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  • Bronchitis and now a flare!

    Wow, I can't believe how long it has been since I posted! Several days! I started getting sick with a cold last weekend. By Monday I had horrible chest congestion and a weird barking cough. Tuesday night I had horrible chest and back pain. Wednesday I went to the Doc and had a nebulizer treatment and started antibiotics for bronchitis. Luckily I found out yesterday after a chest X-ray that it isn't pneumonia. But these powerful antibiotics made me so sick!
    Last night I had awful stomach pains. It was worse than any IC pain I have ever had and that is saying ALOT! I literally laid on the floor outside of the bathroom and cried in between having diahrea for several hours. Finally everything calmed down by bedtime. Unfortunately today I started having alot of pelvic pain and fequency. I really don't know why, but I am assuming it was because of all the pain and inadvertant straining from last night. Now I am off the antibiotic until I can get a new one on Monday. And now the chest pain is back. UGH! I hate when I can't figure out my flares! I just hate this! On top of all of this, my heating pack got a hole in it,so I had to throw it away and I am hurting! I can go get one tomorrow, I just wasn't up to feeling this gross and trying to take my kids shopping tonight while my husband is working. I long for those days when things were so much easier! I get sick alot now and I flare and it seems like a never ending cycle! I just needed to vent!
    Thanks for listening!
    Rachel
    DX's:
    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!!


  • #2
    Sorry your flaring just wanted to send you a cyber hug and hope you feel better quickly.

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    • #3
      Sorry you are feeling yucky right now. I am battling bronchitits myself right now. I get it alot. When I get sick my bladder acts up to. Hopefully this will pass soon. Hugs to you
      God grant me the serinity to withstand the days ahead!!!

      My myspace link...
      www.myspace.com/patricia_luvs_matt


      Patricia

      In Memory of My Father (Lawerence) 1/25/2007

      Procedures:
      Interstim Sept 2001
      1st InterStim Removal May 2005
      2nd Interstim Implanted May 2005
      2nd InterStim Removed March 2007
      Hysterectomy 1999
      Tubes Tied 1997
      C-Section 1996


      Me and my kids


      Taylor (my daughter) Me and my daughter My son Cody and Taylor

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      • #4
        ((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))) so sorry you are sickand flairng. Feel better soon.
        'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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        • #5
          Thanks!

          I am feeling a little better today. I have had so much pain I had to take Ibuprofen with the Vicadin. While it helps the pain, it always makes me have to pee alot more than usual. So that is my main complaint today! At least it is Sunday! Hopefully things will be better before I have to work tomorrow night. It is going to be a big group and I hate leaving my co-worker alone with 15 kids every 30 minutes! On an up note, I found a great new heating pad. It has a clay base instead of that goopy blue stuff and seems to warm up evenly and maintain heat longer. Plus it has a strap on the case and I can wear it around my waist like a belt. Not exactly fashionable, but cheaper than always using my disposable heating pads at home and alot easier than trying to keep the heating pad in my waist band. So maybe my old faithful that I have been using for 6 months popped for a reason!
          Thanks again for the encouragement!
          Rachel
          DX's:
          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!!

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          • #6
            I am glad you are feeling some what better. Isnt funny when we get excited over a new heating pad. But I totally understand how a good one feels. Then one I have right now sucks....Keep feeling better and I hope all goes well at work tom night, oh btw do you work at a daycare or something you mentioned children? (((((((HUGS)))))))
            God grant me the serinity to withstand the days ahead!!!

            My myspace link...
            www.myspace.com/patricia_luvs_matt


            Patricia

            In Memory of My Father (Lawerence) 1/25/2007

            Procedures:
            Interstim Sept 2001
            1st InterStim Removal May 2005
            2nd Interstim Implanted May 2005
            2nd InterStim Removed March 2007
            Hysterectomy 1999
            Tubes Tied 1997
            C-Section 1996


            Me and my kids


            Taylor (my daughter) Me and my daughter My son Cody and Taylor

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            • #7
              Patricia

              I got my heating pad at Walmart. It was only $9.99. I won't spend alot on one. Like I said it was better than the old one I had and it was the same price. It's called the Themipaq. Just thought I'd let you know.
              Oh, geesh, I am so used to talking about work that I forget people here don't know me that well! I work part time for a non-profit family agency. Among LOTS of services they have a program that offers free support groups for parents and their kids who have emotional and behavioral disorders (mental illness, ADHD, etc) So my job is to put together activities and help run the kids group in several local counties. It's a fun job and I have gotton tons of experience these past three years. I am hoping though that I will be able to get hired full time next fall as a teaching assistant. I am certified, just got delayed b/c my IC was so out of control last summer when everyone was hiring. I like my job, but there are few hours and it can get very stressful. Plus I have to drive all over and it has gotten tricky with my IC. We have only 2 workers with sometimes as many as 20 kids. And many of the kids have to go to special schools, so it can be very demanding with just two adults. Thanks for asking! I love to talk about what I do, I am very passionate about working with special needs kids!
              Rachel
              DX's:
              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!!

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              • #8
                How great. I bet it is a really rewardig job. But at times I am sure it can be trying.
                God grant me the serinity to withstand the days ahead!!!

                My myspace link...
                www.myspace.com/patricia_luvs_matt


                Patricia

                In Memory of My Father (Lawerence) 1/25/2007

                Procedures:
                Interstim Sept 2001
                1st InterStim Removal May 2005
                2nd Interstim Implanted May 2005
                2nd InterStim Removed March 2007
                Hysterectomy 1999
                Tubes Tied 1997
                C-Section 1996


                Me and my kids


                Taylor (my daughter) Me and my daughter My son Cody and Taylor

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                • #9
                  Sending you hugs and get well wishes
                  Miss Bessie

                  Galatians 6:2 - Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

                  Hebrews 13:2 - Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

                  Proverbs 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life

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                  • #10
                    I have a virus right now similar to the symptoms of Bronchitis. On the first day I got it, I flared so bad, I was literally on my knees on the bathroom floor feeling like I was about to die. I so know how you feel; the combination is excruciatingly painful!

                    I work for a non profit organization too; a domestic violence agency and I know the stress from that can at times transfer into a flare. I will keep you in prayer both for your daily job and your current health. Be blessed!
                    "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

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