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  • #16
    You are welcome! Wow! You are a couselor! I am impressed! You must be a very giving person by nature to choose that profession. Though it must be exhausting listening to the problems of others all day and never being able to share yours!

    But, now that you have found us, you have got an outlet now! It IS wonderful knowing that there are 14,000 people here who understand! The great thing is that with so many members, there are always people online, even in the middle of the night.

    Again, we are glad you found us. I look forward to getting to know you and learning more about you.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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    • #17
      Re: muscle relaxers

      Originally posted by jesamyn View Post
      I take valium for general relaxation and anxiety surrounding my IC, but the real relaxation comes from Baclifin. Baclifin is supposedly non-addictive, and can be taken 3 times per day...suggest it! I hope you feel better!!

      Jesamyn
      Did u take it vaginally?

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      • #18
        Re: muscle relaxers

        I insert oral Valium vaginally. It's pretty much the only thing that works when I am having spasms. I thought about getting the suppositories but when I saw the cost...whew. I'll gladly lay down with my legs propped up for 15 minutes for it to dissolve instead.
        My IC has been stable for 2+ years now and I don't even think about my bladder most days. It's such a great non-feeling! My hope for you all is that you get to a point where you can start living again. It can and will happen! Don't give up ever!

        History:

        Age: 31
        Diagnosed: 2011
        Urologist: A truly wonderful doctor who specializes in IC and is not afraid to manage the pain of his patients.
        Surgeries: Cystoscopy with Hydrodistention (2011); Laparoscopy (2012)
        Medications for IC: Benadryl, Elavil, Elmiron, Gildess FE (continuous) (also for Endo), Nucynta, and Prelief.
        Flares: Pyridium or Cystex, Tums, vanilla ice cream, plain baked potato, and Valium.
        IC diet: Yes! It took me 1 and 1/2 months with NO cheating (that's SO important) to notice it working. However now, I am able to cheat occasionally. But I never overdo it.
        Other medications: Atenolol, Cymbalta, Armour Thyroid, and Zetia.
        Other conditions: Endometriosis (stable), Fibromyalgia (stable), Hypothyroidism (not stable) and of course IC (stable).

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        • #19
          Re: muscle relaxers

          My dr won't prescribe valium..she prescribed baclofen which is a muscle relaxer.

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          • #20
            Re: muscle relaxers

            Originally posted by kellienoel View Post
            My dr won't prescribe valium..she prescribed baclofen which is a muscle relaxer.
            Oh, I know. And I am sorry for that. I have never heard of it but I hope Baclofen works well for you! I was directing my comment more to the general theme of this thread, not specifically to you. Sorry for the confusion.
            My IC has been stable for 2+ years now and I don't even think about my bladder most days. It's such a great non-feeling! My hope for you all is that you get to a point where you can start living again. It can and will happen! Don't give up ever!

            History:

            Age: 31
            Diagnosed: 2011
            Urologist: A truly wonderful doctor who specializes in IC and is not afraid to manage the pain of his patients.
            Surgeries: Cystoscopy with Hydrodistention (2011); Laparoscopy (2012)
            Medications for IC: Benadryl, Elavil, Elmiron, Gildess FE (continuous) (also for Endo), Nucynta, and Prelief.
            Flares: Pyridium or Cystex, Tums, vanilla ice cream, plain baked potato, and Valium.
            IC diet: Yes! It took me 1 and 1/2 months with NO cheating (that's SO important) to notice it working. However now, I am able to cheat occasionally. But I never overdo it.
            Other medications: Atenolol, Cymbalta, Armour Thyroid, and Zetia.
            Other conditions: Endometriosis (stable), Fibromyalgia (stable), Hypothyroidism (not stable) and of course IC (stable).

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            • #21
              Re: muscle relaxers

              Originally posted by Andreeuh View Post
              I insert oral Valium vaginally. It's pretty much the only thing that works when I am having spasms. I thought about getting the suppositories but when I saw the cost...whew. I'll gladly lay down with my legs propped up for 15 minutes for it to dissolve instead.
              Please talk with your doctor before changing the ordered route of administration of any medication.

              Donna
              Stay safe


              Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
              Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

              Have you checked the ICN Shop?
              Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

              Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

              Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

              Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

              AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

              I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
              [3MG]

              Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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              • #22
                Re: muscle relaxers

                Originally posted by ICNDonna View Post
                Please talk with your doctor before changing the ordered route of administration of any medication.

                Donna
                My doctor is the one who prescribes them to me and told me to use them vaginally. I am not stupid...

                ETA: Please point out where I said I wasn't going through my doctor or using my doctor's advice and I'll gladly apologize.
                Last edited by Andreeuh; 09-21-2015, 08:37 AM.
                My IC has been stable for 2+ years now and I don't even think about my bladder most days. It's such a great non-feeling! My hope for you all is that you get to a point where you can start living again. It can and will happen! Don't give up ever!

                History:

                Age: 31
                Diagnosed: 2011
                Urologist: A truly wonderful doctor who specializes in IC and is not afraid to manage the pain of his patients.
                Surgeries: Cystoscopy with Hydrodistention (2011); Laparoscopy (2012)
                Medications for IC: Benadryl, Elavil, Elmiron, Gildess FE (continuous) (also for Endo), Nucynta, and Prelief.
                Flares: Pyridium or Cystex, Tums, vanilla ice cream, plain baked potato, and Valium.
                IC diet: Yes! It took me 1 and 1/2 months with NO cheating (that's SO important) to notice it working. However now, I am able to cheat occasionally. But I never overdo it.
                Other medications: Atenolol, Cymbalta, Armour Thyroid, and Zetia.
                Other conditions: Endometriosis (stable), Fibromyalgia (stable), Hypothyroidism (not stable) and of course IC (stable).

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                • #23
                  Re: muscle relaxers

                  Originally posted by Andreeuh View Post
                  My doctor is the one who prescribes them to me and told me to use them vaginally. I am not stupid...

                  ETA: Please point out where I said I wasn't going through my doctor or using my doctor's advice and I'll gladly apologize.
                  I think it's great that you are working with your doctor --- my comment was to encourage people who read your post and consider the option to talk with their doctors. I didn't mean to accuse you at all; it was a precaution to others.

                  Donna
                  Stay safe


                  Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
                  Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                  Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                  Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                  Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                  Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                  Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                  AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                  I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
                  [3MG]

                  Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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                  • #24
                    Re: muscle relaxers

                    Originally posted by ICNDonna View Post
                    I think it's great that you are working with your doctor --- my comment was to encourage people who read your post and consider the option to talk with their doctors. I didn't mean to accuse you at all; it was a precaution to others.

                    Donna
                    Thank you for the clarification; but I have a suggestion. Perhaps you shouldn't quote anyone's post specifically when addressing everyone and not just them. On the other forums I belong to it's common practice to only quote user's messages when you're addressing that person or something in their post. /.02
                    My IC has been stable for 2+ years now and I don't even think about my bladder most days. It's such a great non-feeling! My hope for you all is that you get to a point where you can start living again. It can and will happen! Don't give up ever!

                    History:

                    Age: 31
                    Diagnosed: 2011
                    Urologist: A truly wonderful doctor who specializes in IC and is not afraid to manage the pain of his patients.
                    Surgeries: Cystoscopy with Hydrodistention (2011); Laparoscopy (2012)
                    Medications for IC: Benadryl, Elavil, Elmiron, Gildess FE (continuous) (also for Endo), Nucynta, and Prelief.
                    Flares: Pyridium or Cystex, Tums, vanilla ice cream, plain baked potato, and Valium.
                    IC diet: Yes! It took me 1 and 1/2 months with NO cheating (that's SO important) to notice it working. However now, I am able to cheat occasionally. But I never overdo it.
                    Other medications: Atenolol, Cymbalta, Armour Thyroid, and Zetia.
                    Other conditions: Endometriosis (stable), Fibromyalgia (stable), Hypothyroidism (not stable) and of course IC (stable).

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                    • #25
                      Re: muscle relaxers

                      Originally posted by Andreeuh View Post
                      Thank you for the clarification; but I have a suggestion. Perhaps you shouldn't quote anyone's post specifically when addressing everyone and not just them. On the other forums I belong to it's common practice to only quote user's messages when you're addressing that person or something in their post. /.02
                      That's what I usually do unless there are multiple posts --- and it's the only way to clarify which one I'm responding to. There were a lot of posts in this thread and not really any other way to indicate which post I was responding to.

                      Donna
                      Stay safe


                      Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
                      Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                      Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                      Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                      Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                      Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                      Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                      AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                      I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
                      [3MG]

                      Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

                      Comment

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