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    Hi to all , I have been waiting to see a specialist for 5 months and today was the day. I meet with her after a 3 hour wait and was amaized with her knowdlege about IC, she spent 45 to 50 min with me asked all the right questions and cared about the way I have been feeling. This Dr is the fifth Dr I see about my symptoms wich I've had for a year now , she even had booklets about IC . She will be doing a hydro ,laproscopic procedure( to rule out endo) and will use a laser if I need it. I feel like there is hope for me now I had several Dr's telling that I didn't have anything that it was all in my head .Thanks to the website I knew everything she was talking about:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

    Current Meds
    Elmiron 300mg tid
    Elavil 25mg at hs
    Atarax 50mg bid
    Tramacet as needed
    Vitamin D 2000 iu bid
    Gabapentin 300mg tid
    Uracyst instillatons one a month

  • #2
    Its great to hear that you've finally found a Dr who's willing to help you;
    Most of us know how long that road can be, unfortunately.

    Hope you start feeling better soon!

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      • #4
        I was very fortunate that the first urologist I saw diagnosed my IC. I know how important it is to have a doctor who is familiar with and understands interstitial cystitis.

        Warm hugs,
        Stay safe

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        • #5
          How wonderful! You must be so relieved.

          Diagnosed August 2001

          Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

          Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

          I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


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          • #6
            That's great. I'm very happy that you found a caring, considerate doctor who actually understands IC!

            *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
            *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
            *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

            Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

            04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.