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  • Anyone in the Houston Area?

    Is there anyone else in the houston area that is dealing with IC?
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  • #2
    In Houston

    Yes.. I'm in Houston.

    I have a GREAT pain management doctor!
    Jill

    Diagnosed 2009 w/IC
    Also have IBS, Fibromyalgia, Nerve damage, Brain ischemia w/ possible MS (waiting on diagnosis and looking for a new neuro)

    Medications:

    Welbutrin ~ 300mg
    Klonopin ~ 1mg 2xday
    Premarin ~ .625mg
    Neurontin ~ 600mg 4xday
    Embeda ~ 50mg 3xday
    Aspirin ~ 81mg
    Hydrocodone ~ 10mg 2-3 as needed

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    • #3
      What uro do you see?
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      • #4
        Houston

        I'm so miserable. Can you recommend a doctor in Houston??

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        • #5
          Dr Smith in the Scott urology department at baylor college of medicine.. he is really good!
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          • #6
            Houston

            Can you please tell me the name of your pain management dr?

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            • #7
              I don't have a pain management doctor just a urologist.
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              • #8
                Im in Houston!

                I know this thread is old, but I am in Houston! I don't post on these boards much because I am still new to this IC stuff. I would love to talk to someone in the area.

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                • #9
                  Trauma I'm in the Houston area... Baytown. Glad to find someone from my area that I can talk to. Maybe we could compare notes on urologists, etc!
                  PM me anytime!
                  (formerly DonnaRenee1)


                  Diagnoses: IC, fibromyalgia, inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease, reynaud's, APS, (the lupus anticoagulant, also known as "sticky blood syndrome")
                  Meds: low molecular weight heparins, synthroid, methadone for pain, tizanidine, cymbalta, pyridium plus, urelle, phenergan for nausea, ambien, lisinopril, norvasc, plaqenuil for arthritis, and over the counter Prelief
                  Treatments: DMSO, occasional hydrodistentions, hot baths, strategically placed heating pads and ice packs, TENS unit, and everything from pity parties to prayer.
                  I have lots of support from my family. My husband and my parents are amazing! I have a wonderful daughter who also has IC, and she has given me 2 precious granddaughters. They are my heart and soul! Thank you God for my family!

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                  • #10
                    Houston

                    HI!
                    I am also in Houston. Dr. Peter Lotze is a great urologist and Dr. Phillip Phan is a wonderful pain management doctor.
                    Good luck and contact me any time.
                    Chronic IC as of July 2009
                    PFD started a few months after IC
                    Pudendal Neuraliga or Pudendal entrapment

                    Medications:
                    Elavil
                    Lexapro
                    Ambiene
                    Urelle - as needed

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                    • #11
                      Hope, is Dr. Lotze a gynecological urologist? At Woman's Hospital? His name sounds familiar and I'm thinking it's from there. Where does the pain mgmt doctor you mentioned practice?
                      My urologist is at Methodist Hospital in Houston at Scurlock Towers and he's wonderful. Dr. Stephen Lapin. I would recommend him to anyone.
                      Trauma how are things going for you so far?
                      (formerly DonnaRenee1)


                      Diagnoses: IC, fibromyalgia, inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease, reynaud's, APS, (the lupus anticoagulant, also known as "sticky blood syndrome")
                      Meds: low molecular weight heparins, synthroid, methadone for pain, tizanidine, cymbalta, pyridium plus, urelle, phenergan for nausea, ambien, lisinopril, norvasc, plaqenuil for arthritis, and over the counter Prelief
                      Treatments: DMSO, occasional hydrodistentions, hot baths, strategically placed heating pads and ice packs, TENS unit, and everything from pity parties to prayer.
                      I have lots of support from my family. My husband and my parents are amazing! I have a wonderful daughter who also has IC, and she has given me 2 precious granddaughters. They are my heart and soul! Thank you God for my family!

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                      • #12
                        Dr. Lotze is a Urogynocologist. Dr. Phan use to practice at Baylor but now he has his private practice which is called Houston Pain Assoc. I have also seen Dr. Lapin and Dr. Delhey. They are both great!!
                        Chronic IC as of July 2009
                        PFD started a few months after IC
                        Pudendal Neuraliga or Pudendal entrapment

                        Medications:
                        Elavil
                        Lexapro
                        Ambiene
                        Urelle - as needed

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                        • #13
                          Re: Anyone in the Houston Area?

                          Hi I'm in Katy dr is dr Lotze . My pain management dr is Dr Burton he is great . Really looking to talk to people in Houston and maybe start a support group . Please email me at [email protected] .com
                          I got together with another lady with Ic yesterday . We had a wonderful chat . And it makes you realize you have do much more you need yo day when you can physically chat to someone . It is truly comforting . Or my phone is 281 928 0082 . Please contact so we can start to get to know each other . Houston had a great support group before . I feel so sorry for people just starting out with no one to physically help them out . A phone call is so important if you feel alone . My dr had a 15 year old boy in his office the other day . It was frustrating because I had no way of telling him there are people out there willing to help . If you don't want to meet up and you are to sick . Please let me know .
                          Helen

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                          • #14
                            Re: Anyone in the Houston Area?

                            I'm in the middle of looking for a new urologist, since the one I have I'm not too happy with, and have heard great things about Dr. Lotze. I will definitely check him out.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Anyone in the Houston Area?

                              I have also heard great things about Dr. Lotze, but when I was seeking a diagnosis in 2006, it was going to take 3-4 months to get an appointment with him. To get an appointment sooner, I agreed to see an associate in his office. A cystoscopy was performed in the office and I was misdiagnosed as not having IC. Unfortunately, I did not pursue the diagnosis again until 2009. My internist referred me to Dr. Kevin Nickell of Houston Metro Urology group. Dr. Nickell explained to me that someone with IC cannot be properly diagnosed without having the cystoscopy under anesthetic. IC patients cannot tolerate the pain from the stretching of the bladder, thus the need for anesthetic. This explains why I was misdiagnosed 3 yrs earlier. I have also heard good things about Dr Stephen Lapin, also of Houston Metro Urology group.

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