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    i posted this in the diet section and i dont think anyone saw it. I was wondering if anyone experiences relief after doing exercise. I find that when i do my low impact symptoms are better for the day. When i dont symptoms seem more apparent. Guess it must be the increased blood flow to the pelvic region. Anyway, i am glad it works. I love to exercise.
    And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:20

    Peace, Donna

  • #2
    Hi! I DEFINITELY find relief after my workouts, too! I work out 7 days a week, 2 hours a day. I brought this up with my urogyne and he said there is a definite correlation between the two. He said it was from the endorphins that we produce while we are working out. It sure makes sense to me!! Good for you!!!!! Keep up the workouts!!! I also read that excerise can speed up the remission process!!!



    • #3
      I used to walk about three miles a day and do pilates. Currently, I've been too sick. I noticed that when I am able to work out I feel much better. I can't wait to get past my current problems so I can get back to walking.


      • #4
        I met a man at the ICA Conference who was saying his symptoms are much better after exercise.

        Diagnosed August 2001

        Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

        Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

        I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


        “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

        “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy


        • #5
          I used to walk everyday before IC..1998. This past summer I began to walk again and can now walk for 55-60 minutes. I feel great. I can only walk every second day. After trying everyday I was laid up for a week. I live in the country so if I have to relieve myself there is always a bushy area nearby. wink


          • #6

            I recently joined the gym....and I think Im noticing the same thing!!

            The other day, on my way to the gym, I had to go.
            Well after my workout when I got home I realized that I hadnt gone-- and I wasnt running to go or in pain either!!

            I agree that it could be the endorphins, but it also could just be that exersize mobilizes some muscles that are either tight, or in spasm. If you cant get to exersize ladies, talk to your Uro's about Physical Therapy.

            YAY! Smiles
            "Well the Secret O'Life is enjoying the passage of time." ~James Taylor


            • #7
              Hi Everyone,
              I am new to this message board. I have just been diagnosed with IC and find that I also feel much better after my workout. I spend one half hour on the treadmill and one half hour on the weight machines. I am mostly pain free the whole day after my workout. I agree, it is the endorphins and the flexibility that exercise delivers to the pelvic area. I'm so glad that I didn't have to give up my exercies routine when I was diagnosed.


              • #8
                Welcome to the ICN Rose!! Thanks for your input!!

                The day after my post on how exersize was helping me, I went back to the gym, did my half an hour on the elliptical machine, streached out a bit, and just did biceps and triceps, and COULDNT STOP PEEING ALL NIGHT eek toilet

                I think that Fiji water is bad for me-- even though its spring water, I really couldnt think of anything else that it might be. JulieB suggested that maybe it was all the "junk" coming out of my muscles, because I have not lifted weights in awhile, and I just began working out. I think she is right..... blah at least I hope least after I flushed with water I was ok. Im gonna keep at ...hopefully that good feeling will return!!

                Happy Turkey!!
                "Well the Secret O'Life is enjoying the passage of time." ~James Taylor


                • #9
                  exercise normally sends me into a flare. I have always loved to exercise to relieve stress i'm going to try it again soon. wink
                  Medicine taken daily or as needed:
                  1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
                  2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
                  3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
                  4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
                  5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
                  5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
                  6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
                  7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.

                  I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!


                  • #10
                    Hey there! I'm also new to the message board. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who can't exercise without pain. I feel like my bladder is going to fall out. I've tried walking and doing low impact aerobics. I also have tried going to the ymca and doing water exercise. That really gets me hurting really really bad. Does anyone have any other suggested exercises? I have gained weight since my symptoms started last summer because I just feel so bad a lot of the time and don't feel like moving. The most exercise I get is housework!! I am thinking about going to a Curves for women center. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I feel sooo ugly!! Christie-readingmom


                    • #11
                      Hi, Readingmom!

                      When you say water exercise, what do you mean? If you mean the jumping around kind of water aerobics that doesn't work for you, what about swimming laps? You are not upright so gravity is not pulling on your bladder the same way.

                      At our healthclub, there is a machine called an EFX. It works for me (unless I am really in a bad flare and then of course I don't go at all!) because it is NO impact and you can get very aerobic on it.

                      Also, weight training is essential to changing that fat-to-muscle ratio. You don't have to be out there pumping iron with the big guys; you can do free weights at home or at a gym when its quiet.

                      Hope that helps - Diana.


                      • #12
                        Diana-I have tried swimming too. I don't know what it is about the water, but any kind of exercise in it hurts!! Thanks for the info. I am going to try the Curves places. They do weight training along with other things. I haven't been yet, but am looking forward to trying it.


                        • #13

                          I found out the hard way that treating the fibro with water exercise exposed the bladder to all the chemicals in the poo l. Then my skin broke out as a result of the chemicals. That ended my great return to the pool. scream jester

                          I bought the yoga tape on this site and it seems to work for me.
                          "I can be changed by what happens to me
                          But I refuse to be reduced by it" ~Maya Angelou


                          • #14
                            This is my 1st post to the forum. I am so grateful to have found this website. My Dr. offered little information about living with this problem. But he has a great nurse, and the treatment is going well.
                            I have a great intrist in excercise in relation to IC. Running is a big part od my life. I do endurance running. I have always been intrigued with the part endorphins play in the body. Infact I can tell you exactly when I can feel my endorphins working., They are triggered after the same amount of time into a run. That is why I know that for myself, the IC pain subsiding is not just from endorphins. My pain goes away after as little as 10 minutes of running, sometimes sooner. My endorphins are released later than this. Both my primary and Uro agree that it is the blood flow to the area that is helping my pain. After a long run, my pain is gone for any where from 1 hour to the rest of the day. There are days when my pain is so bad, that I walk like a duck, but after 10 minutes of running I am feeling good! (I run on soft ground mostly,vineyard,canal banks). For myself, I disagree with the idea that I should only do gentle excercise. I ran 28 miles last weekend, and I am feeling great. I believe that getting my blood flowing, and oxygen to my organs is healing, as well as the endorphins. I can feel my endorphins at 45 minutes of running (have run for years, so I am a bit in tune that way). Of course I realize that the type of excercise isn't done in a gym, nor has everyone participated in endurance type excercise, so I realize that the benefit may not be widely realized, but wanted to throw my experience into the pool of info. Oh and one more thing, when I am flared up, my upper legs even cramp up, but are better after I get moving. I really think that all the swelling and irritation creates the pain, and getting the blood flowing helps so much. As I ran (I run a slow pace) through the discomfort, the pain melted away. I have been pain free all week. I did a run walk today and still no pain.
                            I would love to read more from others on this subject.


                            • #15
                              I have only just started exercising again and I also feel better after I exercise. Over the pst 6months I have just been too sore to do anything. I will see how the excercise goes because I am in pain at the moment and I last exercised two days ago. I don't know if it is from that?