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    Hi guys!
    Thanks to a really great doctor my pain is practically gone! I used oxycontin and stayed ahead of the pain for a long time! Every time I got down to 20 mg of it either withdrawal or the pain reared. He started me on Methedone to wean me off the rest of the oxycontin. Today was the first day and I have no pain or withdrawal! It has been SO many years and I am so excited!! Keep your fingers crossed and I will let you know if it truly is remission!!! As always you all are in my thoughts and prayers! Malone

  • #2
    Oh, that is really, really cool to hear!

    Diagnosed August 2001

    Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

    Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

    I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


    “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

    “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy


    • #3
      Good Luck to you!!!!!!! Methadone is supposed to be great at helping with the opiod withdrawls. From what I have researched, it has helped alot of people. There are some people that have to stay on methadone the rest of their lives for a maintence med. for a chemical imbalance in their brain. Some people who haven't had any success with prozac, zoloft, etc. have had good results. I do think though that is a last resort because of it being in a narcotic classification. I know one person that it has saved their life!!!!!!!

      Hand in there!!!!!!!!! Tami hi angel
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      • #4
        Hi Malone and good luck, keep us posted, hugs Iris. hi hat
        Today and every day you are loved, so don't be anxious about tomorrow, God will take care of you tomorrow; Live one day at a time.


        • #5
          Hi Malone,
          Wow! that is really good to hear, I also hope you are in a "remission". Please keep us posted as to how it is going for you.
          grouphug Kan
          Always try to do the right thing; it will astonish some people and gratify the rest- Mark Twain

          DX: IC-2003, Systemic Lupus w/secondary Sjogren's-2009, Total Hysterectomy with BSO-2005, IBS-forever it seems, Renal Tubular Acidosis, Vitamin D deficiency-2008, Vulvar Vestibulitis-2002, Pudendal Neuralgia-2008
          I also try and manage depression/anxiety, Migraines, Too many kidney stones to count-starting in 1991 to the present
          I had my 1st urethral surgery at age 4, have had urethral syndrome from then on.
          Failed treatments: Elmiron both instilled and oral caused severe increase in liver enzymes
          Elavil and Ditropan-severe bladder retention
          Currently on pain mgmt, lidocaine gel topically also gives some relief after initial 2-4 min burning when applied.
          Prior treatment included pelvic floor therapy and TENS unit, both of which I still do as needed.