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  • Underpants tip!

    I was reading in The Better Bladder book that wearing your underwear inside out with the smooth side inside may help with irritation. Thought I would pass it along.

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    Thanks! I turned my underpants inside-out today!

    Suzi

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    • #3
      Hope it helps!

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      • #4
        Underpants tip!

        Cool Thanks

        I'll Try That

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        • #5
          Underpants tip

          I have been doing that and it has been doing great





          Great Great Tip

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          • #6
            I swear sometimes the little things help the most!

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            • #7
              I'll do ya one better

              Ill do ya one better and say a fresh pantiliner sure is nice. Make sure to get the long ones with wings so you don't get caught up on the adhesive lol. I don't wear all the time, just when I need to, they can stop airflow somewhat depending on the design.

              I have NEVER understood the advice for cotton underwear/crotch!! Just stupid!!

              Cotton gets wet and stays wet and it chafes!
              Some of the worst UTIs I ever got were when i was wearing all cotton underwear and then exercising until I sweated. It took me years to learn to disregard that little gem of bad advice. In fact, thin nylon works best, wicks moisture right through and they are smooth. Just can't find them without the cotton crotch anymore.

              I haven't had a real UTI since I switched to nylon and microfiber, and I used to get them all the time!!

              I wonder if all those sweaty cotton underpants contributed to my IC??

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              • #8
                Most ladies are irritated by nylon, meagain, but if that works for you, just cut the cotton crotch out of the nylon undies nowadays!
                Tierney
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                • #9
                  The only kind of underpants I can wear are those with cotton crotches. Nylon is a really bad irritant for me.

                  Donna
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                  • #10
                    You know, I never gave this much thought! I have always wore underwear with the cotton crotches (usually the cotton kind--I remember one of my best friends always said that I wore "granny panties" thats because she wore thong type (too much infor I guess).

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                    • #11
                      OH! I thought of something. If you are irritated by undies made of a material other than cotton, but still want to wear your lacy or stretchy panties, use a 100% cotton pantyliner; this works for me, but it may not help those of us who have a sensitive bottom or vulvodynia around the anal area.
                      Tierney
                      Message me and add me http://facebook.com/tierneybrielle.

                      Diagnosed with IC at 12-years-old, but have had IC much longer, now 24-years-old - fibromyalgia (diasnosed 07/30/12) - CFS - migraines - diagnosed with myofascial pelvic pain syndrome in January of '12 - scoliosis since ~12-years-old & s/p spinal fusion (06/21/10) T10-L3 w/ metal implants & nerve damage - post laminectomy syndrome - lumbar spondylosis - mild dextroscoliosis now - menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea (both controlled) - IBS - chemical sensitivity - allergies - chronic nose bleeds - heartburn - rosacea - and that is just the relevant stuff

                      Do you have a question? Feel free to ask me anything; I am an open book!

                      I am not a medical authority; I do not offer medical advice. Talk to your doctor, and if you are not comfortable talking to your doctor, find another one. It is OK to advocate for yourself as well as not be satisfied with your doctor! You deserve the best medical care.

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                      • #12
                        I had problems with constant yeast infections so I switched to all-cotton. I must say I miss my prettier nylon undies, but I don't miss the yeast infections!

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                        • #13
                          I wear Macy's Jenny cotton string bikinis... love them and they are very sexy!!! Think about it!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tierney View Post
                            OH! I thought of something. If you are irritated by undies made of a material other than cotton, but still want to wear your lacy or stretchy panties, use a 100% cotton pantyliner; this works for me, but it may not help those of us who have a sensitive bottom or vulvodynia around the anal area.
                            Yeah I had this idea too and tried it. Did not breathe properly - yeast infection heaven.

                            I miss my old undies. I have boxes and boxes of beautiful lace underwear I can't wear anymore
                            TMJ Dysfunction 2009
                            Vulvodynia and/or PFD 2010
                            IC, based on symptoms alone 2010.
                            PCOS March 2012

                            8 month remission following the birth of my beautiful daughter Imogen Rose 25/12/12....currently flaring and hoping to get remission back, life without IC was amazing!

                            Currently using: IC Diet...pain meds as needed
                            Medications / treatment tried and discounted:
                            Fluconazole 150mg 1 per week for 6 months (yeast)
                            Endep 25mg - 4months
                            Lyrica 75mg - 2 months - FLARE
                            Oxytrol patch - I think this caused retention.
                            Countless creams, lotions and potions.
                            Cystoprotek - no change in symptoms
                            PT - for 1 year
                            Various herbs and supplements

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                            • #15
                              I actually had my gyne tell me to stop wearing underwear. ( though when I go out I wear them, I do not feel right not wearing them when out), but at home I do not wear them. Best thing I ever did! Gyne said this is the best thing to do in terms of preventing yeast infections....




                              Originally posted by Claire_A View Post
                              Yeah I had this idea too and tried it. Did not breathe properly - yeast infection heaven.

                              I miss my old undies. I have boxes and boxes of beautiful lace underwear I can't wear anymore

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