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    Does anyone else feel muscle spasms in their pelvic area? i can literally feel the muscles around my perineum spasms. it feels the same as an eye twitch, just fast spasms that last a few seconds. it usually happens at night when im laying in bed. it it the strangest feeling! my PT said it could be from the tight pelvic muscles becoming so fatigued that they begin to twitch.
    Pelvic Floor Dysfunction May 2011 from bad UTI
    21 years old, horseback rider (although this has been practically eliminated from my daily routine since the PFD)

    Current Meds: neurontin 600 mg
    valium 2mg as needed

  • #2
    Have you and your doctor considered physical therapy to help with the spasms? If not, I suggest you ask.

    Warm healing thoughts,
    Stay safe

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    • #3
      I had them for a long time and they were the worst in the middle of the night or when I would lay down for an extended period of time. I would have to get up and walk around to relieve the spasms and use a heating pad. Internal pt helped a great deal along with moist heat, chamomile tea to relax the muscles, epsom salts baths, pelvic stretches, and Ativan. They eventually subsided and I no longer get them but I do keep up the pelvic stretches and epsom salts baths.


      • #4
        Yes, I've felt them....they're not pleasant. Earthlady gave some great advice. Internal PT has done wonders for me too, as well as heat and just consciously trying to relax and breathe deeply.
        34 years old, bladder symptoms all my life
        diagnosed with PFD and VV October 2009; IC May 2010

        Current meds:
        Cystoprotek 2 pills twice a day, Hydroxyzine 10 mg, Gabapentin 600 mg, Myrbetriq 25mg, Zoloft 25 mg, Mircrogestin, capsaicin cream (for vulva)
        Other past treatments:
        IC diet, physical therapy, Traumeel injections as needed, TENS unit, heating pad, instills with sodium bicarb, lidocaine, and mucosa compositum
        Tried and didn't work:
        Pyridium, Singlair, Nortriptyline, Elmiron, lidocaine and heparin instills (worked at first, then didn't anymore), various creams, acupuncture


        • #5
          Yes, I too, have experienced the "twitching" down there. I've also had internal PT and I'm so much better.

          Take care and like Donna said, check with your doctor and maybe you'll be referred for PT also if they think it may help.
          Never heard of IC til suspected....Never knew so many suffer from it. Praying for a cure. I've found can you...keep the hope.

          11/2007 IC Symptoms began during recovery of surgery for bladder susp & hysto: painful/urge/freq urination up to 50 times a day, pain walking, even water hurts.
          8/2009 Susp IC; 1/2010 Treatment began; 2/2010 Diag PFD, PT, Surg remove mesh; 5/2010 Surg, 2nd bladder repair, vag vault/sm int prolapse repair, IC confirmed in surg; 7/2010 Diag Candida Esophagitis, Gastritis, Diviticulosis, Gallstones,
          8/2010 Surg gallbladder
          TREATMENTS (updated 4/15)
          IC Diet since 8/2009 (Able to vary 4/15)
          Heparin/Lidocaine/Bicarb/Kenalog Instills 1xDay
          Aloe Vera Capsules, (2) 2xDay, Loratadine 1xDay
          Pantoprazole, Prelief, Pyridium up to 3xDay, Premarin Cream 3xWeek
          *DISCONTINUED since feeling better: Celexa 10mg daily*, Fiber supp*,
          Gabapentin 12/2011 worked well *, Macrodantin 100mg after instill*, Probiotics*, PT-PFD*, Valium Vag Suppositories: Cyclo/diaz/lido, 10/5/62.5mg *
          PROB MEDS: Elavil, up to 50mg 1/2011 ret&hbp, Urelle ret, Vesicare ret


          • #6
            I get that and I hate it.

            I am starting internal massage soon. I have had biofeedback which did not help long term but I have heard internal is better.
            DX: IC, V, VV, PFD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PN (just chronic inflammation of the nerve, not an entrapment), Depression

            Current Treatments: Effexor XR, Gabapentin, Oral Valium, Methadone, Lidocaine, ice/heat packs, sometimes vaginal valium suppositories, Vicodin

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