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    Hi everyone,

    I seem to be getting a little bit of pressure again before I go to sleep. I don't know why but it hits me right before bed. Just to torture me I guess. I'm wondering what others do to deal with this symptom? Any tips or tricks to help me just fall asleep or relax.
    Please, only positive tips. I don't want to hear how nothing works for you. I'm trying to say positive. I'm on 10mg of elavil and .5 klonopin. I feel like that was working really well since January when I started meds. Thank you!


  • #2
    Have you tried a heating pad? That always helped with some pain and pressure for me until I recieved Lidoderm patches from my dr.


    • #3
      I agree with a heating pad & some deep breathin exercises while laying in bed helps to relax & calm you. Also some soothing music helps too!
      Currently Taking:
      20 mg Celexa
      fentanyl patch 12.5 mcg chgd every 3 days
      morphine IR 15 MG, up to 3x daily
      Xanax 1mg as needed (not taken daily)
      900 MG Oxycarbizine (mood disorder)
      300 MG Welbutrin
      Tizanidine 4 mg up to 20 mg daily as need
      Prevacid 30 mg
      Ambien as needed

      my heating pad is my best friend, use daily on my lower back & pelvic area
      blessed to be able to receive massage & Amma , along with Avazzia therapy 3x weekly

      Been diagnosed for 10 years now, consider myself pretty well versed in this disease & would love to help out with new IC sisters or brothers, feel free to message me.


      • #4
        I read in bed until I'm relaxed --- it really helps me get to sleep.

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        • #5
          If I start in with that feeling just as I'm going to bed, then I just read a while longer until I can go pee. With me that's usually not too long, and then once I'm done I try to go to sleep immediately. I'll also take an Ambien (rarely) if that just doesn't work. Good luck!!
          Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
          Lexapro-20 mg
          Ambien-as needed
          Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
          Valium-10 mg x2 per day
          Phenergan-1 at night
          Prelief w/everything
          Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

          Currents treatments that help somewhat:
          Heating pad
          Hot baths
          Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated


          • #6
            i agree with everyone else, I usually read/watch Tv for awhile and have my heating pad on - then I can usually go to bed, with turning my my heating pad and then I usually fall asleep within 30 minutes or so. Heres hoping you do get some reast.


            • #7
              Thanks ladies! I slept well last night, had a long day (I have a 3 year old daughter!) So she keeps me busy! I think the culprit is my period is about to start and I was eating a lot sugar before bed



              • #8
                I use a heating pad nightly, I think it distracts my mind from the feeling of needing to go.

                I also use pillows between my knees, infront of my lower ab and back.

                As a side note I have low blood sugar and have found out that people prone to this, their sugar level drops in the night and their body wakes you up because it needs fuel, it is better to eat protein prior to bed, it dosen't raise your blood sugar only to have it drop too low a few hours later and wake you up.

                good luck MG
                My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.