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    Are Hydro's & DMSO's the same thing? I thought yesterday I was suppose to get a cysto/hydro but my papers say I got a cysto & DMSO & I go to my uro weekly for 6 weeks followed with 1 every month for DMSO'S. I guess my brain isn't fully functioning yet or something. eek

    Marlene
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    A hydrodistention is done in a hospital with anesthesia. You can read more about it in the Patient Handbook at http://www.ic-network.com./handbook/

    DMSO is a bladder instillation and is usually done in the doctor's office. They put the medication directly into the bladder through a catheter.

    Donna
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    • #3
      I HAVE HAD IC FOR 28 YRS. IWAS WANTING TO KNOW
      IF ANYONE EVER HAD DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOS
      INSTILLED IN THE BLADDER GOING A HIDRODILATION?
      PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAD ANY SIDE AFFECTS.

      GOD BLESS
      JUNE

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      • #4
        MsSmiley,

        Perhaps your uro was like mine. I had my cysto/hydro done under anesthesia last Thursday. After my uro was done with the cysto/hydro part (which confirmed what he thought he'd find...namely, that I have IC), he performed my first DMSO instillation while I was still under anesthesia. He told me beforehand that this what what he was planning and I agreed to it. I realize the ICA (http://www.ichelp.com) says this should NOT be done, but (a) I didn't have a bladder biopsy and (b) I've really suffered no adverse effects other than waking up in recovery reeking like garlic

        I even slept the whole night last night without getting up to pee!

        Anyway, I have my first in-office DMSO this Wednesday, so I'm wondering how much it will hurt when I'm NOT under general anesthesia.

        Take care,
        Jen

        Maybe you had BOTH procedures done like this in the OR??
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        *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
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        *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

        **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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