be a candidate for his suggested treatment plan. I have every symptom and effect of the disease. My current uro-gyn wants to perform a vulvectomy but am reluctant until I see a Vulvar dermatologist. I have a lot of scar tissue. Please advise.

    Kind regards,

    • Hello Ellen,

      I always encourage people to get second or third opinions. You get two or three quotes before you paint your house!

      Your vagina is certainly more important so know that any quality physician will encourage you to research and get second opinions before proceeding with surgery. What a brave and strong woman you must be to have come this far. The good news is that you are treatable and your pain will end. Vulvectomy can sometimes be the treatment that’s needed to take the pain away—BUT—I very strongly encourage you to consult with one of our providers to at least TRY getting things under control with the O-Shot technology with or without an aggressive steroid treatment following the O-Shot (if needed).

      Dr. Goldstein can be found here –>>> Click

      Other providers of the O-Shot® procedure may be found here –>>> Click

      Not all of them treat lichen, but many do.

      Very best to you and I’m sure many readers of this blog will join me in prayerful good wishes for your future health.

  7. Dr. Kristen Kalmbacher, Bayside Regenerative Medicine in Fairhope, gave me an “O” Shot in May of 2014. She was trained to give the “O” Shot by Dr. Charles Runels. The reason I wanted the shot was due to the common urinary incontinence issues we face as we get older. This shot has changed my life. In fact, the first night I slept all night. I highly recommend both doctors.

  8. I received my first O shot on September 24, 2014 and another on December 26, 2014. I have had no response from either and I’m wondering if it will ever kick in or will I have to get a third? I am also on the hormone pellets, I have had both of my ovaries removed but still have my uterus. I’m only 46 and this is so worrisome.

    Thank you.

  9. I have studied and gone to get certified in the O Shot by Dr. Runels. My clients have had great success. It is so rewarding to be able to offer this procedure for patients, some who have suffered for years. Find a provider in your area and schedule your appointment. You will not regret this and the joy that it will bring to you and your partner. Take a positive step to bring back intimacy to your relationship.

    • Some of our providers are expert at treating lichen sclerosus and some are not. Best is to call the providers closest to you and ask.

  10. Hello Beth! I am also looking for treatment of LS and LP. I have had this condition for three or more years. My original doctor could not even examine without putting me in the OR with anesthesia. I have had my vagina reopened three times. My doctor will no longer open me up because there is soooo much scar tissue I have very little left. We have talked about rebuilding my vagina but not until the disease is somewhat controlled. But he was not sure he would even try rebuilding my vagina. He said there are other ways to have sex. Very disappointing to me. I have Lichen all over my body and in my mouth. The oral surgeon says I will loose at least seven teeth due to the Lichen. But once again I cannot be treated until the disease is somewhat slowed down. Now I’m worried about it getting in the way of urinating. It’s got about a half of a inch until it starts getting in the way of urinating. My mouth is in great pain and the vagina hurts and bleeds all the time. I thought this site was about Lichen but don’t really see any additional info for the disease. I need help! This disease has ruined my life. I cannot do anything due to the extreme pain I have from this disease. I live in Colorado and need help if anyone has any info I would love to hear about it. Thanks!

    • I would see Dr. Shelly Lovitt at Lovitts Gynocoly Denver Colorado. I have LS and have just had the PRP injections. To soon to tell you how its going but from the blog information feel assured I will have improved tissue growth over all the scarring of LS.

  11. I am a 30 year old woman, and want an opinion on whether or not the O shot would be beneficial to me. This is my deal— since I was young, I have only been able to feel anything in the O realm (and I’m using this term VERY loosely) by rubbing my legs together or rubbing on the floor (all with clothes on) . However, the feeling produced from this is extremely unsatisfying…it only lasts about a second, and I’d give it like a 1/10 on enjoyment scale. It isn’t really. On rare occasion, it will be very mildly so. I have tried to use a vibe more times than I care to remember and every single time the same thing happens….I reach a point where *that* should happen, but instead of *that* I get contractions with NO feeling – not even a 1—I am talking a 0. At that point, any further stimulation is annoying, and it’s completely over. It is very upsetting and frustrating. Same thing happens when I try to use a shower head. I am gay and doing things with my partner does not work either. It always seemed like the vibe was my best chance of getting anything more than a 1, but it’s the worst of all. Also, I never liked using my hands. My libido is very, very low too. It would be nice to be able to have a normal O – gosh, even a regular 5/10 would be great right about now—done in a more normal way. Do you think the O-shot could help me? Please be honest….I have tried so many creams, supplements, hormone type things, vibrators, etc. Nothing has made a difference, and don’t want to get my hopes up or put a further dent in my wallet.

  12. I just had the O shot yesterday to see if it would help my urinary incontinence. It has been less than 24 hours. Last night, I felt like I had to urinate constantly and never felt like I was emptying my bladder completely. I thought it was probably from the lingering numbness and procedure. I was hoping that it would be gone when I woke this morning, but it isn’t. It isn’t quite as bad as it was last night, but still am feeling the sensation. I was just wondering if this is an expected and normal side effect that will stop and if so, about how long does it last? Thank you.

    • odd sensations for first few days are normal. sometimes feels like need to urinate. sometimes, urination can cause sexual arousal. What about the incontinence? Keep us posted please. We will be wondering. Usually takes 3 weeks to start to work and full effect in 8-12 weeks but sometimes incontinence goes away the day of the procedure and never comes back.

      • Thank you so much for your response. It has now been four full days since my Oshot and the sensations of having to constantly go to the bathroom and not emptying completely have subsided. YEAH! I’m not sure at this point if I would say the Oshot has helped my urinary incontinence. I haven’t been very active, as my doctor advised me not to exercise for a couple weeks. Also, with the weird sensations the first few days, it was hard for me to evaluate. I think I will have a better indication over the next month. I will report back and let you know how its going. I am 42 and have had nine babies. I decided to do the Oshot because I really don’t want to get the mesh. If this Oshot helps me, I will be singing its praises and eager to let you know. My doctor also told me not to be disappointed if I don’t get the results I am hoping for after the first shot. He told me about the cumulative effect of the shots, and that I may need more than one. Again, thank you for your reply. I truly appreciate it.

        • Thank you for the update and glad to hear the initial unpleasant feelings are gone (it can be just as disturbing when some women have continuous arousal for 3 days after the procedure).

          As for not exercising for 2 weeks, your doctor knows best but usually there’s no reason to not exercise because of the O-Shot (maybe you were told that for another reason?)

          Often people will go jump on the bed (literally to see if it’s working) or go running the day of the injection…and find that the incontinence is already decreased significantly. There’s nothing you will “shake loose” and the extra blood flow helps the growth factors work better (in the same way the smoking will interfere with the effects).

          Thank you VERY much for your feedback…we are holding our breath and hoping for the best! So update when you can.

  13. I am very interested in this course of action for lichen sclerosus. I was diagnosed at 12 years old, and I am now 25. Living with LS has had a huge impact on my life. Along with LS I have localized morphea/plaque type scleroderma, so growing up was very difficult. I never felt normal, and I never had normal pretty skin. On top of that I was always in so much pain. Now I have all sorts of creams/ointments to try and manage my symptoms, but it seems my body isn’t accepting. I use clobetasol, dovonex, Premarin, zypram, lidocaine creams, and nothing is working anymore. I’m at a complete loss, and have lost all hope. I cry everyday, I try so hard to cope but just don’t know how to anymore. I have a 9 month old daughter, and wanted more than anything to deliver her naturally. Amazingly enough, I had NO symptoms my entire pregnancy, and my doctor and I decided to go for it. I was able to successfully deliver my daughter vaginally with no complications. Now though, my LS has come back with a cruel vengeance. It is very severe, to the point where my skin has been comin off in “sheets”.

    Sex has always been very painful, I have constant ripping and lacerations. It’s really taking a toll on my relationship. I love sex, I want sex, but my body has other plans. Lubrication does no good and different positions haven’t done anything. I have needs as a woman and my husband does as a man, and neither of us get that intimacy we need in the bedroom. So now I’m scared for my relationship :(

    Just so depressed and I don’t know what to do anymore. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, or any treatments that they have had great results with, PLEASE let me know. I just want to have a normal life with my husband and daughter. I want to be able to take showers, go on walks, sit in a chair, have sex with my husband, play on the floor with my daughter etc without being in excruciating pain. Please, I need a miracle :(

    Thank you so much for your time,

  14. I was referred to Dr. Julian Rowe in New Mexico, but he is not on your list of providers when I search for my state. Dr. Rowe’s office has indicated that he was certified and trained by Dr. Runels, and prior to making an appointment I would like this confirmed. Please advise, is Dr. Julian Rowe in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a certified provider? Thank you.

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