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  • Roxie2007
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    HI! I'm sure your symptoms sound familiar to all of us here, they do to me. The pressure, the pain, the 'sitting on the toilet because it feels better sitting there'......ugh!!! I hope you don't have IC......but Tracy is right....you've come to the right place.
    I hope you can find a great dr who can diagnosis you (some do it by tests and some by the symptoms you are having) and give you the right meds (probably Elmiron maybe Elavil....or several others) to help you. Getting on the IC diet and sticking with it helps too.
    IC isn't fun but you can live with it with the right meds.....and friends to lean on. Good luck to you! Roxie

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  • ICNDonna
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    It does sound like IC is a possibility. I suggest you mention it to your uro.

    Donna

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  • leelee88
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    I am NO doctor but you do have the symtoms of IC also it sounds like you might have PFD pelvic floor dysfunction..I would go get a second opinion, if your doctor just thinks its PFD..
    I know I have PFD and IC and I have all the symtoms you just explained..When my PFD is acting up I always feel like I have to pee even if I have just went and when I do go, its a very slow and weak stream...Well good luck!

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  • Claredale
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    I hope that you don't have IC, but if you do, I am glad that you found us. This site has definitely helped me and still does. Your symptoms sound quite familiar, so read as much as you can and see if your doctor knows about IC. There are some tests that the doctor can do to find out for sure.

    Check out the IC diet and see if following it helps out with your pain and frequency.

    Happy thoughts to you!
    T83

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  • kimd69
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    I am not sure, but I am scared!

    I have a long history with UTI's dating back 18 years. I developed my first one shortly after the C-section birth of my first son. About 10 years ago I had a period of almost a year where I would have an infection about every other month. I finally asked my family doctor for a referral to a urologist. He scoped my bladder and said that my urethera had narrowed due to frequent infections so he dialted it. He also found evidence of a chronic infection. I was on different antibiotic therpay for about 3 months to clear things up. I also discussed the theory of intercorse causing the infections. I started taking a low does of antibiotic when my husband and I have intercorse and it really seemed to help until 2 weeks ago. I went to mu doctor with what I thought was an infection as I still do occasionally get a UTI. My urine was free of bacteria, but due to my past history he gave me a week of Cipro. I was feeling pretty good until 6 days later and all of my symptoms returned. I went back and my urine again showed no bacteria. He said he could do nothing more for me as I had already taken an antibiotc and said that it could be that my pelvic floor muscles were tightening up due to stress. I do not buy this as the last 5 months my life has not had any more stress that what I usually have. I took it upon myself to contact the urologist I saw in the past and was able to get an appointment for the 2 of April.

    I have pain in the bladder area and pressure as if I still have to pee even after I have gone. I notice that it is worse at night when I lay down to go to sleep. Of course with these symptoms I have not had a good nights sleep lately. I usually lay in the recliner with a heating pad to take some of the pain and pressure away. The pain is not excruiating, but is uncomfortable. I have not noticed any pain with intercourse until last weekend. I really hurt afterword.

    I have also had something else starnge for the last few years. Every once in awhile when I am urinating it will be like everything just closes up and I have a hard time finishing. I then have an awful sharp pain in my urthera as if it was twisting up. I have also had periods of retal pressure and pain. Sometimes it helps to go and sit on the toilet and bear down as if I were having a bowel movement. The pain can last over an hour at times. I have never sought medical attention for this as it comes so infrequently that I tend to forget in between. I have had a couple bouts with the rectal pain in the last week.

    Does any of this sound like IC? What should I ask my urologist when I go to my appointment? What can I expect at the appointment? I have had a cysto before when I had the chronic infection and I remeber that even though they used numbing gel it was painful and I felt like crap for the rest of the day.

    I am so scared that I may have IC and I have read many of your stories. It siunds like it can be horrible and it makes me want to cry just thinking about what may be happening to me. I am 38 and have been relatively healthy. I had a few bouts with pelvic pain due to adhesions from both of my C-sections. Once they were burnt off I was back to normal. I have a job that I love and it usually does not have a lot of undue stress involved. I am taking part time classes to get my BA in social work.

    Any replies or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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