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    Well.... after years of struggling with my IC/PFD, sex with my hubby was the last thing that I needed in my life for a long time. Well...this weekend, I found out that I could ENJOY the sex with my hubby I am still in shock to believe that I am saying this to myself. About a year ago, I was so miserable and in pain all the time, so I didn't have energy and patience to have sex with my hubby. My hubby and I always had arguments about sex because of it. I knew that I had to do something about it. So I went to a physical therapy for 6 months for the 2nd time. ( I had gone to a therapy before, but at that time, it was unsuccessful because of not the right person to help out). Well, I was so skeptical about therapy treatment because it didn't help me before. However, this time was different. I got the right person to help me. My PT was so knowledable about IC/PFD, and helped me tremendously. During my therapy, there were times when I was in so much pain, but other times when I felt so great. So I did my best that I could to treat my IC/PFD. I am so happy that I don't really have flare after sex anymore. Most importantly, I am not in pain during sex. I guess finally my therapy paid off??? I am so happy that I can control my pain.Not pain control me. My hubby has been really really happy lately because of it. I am very grateful for him being so understanding and caring about my IC/PFD. Most importantly, thank him for being such a patient husband
    I just want to share this with you all. Thanks for reading.
    There is a will, there is a way!!!

    IC Diagnosed in September, 2005

    My conditions are : IC, PFD, Allergies, and Constipation

    "It's not easy being grateful all the time. But it's when you feel least thankful that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you."

    — Oprah Winfrey

  • #2
    That's great news!!! :woohoo:

    Dance like no one is watching
    Love like you've never been hurt
    Live today like it's your last

    Dxd with IC in June '06


    • #3
      THAT is wonderful!!!!!!! How happy you both must be.

      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


      • #4
        That is such wonderful news... :woohoo: ..I know how it gets all of us down when it just hurts to bad to even think of sex...You know we have a great website that can also help with sex.. It was created by Jill the same person who created the ICN.. It sure has gave me alot of great tips and pointers.. Hope to see you there...


        ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!

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        Diet Reference Sheet:

        Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

        Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

        Meds I have Tried:
        Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
        Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
        Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

        Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
        Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

        Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.

        ICN Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.


        • #5
          Can you describe treatment?

          I am very interested in hearing about the protocol used by your PT. I am having a very hard time finding someone who knows anything about this type of treatment and I don't live in a small town. Thanks for your reply.