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    Chronic pudendal nerve sufferer - manage by reducing sitting and when sitting, try to use a Herman Miller type chair with a tempurpedic cushion. However, I have meetings in other people's offices which have very rotten chairs, little padding and no back support - I call them 'death chairs.' Went from a 2" to a 3" thick tempurpedic cushion and still feels like I bottom out. Any ideas out there for a mobile cushion solution I can carry from meeting to meeting and still get sitting support without bottoming out?

  • #2
    Hi there! Have you tried the chair cushions that Jill sells here?

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    • #3
      I was just going to suggest the one in the ICN Shop.

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      • #4
        My PT recommends using a standard neck cushion (a friend with PNE uses the Tempurpedic one and really likes it). She also recommends buying a padded toilet seat and putting a pillow case around it (not sure if you would want to take that one to work, though).

        I use the cushion from the ICN Sales shop. It works pretty well, but with my pudendal nerve pain I sometimes can't take any pressure on my vulvar area at all. So, I plan on trying the padded toilet seat too.

        I hope you can find some relief!
        Dx with PST in July 2007. Confirmed with hydro/cysto in January 2008.

        Current treatment for IC:
        Oxycodone & Uribel for pain
        Some diet restriction-after elmination diet discovered I'm not diet sensitive
        Heating pads for the bladder & ice packs for vestibulitis and urethral sensitivity
        ICN Cushion

        Failed IC treatments/meds:
        DMSO & rescue instillations
        Zyrtec, L-Arginine, Oral Elmiron, Low-dose Sulfa, Imipramine, Amitryptiline, Cymbalta

        Other Ailments:
        Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) & Fibromyalgia
        IBS, GERD, and Gastritis
        Vulvar Vestibulitis
        Degenerative Disc disease, Chronic Migraine
        Occipital & Trigeminal Neuralgia