To ask how long it took for pelvic floor exercises to make a difference?

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ocelot41 Wed 29-Jan-14 18:27:35

Just that really - fed up with leaking when I sneeze/cough and would like some more sensation back during sex.

Am religiously doing 5 sets of Kegels a day (although remembering that often is tricky!) How long should it be before I notice a difference? Any success stories to keep me going?

ocelot41 Sat 01-Feb-14 18:51:28

You are all so kind - thank you. Sorry for the radio silence- had sick kid.

It actually got worse. I burst into tears and asking him if he would EVER say that to a man of my age (mid 30's at the time). He said no he wouldn't, because if a man if experiencing problems then 'the party isn't even going to get started'. I pointed out that the current situation meant that remarkably few party invitations were being issued in our house.

Whereupon he told me that the problem was 'clearly psychological' so he was going to refer me to a psycho-sexual counsellor - but he didn't even bother to fill out the paperwork properly to do that! Instead I got lost in NHS ether where anyone looking at my file could see that I had been 'referred to a specialist' already, so they said there was no point doing the same again.

The whole thing was then rendered even more complicated by the fact tat I seem to have sustained some nerve damage owing to stuck baby which gives me very brief, but very intense 'lightening storms' of pain which mean I am not safe to drive yet - 4 years later! I asked him about being referred to some kind of neurological specialist to see if there is help I can get to that, to which he said that there were no such specialists and that 'we really don't understand what happens to some women's bodies when they have babies especially when they are [pause] OLDER.....

You know when you cry because you are just SO ANGRY? That.Alas, this was all a long time ago and I have no idea what his name was so I can't report him now - but I really should have done, shouldn't I? Idiot. I really should try again with the GP, shouldn't I..... Thanks for all your support, I really appreciate it.

LongTailedTit Sat 01-Feb-14 23:05:39

Please do go back to the GP, you don't have to put up with this. Just because it's become 'normal' for you doesn't mean it has to stay like that. thanks

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