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one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and therapy? one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and therapy?

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Unread 11-10-2010, 02:44 PM
one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and therapy?

hi , i have just recovered from a trip 1200 klm away to visit a pelvic pain specialist. She said I was text book Pelvic Pain syndrome with pelvic congestion . She said all the blood pools in and around my vagina and that is what causes my labia to swell.

I had an internal ultrasound and she had to push down on my stomach to find my left one , no feeling , when she touched my right one it was so painful. I felt like vomiting and found it very difficult to function after. I was brought down in wheel chair due to me walking is really painful.

I have a cyctocele which she isn't concerned about and an enterocele that is also not concerned with. She told me to get physical therapy , but where i live the closest one is six hours away so she suggested the healing pelvic pain book which i purchased over the internet.

she changed some meds took me off buscapan , onto gabapentin and vaginal suppositories. I can't tell if the vaginal diazapam is working better than by mouth and half the time globs come out in my underwear and i am putting in as far as i can go. Anybody have the same issues with these suppositories.?

so today i am finally feeling minimal pain so i try to do these physical therapy exercises . I could only get to number six on the stretching part and could only do one rep of each , not three to five like recommended. I stopped due to my vagina burning like it was on fire and now laying back down.

Is this normal for starting out therapy? This all started with an injury from working out , now it is called chronic pelvic pain due to it not being looked after where i live and being like this for nine months.

i do not know what to expect from these stretches and exercises , i imagined some sort of pain doing them of course but not to the extent of today.

any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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Unread 11-11-2010, 04:42 PM
Re: one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and ther

If you are having an issue with tight muscle, how about a hot bath. I find that 3 short baths a day can really help relax things.
I also find walking very helpful. Keeps the rest of the joints loose so they don't pull on the wrong muscles.
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Unread 11-11-2010, 05:11 PM
Re: one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and ther

Thank you for your reply. Walking is the last thing I should be doing the doctor said . Too much pressure on my pelvic area. the less standing/walking the better. I also have to have baths after each bowel movement due to a large fissure that i gained from all the pelvic pressure.

I have three floors in my house 14 stairs to get to the tub and 14 down , not to mention getting in and out of the tub is painful. I do agree yes it relaxes me after I have a BM but honestly the trouble it takes to get there doesn't out way the short time of relaxing i get in the tub , i do have one every night before bed cuz my bed is on the floor of the tub.

so very frustrating , but thanks for the sweet reply and taking the the time to write . I do agree baths help if you can get to them without pain..
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Unread 11-11-2010, 06:03 PM
Re: one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and ther

Had another thought. There is another book, Recovery Yoga, that starts with much simpler exercises. There is a lot about breathing in the beginning of the book that can be annoying, but getting the timing right really does make a difference.
When I first started exercising, I couldn't do much. Only 3 or 4 reps at a time. But it did get easier after the first 2 weeks.
I had a set back in September and am starting over again. Very irritating, but gotta keep on trying.
Moving slowly and carefully planning movements is important. With my hernia problem, I can't bend at the waist. So everything I do has to be thought out. It does become second nature, unless of course, I have to deal with one of my cats! Boy there are fast!

Good Luck!
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Unread 11-11-2010, 07:41 PM
Re: one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and ther

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Originally Posted by mhager View Post
Had another thought. There is another book, Recovery Yoga, that starts with much simpler exercises. There is a lot about breathing in the beginning of the book that can be annoying, but getting the timing right really does make a difference.
When I first started exercising, I couldn't do much. Only 3 or 4 reps at a time. But it did get easier after the first 2 weeks.
I had a set back in September and am starting over again. Very irritating, but gotta keep on trying.
Moving slowly and carefully planning movements is important. With my hernia problem, I can't bend at the waist. So everything I do has to be thought out. It does become second nature, unless of course, I have to deal with one of my cats! Boy there are fast!

Good Luck!
yes i have three dogs and constantly getting up and down to let them out or in. Loved the summer i just kept the door open but now it is snowing do you have an enterocele ? Is that the hernia you are speaking of. I have one of those but apparently it isn't a problem to the doctors. I also have a cyctocele they also say isn't a problem or shouldn't be. I have had two hernia repairs in my groin and also have a hiatis hernia that they will not repair.. whats with the hernia's , working at a hardware store and a lot of heavy lifting. ugh.. not anymore though.

I am trying to go at it very slowly as i have no choice , my body says no thank you.lol.. i will check out that book thank you ..

sharebear
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Unread 11-12-2010, 08:39 AM
Re: one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and ther

I have an umbilical hernia, inguinal hernias, diastasis recti ( separated muscle), and probably an femoral hernia. I had my hernias repaired in 2008, but it didn't take. Had the prolapse and the hernias been repaired at the same time, I would not have the problems.
Unfortunately, the surgeon who did my hysterectomy & sacrocolpopexy, didn't repair the hernias ( or deal with my redundant sigmoid colon). The prolapse has recurred & the hernias are larger.
Because of the amount of mesh I have in my pelvis & the lack of documentation by this surgeon, I can't get this mess fixed.
The sacrocolpopexy has created an angle that does not allow me to completely empty my colon (sorry if TMI). I deal with intestinal blockages created by adhesions. I have muscles that are too "tight" because other muscles aren't working ( hernias).
Because of the insurance I have, I can't get to the specialist I need to get "fixed". No one wants to fight the insurance to get the correct test.
I am finding The doctors I do see, only look at part of the problem. They keep trying to treat the symptoms, rather than fix the actual issues. I guess, if they keep you coming back, they get to make more money?!
Sorry for unloading.
Hope you can get to a "comfortable" level. Lots of luck.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 10:42 AM
Re: one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and ther

no problem never tmi on this site , that is what it is for i love that we can chat freely about these issues. I am so sorry you are going through this. I had the same type of treatment from my doctors where i live in a small town , rather than looking into it more they just washed their hands and said wait for the specialist. 1200 klm and 1600 dollars later i get an appointment with her for half an hour.

It was disappointing but she was somewhat of help. I don't know if the gabapentin is helping me or the internal valium because the internal valium leaks out onto my underwear in globs. So i don't feel i am getting enough.

i hope everything works out for you.. i know what you mean i have troubles with bowel movements and developed a fissure due to all the pelvic pressure and the docs up here say i need a sphincterotomy when the specialist says dont get it done , they are only treating the symptom not the cause which is my muscles in spasm and are too tight around the anus for it to relax enough for me to go..

i wonder about some doctors. i sure hope things get better for you soon and just remember dont take no for an answer and keep charging forward with it . They can only say no so much right.. all the best


sharebear
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Unread 11-12-2010, 02:05 PM
Re: one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and ther

I am using a muscle relaxer inserted in the vagina in a cream form. It comes with a tampon like applicator and I don't have any problems with it leaking out. Perhaps it comes in a cream form and not a suppistory?
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Unread 11-12-2010, 03:07 PM
Re: one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and ther

thank u i will check it out
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Unread 04-14-2011, 06:05 PM
Angry - one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and therapy? Re: one week after pelvic pain specialist vallium suppositories , gabapentin and ther

What is the name of the muscle relaxer suppository?

I was diagnosed with pelvic floor spasms 2 years ago.
Like you, Sharebear it started after working out.

Was sent to chiropractor, and 2 PTs. Each one gave temporary relief.
I found a book online called Headache in the Pelvis.
It was very helpful and there is a clinic in California (Stanford) I cannot afford to go there, but there was lots of info in the book,like where pain can be and how to do relaxing exercises.

Then I started bleeding 5 years post menopause.

Went to new Dr.- urogynecologist who was supposed to specialize in pain and bleeding. He did total lap hyster, but seemd doubtful about my pelvic floor problems. He took MRI and said my pain was from 2 bulging discs and was radiating to front of pelvis...well, for me the jury's still out on that one.
Anyway, wanted to add my two cents. I really know what you're going thru. The PT helped me a lot, but symptoms came back when I quit going to her.

I will pray for you and hope you get some answers soon.
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