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Has anyone used the Aquaflex Pelvic Floor Exercise Cones?
Yes, I do aerobics type gym classes too with no trouble. It's so not an issue any more, I can't believe how easy it was to solve.
I began just using the outer shell (it's tampon shaped, you unscrew it to put weights in) without weights. Blasted thing kept popping out so only used it round the house. But within days I saw an improvement and was able to use the heaviest weights etc after a reasonably short time.
Oops we've crossed. But you could start off for say 5 minutes a day, say while you're in the shower etc. Use no weights at first. I did maybe 5 mins morning and evening. Just take it slowly it's so worth it. I'm at work, hoping colleagues not gonna snoop
Gosh, I can't imagine being able to do that. My pelvic floor was terrible after ds and I used to wear huge pads when going for a walk. I went to an inc. clinic and with ordinary pelvic floor exercises after second child now only use liners but it would be great to be completly cured!
Bought mine at Boots years ago, don't know if they still sell it. What's TVT? I was referred to NHS physio and they gave me another bloody pelvic floor leaflet.
I think pelvic floor exercises are hard to get right or know what you're doing, whatever they never helped me. How hard to squeeze, how many times etc.
On the sex front I found I came much more easily after I'd been using the weights. (I don't mean on the same day etc, just that generally it made a great improvement in bed). Sorry if that's too much information.
lol! no not too much information, I appreciate your openness
TVT is when they basically put a band around the neck of the bladder. My consultant was reasonably new to the procedure and announced afterwards that he knew at the time he hadn't pulled the band tight enough...oh well thanks for that
I decided not to let him go in for another try. I'd lost my confidence in him by that point. So it was back to square one. Oh yes and more ruddy useless pelvic floor leaflets...
So, guess what?? today my Aquaflex arrived in the post...next day delivery how cool is that.
Well, after fiddling about I've got the smallest cone with all the weights in. It stays in really easily. Does this mean it won't work? I feel that because I'm not actually doing anything it's not doing anything.
A mate of mine who is a physio specialised in pelvic floor issues, says these gadgets aren't really necessary. You can ramp up your pelvic floor exercises by doing them in different positions etc. Legs apart is much harder than together etc etc. This page looks ok, but doesn't get into the progression. They're easiest to do sitting on a hard surface. Standing is harder. Standing with legs apart is harder still. Doing them while lifting a child is even better.
Pilates is good for this, too. It gets you doing pelvic floor while doing abs at the same time, and they work well together.
I have had one for years but only tried it briefly. After number of sneezing fits in last week that have left me in need of a pad change I am done being incontinent, so am trying again! Need to remember to do it