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    I had a 100% complete remission for 2 months but the pain came back with a bang recently , much worse than I've experienced in a long time. My regular pain med is Tylenol 3 and it has always worked great and fast, but this time around it is only cutting the pain half as well as I'm used to. Called my gyn to see if he could prescribe something different or stronger because I haven't been able to work all week and boss is getting antsy about me being out for so long. So I went to pick up my Rx from the pharmacy and he had prescribed Darvocet 100. I'm not familiar with this medicine, and it is not working at all! Has anyone else taken it with success? I was hoping he would Rx Tylenol 4 but you know how it is when you ask for a specific med. He also refilled my valium 2 mg Rx, it helps so much for the vulvodynia and PF tension that I am having with this IC flare, but the pharmacy wouldn't give it to me because I have Ativan for anxiety and they are worried I'd take both at the same time. Ugghhh....I tried to give them the bottle of Ativan that I had in my purse because right now I'd much rather have the valium because at this point the pain and irritation is way out of control and Ativan just doesn't work for my PFD, I don't know why. They weren't making any exchanges so I didn't get that Rx. Anyway, if you read this, thanks for listening, I'm just frustrated and don't know if or when I'm going to get the pain under control! I wonder if I could be prescribed a different muscle relaxer, but I doubt the pharmacy would give that to me, either.

  • #2
    Darvocet didnt' work for me at ALL. In fact, I think the Tylenol 3's are stronger. I would call the doctor back and tell them if they aren't working and see if they can write you a prescription for something else.

    Good luck! XOXO
    Kara
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    • #3
      I LOATHE DARVOCET! My uro seems to think its great for IC, so this is what I get. I have to take what I can get. I am allergic to codiene. Darvocet makes me so sick to my stomach. The only reason I take it during flare ups is because it makes me passout and cases me retention so I dont pee as much. I bet my doctor would feel like a fool if he knew that

      Erika
      IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

      Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

      "Fall down seven times, Stand up eight."

      "Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think."

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      • #4
        I do not like darvocet either. From what I understood, it is the weakest of all the pain meds out there. It did nothing at all for me. I would call again ASAP.
        The pharmacy did that to me one time too. I had a script for percocet and for vicodin. I was supposed to take the vicodin for medium pain and the percocet for really bad pain but they wouldnt give them both to me. I was so angry. My doc called and they ended up filling it. Maybe you could have yours call for you?
        Sarah
        Current meds; , effexor 37.5 mg 2 times a day, and lyrica 100 mg 3 times a day, lots of reading and snuggling with the pets!

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        • #5
          Darvocet actually worked well for me. I do think you should find a different pharmacist. While I agree that your pharmacist should be telling you about incompatibilities between medications ordered, they should not be second guessing your physician. It's also appropriate for your pharmacist to telephone the ordering physician about any concerns.

          I think calling your doctor is a good idea --- and I would tell him/her about your difficulties in getting prescriptions filled.

          Donna
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          • #6
            Will the pharmacy give you your script back? If not you should have the doc write it out again and take it to another pharmacy, making sure you keep your doctor in the loop.

            That is loathesome what they did to you. It's not their place at all!
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            • #7
              Jerks

              Erika
              IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

              Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

              "Fall down seven times, Stand up eight."

              "Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think."

              Current Treatments:
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              Birth Control

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              • #8
                It's not YOU who is being investigated. When your pharmacist called your doctor, he was investigating your DOCTOR'S order, which was completely appropriate if he was at all concerned about interactions between meds. And it sounds like he was right.

                Hang in there.

                Warm hugs,
                Donna
                Stay safe


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                Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, 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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                • #9
                  I am late in reading this post. In the past month or so there have been news stories about doing away with Darvon and Darvocet because the are really poor pain killers and are not much better than aspirin or other otc pain meds. Before I was put on the patch, I took Vicoden and it helped alot, in fact I thought that is what the Pain Management doctor would continue but he feels that the patch keeps a steady level of medication instead of pills that you go up and down waiting to take the next pill.


                  Symptoms since '86 starting with frequency(told I had a small bladder)
                  Diagnosed with medium IC in 2004 when pain started

                  Medications:
                  For IC Elavil 50 mg - Atarax 50 mg - Fentanyl 25 Patch replaced every 72 hrs

                  For HBP Norvasc 5mg -Diovan 320 mg

                  For Depression Wellbutrin XL 300mg

                  Sinus Problems Flonase 2x daily-Alegera D when needed

                  And Now Fibromyalgia


                  Have Tried Elmiron (made me sick and hair loss)
                  DMSO and Heparin instills no help
                  All and every urgency pill
                  Trileptal, Neurontin, Tramdol did nothing
                  Cymbalta which made me dizzy and flushed
                  Lyrica gave me night terrors each night a different family member died very vivid now I know how they got the name night terrors

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                  • #10
                    There are several major medical centers in the country that have taken Darvocet off theire forumlary. It's more of a placebo than an actual pain med, but there is the rare person here and there that does get some pain relief from them. I wasn't one of them.

                    I think doctor's who RX this only do so to shut the patient's up, because they HAVE to know it doesn't work in most people.

                    I'm sorry you're going through so much. You do have a pain clinic appt tomorrow though, right?
                    *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
                    *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
                    *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

                    Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

                    04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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                    • #11
                      My first uro used to prescribe Darvocet and it didn't do anything for me either -- another vote against the stuff!

                      Your pharmacy is a bit strange... my uro prescribes Valium and my shrink prescribes Klonopin (both are in the same family) and my pharmacy just doles them out without questioning anything. I have enough benzodiazepines at my house to tranquilize a horse now. LOL I haven't even been filling the Klonopin scripts lately because who on Earth needs all that?
                      ****
                      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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                      • #12
                        The darvacet did help me for a little while but then for some reason overnight made the bladder worse. Went back to taking the vicodin.

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