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bianca419

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Re: Irritable Uterus: Looking for advice
« on: February 28, 2010 at 06:43 PM »
I am new to these forums, but I have similar symptoms and am on the same medication so I thought I'd post my experience.
I am on 50 mg of Nifedpine a day and am on strict bed rest per doctor's orders. Maybe doctors here in the US are more cautious than doctors in UK. Maybe it's fear of litigation? Not sure. Anyway, my doctor's take on it is, it's better to be safe than sorry.
When I  sit up on the couch (with legs elevated) for long periods of time, I get contractions. My doctor never told me that I was supposed to lay on my side, but now I'm realizing I don't get as many contractions when I do. Sometimes I get regular contractions for no reason and if I get up, empty my bladder, or drink some Gatorade or lots of water, it can help stop the pattern.