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  • Incontinence tip

    I know that incontinence is not necessarily a symptom of IC, but I also know that some have it as an issue. And some of us just feel like we have to go NOW when our bladders get full and start hurting. Anyway, I wasn't exactly sure where to post this, but this is a tip my hubby found. I haven't tried it, yet, but thought it was interesting.

    Lifehacker's Top 10 Body Hacks, #4: Ladies, not sure that mad dash to the restroom will get you there in time? Scratch the back of your leg. "If you scratch or rub the back of your calf for a few moments, really vigorously, you may interrupt the message from your bladder to your brain just long enough for you to make it to the toilet," [continence expert Janetta] Webb said." (Source: Sydney Morning Herald)
    ~ Stacey

  • #2
    I'll give it a try next time I feel like I'm going to burst before I get there.

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    • #3
      I will give that a try as well. I have EC but sometimes when I get that very strong urge to urinate I do leak on my way to the restroom.


      • #4
        I haven't heard of that but I'll give it a try.

        I am multi-diseased with : MS, IC, IBS, and PDF

        Diagnosed with IC - May 2006 IC symptoms : burning and frequency

        Diagnosed with MS - March 2004 MS symptoms numbness in arms and legs, muscle weakness, major lack of bladder control and increasing bowel control problems. I wear Depend underwear 24/7.

        Diagnosed with IBS - Sept 23, 2008

        Diagnosed with PFD - Oct 1, 2008

        Divorced Oct. 2009

        IC Meds

        Lortab for pain

        MS Meds:

        Skelaxin ( muscle relaxer)
        Neurototin for pain

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        • #5
          If anyone does try this, let me know how it works. I'm just curious if that really would work. I haven't had a "chance" to try it, yet.
          ~ Stacey