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  • #16
    i wouldn't think you would want to go buying little girl clothes because of that!!! i think their old wives tales and their fun to do when your pregnant,it makes pregnancy more fun.what i am saying is,i didn't believe in all that and then my sons heartbeat was in the 120's which they say is boy,and my daughter was in the 160's which is supposedly girl.so i was amazed.plus we also did the wedding ring on a string over my belly and that worked.but if those kinda things aren't your thing,then thats fine.i was just trying to have fun and give you some things to try while preggers.it was the most exciting time of my life with both my pregnancies.i absolutely loved being pregnant,and i loved listening to all the old wives tales.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by shvlnose View Post
      I asked the doctor about it yesterday, explained about the IC, and he said "um, yeh... that's going to be a really uncomfortable day for you. I'm sorry." But that's pretty much where he left it.
      Aly


      what a jerk i'd find a new OB b/c it seems like his bedside manner sucks!! either than or he knows nothing about IC.....either of which isnt good!
      Erika
      wife to Jeremy
      mom to Emma (3-8-05)
      and Natalie (7-23-07)


      Meds i'm currently taking:
      Lortab as needed for pain


      Meds that did not help:
      Detrol LA
      Lexapro (caused urgency)
      Amatryptaline 10mg once a day (helped IC but made me feel like CRAP)



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      • #18
        Unfortunately I think he was just trying to be honest. Sort of a "I can't think of any other way to get these measurement properly, so you're going to HAVE to sit with a full bladder. I know it will hurt, but I can't change that" kind of thing.

        I'm in a relatively small town and there aren't any other OB options - there are 4 doctors at this practice, but it's the only practice for 45 miles. I can take my pain meds after the u/s. They don't want me taking them preventatively because they want to get accurate movement and heart rate measurements (in addition to the nuchal fold). It is also the only u/s services offered in town.

        At this point I've asked everyone I can think of for alternatives and it sounds like I'm just going to have to suck it up. Sort of like birth (though I'm sure that will be on an entirely different scale) - yep it will hurt... but I have to do it.

        I suppose I'd rather be in bladder pain than risk another miscarriage by having an amnio. I'll go in with "some" but not a totally full bladder, and just ask them to try and get the number they need ASAP so I can pee. We'll see how it goes (sigh!).

        Thanks for the support and advice!
        Aly
        Dx: 3/05
        Symptoms: Pain, urgency, frequency, insomnia

        Treatments: Neurontin, Ultram, Elmiron, Detrol LA, Ambien/Sonata, Prilosec/Prevacid (for GERD), brisk walks, cold packs, hot pads, meditation.

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        • #19
          Allison-
          That is my plan, treat at MD office, then drink- they say 20-30 minutes to have it hit the bladder. Call the OB's office and ask. I am having my testing done a few weeks later so my bladder isnt' such an issue, is that an option?

          Will write more later-

          Melanie
          I am blessed to have an Indiana Pouch now
          IC since childhood, finally diagnosed at 31 yo
          PFD/Pelvic Pain,SI joint and LBP
          Low Back Pain s/p spinal fusion at 19 with more nastiness in back
          Hydrodistension 2001, 2005, 2011 w capsacian, 2011 with botox/ super pubic tube
          Interstim trial and removel 2002,C-Section 2007 and 2010, Post Partum Depression, post partum hypertension, Idopathic hypothalmic amenorrhea
          Radical Cystectomy with Indiana Pouch 2/3/12--->multiple complications and revision of ureters in pouch due to a giant ball of scar tissue in 8/12, occasional pylo, L kidney small and scarred, low flow
          Hysterectomy 2/3/12 w one ovary removed
          Dry Eyes
          L radical nephrectomy 1//3/14 after a long "what if " the conversation, kidney working 4 %, path said full of absesses
          Still have issues, still take meds.

          I have worked some, been doing pilates, just got a post masters in nursing, learning to pace myself.
          Learning things I can't do, learning things that I need to take a LONG time to master and regain myself, but mostly just so happy to be bladder free.:

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          • #20
            let us know how it goes!
            Erika
            wife to Jeremy
            mom to Emma (3-8-05)
            and Natalie (7-23-07)


            Meds i'm currently taking:
            Lortab as needed for pain


            Meds that did not help:
            Detrol LA
            Lexapro (caused urgency)
            Amatryptaline 10mg once a day (helped IC but made me feel like CRAP)



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            • #21
              Just wanted to update those who were following this...

              I went for my u/s today. It wasn't too bad. I just did the thing where it wasn't empty but was FULL. It seemed to work OK and they got the measurements they needed for this one. I felt like I needed to pee, but I think some of that was just because I knew I couldn't.

              The measurement was within the range they were looking for and they did see the nasal bone, so... it looks like the chances of my baby having downs syndrome are on the low end of the specturm. Which was fantasic to hear.

              I still have blood tests to take, and the other "big" u/s at 19 weeks! Hopefully that one will go as well. But for now, everything appears to be on course. Yeah!

              Thanks all for the advice and support!
              Aly
              Dx: 3/05
              Symptoms: Pain, urgency, frequency, insomnia

              Treatments: Neurontin, Ultram, Elmiron, Detrol LA, Ambien/Sonata, Prilosec/Prevacid (for GERD), brisk walks, cold packs, hot pads, meditation.

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              • #22
                Great news Aly! Thanks for letting us know!
                Christine



                I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
                1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
                2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
                I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

                I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

                Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
                Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus

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