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  • What is a spasm to you?

    I have to ask this because I'm wondering if what I feel is the same as what any of you feel.
    The best way to describe my spasms for those of you who have ever been pregnant is remember when the baby would hit you in the bladder with a foot, knee, elbow or hand? Thats exactly what it feels like to me like I've had a little prod in the bladder and it gives me this almost uncontrollable feeling like I better go to the bathroom. I've never had an accident or anything but its very uncomfortable and will usually continue every few minutes until I go to the bathroom.

    Gelnique for frequency/urgency - works great
    Macrobid after sex
    Prilosec, continuous birth control pills
    synthroid .088mg, mucinex-d, restasis

    Supplements: Desert Harvest Aloe vera, Cysta-q, prelief, magnesium and calcium, Vit D, flaxseed oil

    Diag Mild IC Jan 11 but have had symptoms for 25 years. Also have GERD, TMJ, IBS-C, chronic dry eye syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis, non-allergic rhinitis.

    IC Diet Link:
    AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC overview-
    AUA 2011 Guidelines to diagnosing and treating IC PDF:
    Great treatment flowchart on page 19 of the pdf

  • #2
    Sometimes it's like my bladder gets a heartbeat, throbs. Other times, especially at night (before I started taking ditropan at night), it was like having a butterfly flapping its wings in my bladder, not painful, just weird, annoying & it would keep me awake.

    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.

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    Current treatments:
    -IC diet
    -Elavil 50mg at night
    -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
    -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
    -Pyridium if needed,
    -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
    -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
    -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
    -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
    -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
    -Managing stress= VERY important!
    -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!


    • #3
      Bladder and vaginal spasms for me feel like a clenching or vibration. The spasm itself isn't painful but they cause me irritation and then pain. After my cysto/hydro I had urethral spasms that were over the top painful and disabling--like a charlie horse.


      • #4
        Mine feel like I'm being stabbed (sorry for the graphic image) and then I get sick to my stomach 'cause that is when the pain is at it's worst.