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  • pamstein4
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    Dana:

    I have IC, VV, and IBS too.My treatmentfor the VV is Pelvic Floor PT and 40 mg of Prozac. Also if you could find a topical agent, like aloe vera lotion, which would have lidocaine (an anesthetic)
    E-mail me if you'd like! <img src="graemlins/jester.gif" border="0" alt="[jester]" />

    Pam <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[angel]" />
    [email protected]

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  • SheriG
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    Dana,
    If I am not mistaken, the Vicks 44 has Pseudofed in it..it gives you the feeling like you have had a zillion cups of coffee...Try not to use anything with pseudafed in it at nite...Hope you are feeling better!!! Sheri <img src="graemlins/hi.gif" border="0" alt="[hi]" />

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  • AsstMgrDiane
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    You can buy dextromethorphan capsules. If your drug store does not carry it ask them to order it.

    I have been taking dextro for about a year, and it has really helped. I find that the capsules are easier and safer since they do not have any other fillers or ingredients that could aggreviate your IC.

    Diane

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  • DanaG
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    Well I went out last night and bought some Vicks 44. I don't know if there is caffeine in this thing or what, but I could not fall asleep for the life of me. I felt strange right after taking it, like I had too much caffeine or something. I will not be taking that stuff again - even if I have a horrible cough!

    Thanks anyway. Glad it works for you.

    Dana

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  • Teri
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    Yes Donna, I did talk to my gyno about it. He said that since I can not take the elavil and that this is the only thing that I've found to help, go for it! He said as a man he can't even begin to imagine how bad it must feel and said if you can help it, HELP IT [img]biggrin.gif[/img] ....he's a peach [img]wink.gif[/img]

    {got kind of embarrassing walking around scratching my crotch like a mad woman;o)

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  • ICNDonna
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    Just as a precaution, if you take more than the recommended dosage listed on the bottle, be sure to check with your physician first --- especially if you're taking other medications.

    [img]smile.gif[/img] (my usual precautionary message cause it can be so important).

    Donna

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  • Teri
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    You can buy it at any store, target, wal-mart, your corner drug store. I buy it at the cheapest place I can and I only buy the knock-off non-brand kind, I just make sure it has the dextromethorphan in it (you have to read the label because it's not in all cough medications) I take it as my body dictates. And, I just take a swig out of the bottle. I don't even measure it. There are some days I need 5 or 6 swigs, other days only 1 or 2. I've learned that if I listen to my body it will tell me when I'm due for alot of my meds.

    Good LUCK [img]biggrin.gif[/img] Sending tons of prayers that it works as well for you as it does for me~

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  • DanaG
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    Teri-

    How many times a day do you take it and how much of it do you take? If I wanted to try it alone, where do you buy it, the health food store? What brand is the one you use in case I can't find one that has it in it?

    Guess it can't help to try it.

    Thanks so much.

    Dana

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  • Teri
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    Hi Dana! I use a cough medicine (OTC) with dextromethorphan in it.....you've got to read the label because not all of them have it. You can get just plain dextromethorphan alone but I can't take it, I gag it right back in. It is the ONLY thing that's helped me. When I asked my gyno about it (I don't take it as directed, I take it as body dictates) he said, "if it's working, why would you want to mess with it"......so, I'm probably the gal in front of you a target with a buggy full of cough medicine [img]biggrin.gif[/img]

    Sure hope it works for you <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" />

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  • DanaG
    started a topic Vulvar Vestibulitis Treatments

    Vulvar Vestibulitis Treatments

    Has anyone had any luck with treatments for vulvar vestibulitis? My doc put me on Neurontin gradually up to 1200mgs a day. That didn't help and now told me to try SUMA from the health food store. Doesn't seem to be helping either. Not one med I have taken for my IC, VV or IBS has helped me at all. I'm starting to think I am resistant to all medications! I have had constant discharge for years and just recently acquired painful entry into the vagina. I can't even use a tampon anymore and sometimes if I just lean forward in a chair I feel the discomfort. I am single and the thought of getting intimate with a man and having to explain the discharge and not being able to have intercourse due to pain makes me cry.

    Any advice would be very much appreciated.

    Dana
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