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    My IC flare is doing so so now. I went to my urogynegologist and she prescribed PT. I also mentioned to her that I found something that helped tremendously and that was putting a heating pad on my lower back because I have been having an ache around my lower left backside on the bony part nest to the sacrum and it subsides during and after for a while of heating pad and TENS unit. She mentioned I might be having a problem with my Sacroiliac Joint (just guessing at this point). When I saw her my symptoms were winding down but for dryness and my body felt like I had been used as a punching bag and rectum pressure. I am wondering and kind of stressed about going to a PT because I hear bad stories on here about how you feel worse after and I don't want to go backwards in the IC bladder issues but wondering if the PT also helps with body aches or is that maybe a massage person or chiropractor if that joint is out of wack. Has anyone had PFD and had PT help help with the body aches and/or heard of that problem with the Sacroiliac Joint?
    Diagnosed with IC sept. 2008, treatment then was hydrodistension, heparin instills for about 4 months and IC diet; symptoms lasted until sept 2009. Then only a couple of relapses overworking, stress etc. Then completely in remission until Jan. 2016 now pretty much symptom free as of mid august 2016.

    Symptoms: overall body aches, dryness feeling at vaginal opening, sitting makes it worse, standing makes it worse, stress makes it worse, no frequency or urgency, worse symptom is at night with panging of uretha/bladder.

    - went on diet, started Cysto Renew 3/31/16 and yoga at least twice a week.
    - tried uribel but really not for my symptoms since it seems it is for frequency and painful urination which I don't have
    - Ativan when needed to relax.
    - Elmiron only took for a couple of days; didn't like it
    - took atarax 1/2 10mg atarax pill at night really helped but gave me nightmares
    - tramadol worked great for back aches
    - generic claritin D worked best for me for calming bladder down and my panging
    - still taking cysto renew 4x a day and believe this and diet helped the most.
    - took dosage of cysto renew down to 2x a day and still ok

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    It's okay to ask the therapist exactly what will be done --- and be sure to speak up if a treatment is painful. Physical therapy can be very helpful. I have had therapy after a frozen shoulder and it worked well for me.

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