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  • Arrrrrrgh! I have been FLARING FOR 6 WEEKS

    It's time for a good old fashioned rant. So here I go.

    What started out as a uti induced flare has lingered for 6 weeks. 3 weeks after the infection cleared up.This is the worst flare I have had in about 2 years. I went again Tuseday to get checked out for a uti and the culture results came back negative. Last week I found that I had 2 new hunner's ulcer's. Mine seem to come back every 6-8 months. I am sooooooo depressed tonight. I am absolutely, completely 100% miserable. I am going bonkers : I have a feeling it's going to be a very loooong night.
    I can't seem to get comfortable. I hurts when I lie down. It hurts to sit. My bladder feels like it is full of hot acid. My frequency has been off the charts. I am peeing every 15-20 minutes. Every trip to the bathroom is agonizing. I am running out of toilet paper. The burning is excruciating. I am having the hunners's lasered off next Friday. I don't know if I can wait that long without completely losing my mind. I managed to work all 4 days of this holiday shortend week. A half-day Tuesday and a full day at the office Wed and Thurs. I worked home from today. (Friday). If I go more than 20 minutes without peeing I feel my bladder is literally going to explode. I am dealing with some major retention here because most of the time it's been dribble, dribble, dribble. I am sooooooo frustrated. I am soooooo very very very tired of the pain, burning, pressure and frequency that accompanies this awful disease. I sure hope having the hunner's removed will help put an end to this nightmare of a flare. I don't know how much more I can take. Everybody please pray for me.
    Last edited by TexasHoney; 06-02-2007, 07:55 AM.

    Let's keep praying for a cure.
    IC Symptoms began in early 2001
    Divorced : Sept 2002 (Partly due to IC)
    Diagnosed with IC in April 2004
    Most recent injury - Rupurtured Left Achilles Tendon
    Wed Jan 28 2009
    (Ice Storm Accident)
    2nd Achilles Tendon Surgery - May 28, 2009 after re-injury on May 17
    Other Injuries
    Broken Left Ankle - July 2004 ( fell off ladder)
    Broken Left Ankle (Again) - May 2005 (car accident)
    Sprained Left Ankle - November 2006 ( fell off my aunts porch on Thanksgiving Day)

    Elmiron, Pyridium

  • #2
    I's sending healing thoughts in your direction.

    Stay safe

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    • #3
      Prayers are on the way. Hang in there.


      • #4
        I'm right there with you! I've been in the worst flare for over 8 weeks now. Been the longest and worst flare ever for me to. I'm so tired of being in pain, and I'm so tired of being tired. I feel like it's never going to end. It really wears on you mentally besides physically. I hope you feel better soon.


        I'm 47 years old, married 27 years. I have two wonderful boys and two wonderful grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 1994. Life has certainly thrown me many many surprises, all of which I'm trying to stay positive and hopeful, and I try to think about my blessings not my misfortunes, when possible. Stay Strong!


        • #5

          I hope you start feeling better soon - I think most of us here have experienced flares that have lasted for A LONG period of time....we can relate and sympathize.

          IC diagnosis 1999
          Meds: Elmiron
          hydroxyzine hcl
          DMSO as needed
          valium as needed
          librax 3x day

          TENS therapy

          Thanks to all on the boards - YOU have helped more than I can say!

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          • #6
            I am sorry to hear that you are having such a rough time. I hope you start feeling better after you get those hunner's removed. I will keep you in my prayers.

            I am multi-diseased with : MS, IC, IBS, and PDF

            Diagnosed with IC - May 2006 IC symptoms : burning and frequency

            Diagnosed with MS - March 2004 MS symptoms numbness in arms and legs, muscle weakness, major lack of bladder control and increasing bowel control problems. I wear Depend underwear 24/7.

            Diagnosed with IBS - Sept 23, 2008

            Diagnosed with PFD - Oct 1, 2008

            Divorced Oct. 2009

            IC Meds

            Lortab for pain

            MS Meds:

            Skelaxin ( muscle relaxer)
            Neurototin for pain

            "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." -John 3:16

            The Serenity Prayer:
            God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.