View Full Version : can a fall trigger a flare ?
02-17-2005, 12:58 PM
On Monday I slipped on ice getting the mail. :bonk: Other than a sore risk and a stiff back I thought all was ok ... but 12 hours later .... my IC and all the symptons that go with it have increased. Frequency and urgency increased, pain during urination .... oucher , my stomach is in a total freaked out spasm and headaches, I'm taking Extra Strength Advil for Migrains like they are candy. Do any of you think that maybe the fall has triggered the IC ? I have been having a horrible flare going on a couple months and now it is worse (not what I need) but just since my tumble.
Looking for your thoughts :help: Hope this makes sense, head pounding so bad I can't think straight and it hurts to look at the computer screen
02-17-2005, 01:23 PM
If you're having headaches following a fall, you definitely need to see your doctor. The flare could be related, but not necessarily so.
Sending healing thoughts,
Yes, I had a fall a few months ago, fell off a curb onto my hands & knees. I wasn't surprised by the bruises (took a few minutes to make sure I hadn't broken anything), but boy, was I surprised by the 2 day flare I got from the fall.
Hope you feel better soon!
Oh, just noticed the part about the migraines & Advil. If you're having an increase in migraines, you should check in with your doctor. Also, Advil flares me horribly.
(I can tolerate Tylenol, with Prelief --without it Tylenol flares me too)
02-17-2005, 01:51 PM
Donna...they headaches are nothing new for me. I get quite frequently since being diagnosed with IC.
I think a fall could definitely lead to a flare. Ouchie. :( Hope you feel better soon.
Does ibuprofen usually bother your bladder? I was just wondering since you said you're taking a bunch - for some people it's a real bladder irritant. For others it doesn't seem to be a problem.
02-18-2005, 12:45 AM
Never even thought about the Advil causing further problems...hum. That just maybe an answer I've been looking for.
Wow, thanks guys ! Will take with a Prelief and still a problem will take something else. Experiement..again !
I went to my chiropractor the day after the fall as I already have injuries from a serious car accident I was in, in 1987. He check things all out and while the muscles where tighter than normal everything was in place. I have an appointment with my uro on Tuesday and I'm discussing the headache issue with him then.
Again thanks, I love this website. Learn something new everyday. :woohoo:
Hope your experimentation helps. :) If the muscles in that area are tighter then some of your pelvic floor muscles might be tighter, too. Hopefully when things calm down the bladder will follow!
02-18-2005, 05:03 AM
I just wanted to add that I would certainly think a fall could trigger a flare. Maybe not every time though. I mean, the cold weather can sometimes feel like it has sent me into a flare. I've noticed this year more flares in the winter than summer months. Kinda like arthritis for those who have the joint pain.
Anyway...........so sorry your migraines have kicked up a notch..:(
Those are just terrible. I take maxalt for mine.
Feel better soon!
I experience discomfort from sudden moves of any kind but I wouldn't consider the discomfort a flare. I imagine a fall would really shake things up though and am very careful to have good footing. I would suspect your pain reliever too. I use Excedrin Migraine for the headaches and it helps many places so it's worth a brief kick in the bladder. (For me...you might be different) It is amazing what a person can learn from this website. I didn't know about the Tylenol connection and I didn't know about distilled water. And on that note, whoever it was that told me about distilled water...(I don't know how to navigate around here very well) Thank you for taking time to do that. In just a week I have regained energy and stamina. I have a better outlook and feel stronger. I was drinking only distilled water to the tune of 8-10 gallons a week. What I learned is that it depletes vital nutrients in your body. After my angel wrote me, I researched it and am so grateful to her. I felt like I was shriviling up. Best of luck.
02-18-2005, 11:01 AM
Thankyou to everyone for your great advice. I believe the fall has triggered the IC. Now, just to get it settled down. Headaches are a bit better today. Taking my Advil with Prelief, hard to say if pain increase linked to Advil or if flare settling down I live on Advil so will figure that out real soon. Wow, a fall can trigger this, never would have imagined it. Explains alot, I had a nasty fall late summer, early fall, maybe the whole cause of this flare that started months ago ?
Now here is another question, I go to a chiropractor once a month, he does alot of adjustments in my lower back etc. I'm wondering if that would trigger the IC too. Now I'm really thinking about all these connections. I will have to monitor pain levels before and after a chir treatment. I hope not, I just can't live without my monthly snaps. I was in a serious car accident in 1987 and have had adjustments ever since. I sustained a number of injuries, whiplash (which was untreated therefore healed wrong), dislocated shoulder, broken right wrist, fractured left ankle, injury to knee (I've had 3 knee surguries since), double hernia in left groin and single in right (operated and fixed) , oh heck I can't think of the rest. Thank God everyday I'm alive. My current urologist thinks there is a link between the accident and my IC. The IC just took years later to show up. Can't prove it but not unrealistic.
CSR ... Would love to hear the story on the distilled water. I drink until I float, eat good (could do better) and still feel like I've been hit by a mac truck every day. Maybe water with me too ?
I have lots of food sensitivities and minerals are included so I thought that distilled water would be a safer bet, especially in the volume we ICers use it, to drink distilled because it is free of minerals. What I read blew me away. Go online and you will see too. But...the real proof is in the dramatic improvement in my overall well being...including the bladder. Good Luck and hang in there.
02-18-2005, 11:24 AM
Hi trytosmile ! Interesting you said you slipped on ice....about a month ago Reno Nevada where i live had the worst snowfall since 1911, and I confidently prodded thru it with my new uggs on...yep fell backwards hard and not only was my body sore but yes! My bladder ached like my other muscles. I think maybe the bladder got jostled around and a little traumitized like sex can do. It when away in a few days tho! Hope your flare does too! :angel: Love, Debbie
02-18-2005, 08:51 PM
I agree that a fall can trigger a flare. My doctor gave me a paper on IC and it said that some people go to the chiropractor and get relief from IC symptoms. Everyone is different so maybe you are one who feels worse from the chiropractor. It may be your pain meds making you feel worse. The way I understand it is your bladder is sore anyway and I think falling probaly hurts it more, like bumping a broken arm. Anything can cause a flare.
Hope you feel better soon!
csr- distilled water? Who would have thought?
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