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    For 2 years I have been doing great, the last 3 months I have had dmso treatments and now the dr. is trying me on Enablex. Has anyone taken this before? Just wondering. Whenever I am flaring, I worry constantly about never feeling better, its actually panic. Most people in my life just don't understand!

  • #2
    I hate to say it but no one will unless they are experiencing what you are. I am glad you found us. You will learn a lot with in these pages. The best part of it, is we understand and are her to help and support you.
    'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


    • #3
      I can only speak for myself, I also get alittle anxiety doing flares wondering if this is going to stay and not go away. Sometimes I have to remind myself this is temporary and that I do get better. I know it is hard to believe it during those crazy painful flares but you do get better.

      Sending hugs, Trishann


      • #4
        Anxiety and fear is definitely a part of this illness and what you are experiencing is completely normal. Talk to your doctor. S/he might be able to give you something to help with the anxiety and stress. I have xanax that I take for flares (just a bit for the pelvic muscles) and it helps with my anxiety at the same time. Others take antidepressants. Others meditate. Etc.


        • #5
          The feeling of anxiety is normal & it's easier to deal with sometimes-but I don't think it will ever go away.

          I did try Enablex for a while. It worked very well. The 15mg dose actually worked too well. I wasn't able to pee at ALL. It was nice not going every five minutes, but then I got scared after a while. I literally had to bend over & "squish" my bladder to go. My Uro reduced me to the 7.5mg dose and it was much better. I use it still when my symptoms get uncontrollable, but I'm trying not to take too many meds these days!

          Good luck, sweetie!
          Tommi XOXO

          "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." --Robert Frost

          IC-December 2005

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