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    Hi Guys!

    After 8 months of extreme pain after having a c-section I have decided to see Dr. McSherry in New Orleans. I have been told many great things about her, and I am hoping that she can help me. I saw my usual doctor this past week. After being written another script for 90 pain pills with 3 refills and rushed out of his office i decided I needed a new doctor. There has to be a better solution than pain pills. Does anyone know how this doctor approaches IC treatment?

    Thanks!
    Anne
    I am the mother to my beautiful son Parker Thomas.
    I have had IC for 10 years, and I also have migraines, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, osteopenia, peptic ulcers, fibromyalgia, and PFD.
    I am currently prescribed Effexor XR 150 for depression/anxiety, 50mcg Fentanyl patch, Percocet for breakthrough pain, Klonipin for sleep and anxiety, and d-amphetamine salt xl for ADHD and excessive daytime sleepiness due to my pain meds, Pyridium, 10 mg of Valium (inserted vaginally to relax pelvic floor muscles, and I do bladder instillations once a day consisting of a mixture of 3cc Sodium Bicarbonate, 5CC Lidocane, & 22cc of Heparin. I also regularly use a prescribed TENS unit for pelvic pain, along with lots of rest in bed with my four, four-legged furry friends. (I once heard called "fur-therapy")
    There is always something beautiful around you, sometimes you just have to look for it!

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    Hello Anne,

    I am not from your area, so I can't help you with how the Dr treats and diagnosis. Just wanted to say welcome. Glad that you are seeking help for your IC, have you been diagnosed yet? If not, hopefully with this new Dr you can get some answers and on a good treatment plan.

    In the meantime you can start following the IC diet, a lot of people find that it helps them with their symptoms. You can find it here :

    http://www.ic-network.com/diet/2009icdietlist.pdf

    Keep us updated,
    Sandra
    Link to the patient information, everything from What is IC? to Disability
    http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

    American Urological Association Clinical Guideline
    Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom
    http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf

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    • #3
      Hi Sandra,
      Yes, I have been diagnosed since I was 17- that was 8 years ago. I am on the IC diet, have tried numerous medications (including elmiron on two different occasions, each time for a year), but most of them haven't worked. Before I had my son I was able to control my IC through diet, and I was able to manage my flares with pyridium, enablex, and pain meds and a cystoscope every now and then. I have had 5 cystoscopes (5 or 6, I cant exactly remember) and the last one i had didnt do a thing. This lady is actually a specialist in IC i think. Anyway...Thank you for your help. :o)
      Anne
      I am the mother to my beautiful son Parker Thomas.
      I have had IC for 10 years, and I also have migraines, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, osteopenia, peptic ulcers, fibromyalgia, and PFD.
      I am currently prescribed Effexor XR 150 for depression/anxiety, 50mcg Fentanyl patch, Percocet for breakthrough pain, Klonipin for sleep and anxiety, and d-amphetamine salt xl for ADHD and excessive daytime sleepiness due to my pain meds, Pyridium, 10 mg of Valium (inserted vaginally to relax pelvic floor muscles, and I do bladder instillations once a day consisting of a mixture of 3cc Sodium Bicarbonate, 5CC Lidocane, & 22cc of Heparin. I also regularly use a prescribed TENS unit for pelvic pain, along with lots of rest in bed with my four, four-legged furry friends. (I once heard called "fur-therapy")
      There is always something beautiful around you, sometimes you just have to look for it!

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      • #4
        You have been through a lot. I hope things calm down for you soon. Have you tried instills? In office or at home? A lot of ICer's get relief from them, there are many different "recipes" of meds for them. That might be an option if nothing else is helping. So sorry you are having to deal with this and a new Mom.

        Sandra
        Link to the patient information, everything from What is IC? to Disability
        http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

        American Urological Association Clinical Guideline
        Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom
        http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf

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