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    Anyone out there in the Boise area? If so, any doctor recommendation would be extremely helpful. I've seen 2 urologists and a gynecologist already and haven't been happy with any of them.

    Thank you!
    Jennifer

  • #2
    Hey Jennifer,

    I SWEAR I replied to this last week, but it's not here now? Gotta love computers, now it will probably show up as a double post, LOL!

    Anyway- I'm in Boise, and haven't seen a Uro yet, no insurance... but both my GP and Pain Mgt. docs have recommended a "Dawn King". She's supposed to be the best in the valley for IC.

    Mind if I ask who you've already seen? Hopefully NOT Dr. King if you're looking for a new one... 'cause I'm hoping she's as good as I've heard.

    Good luck, and let me know if I can be of more help!

    Missy

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    • #3
      Ok, this isn't in Boise but I've heard great things about North Idaho Urology in C'DA. Dr Gates and Marti Stowe are the docs I've heard amazing things about. I'm in Washington state but I found a girl who goes there and LOVES them. I am going to a uro 4 hrs awaY from me in Seattle. But I just don't feel confident in my doc where I live. Good luck to you!
      symptoms when in a flare:

      I feel everything in my urethra but I know its really my bladder. Pressure, stinging, urgency,tingling feeling thats hard to describe.
      *I have a fibroid on my uterus near my bladder.

      Medication
      100mg Amitripyline ( I have seriously gained almost 50lbs on this drug but I feel it works)
      Flexoril 10mg (doesn't work)
      Hydrocodone 5/325 PRN
      Cetalopram 40mg *severe anxiety over flare

      Physical therapy hasnt really helped but I love her! I've learned so much! She states that my muscles around
      My urethra are very tight.

      currently seeing a Gyn in my town and a Uro in Seattle (4 hrs away)

      I have had lots of long term remissions. Currently been struggling with good & bad days since Jan 2012



      find me on Facebook! Brandy Schildknecht Covington

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bjcov View Post
        Ok, this isn't in Boise but I've heard great things about North Idaho Urology in C'DA. Dr Gates and Marti Stowe are the docs I've heard amazing things about. I'm in Washington state but I found a girl who goes there and LOVES them. I am going to a uro 4 hrs awaY from me in Seattle. But I just don't feel confident in my doc where I live. Good luck to you!
        Hey ladies. I am the one bjcov is talking about. I live up north and i love Marti stow and dr gates and dr Clark they are great and Marti is a ic specialist. So maybe something to look into. Hope it helps.
        ~Backwoods gurl
        22 year old Female just trying to feel a little "better" each day!
        Diaganosed with IC possibly in July 11-
        Actually diaganosed with it in September 11
        Frequency- 15-20x's a day
        Flares- More of a constant at this point but when not its normal to last 2-3 hours and maybe 7-8 times a day...
        Good days are short frequencys and maybe 3-5 flares- but rare.
        What im currently taking:
        ~
        Half of the normals what is below is current while I wait to start the LIRIS study! I hope and pray to God, that this may work. I want relief.
        elmiron 100mg 3x's a day
        Tramadol 4x's a day
        hydroxyzine- when needed to sleep
        Methenamine Hippurate 1gm 2x's a day( I keep getting infections so this is to help)
        Tri- Nessa Birth controll pills
        Pryidum three times a day for one or two days then not for 3 or 4 days at all.
        ~
        Strict IC diet... I am diet senitive.
        ~
        Heating pad/ blankets
        ~
        Hot baths... Normally every night and showers in am
        ~
        frozen peas for a ice pack - will be doing often cuz it helps!
        ~
        Having a supportive medical assistant/CNA/Restorative Aid For a mother really helps! and a supportive group of friends and family whom care!

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        • #5
          Hi,
          I am in the boise area and just got diagnosed with IC. I have seen my guyno and a urologist and wasnt happy either. None of them will help me with my pain and just tell me to take my Elmiron but my pain is so bad most of the days i just wish they would help me with pain meds. Any one know a good urologist to see that is willing to help with the pain? That would be great if you could let me know.

          Leah

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          • #6
            You'd figure in an area as big as Boise you'd find someone. I have heard that gyn's are more sympathetic to pain an may prescribe pain meds. Uros are very strict about pain medication. Does your doc offer bladder installations? That can help with pain management too. Good luck and let us know if you find someone!
            symptoms when in a flare:

            I feel everything in my urethra but I know its really my bladder. Pressure, stinging, urgency,tingling feeling thats hard to describe.
            *I have a fibroid on my uterus near my bladder.

            Medication
            100mg Amitripyline ( I have seriously gained almost 50lbs on this drug but I feel it works)
            Flexoril 10mg (doesn't work)
            Hydrocodone 5/325 PRN
            Cetalopram 40mg *severe anxiety over flare

            Physical therapy hasnt really helped but I love her! I've learned so much! She states that my muscles around
            My urethra are very tight.

            currently seeing a Gyn in my town and a Uro in Seattle (4 hrs away)

            I have had lots of long term remissions. Currently been struggling with good & bad days since Jan 2012



            find me on Facebook! Brandy Schildknecht Covington

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            • #7
              ya the uros ive been to dont believe in pain meds for this problem and either does my guyno so i dont know where i should go!

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