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    I was DXed with IC by Dr. ********* in North Little Rock, located in the Springhill Medical Plaza. He told me Elmiron would help the pain associated with IC but the pain will never go away. He refuses to prescribe pain medicine (common in AR) and will NOT refer to a pain management specialist. He believes pain medication is not beneficial to patients with IC. My family doctor told me that he's an "old school" doctor that's not up-to-date on new treatments. I would not recommend him to anyone! When he diagnosed me, he didn't tell me anything about IC- he just handed me a pamphlet and told me to go to www.icnetwork.org and I'd find all the information I'd need. My family doctor has since referred me to Dr. John Brizzolara at Arkansas Urology in Little Rock. He's supposed to be on the "leading edge" in treating IC. Dr. Brizzolara comes HIGHLY recommended from several people, including my family doctor, several nurses and doctors from both Baptist Springhill ER & St. Vincent's North ER, and several patients. I will update on how he is.
    Last edited by dyno; 06-20-2012, 05:04 PM. Reason: Deleted Dr's name due to liability reasons

    PMDD: Lamictal 150mg daily, Yasmin Non-Cyclically 3mos
    Anxiety, Depression, OCD: Paxil 40mg daily, Klonopin 0.5mg PRN
    Hypertension: Lisinopril 40mg daily
    Asthma: Albuterol PRN, Dulera 2x daily, Spiriva 1x daily
    Interstitial Cystitis (DXed June 4, 2012): Elmiron 100mg 3x daily, Prelief 2 caplets with each meal

    Surgeries & Procedures:
    2010 Exploratory Abdominal Laparascopy: DX salpingitis from Mirena IUD
    2011 Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal): 10% function (HIDA Scan)
    2011 Dec. & 2012 May: Cystoscopy
    2012 May: VCUG (Voiding Cystourethrogram) Scan
    2012 June: Urodynamics testing

  • #2
    I am sorry you did not get what you need but it sounds like you have another option. I sure hope your next Dr. works out better.
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    • #3
      Hello Southern Belle

      Your going thru the same thing I am, my uro does not believe in pain meds as well she thinks IC patients dont need them since the pain never goes away anywayummmmmmmmmm if the pain doesnt go away why not give us something that will atleast take the edge off and make us comfortable during our daily lives. I guess we are supposed to suffer until the meds they do give us work which take time months and months time. I hope you have better luck with your next uro
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      • #4
        Thank you, dyno, for correcting my mistake. I really appreciate it and am sorry that it happened. I can assure you I won't make the same mistake twice! Thank you for the positive thoughts!

        PMDD: Lamictal 150mg daily, Yasmin Non-Cyclically 3mos
        Anxiety, Depression, OCD: Paxil 40mg daily, Klonopin 0.5mg PRN
        Hypertension: Lisinopril 40mg daily
        Asthma: Albuterol PRN, Dulera 2x daily, Spiriva 1x daily
        Interstitial Cystitis (DXed June 4, 2012): Elmiron 100mg 3x daily, Prelief 2 caplets with each meal

        Surgeries & Procedures:
        2010 Exploratory Abdominal Laparascopy: DX salpingitis from Mirena IUD
        2011 Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal): 10% function (HIDA Scan)
        2011 Dec. & 2012 May: Cystoscopy
        2012 May: VCUG (Voiding Cystourethrogram) Scan
        2012 June: Urodynamics testing

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        • #5
          Thanks Dawn, and I hope you can get some relief! Have you asked your urologist or family physician for a referral to a pain management specialist? I'm not sure if you're local to Little Rock, but if you are, I posted a thread with some contact info for a pain management specialist here. Good luck to you!

          PMDD: Lamictal 150mg daily, Yasmin Non-Cyclically 3mos
          Anxiety, Depression, OCD: Paxil 40mg daily, Klonopin 0.5mg PRN
          Hypertension: Lisinopril 40mg daily
          Asthma: Albuterol PRN, Dulera 2x daily, Spiriva 1x daily
          Interstitial Cystitis (DXed June 4, 2012): Elmiron 100mg 3x daily, Prelief 2 caplets with each meal

          Surgeries & Procedures:
          2010 Exploratory Abdominal Laparascopy: DX salpingitis from Mirena IUD
          2011 Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal): 10% function (HIDA Scan)
          2011 Dec. & 2012 May: Cystoscopy
          2012 May: VCUG (Voiding Cystourethrogram) Scan
          2012 June: Urodynamics testing

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          • #6
            I have a referral to mental health lol from my family doc I guess that was all she could do since the uro didntt give her approval for pain management however I will be talking to the uro soon and I will ask her. I am in Okinawa Japan for another 3 months then to SD California
            Proud USMC Wife:

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