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    Has anyone found anything that helps to get rid of spasms or make them less frequent?
    J.J.

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    diagnosed with IC Oct.2006
    diagnosed with IBS Nov. 2006




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  • #2
    I take hyoscyamine when I get spasms. There are several smooth muscle relaxants available, bit it's the one I prefer.

    Donna
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    • #3
      Detrol LA helps with my frequency...The only problem is, I have IBS constipation so I had to stop it...it may work for you though were all different!

      Erika
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      • #4
        Enablex has really helped me..
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        • #5
          pyridium, camamile tea and a heating pad. Good luck, sorry your going through this.
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          • #6
            Thanks for all your help everyone...I prefer to stay off medication if it's possible.
            J.J.

            I took a break from the forum for awhile.


            diagnosed with IC Oct.2006
            diagnosed with IBS Nov. 2006




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            • #7
              Don't know what to tell you, if you aren't able to take meds. Valium and a heating pad usually work for me. Heating pad alone is better than nothing but it's never enough to take down my spasms.

              Maybe you could learn meditation or guided relaxation? I've heard some people say they've had success that way.
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              • #8
                I use a heating pad or Zanaflex for mine if they are severe. Hope you find something that works soon.

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                Barb
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                • #9
                  I know what you mean about trying to stay off the meds. I reach for the most natural cure I can find first, then try meds. And when the spasms start, I go for the adhesive heating pads. The ones they sell in the ICN Shop are awesome. Just the right amount of heat, the price is good and you can buy them in quantity. If that is not quite enough I do well with Mobic - an anti-inflammatory. And the final piece to my "arsenal" is pyridium.

                  When I come home from work each day, I take 30 minutes for myself. I lay down for a power nap and use an electric heating pad on my abdomen. I do this whether I have pain or not. This helps relieve the stress of the day - and is a proactive way of heading off any stress related flares.

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                  • #10
                    Elavil

                    Elavil has been a God send for urethral spasms and pelvic floor spasms for me.
                    SAmmi

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                    • #11
                      I taake urised.. and camp out with my loving heating pad. then call and complain to my best friend.
                      'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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                      • #12
                        heating pads work best for me. Just takes off the edge of the pain.
                        hope you feel better soon :-)
                        Started with symptoms 2004 after a severe infection.
                        Was diagnosed with IC Feb 2006 after cystoscopy.
                        Diagnosed with vulvodyina and PN in july 2006.
                        Dignosed with ME and IBS Oct 2006.
                        Currently taking Amytriptaline 50mg, regular pain killers and birth control!
                        Also doing IC diet and regular use of heat packs.
                        Still struggling with IC and controling my symptoms so looking for some help

                        also recently had abnormal pap, CIN III and just had LEEP done 2007

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                        • #13
                          Valium, yoga bearing down pose, moist heating pad, hot bath, trigger point on pelvic bones, abdominal massage, sometimes tens. Sometimes I get on my treadmill and go as fast as I can to get those endorphins going. It's agony to get started, but most of the time they do kick in.
                          8/2007 - My constant bladder pain is now gone due to a surgery where the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastic nerves were cut. I still have IC symptoms but they are improving. It's still early to say, but I believe this solution will work permanently for me.

                          Symptoms since 2005 - 24/7 abdominal pain, cold sweats, low back pain, vulv, etc.
                          Surgeries: Spinal Fusion L4-L5-S1 10/97, Anterior spinal fusion L5-S1 9/05, Lap for Cysts, Endo 9/06, Hysterectomy kept cervix 12/06
                          Meds: Morphine, Neurontin, Valium, Hydroxyzine, Vivelle Estrogen, Thyroid,
                          Exercise & PT: All at least 4 times a week
                          Whirlpool baths, Moist heat, Treadmill, Stretching, Trigger point, Yoga Positions; Ab & Pelvic Massage

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