Bladder Pain Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis) - Topic Overview
How can you manage your pain?
Your doctor will help you manage your pain, but there are also things you can do. Here are some ideas:
- Stay active in ways that don't trigger pain, such as walking, yoga, or pilates.
- If sitting for a long time causes pain, find out about using a standing desk.
- Eat foods that are good for you. It will help you feel better. If spicy foods, coffee, or alcohol are a problem, avoid them.
What else can you do?
Other things you can do to manage the symptoms of BPS include:
- Find ways to relax and lower your stress, such as taking warm tub baths, listening to restful music, or meditating.
- Join a support group for people who have chronic pain. Contact the American Chronic Pain Association at www.theacpa.org for more information about groups near you.
- Talk to a counselor. Look for one who has had training in managing chronic pain.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 09, 2014
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