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    My pelvic floor is SO BAD, it feels like my bladder is going to fall out on the floor - but I KNOW I need to exercise and get the blood moving. Any suggestions given my current symptoms? Thanks everyone!

  • #2
    Yoga is a great form of exercise for people in your situation. It gets the heart pumping without being too josling on the bladder. It can also help stretch and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. If you can't make it to classes you can always buy DVD's and do it at home. I did it that way and really liked it. I suggest if you do go the DVD route that you buy a couple of different ones so that you don't get stuck doing the same thing day after day. Good luck,


    • #3
      Hi Steph!

      I would take it REALLY EASY with stretching, yoga, walking, etc. Do you see a physical therapist? I wouldn't do any exercise without talking to a PT to make sure you don't put any strain that will make it worse!

      Feel better honey!
      Hugs and Wishes for Pain FREE days!!,
      Kara ~reducing plastic waste one bag at a time~

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      • #4
        What does your doctor recommend? Usually it's a good idea to ask.

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        • #5
          I would talk to your Dr about seeing a physical therapist.

          I wouldnt do any stretching on my own.

          Lyme disease diagnosed 11/05
          vulvar vestibulitis diagnosed 2/06 -worst case she has ever seen..very bad.
          IC diagnosed with hydro/cysto- may 17, 2006

          Over growth of lactobicilli found 8/07 treating with doxy.

          Was able to get my first internal exam evaluation for PFD....wohoo 1/18/07:woohoo:

          8/22/07- was able to get my first speculum exam, with pap

          Strep D found in bladder with United medical labs May 2006
          2 strains of strep in stool culture 9/06
          high Strep ASO titre found 10/06

          NEW MED

          Capsasin cream-once a day for 20min,
          BUt wont lie it does burn

          About to start valium supositories for PFD

          Trigger point injections- oct 07

          Current meds:
          Neurontin- 100mg at night supposed to work up to 300mg if i can tolerate it
          Zanaflex 2mg
          IC and low oxalate diet, no sugar diet
          Xanax for appointments to help relax me since they cause so much pain

          Started PT 3/07, PT has really helped me in ways I never knew that it would

          Meds ive tried
          Soma- can barely tolerate half a pill
          Atropine cream- didnt seem to work, although i found out I was applying the creams wrong
          Estradiol cream
          Urelle- caused worse bladder spasm and retention

          Various antibiotics for lyme which caused yeast and made the IC and VV worse

          waiting for the next chronic illness to pop up

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          a person is
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          • #6
            They have those pedal things you can while sitting down. There are sitting exercises for senior citizens on tapes. Not sure if you can buy one in the stores but those are mostly just stretching. I know we are supposed to keep moving. My PT just told me that this morning. I know it is very hard to do and doesn't seem right when you are in pain so much and afterwards. Have any doc given you an idea on what to do?