View Full Version : Tips for working out in such pain?
09-01-2006, 05:08 AM
Hi, My IC right now is constant pain, pressure, frequency at all times with no relief. I really want to lose my baby weight. I am wondering if anyone has any advice. I go to the gym with my husband at times and just cannot do as much as it makes the pain so much worse! I do the weight machines and use the recumbant bike (so the seat is bucket-like and doesnt hurt as much). It is so frustrating. Even the bike is jostling the bladder around a bit. Not to mention the constant burning from the Vulvodynia! I am trying so hard to live as normal of a life as possible. Is there anything that I am missing to try there that can help with weight loss? It seems the reat of the cardio is out because the bouncing around hurts so much. Ann
09-01-2006, 05:55 AM
walking is always good choice since it's low impact on your bladder.
Also if you like swimming, swimming is another option. I heard water aerobic is just as effective as the regular aerobic.
09-01-2006, 07:11 AM
Thanks for your reply. What about the chemicals in the pool? I have vulvodynia also and it feels like my crotch is constantly on fire! That is a big concern of mine. Would it be more of an irritant? I do some walking every now and then with pain pills taken because that is extremely painful too. I feel like I just can't win! Ann
09-01-2006, 07:20 AM
how about yoga or pillates?
09-01-2006, 07:44 AM
I have thought of yoga but isn't that more for relaxation than weight loss? I used to do pilates but now anything with the stomach hurts way too much! It's all connected with that whole area where the bladder pain comes from. I hate it cause my stomach is so distended since having the baby. I think the inflammation has swelled it too. Ann
09-01-2006, 08:33 AM
Your symptoms sound a lot like mine. I can't work out either. Did you have IC before you got pregnant? I'm 26 and newly married. My husband and I really want to have kids, but I don't know if I can go through pregnancy with the IC. I'd like to know about your experience with it. Good luck on finding a work out that works!
I had an elmiron insillation yesterday and it seemed to help the pain a bit. I'm going to have treatments twice a week. Have you tried that?
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