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  • Abdom/Bladder Pain after sex anybody?

    I was wondering if anyone out there has abdominal/bladder pain after sex only, not beginning or during. Mine starts about 15 or more minutes later and is horrible. I can't even tell if it's the bladder or other abdominal muscles. There is no exterior pain, just interior.

    If so, what do you do to treat this? Also, what other IC PFD problems do you have? What do you think causes this after sex pain? Does anyone think candida could play a part in it?

    I'm trying very hard not to clench any muscles (per Dr Moldwin) and I make sure to clean and urinate afterwards but am having no success. Also, I rarely have vaginal yeast infections although I do think I have intestinal and systemic yeast issues. My other IC problems have improved with meds and PT, but not this one.

    My husband is becoming more understanding about it, but I'm not making any headway (no pun intended!) on resolving this.

    Any information or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
    8/2007 - My constant bladder pain is now gone due to a surgery where the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastic nerves were cut. I still have IC symptoms but they are improving. It's still early to say, but I believe this solution will work permanently for me.

    Symptoms since 2005 - 24/7 abdominal pain, cold sweats, low back pain, vulv, etc.
    Surgeries: Spinal Fusion L4-L5-S1 10/97, Anterior spinal fusion L5-S1 9/05, Lap for Cysts, Endo 9/06, Hysterectomy kept cervix 12/06
    Meds: Morphine, Neurontin, Valium, Hydroxyzine, Vivelle Estrogen, Thyroid,
    Exercise & PT: All at least 4 times a week
    Whirlpool baths, Moist heat, Treadmill, Stretching, Trigger point, Yoga Positions; Ab & Pelvic Massage

  • #2
    I have this pain sometimes to after sex.. It feels like the muscles are contracting.. Which is prob what they are doing..

    If you need any pointers to help you, you should check out Jills other web site.. It has a lot of good tips on how to make sex less painful...

    http://www.whensexhurts.com/forum/
    Hugs
    Ronda

    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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    Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
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    • #3
      Yep, I am with leelee - also the Romance and Sex board has a great "sticky" by Sarojini - it's a long list of tips and ideas!
      Hugs,
      Tracey
      How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

      Harry arrived 2/23/09!



      *IC 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.

      IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
      http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



      Dx's:
      IC dx'd Nov 2004
      Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
      Possible IBS
      Current IC Meds
      Vistaril 25mg in the evening
      Previous IC Meds taken:
      Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
      Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
      Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
      Others:
      Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
      Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
      Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
      Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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      • #4
        yes I do, I don't think there are to many of us that don't have pain after or during sex.
        'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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        • #5
          Thanks

          Thanks to all. I've just registered on the other forum and will research there. I've looked at the sticky ideas and have not tried the heating pad or warm bath before or afterward. Usually, I'm tired and want to go to sleep after so it's hard to do the after stuff! I'll give it a try.

          The other stuff I've done, different positions, voiding routine, cleansing, Valium, etc.

          I posted this in PFD because the pain is only after sex which is supposed to be a PFD symptom. I've had this for over a year now and have never had pain during. There are no lubrication or entry issues (sorry for being so graphic). Sorry again if I'm being too personal, but if I have an orgasm on my own, the pain does not come - just after intercourse.

          I can't feel specific spasms, just the entire abdomen is in such excrutiating pain, I take pain meds and lay on the couch/bed waiting for them to kick in.

          I guess I was hoping for a certain trigger point that I was missing or a special exercise, sigh. I've had good luck with the other aspects of PT and was hoping for a special trick. I'll keep looking! Thanks again!
          8/2007 - My constant bladder pain is now gone due to a surgery where the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastic nerves were cut. I still have IC symptoms but they are improving. It's still early to say, but I believe this solution will work permanently for me.

          Symptoms since 2005 - 24/7 abdominal pain, cold sweats, low back pain, vulv, etc.
          Surgeries: Spinal Fusion L4-L5-S1 10/97, Anterior spinal fusion L5-S1 9/05, Lap for Cysts, Endo 9/06, Hysterectomy kept cervix 12/06
          Meds: Morphine, Neurontin, Valium, Hydroxyzine, Vivelle Estrogen, Thyroid,
          Exercise & PT: All at least 4 times a week
          Whirlpool baths, Moist heat, Treadmill, Stretching, Trigger point, Yoga Positions; Ab & Pelvic Massage

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          • #6
            Hey there carolintexas - don't worry about being too graphic or too personal, it's the only way to find out what you want to know. I think you'll find nobody has a problem with it, since we've all been there and have either wanted to ask or did ask!! And sometimes with both afflictions, if you don't get into details, you won't get the information or help you might have otherwise!

            I keep my heating pad by the bed, right next to me on my side. These days I use it for back issues, but after sex it was right there - within arm's reach. I also bought one that has an auto shut-off, so if I fall asleep with it on, it will turn itself off after 2 hours...I love it! And it was funny because heat never helped me with menstrual cramps etc, so I was late in trying this remedy and I could kick myself for not trying it sooner!!! Before I had it I'd also sleep with the ThermaCare Heat Patches for menstrual cramps and those were great too!!

            Hugs,
            Tracey
            How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

            Harry arrived 2/23/09!



            *IC 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.

            IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
            http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



            Dx's:
            IC dx'd Nov 2004
            Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
            Possible IBS
            Current IC Meds
            Vistaril 25mg in the evening
            Previous IC Meds taken:
            Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
            Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
            Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
            Others:
            Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
            Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
            Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
            Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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            • #7
              Thanks Traceann, I've tried heating pads and they do help. I have to have a moist towel in there or they hurt instead. Sometimes I sleep with a TENS unit on - there's an idea - I wonder what would happen if I wore it during sex?

              Have you ever tried professional acupressure or acupuncture for your sexual issues? I'm thinking about trying this again soon now that I've had my hysterectomy and my other symptoms are calming down.
              8/2007 - My constant bladder pain is now gone due to a surgery where the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastic nerves were cut. I still have IC symptoms but they are improving. It's still early to say, but I believe this solution will work permanently for me.

              Symptoms since 2005 - 24/7 abdominal pain, cold sweats, low back pain, vulv, etc.
              Surgeries: Spinal Fusion L4-L5-S1 10/97, Anterior spinal fusion L5-S1 9/05, Lap for Cysts, Endo 9/06, Hysterectomy kept cervix 12/06
              Meds: Morphine, Neurontin, Valium, Hydroxyzine, Vivelle Estrogen, Thyroid,
              Exercise & PT: All at least 4 times a week
              Whirlpool baths, Moist heat, Treadmill, Stretching, Trigger point, Yoga Positions; Ab & Pelvic Massage

              Comment


              • #8
                Oh I can only dream of either accupressure or accupuncture (I hate needles, but there's a few things I'd like to take care of that would make me just suck it up and do it, lol), but in my area, there are no practioners. I'd have to drive 3-4 hours I am sure to find a reputable one...*sigh*....
                Hugs,
                Tracey
                How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

                Harry arrived 2/23/09!



                *IC 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.

                IC Diet Cheat Sheet:
                http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf



                Dx's:
                IC dx'd Nov 2004
                Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
                Possible IBS
                Current IC Meds
                Vistaril 25mg in the evening
                Previous IC Meds taken:
                Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
                Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
                Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
                Others:
                Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
                Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
                Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
                Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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                • #9
                  The needles are not that bad. I've had it twice and only felt a few of them going in. One experience cured my SI problem. The other (last year) just gave me 1 day of relief (but I had other issues that may have interfered). The others I wasn't even aware of. You'd think I'd be used to needles with all my past surgeries and procedures but the fear is always there. Of everything i've had acupuncture has been the easiest - and I've had at minimum 150 needles in the last few years.

                  Maybe it's worth the drive........

                  I'm giving this yeast treatment a few more weeks at least, and then I will give it another try.

                  Thanks again for the advice!
                  8/2007 - My constant bladder pain is now gone due to a surgery where the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastic nerves were cut. I still have IC symptoms but they are improving. It's still early to say, but I believe this solution will work permanently for me.

                  Symptoms since 2005 - 24/7 abdominal pain, cold sweats, low back pain, vulv, etc.
                  Surgeries: Spinal Fusion L4-L5-S1 10/97, Anterior spinal fusion L5-S1 9/05, Lap for Cysts, Endo 9/06, Hysterectomy kept cervix 12/06
                  Meds: Morphine, Neurontin, Valium, Hydroxyzine, Vivelle Estrogen, Thyroid,
                  Exercise & PT: All at least 4 times a week
                  Whirlpool baths, Moist heat, Treadmill, Stretching, Trigger point, Yoga Positions; Ab & Pelvic Massage

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                  • #10
                    have you tried...

                    I see that you have valium listed as one of your perscription drugs. I take half a valium before sex and another half after. ( my urologist suggested this) I also lay on a heat pad after and both seem to help a lot. I rarely experience any pain. Maybe it is something you could try- Just a thought.
                    Kat

                    Physical therapy/Breathing exercises
                    I consider myself pretty much in remission.
                    With only occasional flares brought on by menstrual problems


                    Cur
                    rent Meds:
                    Atarax
                    Flexiril or Valium when needed
                    Elmi
                    ron
                    Urispas
                    Vitamin E
                    Zyrtec
                    Cysta Q
                    Estriol in olive oil caps for VV
                    Flexiril in Olive oil caps for VV


                    Diagnosed April '06 with IC
                    Diagnosed November '07 with PFD and Vulvodynia

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                    • #11
                      Hi Kat820! Yes I am definitely Valium'd up when we get together (4mg). I will try the heating pad, but it is so excrutiating, I don't know how much it will stop. Maybe the whirlpool bath would help also. I'm just so tired at night and want to go to sleep immediately afterwards!

                      I did have spinal surgery through the abdomen 19 months ago. I'm starting to think maybe some of that nerve damage is permanent. Or maybe there was damage done during the surgery when they pushed all my internal organs to one side to get to my spine. It's maddening not knowing how to fix this!

                      I'm definitely trying acupuncture soon and I will try those heating pads.

                      Thanks!
                      8/2007 - My constant bladder pain is now gone due to a surgery where the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastic nerves were cut. I still have IC symptoms but they are improving. It's still early to say, but I believe this solution will work permanently for me.

                      Symptoms since 2005 - 24/7 abdominal pain, cold sweats, low back pain, vulv, etc.
                      Surgeries: Spinal Fusion L4-L5-S1 10/97, Anterior spinal fusion L5-S1 9/05, Lap for Cysts, Endo 9/06, Hysterectomy kept cervix 12/06
                      Meds: Morphine, Neurontin, Valium, Hydroxyzine, Vivelle Estrogen, Thyroid,
                      Exercise & PT: All at least 4 times a week
                      Whirlpool baths, Moist heat, Treadmill, Stretching, Trigger point, Yoga Positions; Ab & Pelvic Massage

                      Comment

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