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    Hello everyone, I am a newbie in these discussion boards. Got diagnosed with IC in dec. and started Elmiron at the beginning of Feb. I decided also to give a try to the DSMO, thinking that more approaches combined would increase my chances of getting better. During and after the application I felt quite sore for about one hour, and then the soreness became more of a discomfort. The next morning I felt pretty good and, being Valentine's day, I had intercourse. Well, I had one of the worst pains I have ever experienced, and felt sore all day. Worse than my typical IC pain in those circumstances. Is it a normal reaction after the instillation?
    I have to say that the next day I felt pretty good and also had some spicy foods, so I do think the DSMO helped. I am just trying to figure out if I have to give up on intercourse during the treatment.Sorry for posting such a long message!

  • #2
    welcome to the icn board. sorry you have ic. but for dmso treatments i do them at home and have no trouble of having intercourse with my husband it may be that your bladder is still really sore and some healing time.
    good luck and i hope they work for you soon ((((((hugs to you)))))))))
    Medicine taken daily or as needed:
    1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
    2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
    3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
    4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
    5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
    5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
    6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
    7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.

    I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!


    • #3
      My bladder's behavior is VERY strange and unpredictable after DMSO. I think to be on the safe side, it is a good idea to treat it very gently even if you feel pretty good after a treatment.


      • #4
        I noticed you mentioned that after the DMSO treatments your pain during intercourse subsided do you think that was because of the treatments or of other methods. I have had six injections and my doctor said I could go in for more but I dont know if I should spend money on it if its not really the right thing to do for pain during sex. I also try hard to remember to take the elmiron but I have the worse time remembering...does that really have success?-Briar Rose


        • #5
          so do you not recomend DMSO I dont want to do any more damage I just want to get away with the painful intercourse...its causing me so much havoc to my mental health