I just wanted to share something. I've been struggling a lot with very intense pain after work. I've been going through PT for weeks now and it seems to be helping. My PT has been massaging the area around my bladder and working out the knots and it seems to be working! Also, my insurance just approved a TENS unit for me so I can wear it whenever I want! It sends electric pulse sensations through sticky tabs. This worked for me in the past but now, I can do this kind of therapy every day whenever I want. I've been sleeping better after work because of this and my PT told me there is no harm by using this machine every day. I am happy because the pain has been pretty bad lately and now when I have a bad flare, instead of icing, I can do TENS. I know this is only temporary relief but my biggest concern was trying to sleep during the day after 3rd shift. It has the same benefits as acupuncture did for me in the past. I am confident now that my PT will be able to work out the rest of the kinks also. This is not a cure for IC but at least it is helping me deal with the pain. Aside from having a touch of the flu, I'm feeling pretty good today!
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