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  • marsi4
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    Myca, you don't need to become an angel. I think that most of the people on this board are, and I feel so blessed that we have this board.

    Marsi4

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  • Myca
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    How do I become an Angel?

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  • dancemomof2
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    k here are a fewq things that get me threw it.

    pyridium and tons of water
    1/2 pain pill before and a hot bath.
    using the bathroom literally on my way to the bedroom,
    Hubby must take a shower with my dove senitive skin soap
    tons of goofing around and fore play
    immediatley go to the bathroom and pee afterwards
    I then douche with sterile water only to rinse everything away.
    then I finish with the other 1/2 of pain pill.
    this usually gets me threw with a minimal flare unless I have eatten somthing that does me in. Like the champange and strawberries dipped in choc on our cruise. had a good flare from that little touch of romance I tried to add to the weekend

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  • GriffsMommy
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    Thanks Kadi! I know that it is possible that I will still feel much better on it. Actually I feel much better most of the time now I was just so disappointed I guess that I felt so much better most of the day yet sex was still really irrating to my bladder and I had to get up in the middle of sex to pee and that it put me into such a big flare. It made me feel pretty much like I did before I started the Elavil. I just feel so bad for my hubby, he loves me soooo much and says that he is very attracted to me, which I must admit with my billions of stretch marks from my wopping 9lb 7oz baby sometimes I find hard to believe. He just wants to be able to have sex w/ his wife w/o hurting her, what husband wouldn't want that. Hopefully I'll still get a lot better, crap, I just realized that I haven't taken my Elavil yet tonight, good thing I hopped back on here, lol

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  • kadi
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    Hi there,
    Can't say much about IC & sex because I'm not had a relationship with IC, but I can say that a week on Elavil is too early to judge all its benefits.

    While it was one of the first things that worked for me, it took awhile to see its full effectiveness at 10mg. Then I went up to 20mg & that helped more.

    You may not yet be at full effectiveness or your eventual dosage. So, maybe feeling better is still right around the corner! Hang in there---

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  • yvette
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    (((((((christine))))))))) I don't know if it makes you feel any better...but talking with the girls....even NON IC gals have um, er flare-like symptoms (like us!) after sex too! I've heard that many feel *beat up down there* and *holy crap!, feels like a UTI and wicked thrashed!* No, you're not a freak for having to pee halfway thru. I'm sorry the Elavil didn't help...but I am sure it won't always be like this...hang in there!!!

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  • SharonA
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    Chris...I will be looking for you on the other site. I feel a bit freer there to give support on this most intimant of subjects.

    Tig...Watch out. The wet noodle is hunting you. Can you hear it? *slip...slip* It will find you.

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  • tigger_gal
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    lol ok.. me too sshhh I won't tell if you won't. Hope they get the wet noodle after us

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  • GriffsMommy
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    Cindy,
    I actually did join, I just forget about it, I'm ShanesWifey over there, I guess I'll have to get my lazy butt over there and read some of the posts

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  • tigger_gal
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    (((((((((((((((((Christine))))))))))))))))))
    have you joined us over at www.whensexhurts.com yet.
    I think it would help to read some of our posts.

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  • Roxie2007
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    HI! I know what you mean about not feeling so alone in all this pain from IC. I love this site and all the great people on it. I too joined the site and got the great packet with all the goodies.
    I agree......going with out sex isn't the answer.......it only adds to the problem. I hope one day we'll all be cured of this dreadful sickness!....ahhhhh I can dream I guess! LOL Roxie

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  • GriffsMommy
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    Thanks so much Roxie! It helps to know that I'm not alone that's for sure. I feel soooo bad for my hubby, he has the sex drive of an 18 year old and here is his YOUNGER wife who doesn't want to have sex because it hurts doing and I flare for a couple of days afterwards. He keeps on telling me that he's going to stop having sex with me altogether because he doesn't want to hurt me but I don't want to do that because then he'll be miserable too, gotta love IC.
    On an up note I got my welcome pkt today because I got an ICN Angel subscription! It's so cool, it has the IC awareness bracelet, the IC bathroom access card and I also got the special report on pain and some other goodies. That did make me feel a little bit better to have that package there when I got home.
    I guess I have to get ready for bed soon, my brother is coming tomorrow from Baltimore so I have to get up early tomorrow to do some grocery shopping and cleaning yuck

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  • Roxie2007
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    HI! Sorry to hear about the bad experience you had last night......sad to say.....I still flare after sex.....and yep it's usually painful...even with lube. It sure would be nice to be able to have sex again......normally... with NO pain. It sure sucks to have IC! You can vent to me anytime you need to......I'm home on sick leave still.......so I'm online a lot! lol Roxie

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  • GriffsMommy
    started a topic Will it always be like this?

    Will it always be like this?

    I am soooo frustrated. I feel like I will never be able to enjoy sex without pain during and a flare afterwards.

    As many may already know, I got my offical dx last Wednesday when I got my biopsy results. My uro gave me Elavil and Urelle to try and told me to keep on taking my Elmiron though I haven't really noticed a difference with it. I must say the Elavil really is helping. I was the person who sat with the heating bad either on my lap or on my back about 90% of the time at work and I didn't turn the heating pad on at all this week! I was very happy about that.

    Wednesday night hubby and I had sex for the first time since I started the Elavil. I was really hoping that it would be better because of the Elavil. NOPE!! It irrated the heck out of my bladder like normal. I had to get up to pee once in the middle of sex (by the way, I hate this it makes me feel like such a freak!) and the sex seems to have put me into a flare. I think the flare might be a little bit less intense than they were before I started the Elavil which is good but I am so depressed that sex still caused such a problem. Will there every be a time when it doesn't bother me????

    Yes before anybody asks, we always use lube now, I have been taking my Urelle almost around the clock so I had that in my system and I peed before we started. Ugh!
    Thanks for letting me vent.
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