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    Last week when I had the pyelo and felt like crap, my Maggie was right there the whole time.

  • #2
    Aww that was so sweet.. My basset hound is like that, she knows when I do not feel good and she stays right by me...

    ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!

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    Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

    Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

    Meds I have Tried:
    Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
    Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
    Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

    Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
    Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

    Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.

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    • #3
      My babies do that too. Isn't it wonderful?? I've had all 3 in bed with me (2 dogs/1 cat) for almost 4 wks while recuperating. I have a king size bed and all 3 are touching me at all times--there's at least 4ft of empty bed over there. They make me smile and laugh. Enjoy your little love--they are the only ones who adore you so completely.


      • #4
        Dogs are not only great anti-depressants, they are wonderful companions and a lot of them are very sensitive to their 'people's' needs. That's a lovely story, Leslie, thanks for sharing that.
        Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
        Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

        Peace, Carolyn

        Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

        On the Beach with IC


        • #5
          nothing like having our furrie buddies around, they have more compasion for us.
          'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


          • #6
            Oh Leslie, that picture is so cute! I am lucky to have my kitty flare helper. I thought it was just the heating pad she liked, but when I had to shoo her off of my lap b/c of the pain on night, she sat next to me for hours anyways! My favorite flare helper is my cuddly 2 year old daughter Margot. When I am not feeling well she pretends she doesn't feel good too so she can lay down with me. It is so cute!
            IC; PFD; possible Fibromyalgia; IBS;

            Symptoms: Frequency, Urgency, pelvic and bladder pain, bladder and pelvic spasms, difficulty starting urination, weak stream, incontinence, vaginal and urethral pain

            I've Tried:
            three Hydrodistentions, various Rescue Installments; 6 DSMO treatments; Pyridium Plus; Proced; Detrol (patch); Elavil; Uricet K; Elmiron; Nortiptyline; Ultram; Allegra; Ditropan; Ditropan ER; Vesicare; regular Lidocain; Neurontin; Lyrica; and few more I can't remember!
            Currently using:
            Valium; Vicadin; Proced DS; Claritin; Buffered Lidocain; Cymbalta; Baclofen; Prazosin @ night (also on Prednisone and Adderall for my joint pain and severe fatigue)
            Heating pads; frozen water bottles; A&D ointment; Poise pads; IC dieter since 8/06; yoga; imagery & relaxation CD, Mindfullness, self healing CD's; hot baths; seat cushion; prayer
            I am 28 yrs old, dx'ed in '06, still trying to get my health undercontrol!!


            • #7
              Yep, nothing like a furry kid with you. (I have 2 doggies) & here I thought it was the heating pad they were fighting over!! No, it was me. Most nights they sleep with me, one at one end of the bed & the other at the foot of the bed.


              • #8
                My little weenie dog keeps me company and he can always make me smile
                Though, I was not smiling when he ate a shirt button yesterday! He can also be a pain in the rump as well. But I looove him to death, he is my baby. You are right, they can sense when you dont feel well. They are better than any antidepressant pill, that is for sure, and they have no bad side effects.