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  • Saw Dr. Ling in Memphis

    Hi Memphis group,
    I saw Dr. Ling yesterday. Tracey, I hope you see this. I don't know how to pm you or I would--I know computer ignorance. Anyhow, I liked him. He is definitely not Dr. Wiygul, but I think I will adjust. He took one look at my list of medicines and said "whoa, if I keep this up, I will have two pages of meds by the time I am 60." Anyway, he seemed to know what he was doing and I think may have some different ways to treat my IC. He mentioned the possibility of Fibromyalgia (?sp) and vuvla vestibulitis (?sp). least he seemed to know about dealing with IC which is more than the previous doctor did. We will see how it goes. The bad part is that I was already at a 6-7 level of pain before the appt. and I was at about 11 by the time I left the office which was not helped by my store manager working us until midnight last night!! She knew I was in major pain and said I needed to get out as soon as possible after the store closed at 9:00 p.m. I am now trying to get this pain under control. My husband has already told me that I am not working tomorrow. He is not happy at her abusing me on this consistent of a basis. Sorry to vent so much. I am just trying to deal with an incredible amount of pain today. Thanks for the recommendation to Dr. Ling, Tracey.


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    Well, first I am glad you found a doctor you think you may be able to work with

    Second, I am so sorry you have had to work so much. I certainly know how hard it is to do that with IC!!! Been there, done that. I hope you do take the day off if possible!

    *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.