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  • #31
    Re: the day after intercourse

    hey guys! I'm new here and and currently trying to get my symptoms under control. I've been taking CystaQ for a few months and I think it's helping! I'm still having flareups here and there and it's very much a '1 step forward, 2 steps back' process, but I think I'm slowly getting there.

    I haven't had sex in about a year-my ex broke up with me just as my symptoms started and I've only just started seeing sex as a possibility again. However, when/if it happens again, I want to be as prepared as possible and have a pre and post-sex routine to keep flares down!
    My question for you guys is, what sorts of pain meds do you use just before sex to try and keep your 'day after' flares down? I've got regular Tylenol (I can't have advil or ibuprofen-makes me super nauseous) and Robaxacet, which is a muscle relaxant used for back pain and general sore muscle pain.

    Are those okay to use or do I need something stronger/more specialized? I'm in Canada, so our brands might be a bit different up here.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

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    • #32
      Re: the day after intercourse

      If you click on the patient help link in my signature below you'll find a wealth of information links, one of which will help with sex. And if you go to http://www.ic-network.com/glossary you'll find what the various medications are called in many countries.

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      Donna
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      • #33
        Re: the day after intercourse

        Originally posted by ICNDonna View Post
        If you click on the patient help link in my signature below you'll find a wealth of information links, one of which will help with sex. And if you go to http://www.ic-network.com/glossary you'll find what the various medications are called in many countries.

        Warm hugs,
        Donna
        Thanks, Donna, I appreciate the help! Although the link in your signature took me to a place full of self-help tips with no mentions of specific medications for after-sex...just stressing the importance of 'establishing a routine.' Maybe I'm not reading in the right place?

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        • #34
          Re: the day after intercourse

          Originally posted by laurita.s View Post
          Thanks, Donna, I appreciate the help! Although the link in your signature took me to a place full of self-help tips with no mentions of specific medications for after-sex...just stressing the importance of 'establishing a routine.' Maybe I'm not reading in the right place?
          The reason I posted the glossary link is so you could check on any meds suggested on the forums --- so you can find out what they are called where you are. You really should talk with your doctor about which specific meds you should take either before or after sex. It can vary --- if post sex infections are a problem, it would point to a different option than if you have irritation without infection.

          I wish I had a clearer answer for you.

          Warm hugs,
          Donna
          Stay safe


          Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
          Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

          Have you checked the ICN Shop?
          Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

          Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

          Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

          Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

          AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

          I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, 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.
          [3MG]

          Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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          • #35
            Re: the day after intercourse

            Well,

            I talked to my uro about possible pain meds that I could take 'preemptively' to ward off those nasty 'day after sex' flares that everyone keeps talking about...aaaaaaaaand he blinked a few times, shook his head and said "I really have never heard of people taking pain meds after sex before. Huh!" and then suggested I "try sex and see if it hurts". Well, YEAH. My roommate coulda told me that one

            Then he told me that the people with whom he has found are the most flare-y after sex, are also usually the people with PFD (which I think I have), and these are the people whom physiotherapy usually helps. I agree that physiotherapy is awesome, and has helped me (along with meds of course) but it's 100$ a pop so I can't really go other than very sporadically.

            I love this site, truly, I do; I have found more information here than from any doctor I have spoken to; but still I really wish there was some sort of professional I could talk to about this sex stuff as well, or even a person, face-to-face, who's been through it. ARRRRRGH!

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