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    I've been in a major flare since Friday night. Constant peeing and pain. The old "Dribble and Burn" routine at it's worst. OMG! I hate this disease. I think stress is culprit here. I had 2 very nerve wracking days at work last Thursday and Friday and on Saturday I had to help my mom get her computer restored.Here it is early Monday morning (1:40 am in Texas) and I can't fall asleep. My poor dieased bladder won't let me. It looks like I'll be getting checked for a UTI in the morning just for good measure. I HATE MY BLADDER!
    TexasHoney

    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)

    CURRENT MEDS
    Elmiron, Pyridium

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    Ic

    I know what you mean I was in a flare yesterday today much better, stress related. hope you feel better soon.
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    • #3


      Donna
      Stay safe


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      • #4
        dribble and burn.....i hear ya.......

        Ugh...........the "dribble and burn".....story of my life!!!! i tested positive for an infection myself, so i know what you're going through......been on 200mg Macrobid for 2 weeks. Flaring now too..........at work.....hurting.....doc doesn't do meds for breakthrough pain.....and i think i have now officially stained the employee toilet here at work Pyridium Plus Orange........UGH.

        I sure hope your doctor appt goes ok.......please let us know how you are.....and know that you are definitely not alone!! i hope your bladder is taking it easier on you today............

        Feel better,
        Meredith

        PS.........i love your screen name.....meant to tell u that for a while now!
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        • #5
          I hate those middle of the night flares that keep you up in pain! UGH! -So unfair!

          Were you lucky enough to hear the magical words, "It's a UTI"?
          "The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have."

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          • #6
            Update : No Infection Found so far; No Relief Either

            No Vicky, I didn't hear those magical words today but they sending a sample out for a culture and I have 3 day course of Cipro just to be on the safe side.
            I worked the first half of the day and went to the uro's office after lunch. I loaded up on meds and took long nap from 3:30 to 6pm and woke up still feeling lousy ( horrible stabbing pains) I really enjoyed my all too short period of remission I've had recently. I've really learned to treasure those times but they don't last nearly long enough. I sure wish a cure could be found. I guess we can all dream, can't we?
            Last edited by TexasHoney; 01-24-2011, 06:50 PM.
            TexasHoney

            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)

            CURRENT MEDS
            Elmiron, Pyridium

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            • #7
              TexasHoney, hope you feel better soon! When I read your post it occured to me how horrible stress is for me as well, it seems to trigger flares that are worse than ones I get when I eat offending foods sometimes!

              Take it easy, and make sure to take some time out to relax. I always find exercise so helpful all 'round, in managing stress especially. Even if it's taking a nice walk somewhere...

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              • #8
                Hope this flare passes quickly!!

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                • #9
                  No UTI this time - The flare rages on

                  The culture results have come back negative.This is the worst flare non-infection realted flare I've had in along time. 2010 was the year of the UTI for me. I had 5 of them. I sure hope 2011 doesn't become the year of constant flares for me. I am soooooooo frustrated with my bladder. I'm completly taking today and tomorrow off form work. I am using my first 2 sick days to nurse my poor diseased bladder back to least my normal level of discomfort and frequency. I've peed 7 times since 9am and the burning is as bad I ever get. I HATE IC! I WANT TO BE CURED.
                  TexasHoney

                  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)

                  CURRENT MEDS
                  Elmiron, Pyridium

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                  • #10
                    I am so sorry to hear that your bladder is giving you so much trouble. I totally understand how you feel. I pray every night for IC to be cured so none of us will to live this way in the near future.

                    Keep The Faith
                    Rebekah - Diagnosed with IC and Hunner's Ulcers in March 2009

                    Two Hunner's Ulcers were removed by laser surgery surgery Jan 15 , 2010

                    Proud Mother of Jeremy Jr. Born on Wed May 4, 2011

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                    Thy kingdom come.
                    Thy will be done,
                    On earth as it is in heaven.
                    Give us this day our daily bread.
                    And forgive us our trespasses,
                    As we forgive those who trespass against us.
                    And lead us not into temptation,
                    But deliver us from evil.
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                    for ever and ever.]
                    Amen.

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                    • #11
                      You have to do what you have to do to calm things down. If it is a couple of days off work, you gotta. Pray you have an empathetic employer who understands. It is tough. But you have to take care of #1, YOU. Hope you come out of your flare and all will be well. Wish you luck. Jill, wife of Bob

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, I remember last year was a rough one for you too! What rotten luck that this wasn't a UTI so it would be treated and quickly pass. I hate knowing it's just a flare and that you can't do a whole lot other than to let it run it's course.

                        I HATE IC! I WANT TO BE CURED.
                        No truer words.....

                        Vicki
                        "The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have."

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