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  • I'm pregnant and the pain is killing me!

    So I've had IC since I was 12, but didn't get officially diagnosed until I was 18. I had my first pregnancy when I was 20, and I swear it went into remission. I was fine for the first time in my life!! However I'm onto my second pregnancy now, and I swear the pain is more intense than it normally is ... I can't even leave the bathroom or the couch ... I've tried everything (diet, Epsom salts, baking soda, elmiron, amitripyline, heparin and uracyst instillations, aspirin/ibuprofen/Tylenol ... You name it). My urologist (Dr. Nickels), prescribed me the 5% lidocaine cream because I'm pregnant, and as soon as I put it on, it BURNED for about an hour and a half, and just made my flare ups intense for days ... My old urologist prescribed me percocets. They don't really take away the pain, but they help me not care about it after making me kind of dopey ... Nothing has really helped and it's always severe, intense pain in the urethra. I can't stand it anymore.

    We thought that because my first pregnancy with DD, I went into remission, so we figured it'd be the same with this one ... But it's not! It's worse than what i normally have! Is it possible for the pain to get WORSE during pregnancy? What am I supposed to do?? It hurts so bad, all day every day ... I can't even bend down. As soon as I bend down, a flare up happens. I can't leave my couch!! I need help .
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    Last edited by ICNDonna; 10-26-2015, 01:28 PM.

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    Re: I'm pregnant and the pain is killing me!

    I'm so sorry you are in pain. One thing you might do is to try an instillation of Marcaine. It's an analgesic, different than lidocaine. Maybe you could test it on a small spot before having it instilled. How far into pregnancy are you? I hope that as the pregnancy progresses you will feel better. It's tough when during pregnancy you can't take some of the medications that are usually a help.

    Sending gentle hugs,
    Stay safe

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      Re: I'm pregnant and the pain is killing me!

      I'm only 10 weeks pregnant. Still have a long way to go ... I was in remission with my daughter before I even found out I was pregnant lol.

      I'll ask my urologist about Marciane ... Just depends if it's covered in my province or not . That's one of the reasons why I had to stop the uracyst treatments, was because they weren't covered anymore . But, I'll ask him about it and go from there. Thanks for the advice!! And the hug .