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  • #16
    Originally posted by Babs RN View Post
    I'm glad that the NP was willing to call stuff in for you. Darvocet and Tylenol 4 are actually not as strong as Vicodin so maybe now would be a good time to see a pain management doctor to get out of the vicious pain cycle.

    Hugs,
    Barb
    Thanks BabsRN. My Doctor wants to try Valium everyday with Vicadin as needed. He has mentioned starting me on anti seizure drugs as well to help with the spasms that NEVER seem to stop! He said that if we needed to go on to Percocet or other stronger pain pills or even pain shots he would have me see the pain Doctor the next door down at least once and he would work along with him. It is a teaching hostpital and there are hundreds or Doctor's offices there. My Uro works with this Doctor all the time and says heis very nice. So if I need to go there I will. In the mean time I have to hang in there for my next appointmen on the 25th. That's only a few weeks away. In fact, that has becaome my mantra of sorts during lots of pain. "Only two more weeks!" I am very glad I called though. It was nice to be helped and treated with respect and compassion for once! they have been great to me so far...
    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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    • #17
      Hi Rachel
      Let me know how it goes with the 10mg Vicoden. I hope you're feeling better with the increased dose. I have my 2nd appt April 20 with pain dr and would like to have something stronger than the 7.5 mg...maybe I wouldn't have to take as many pills if I had something stronger. I'm taking 2 every 8 hrs, but the pain comes back after about 4 hrs. With your new prescription, how often and how many tabs does it say you can take? Thanks!

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      • #18
        Still not getting relief....

        Sorry I didn't update yesterday! I found out that 50 Nortiptyline is too many! I didn't wake up untill 11:00am yesterday! Thankfully my husband is working the 2nd shift all week and was home to hold down the fort. Last night I took 4 and found that I felt a little less zonked out this morning.
        To asnwer Briza's ?: I haven't picked up my new dosage yet b/c I still have ebough left here at the house and I was not comfortable driving the way I felt yesterday and today. I am going to get it tomorrow and I will let you know the exact dosage. I'll read it right from the label on the bottle when I type it. Unfortunately the double dose of Viacadin didn't do much besides make me REALLY loopy. I woke up last night an hour after taking 2 of the 5/500 tablets to find I had strong pain, but was very dizzy and felt almost like I did right after having anethesia, or a very rough night out partying (which I do not do anymore for that reason!) I stumbled to the toilet, but didn't dare try to get down stairs for my relaxation CD. My Husband got home soon and rubbed my back so I could fall asleep. Is it possible to feel wierd, like maybe this was too much medicine, but still not get pain relief? Today the pain has subsided alot and my frequency has decreased, so I am hoping the flare is almost over. I stopped the Depo shot and after 6 weeks with a constant period that seems to be gone now too for now. I still have pain this evening, but one vicadin every four hours has made it possible for me to do light housework and get out of bed. It just wasn't enough when the pain got really bad. For some reason it happens at night the most. Like I have said before, I am just hanging in there until my appointment on the 25th. Then I can at the very least get a refferal to the pain Doctor.
        QUESTION:
        Do any of you have pain that feels tingly almost the way your foot feels when it falls asleep but painful and in your vagina, and urethra and even in the tissue and skin aroundthat area? This has been happening lately and is new to me. Nothing makes it go away and it is driving me nuts! I am worried that maybe something else is wrong with me now. My Ob/Gyn and the IC specialist checked me for Vulvadyna and neither one thinks I have it. I have been learning more about PFD since my diagnosis, but I hadn't heard anyone complain about pain or sensations like this ( I might have missed a post though). I may post this question in a different thread just to get the attention of more PFD patients.
        Thanks everyone for your help!
        Last edited by RAS6; 04-11-2007, 10:32 AM. Reason: spelling, as usual
        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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