Register Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 1 of 2      1   2   Next
heathwhit

Registered:
Posts: 273
Reply with quote  #1 
Can,t seem to find any meds that suit me i sm so sensative to everything.Symptons mild bladder to navel discomfort bad vulval soreness and pain,feeling no relief after a wee,feeling of wanting to wee when walking discomfort on bed like a lump of lead from.navel downwards,anxiety tight as a drum feeling light headed and dreadful, just cannot function at all hubby doing everything .Never felt like this before cystoscopy,worried they might have left something inside me,lots lof anal pain especially after bowel movement of which i can,t go without senokot,i am on a terrible dark place just don,t know how to cope with all this.
__________________
H.M Whitworth
Blueangel

Registered:
Posts: 198
Reply with quote  #2 
Hi, Being constipated will make stomach and bladder pain worse.
I take lactulose , I find it's gentle on my stomach. Drink plenty of water.

Have you been to A&E , you might find they will do a ct scan .
Good luck and let me know how you get on.
Blueangel

Registered:
Posts: 198
Reply with quote  #3 
The stomach symptoms you describe could be down to constipation.
Heavy feeling in stomach, discomfort from navel to bladder , I get this
when I'm constipated . Make sure you have a bowel movement every day , drink loads
of water . The bowel and bladder are so close together they can set each other off .
I wee more when my bowels are playing up . For the vulva soreness I use a wet wipe
after every wee , helps with the soreness and I use Hyalofemme for dryness .
What are you eating ?

I hope you find something to ease your symptoms.
Let me know how you get on.
heathwhit

Registered:
Posts: 273
Reply with quote  #4 
Hi thanks for your reply my god this is all s nightmare, i think the cystoscopy has messed everything up for me.Am trying the lactolose but i don't know if it will be strong enough for me.I see from your posts that you find you can eat sweet potatoes,my hudbsnd Mike wants to know how you cook them boiled or roasted? just thought i would give them a go., hope you are feeling a bit better after ypur gall bladder op.best wishes Heather.
__________________
H.M Whitworth
Blueangel

Registered:
Posts: 198
Reply with quote  #5 
Hi You can take 15ml of lactulose twice a day , morning and bedtime.
That works for me.

As to the sweet potato , I have them steamed in a steamer or they
Are nice roasted in the oven, they don't take long to cook .
I dry roast mine as I can't have fat .

They have a sweet flavour, took me a while to get used to them but I love
them now .
Let me know how you get on.
heathwhit

Registered:
Posts: 273
Reply with quote  #6 
Thanks a lot Linda will get some tomorrow ,get so fed up with the same boring things to eat,used to love my food.Heather.
__________________
H.M Whitworth
Kiwi_Fairy

Registered:
Posts: 86
Reply with quote  #7 
Constipation does worsen bladder pain, make sure that you are drinking enough water and eating enough fibre.

As to sweet potato they make awesome mash x
Blueangel

Registered:
Posts: 198
Reply with quote  #8 
Kiwi , I love them mashed too .
heathwhit

Registered:
Posts: 273
Reply with quote  #9 
I find too.much fibre seems to upset my bowels used to eat all bran find this now gives me pain.I think we are all so different i also find i can no longer tolerate fruit cake etc so goodbye mincepies and Christmas pud.
__________________
H.M Whitworth
dgb31

Registered:
Posts: 2
Reply with quote  #10 
I worked out that constipation and bloated feeling was a major source of bladder pain and was trying all sorts of things over the years. I eventually stumbled on the fact that it was lactose intolerance. Cutting out all lactose (and its difficult to do this because it's in so many things e.g. A lot of painkillers!) has made a huge difference to this kind of dull pain because I have more or less eliminated the constipation issue. Easier at home these days due to wide range of lactose free milk products (Arla in particular), eating out can still be challenging. I know if I have had even a small amount of lactose as I get the same symptoms and side effect of painful bladder and it lasts up to 3 days. Generally though I have much better control of this pain.
I also now take these 'good gut bacteria' tablets and I think they help as well,
Working on the other issue now of the bladder lining inflammation- all related but different type of pain !
Blueangel

Registered:
Posts: 198
Reply with quote  #11 
Heather, I can't eat much fibre either. It's been years since I could
eat mince pies , fruit cake or Christmas pudding. I can't eat anything sweet
so it's only on the odd occasion I have a rich tea biscuit !!
It's so miserable not to eat what you want.

Hope you like the sweet potato, let me know when you've tried them .
hollyberry

Registered:
Posts: 15
Reply with quote  #12 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueangel
Heather, I can't eat much fibre either. It's been years since I could
eat mince pies , fruit cake or Christmas pudding. I can't eat anything sweet
so it's only on the odd occasion I have a rich tea biscuit !!
It's so miserable not to eat what you want.

Hope you like the sweet potato, let me know when you've tried them .

__________________
RB, Surrey
hollyberry

Registered:
Posts: 15
Reply with quote  #13 
Re: sweet potatoes, Heather you can buy zip n steam bags from Lakeland via the Internet. I peel and slice the sweet potatoes, pop them in the microwave, give them 5 mins, check they are soft, if not, allow more time. I do all my veg like this as it doesn't involve washing up. More importantly reduced standing up time when in pain.

I think someone commented on this forum 'no processed foods' . This really works to help reduce flare ups.

__________________
RB, Surrey
heathwhit

Registered:
Posts: 273
Reply with quote  #14 
Thank you gor sll your replys i sm going yo try the sweet potatoes .
__________________
H.M Whitworth
ModeratorKate

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,776
Reply with quote  #15 
Hello dgb31
Welcome to our Forum,

I hope you will find much to assist you in trying to fathhom, what is best for you, in managing, all the many different symptoms and aids, during this dreadful dis-ease.

If you become a Member of BHUK, not only they will send you a  joining pack, but you will also have so much more available help and advice, you will see we have a nutritionist and also a resident Nurse manning the phone line on a Wednesday, which you may find helpful.

Thank you so much for taking time to reply to this thread, every little bit of assistance is appreciated, and do feel free to ask as many questions etc, as we will always listen and try to offer some advice.

Kind regards
Kate

__________________

 


http://bladderhealthuk.org/membership/membership-benefits
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.


This Forum is provided by Bladder Health UK and is intended as a place for Sufferers of Interstitial Cystitis, Bacterial Cystitis and Over Active Bladder, together with their family & friends to gather, online in a positive exchange.

BHUK is not a medical body & do not claim to have medical knowledge. It is not the intention of BHUK to provide specific medical advice, but to provide users with information to better understand their health & to manage their suffering.

Specific medical advice will not be provided & BHUK strongly advises that you consult your GP/Consultant/Urologist for professional advice.

We would hope that users of these forums will conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner. Any conduct not consistent with this standard will be deleted immediately and the poster may be restricted and/or terminated without warning.