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  • Aaah! My underwear made me flare!

    Egads. Glad I figured this out, but it was not fun.
    Tuesday I wasn't feeling so hot because I overdid the weekend a little bit. I'd just really improved a good deal in the past three weeks and pushed myself a little too far. Still, I was able to look back, say, "Hm, better slow down there, sister," and by that evening I felt pretty decent.
    Yesterday, I woke up feeling fine for about an hour and a half before I started feeling not-so-fine. I was racking my brain trying to figure out what it was that did me in. I got home from work and immediately stripped down and just put on some sweatpants. By the time I went to bed, I felt a lot better.
    The scenario repeated all over again today, until I was almost in tears at 1pm and completely unable to concentrate on work. No matter what I did, sit, stand, stretch, whatever, nothing alleviated me. Luckily, I live nearby, so I drove home to get away and relax, if even for a few minutes. I went in and just whipped my pants off and walked around, I kid you not, naked from the waist down. I caught a glimpse in the mirror - yeah, there I was in a t-shirt, flannel, hoodie, knee high socks and no skivs. But it felt so good! It was the first thing resembling relief I'd had all day. When it came time for me to come back, I was dreading my pants.
    Finally I though, hey, look, there's a seam in the middle of these underwear. It's perfectly situated to rub against some sensitive areas. Duh. I switched to another pair that didn't grind me so much and things have been slowly improving since then. I can work now.

    I've never been a g-string kind of gal, but I'm not about to dig some granny panties, and now, I've got to go buy a bunch of new drawers. How often does this happen to you all? I just don't think I can bow down to high-leg briefs.

  • #2
    I bought underwear that were made of Lycra and they made me flare. I wear cotton g-strings now, which I know is a big No-No, but I've never had a problem since I started wearing them. Also tried satin underwear once-big No-No!!!! Made me pee, like every five seconds.


    • #3
      I wear high leg bikinis, all cotton...cute ones. I can't stand those big, huge granny panties either, so I compromise.....always wear a cotton crotch.

      I have some of the cutest panties but rarely wear them unless they are only "decoration" for an hour or so! LOL
      *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
      *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
      *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

      Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

      04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.


      • #4
        This makes sense now. The biggest trigger I have identified so far, more so than any food or drink I've experimented with, is definitely my chair here at work. Sometimes all I have to do is stand-up and I'll start feeling better. I'm going this weekend to find a tall desk and stool so I can alternate between sitting and standin here. I guess the underwear thing just went over my head. Good thing my balance is paid off on my Victoria's Secret credit card.


        • #5
          I wear Victoria's Secret VS Cotton underwear -- either the hiphugger or the low-rise bikini kind. They come in all colors and patterns, they're all cotton, and there's no seam down the middle. And they are usually 5 for $25... but you can get discontinued colors online for $2.99 to $3.99 each.

          These do come in g-string or thong styles, but I don't like wearing those nowadays... the hiphugger and low rise bikini are cute and sexy too though

          *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
          *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
          *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
          *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

          **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.


          • #6
            I have found that thongs are okay for me as long as they have a cotton crotch and fit tightly enough so that they don't move around during the day. It will probably have to be trial and error before you figure out what works the best for you.
            I am a soul whose intentions are good.
            Oh Lord please don't let me be misunderstood.


            • #7
              i swear shorts under my pants.......but i wear mostly sweats

              Lyme disease diagnosed 11/05
              vulvar vestibulitis diagnosed 2/06 -worst case she has ever seen..very bad.
              IC diagnosed with hydro/cysto- may 17, 2006

              Over growth of lactobicilli found 8/07 treating with doxy.

              Was able to get my first internal exam evaluation for PFD....wohoo 1/18/07:woohoo:

              8/22/07- was able to get my first speculum exam, with pap

              Strep D found in bladder with United medical labs May 2006
              2 strains of strep in stool culture 9/06
              high Strep ASO titre found 10/06

              NEW MED

              Capsasin cream-once a day for 20min,
              BUt wont lie it does burn

              About to start valium supositories for PFD

              Trigger point injections- oct 07

              Current meds:
              Neurontin- 100mg at night supposed to work up to 300mg if i can tolerate it
              Zanaflex 2mg
              IC and low oxalate diet, no sugar diet
              Xanax for appointments to help relax me since they cause so much pain

              Started PT 3/07, PT has really helped me in ways I never knew that it would

              Meds ive tried
              Soma- can barely tolerate half a pill
              Atropine cream- didnt seem to work, although i found out I was applying the creams wrong
              Estradiol cream
              Urelle- caused worse bladder spasm and retention

              Various antibiotics for lyme which caused yeast and made the IC and VV worse

              waiting for the next chronic illness to pop up

              "Did you know?
              Every 15 seconds,
              a person is
              diagnosed with
              interstitial cystitis."
              Source: J. Dimitrakov, MD


              • #8
                Ok, I'll admit it. I'm the grannie pant wearer. Never wore the bikini ones and the thigh highs just annoyed me. JCPenny made some that didn't look like grannies but they changed how they made them. the old ones didn't push on my stomach where the new ones do so I couldn't wear them. I think going to bed with just a night gown on is really helpful in pain wise all the way around. Nothing to bind, push or rub.


                • #9
                  I'm a granny too. Can't imagine wearing thongs and such. *shudder*


                  • #10
                    The Victoria Secret cotton underwear actually made me flare. There is a seam running in the front horizontally (not down the middle) that rubs against sensitive areas.


                    • #11
                      I wear the Thigh High or Hipster (cotton) ones made by Hanes, for the most part they come in pretty colors,designs (save the whites/grays for weekends). Used to wear the "granny panties". Can't wear the bikini style as they bother my c-section scar. Never could stand the thought of wearing thongs!!


                      • #12
                        I'm not gonna lie here, I have a serious issue with thongs. It's got nothing to do with my bladder; it's just disturbing to see Freshmen girls in tight, low-rise jeans showing a plumber's crack and a sparkly red thong. Come on, girls, don't moon the lunch table behind you. They should make a public service ad: "Please, use thongs responsibly"

                        I'm into the black, low-rise, bikini style panties. I have one pair that has that weird seam thing going on; I think I'm gonna toss that one out. But, other than that, they're working out fine for me. Since they are low-rise, they don't push on my bladder.

                        P.S. No offense to all you responsible thong-wearers; you guys are okay in my book

                        Chronic conditions: IC, bipolar disorder, Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome, Raynaud's disease, bile reflux, scoliosis
                        Current IC treatments: menstrual suppression
                        Daily treatments for other conditions: Neurontin, Zyprexa, Cymbalta, Modafinil
                        As-needed treatments for other conditions: Klonopin, Ambien


                        • #13
                 i am a very responsible thongwearer.i love cotton thongs,it feels like i'm not wearing anything at all,when i wear regular underwear they drive me crazy,i can always feel friends always ask me how i can wear them,they don't believe their not for the low rider jeans showing my lovely thongs,i'll save that for the teenyboppers,lol.


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                            • #15
                              I have a huge thing with undies--they have to be comfortable and I have a hard time finding any that are. I buy them one at a time until I find something that works. This takes years. I've paid anywhere from $2 to $12 for a pair. I was in Wal-mart (the tag says Seceret Treasures) and saw some that looked good (cheap too) so I bought 2 pair and I love them. They are a low rise with a large lace band around the hips that is not binding in any way. The best part is there is no panty line. I'm going to go buy 10 pair so I'm set for awhile.