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    How do you get started with pain management and not have a dr. think your a drug addict. There are things that I know i need, had ic for 8 years, but doc wont listen. Even after surgery i said i needed a pain pill and a muscle relaxer, i am nurvous and it takes both to work. Needles t day he didnt help me. What to do, i need my meds especially now to be able to rest and recover.

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    I am so sorry. Can you call another of your doctors, maybe your general practitioner, so you could get something to help you through this post-op period?

    Afterwards, you might want to have one of your doctors give you a referral to a pain management clinic. There, they should be able to help you out since that's what they do for a living!
    ****
    Jen

    *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
    *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
    *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
    *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

    **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. 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.

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    • #3
      Jen may I ask what kind of meds you got post op for stage 1 and then 2?

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      • #4
        My urologist didn't prescribe anything because I have signed a pain contract with my pain clinic -- this is a contract stating that I will not obtain narcotic medications from anyone other than my doctor at the pain clinic. It's a way to protect me as well as my pain doctor from trouble with the DEA, and it's very common in the pain management world.

        However, I take methadone 3x a day for IC pain normally, and I have Percocet at home for breakthrough pain. During my Interstim surgeries, my pain clinic simply increased the amount of Percocet I was given per month, so that I had enough to cover the pain from the surgeries...
        ****
        Jen

        *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
        *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
        *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
        *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

        **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. 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.

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